BOX OFFICE: Moneymakers

It may have been the air conditioners and the soft drinks—or maybe Hollywood was making better films; but movie business was never better than it was during August's humid midsummer heat. August's top ten moneymakers as reported by Variety: 1) North by Northwest (M-G-M), 2) Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia), 3) Hole in the Head (United Artists), 4) Porgy and Bess (Columbia), 5) South Seas Adventure (Cinerama), 6) The Nun's Story (Warner), 7) The Big Circus (Allied Artists), 8) Darby O'Gill and the Little People (Buena Vista), 9) Five Pennies (Paramount), 10) Last Train from Gun Hill (Paramount).

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