Biggest movie of the year the year you you were born.

The Graduate was the biggest Box Office, but my fav that premiered that year was You Only Live Twice.

I have never seen The Graduate.
According to Wikipedia, we have the following highest-grossing films. I haven't seen a one of those!

RankTitleStudioBox-office gross rental
1The Greatest Show on EarthParamount Pictures$12,800,000[1]
2The Snows of Kilimanjaro20th Century Fox$6,500,000[1]
3Hans Christian AndersenRKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions$6,000,000[1]
5Sailor BewareParamount Pictures$4,300,000[1]
6Moulin RougeUnited Artists/British Lion Films$4,252,000[3]
7Jumping JacksParamount Pictures$4,000,000[1]
8The Quiet ManRepublic Pictures$3,800,000[3]
9Come Back, Little ShebaParamount Pictures$3,500,000[3]
10High Noon
Son of Paleface
United Artists
Paramount Pictures
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I wonder about 1972….
OK, but why? I see from Wikipedia that there were numerous memorable files.

Top Grossing Movies of 1972​

DistributorGenre1972 GrossTickets Sold
1The GodfatherMar 15, 1972Paramount PicturesDrama$133,698,92178,646,424
2The Poseidon AdventureDec 13, 197220th Century Fox$93,300,00054,882,352
3What's Up, Doc?Mar 10, 1972Warner Bros.Comedy$57,142,74033,613,376
4DeliveranceJul 21, 1972Warner Bros.Thriller/Suspense$46,122,35527,130,797
5Deep ThroatJun 30, 1972$45,000,00026,470,588
6Jeremiah JohnsonMay 12, 1972Warner Bros.$44,693,78626,290,462
7CabaretFeb 12, 1972Allied ArtistsMusical$41,326,44624,309,674
8The GetawayDec 15, 1972UniversalAction$36,734,61921,608,599
9Last Tango in ParisOct 14, 1972MGMDrama$36,144,82421,261,661
10Lady Sings the BluesOct 20, 1972Paramount PicturesDrama$19,726,49011,603,817
11Everything You Always Wante…Aug 11, 1972MGMComedy$18,016,29010,597,817
12The Valachi PapersOct 27, 1972Sony Pictures$17,106,08710,062,404
13SounderAug 18, 197220th Century Fox$16,889,7619,935,153
14The Life and Times of Judge…Dec 15, 1972National General …Western$16,530,5789,723,869
15Pete 'n' TillieDec 15, 1972Universal$14,999,9698,823,511
16FrenzyJun 21, 1972UniversalThriller/Suspense$12,600,0007,411,764
17Across 110th StreetJan 1, 1972United ArtistsThriller/Suspense$10,000,0005,882,352
18Shaft’s Big ScoreJun 8, 1972MGMAction$10,000,0005,882,352
19Conquest of the Planet of t…Jun 30, 197220th Century Fox$9,700,0005,705,882
20The CowboysJan 13, 1972Warner Bros.$7,500,0004,411,764
21Joe KiddJan 1, 1972UniversalWestern$6,330,0003,723,529
22The Last House on the LeftAug 30, 1972$3,100,0001,823,529

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