A lot of regular moviegoers were staying home. Variety blamed it on bad weather, so-so pictures and "income-tax blues."
After winning nine Oscars (TIME, March 24), Sam Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives jumped from sixth to first place among box-office favorites. The big attractions:
1) The Best Years of Our Lives (RKO Radio)
2) Pursued (Warner) and Boomerang! (20th Century-Fox)
3) The Jolson Story (Columbia)
4) Nora Prentiss (Warner)
5) The Beginning or the End (MGM) and Sinbad the Sailor (RKO Radio)
6) Song of Scheherezade (Universal-International) and Suddenly It's Spring (Paramount)....