Top Grossing 1945 Movies

This movie page looks at 1945 Top Box Office Movies Finding box office information for movies made in the 1930s and 1940s is extremely difficult.   For somebody looking for box office information on 1945 it is very very frustrating.  Over the years, we have researched and collected information on over 33,000 movies.  So we figured we would show all the 1945 movies in our database.

To make this list a movie had to be made in 1945.  Obviously many movies made in 1944 earned box office dollars in 1945.  On the other side many movies made in 1945 made money in 1946 and later.  This page will looks at 127 1945 Top Box Office Movies.  The movies are listed in a massive table that lets you rank the movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.

The following massive table only includes the movies made in 1944 that are in our database.  Since we are constantly adding new movies to our database….this page will quickly become obsolete.  We will try and update this page on a regular basis.

Joan Crawford in 1945’s Mildred Pierce…she won an Oscar for her role in the movie

1945 Top Box Office Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort 1945 Top Box Office Movies by the stars or in some cases the director of the movie.  Use the search box to find your favorites like Gregory Peck or Boris Karloff.
  • Sort 1945 Top Box Office Movies by domestic actual box office grosses
  • Sort 1945 Top Box Office Movies by domestic adjusted box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
  • Sort 1945 Top Box Office Movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each 1945 Top Box Office Movies received.
  • Sort 1945 Top Box Office Movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking Score (UMR).  Our UMR score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • *** Best Picture Oscar Nominee…..The Lost Weekend won
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksActual Domestic B.O. (mil)Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)Critic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945)Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman$22.22$551.0087.00%08 / 0177.94
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)Gene Tierney & Vincent Price$15.29$379.1081.50%04 / 0171.50
Saratoga Trunk (1945)Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman$13.93$345.0060.0%01 / 0059.60
Spellbound (1945)Gregory Peck & Ingrid Bergman$13.58$336.8078.50%06 / 0173.14
Valley of Decision, The (1945)Greer Garson & Gregory Peck $12.68$314.5073.00%02 / 0066.11
Road to Utopia (1945)Bing Crosby & Bob Hope$12.50$309.9082.33%01 / 0070.10
Anchors Aweigh (1945)Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra$12.49$309.8068.50%05 / 0168.05
Week-end at the Waldorf (1945)Lana Turner & Ginger Rogers $12.13$300.7067.00%00 / 0062.49
Thrill Of A Romance (1945)Esther Williams & Van Johnson$12.05$298.8065.00%00 / 0061.55
National Velvet (1944)Elizabeth Taylor & Mickey Rooney$11.86$312.6079.50%05 / 0271.56
Adventure (1945)Clark Gable & Greer Garson$11.81$292.7049.00%00 / 0054.03
State Fair (1945)Dana Andrews$11.16$276.7074.50%02 / 0167.42
Dolly Sisters, The (1945)Betty Grable$10.98$272.2063.50%00 / 0060.84
San Antonio (1945)Errol Flynn$9.87$244.7061.00%02 / 0060.47
Mildred Pierce (1945)Joan Crawford$9.68$239.9082.00%06 / 0174.79
Lost Weekend, The (1945)Ray Milland$9.46$234.6085.50%07 / 0481.38
Blood on the Sun (1945)James Cagney$9.44$234.2051.50%01 / 0156.20
Spanish Main, The (1945)Maureen O''Hara & Paul Henreid$9.40$233.1053.00%01 / 0056.31
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)Dennis Morgan$9.37$232.3062.50%00 / 0060.38
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)Joan Leslie & Alexis Smith$9.28$230.2059.50%02 / 0059.76
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)Barbara Stanwyck & Sydney Greenstreet$9.09$225.4080.50%00 / 0068.84
Wonder Man (1945)Danny Kaye & Virginia Mayo$9.08$225.2082.50%04 / 0171.98
Stork Club, The (1945)Betty Hutton$8.89$220.4061.50%00 / 0059.90
They Were Expendable (1945)John Wayne & Robert Montgomery$8.89$220.4078.33%02 / 0068.62
Nob Hill (1945)George Raft$8.62$213.8055.00%00 / 0056.85
Diamond Horseshoe (1945)Betty Grable$8.33$206.6065.50%00 / 0061.78
Love Letters (1945)Jennifer Jones$8.33$206.6067.00%04 / 0064.09
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)Edward G. Robinson$8.33$206.6075.00%00 / 0066.25
Story of G.I. Joe, The (1945)Robert Mitchum$8.33$206.6074.00%04 / 0067.38
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)James Dunn$8.33$206.6086.00%02 / 0172.82
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)Rosalind Russell$7.79$193.2052.50%00 / 0054.62
Duffy's Tavern (1945)Betty Hutton & Paulette Goddard $7.66$190.0063.50%00 / 0059.29
Without Love (1945)Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy $7.51$186.1069.50%00 / 0061.51
Along Came Jones (1945)Gary Cooper$7.38$182.9057.00%00 / 0055.14
Incendiary Blonde (1945)Betty Hutton$7.36$182.6066.00%01 / 0059.72
Thunderhead--Son of FlickaRoddy McDowall$7.25$180.0068.50%00 / 0057.51
Bell for Adano, A (1945)Gene Tierney$6.94$172.2058.50%00 / 0054.18
House on 92nd Street, The (1945)William Eythe$6.94$172.2064.00%01 / 0157.77
Scarlet Street (1945)Edward G. Robinson & Walter Wanger$6.94$172.2087.50%00 / 0067.81
Son of Lassie (1945)Donald Crisp$6.94$172.1066.00%00 / 0057.70
Tonight And Every Other Night (1945)Rita Hayworth$6.93$171.8063.00%02 / 0057.04
Song to Remember, A (1945)Paul Muni$6.50$161.3066.00%06 / 0058.42
Pride of the Marines (1945)John Garfield$6.38$158.1073.50%01 / 0059.45
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)Hedy Lamarr & Robert Walker$6.33$157.0058.50%00 / 0051.83
Sailor Takes a Wife, The (1945)Robert Walker$6.30$156.3055.50%00 / 0050.31
Conflict (1945)Humphrey Bogart & Sydney Greenstreet$6.29$156.0070.50%00 / 0057.32
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)Vivien Leigh & Claude Rains$6.25$155.0059.50%01 / 0052.38
Walk in the Sun, A (1945)Dana Andrews$6.25$155.0078.00%00 / 0060.68
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)Robert Walker$6.25$155.0051.00%00 / 0047.99
Corn Is Green, The (1945)Bette Davis$6.12$151.7070.50%02 / 0057.45
Clock, The (1945)Judy Garland & Robert Walker$6.04$149.7082.50%00 / 0061.98
Objective, Burma! (1945)Errol Flynn$5.88$145.8070.00%03 / 0056.70
Affairs of Susan, The (1945)Joan Fontaine$5.83$144.6066.50%01 / 0054.07
Salty O'Rourke (1945)Alan Ladd & Gail Russell$5.83$144.6065.00%01 / 0053.36
Back to Baatan (1945)John Wayne & Anthony Quinn$5.65$140.2067.00%00 / 0053.22
Where Do We Go From Here? (1945)Fred MacMurray$5.64$140.0058.00%00 / 0048.96
It's a Pleasure (1945)Sonja Heniel$5.58$138.4046.00%00 / 0043.07
Dillinger (1945)Lawrence Tierney$5.56$137.7059.50%01 / 0049.70
Hold That Blonde! (1945)Veronica Lake$5.56$137.7059.00%00 / 0049.07
Bring on the Girls (1945)Veronica Lake$5.56$137.7066.50%00 / 0052.60
Great John L., The (1945)Linda Darnell$5.52$136.8063.00%00 / 0050.81
Enchanted Cottage, The (1945)Dorothy McGuire & Robert Young$5.37$133.1079.00%01 / 0058.16
Johnny Angel (1945)George Raft & Claire Trevor$5.28$130.9055.00%00 / 0046.14
Wicked Lady, The (1945)James Mason$5.28$130.9071.50%00 / 0053.89
Between Two Women (1945)Lionel Barrymore & Van Johnson$5.27$130.6060.00%00 / 0048.44
Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)Lana Turner$5.25$130.3062.50%00 / 0049.58
Roughly Speaking (1945)Rosalind Russell$5.14$127.4076.00%00 / 0055.47
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945)Robert Young & Laraine Day$5.01$124.3049.00%00 / 0042.30
Hotel Berlin (1945)Peter Lorre$4.97$123.3059.50%00 / 0047.07
Pillow To Post (1945)Sydney Greenstreet$4.96$122.9064.50%00 / 0049.37
Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945)Myrna Loy & William Powell$4.92$121.9065.50%00 / 0049.67
Junior Miss (1945)Peggy Ann Garner$4.86$120.5062.50%00 / 0048.06
Southerner, The (1945)Zachary Scott$4.85$120.3076.50%03 / 0055.81
You Came Along (1945)Robert Cummings$4.53$112.4056.50%00 / 0043.98
Confidential Agent (1945)Lauren Bacall & Peter Lorre$4.49$111.2072.00%00 / 0051.08
Salone, Where She Danced (1945)Walter Wanger$4.49$111.3048.50%00 / 0040.05
Too Young To Know (1945)Joan Leslie$4.41$109.4058.50%00 / 0044.45
Fallen Angel (1945)Linda Darnell & Dana Andrews$4.17$103.3074.00%00 / 0050.79
Royal Scandal, A (1945)Vincent Price$4.17$103.3056.00%00 / 0042.33
Medal for Benny, A (1945)Dorothy Lamour$3.96$98.2062.00%02 / 0045.16
Kiss and Tell (1945)Shirley Temple$3.89$96.4066.00%00 / 0045.96
Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)Donna Reed$3.89$96.4078.00%03 / 0153.40
This Love Is Ours (1945)Claude Rains$3.89$96.4063.50%00 / 0044.78
Cornered (1945)Dick Powell$3.71$91.9065.50%00 / 0045.02
China Sky (1945)Anthony Quinn & Randolph Scott$3.60$89.2061.00%00 / 0042.50
Yolanda and the Thief (1945)Fred Astaire & Vincent Minnelli$3.39$84.1070.00%00 / 0045.94
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)John Wayne$3.30$81.8049.00%02 / 0036.51
Lady On A Train (1945)Deanna Durbin$3.28$81.3071.00%00 / 0045.97
Dakota (1945)John Wayne & Walter Brennan$3.17$78.6052.00%00 / 0036.62
Abbott & Costello in Hollywood (1945)Bud Abbott & Lucille Ball$3.06$75.8070.00%00 / 0044.65
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)Tarzan Movies$2.90$72.0056.50%00 / 0037.72
Captain Kidd (1945)Charles Laughton & Randolph Scott$2.79$69.2059.50%01 / 0039.09
And Then There Were None (1945)Barry Fitzgerald & Walter Huston$2.78$68.9080.00%00 / 0048.28
Captain Eddie (1945)Fred MacMurray$2.78$68.9057.00%01 / 0037.87
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)William Bendix & Joan Blondell$2.78$68.9056.50%00 / 0037.24
Guest Wife (1945)Claudette Colbert$2.78$68.8054.00%01 / 0036.44
Here Come The Co-Eds (1945)Bud Abbott$2.78$68.9068.00%00 / 0042.64
Murder, He Says (1945)Fred MacMurray$2.78$68.9070.00%00 / 0043.58
Yank in London, A (1945)Rex Harrison$2.78$68.9058.00%00 / 0037.94
Hangover Square (1945)Linda Darnell$2.76$68.7074.50%00 / 0045.67
Over 21 (1945)Irene Dunne$2.76$68.5064.50%00 / 0040.94
Naughty Nineties, The (1945)Bud Abbott$2.64$65.4077.00%00 / 0046.33
It's In The Bag! (1945)Don Ameche$2.50$61.9069.00%00 / 0042.02
Pardon My Past (1945)Fred MacMurray$2.50$62.0062.50%00 / 0038.99
Horn Blows at Midnight, The (1945)Jack Benny & Alexis Smith$2.49$61.6072.50%00 / 0043.62
Having A Wonderful Crime (1945)Pat O'Brien$1.96$48.6051.50%00 / 0031.73
Unseen, The (1945)Joel McCrea & Gail Russell$1.93$47.9061.50%01 / 0036.72
Danger Signal (1945)Zachary Scott$1.91$47.5060.00%00 / 0035.56
Masquerade in Mexico (1945)Dorothy Lamour$1.79$44.4056.00%00 / 0033.20
Man in Half Moon Street, The (1945)Science Fiction Movies$1.58$39.1063.00%00 / 0035.67
Man Alive (1945)Pat O'Brien$1.48$36.8052.00%00 / 0030.14
Vacation From Marriage (1945)Deborah Kerr$1.42$35.3067.00%01 / 0137.96
Hidden Eye, The (1945)Edward Arnold$1.31$32.5057.00%00 / 0031.83
She Went To The Races (1945)Ava Gardner$1.27$31.5060.50%00 / 0033.32
Counter-Attack (1945)Paul Muni$1.25$31.0061.50%00 / 0033.70
Bewitched (1945)Phyllis Thaxter$1.09$27.0048.50%00 / 0026.98
Detour (1945)Tom Neal & Ann Savage$1.04$25.8080.00%00 / 0041.60
Strange Holiday (1945)Claude Rains $1.04$25.8056.50%00 / 0030.56
This Man's Navy (1945)Wallace Beery$0.97$24.0058.00%00 / 0030.98
West of the Pecos (1945)Robert Mitchum$0.97$24.1051.50%00 / 0027.94
Main Street After Dark (1945)Edward Arnold & Dan Duryea$0.91$22.6050.50%00 / 0027.24
Body Snatcher, The (1945)Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi$0.88$21.8074.50%00 / 0038.40
Isle of the Dead (1945)Boris Karloff$0.74$18.3066.50%00 / 0034.10
Mama Loves Papa (1945)Leon Errol$0.69$17.1045.50%00 / 0024.03
Zombies On Broadway (1945)Bela Lugosi$0.67$16.5042.50%00 / 0022.53
Blithe Spirit (1945)Directed by David Lean$0.49$12.1073.00%01 / 0137.19
Escape in the Fog (1945)Otto Kruger$0.41$10.3056.50%00 / 0028.16

1945 gave us Bela Lugosi’s Zombies on Broadway…I sure Steve Lensman has seen that one

My Main Sources

Source 1: Eddie Mannix MGM Ledgers

Source 2: C.J. Tevlin RKO Ledgers

Source 3: Variety Magazines –

Source 4: Year In Review Variety Editions

Source 5: Grand Design: Hollywood As A Modern Business Enterprise 1930-1942 by Tino Balio

Source 6: Twentieth Century-Fox A Corporate and Financial History by Aubrey Solomon

Source 7:  Wikipedia

Source 8:  IMDb.com

Source 9:  “Revenue sharing and the coming of sound” by H. Mark Glancy

Source 10: Hollywood Power Stats by Christopher Reynolds


Worldwide Adjusted Box Office Grosses on 54 1945 Movies

  1. Adventure (1945) $419.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  2. Along Came Jones (1945) $239.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  3. Anchors Aweigh (1945) $529.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  4. Back to Baatan (1945) $192.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  5. Between Two Women (1945) $157.60 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  6. Bewitched (1945) $36.00 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  7. Body Snatcher, The (1945) $37.80 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  8. China Sky (1945) $111.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  9. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) $284.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  10. Clock, The (1945) $191.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  11. Confidential Agent (1945) $189.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  12. Conflict (1945) $251.00 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  13. Corn Is Green, The (1945) $250.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  14. Cornered (1945) $124.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  15. Danger Signal (1945) $76.50 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  16. Don Juan Quilligan (1945) $85.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  17. Enchanted Cottage, The (1945) $195.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  18. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) $304.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  19. Having A Wonderful Crime (1945) $58.60 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  20. Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) $219.00 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  21. Hidden Eye, The (1945) $64.50 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  22. Horn Blows at Midnight, The (1945) $66.60 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  23. Hotel Berlin (1945) $195.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  24. Isle of the Dead (1945) $26.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  25. It’s a Pleasure (1945) $221.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  26. Johnny Angel (1945) $181.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  27. Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) million in adjusted worldwide box office
  28. Mama Loves Papa (1945) $22.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  29. Man Alive (1945) $44.80 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  30. Mildred Pierce (1945) $391.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  31. National Velvet (1944) $496.60 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  32. Objective, Burma! (1945) $272.80 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  33. Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945) $205.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  34. Pillow To Post (1945) $165.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  35. Pride of the Marines (1945) $208.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  36. Roughly Speaking (1945) $177.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  37. Sailor Takes a Wife, The (1945) $176.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  38. Salone, Where She Danced (1945) $190.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  39. San Antonio (1945) $406.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  40. Scarlet Street (1945) $203.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  41. Son of Lassie (1945) $302.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  42. Spanish Main, The (1945) $402.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  43. Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) $158.50 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  44. They Were Expendable (1945) $305.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  45. Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945) $193.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  46. Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) $151.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  47. Thrill Of A Romance (1945) $483.80 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  48. Too Young To Know (1945) $141.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  49. Valley of Decision, The (1945) $557.50 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  50. Week-end at the Waldorf (1945) $424.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  51. Without Love (1945) $260.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  52. Wonder Man (1945) $339.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  53. Yolanda and the Thief (1945) $124.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  54. Zombies On Broadway (1945) $19.50 million in adjusted worldwide box office
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41 thoughts on “Top Grossing 1945 Movies

  1. COGERSON HELPLINE !!

    1 Saratoga Trunk is listed in yoiur Bergman/Cooper pages as a 1946 release but is excluded from your 1946 annual review and instead included in the 1945 review page?

    2 Wiki and IMDB aren’t of much help in clarifying matters as the former says its release date was 21 Nov 45 and the latter 30 March 46 yet both list it on other parts of their pages as a 1945 film ! This one seems to be confusing all of the great movie sites including Cogerson!!

    1. Hey Bob. Well there are two answers to this question. Saratoga Trunk was made in 1945 but released in 1946. I think originally I listed it as 1946…but after doing this yearly page I switched it to 1945….but have not changed the date on the Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper pages.

      I think the best way to do it is list it as a 1945 but show it’s ranking in 1946. Gone With The Wind is in the same boat….made in 1939 but made 99.50% of it’s box office in 1940 and beyond. This is my take on your question.

  2. Hello Lupino

    I like Miss LOCKWOOD with this film with Michael Redgrave.
    Miss LOCKWOOD was very good in THE LADY VANISHES, a film i saw several time.
    a film befor the war.from Hithcock
    I know she is a very great actress in Britain but unlike Madeleine Carroll she was not
    so much known inUSA.

    I saw the remak of this film in the 70 with Cybill Sheperd ” Miss Moonligting” Gould and Lansbury;
    and by the way Bruce what do you think about a page on Sheperd, after all you get one on Bruce….Willis.

    1. Hello Pierre,

      if you like Lockwood, you should try and check out her 1955 film with Dirk Bogarde Cast a Dark Shadow. At 44, you may find yourself wondering if this is the same actress who played sweet and innocent Iris Henderson in The Lady Vanishes.

      À bientôt!

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