HighGrossing

The Highest Grossing Films of the Pre-Code Era

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A list of the highest grossing films/most popular films of the early 1930s, AKA pre-Code Hollywood.

1930

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Whoopee!
  3. Hell’s Angels
  4. Animal Crackers
  5. Feet First
  6. The Rogue Song
  7. The Life of the Party
  8. Hold Everything
  9. Sunny
  10. The Vagabond King

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1931

  1. Frankenstein
  2. Cimarron
  3. Mata Hari
  4. City Lights
  5. A Free Soul
  6. Dracula
  7. Private Lives
  8. No Limit
  9. The Public Enemy
  10. The Smiling Lieutenant

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1932

  1. Shanghai Express
  2. Grand Hotel
  3. A Farewell to Arms
  4. Red Dust
  5. The Champ
  6. Trouble in Paradise
  7. Love Me Tonight
  8. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  9. Red-Headed Woman
  10. Scarface: Shame of a Nation

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1933

  1. I’m No Angel
  2. Dinner at Eight
  3. 42nd Street
  4. She Done Him Wrong
  5. Little Women
  6. State Fair
  7. Hold Your Man
  8. Design for Living
  9. King Kong
  10. Queen Christina

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1934

  1. Viva Villa!
  2. Cleopatra
  3. The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  4. It Happened One Night
  5. The Thin Man
  6. The Richest Girl in the World
  7. The Gay Divorcee
  8. Imitation of Life
  9. The Girl from Missouri
  10. The House of Rothschild

Source: Thomas Doherty’s Pre-Code Hollywood.



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