Top Box Office Stars: 1940 to 1949 (PART 2)

Hello Everyone, here is part two of the Top Box Office Stars for the 1940s. I was curious if you could guess which movies had come out during these years to title these Actors/Actresses in the Top of the Box Office. There are a couple films that I could only assume were box office hits…just think about it as you check out these new lists!

1940:

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  1. MICKEY ROONEY
  2. SPENCER TRACY
  3. CLARK GABLE
  4. GENE AUTRY
  5. TYRONE POWER
  6. JAMES CAGNEY
  7. BING CROSBY
  8. WALLACE BEERY
  9. BETTE DAVIS
  10. JUDY GARLAND

Notice that Bing Crosby is number seven here, Bette Davis number nine and Judy Garland number ten.

1941:

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  1. MICKEY ROONEY
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  4. BOB HOPE
  5. SPENCER TRACY
  6. GENE AUTRY
  7. GARY COOPER
  8. BETTE DAVIS
  9. JAMES CAGNEY
  10. JUDY GARLAND

1942:

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  1. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  2. CLARK GABLE
  3. GARY COOPER
  4. MICKEY ROONEY
  5. BOB HOPE
  6. JAMES CAGNEY
  7. GENE AUTRY
  8. BETTY GRABLE
  9. GREER GARSON
  10. SPENCER TRACY

1943:

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  1. BETTY GRABLE
  2. BOB HOPE
  3. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  4. BING CROSBY
  5. GARY COOPER
  6. GREER GARSON
  7. HUMPHREY BOGART
  8. JAMES CAGNEY
  9. MICKEY ROONEY
  10. CLARK GABLE

1944:

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  1. BING CROSBY
  2. GARY COOPER
  3. BOB HOPE
  4. BETTY GRABLE
  5. SPENCER TRACY
  6. GREER GARSON
  7. HUMPHREY BOGART
  8. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  9. CARY GRANT
  10. BETTE DAVIS

1945:

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  1. BING CROSBY
  2. VAN JOHNSON
  3. GREER GARSON
  4. BETTY GRABLE
  5. SPENCER TRACY
  6. HUMPHREY BOGART/GARY COOPER
  7. BOB HOPE
  8. JUDY GARLAND
  9. MARGARET O’BRIEN
  10. ROY ROGERS

1946:

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  1. BING CROSBY
  2. INGRID BERGMAN
  3. VAN JOHNSON
  4. GARY COOPER
  5. BOB HOPE
  6. HUMPHREY BOGART
  7. GREER GARSON
  8. MARGARET O’BRIEN
  9. BETTY GRABLE
  10. ROY ROGERS

1947:

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  1. BING CROSBY
  2. BETTY GRABLE
  3. INGRID BERGMAN
  4. GARY COOPER
  5. HUMPHREY BOGART
  6. BOB HOPE
  7. CLARK GABLE
  8. GREGORY PECK
  9. CLAUDETTE COLBERT
  10. ALAN LADD

1948:

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  1. BING CROSBY
  2. BETTY GRABLE
  3. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  4. GARY COOPER
  5. BOB HOPE
  6. HUMPHREY BOGART
  7. CLARK GABLE
  8. CARY GRANT
  9. SPENCER TRACY
  10. INGRID BERGMAN

1949:

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  1. BOB HOPE
  2. BING CROSBY
  3. ABBOTT/COSTELLO
  4. JOHN WAYNE
  5. GARY COOPER
  6. CARY GRANT
  7. BETTY GRABLE
  8. ESTHER WILLIAMS
  9. HUMPHREY BOGART
  10. CLARK GABLE

Here it is folks! You notice that Bette Davis was mentioned just twice. What a shocking revelation, was she really a horrible actress? Or was there some kind of mix up? Cause that doesn’t make any sense. Regardless, Bing Crosby held up the title of Top Box Office Star in the 40s, for five consecutive years! That’s astonishing. Well, please feel free to comment, I WILL respond if there are any questions, and Part 3 is on it’s way! Have a blessed one! ♥

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