Bing was among the 10 leading box-office attractions in the United States in 15 years, and topped the list for a record five consecutive years from 1944-48. Here are the years Bing spent in the Top Ten, as well as others who were ranked, according to Quigley Publications.

1934
  1. Will Rogers
  2. Clark Gable
  3. Janet Gaynor
  4. Wallace Beery
  5. Mae West
  6. Joan Crawford
  7. Bing Crosby
  8. Shirley Temple
  9. Marie Dressler
  10. Norma Shearer
1937
  1. Shirley Temple
  2. Clark Gable
  3. Robert Taylor
  4. Bing Crosby
  5. William Powell
  6. Jane Withers
  7. Astaire and Rogers
  8. Sonja Henie
  9. Gary Cooper
  10. Myrna Loy
1940
  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

1943

  1. Betty Grable
  2. Bob Hope
  3. Abbott and Costello
  4. Bing Crosby
  5. Gary Cooper
  6. Greer Garson
  7. Humphrey Bogart
  8. James Cagney
  9. Mickey Rooney
  10. Clark Gable

1944

  1. Bing Crosby
  2. Gary Cooper
  3. Bob Hope
  4. Betty Grable
  5. Spencer Tracy
  6. Greer Garson
  7. Humphrey Bogart
  8. Abbott and Costello
  9. Cary Grant
  10. Bette Davis

1945

  1. Bing Crosby
  2. Van Johnson
  3. Greer Garson
  4. Betty Grable
  5. Spencer Tracy
  6. Humphrey Bogart
  7. Gary Cooper
  8. Bob Hope
  9. Judy Garland
  10. Margaret O'Brien

1946

  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

  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

  1. Bing Crosby
  2. Betty Grable
  3. Abbott and Costello
  4. Gary Cooper
  5. Bob Hope
  6. Humphrey Bogart
  7. Clark Gable
  8. Gary Grant
  9. Spencer Tracy
  10. Ingrid Bergman

1949

  1. Bob Hope
  2. Bing Crosby
  3. Abbott and Costello
  4. John Wayne
  5. Gary Cooper
  6. Cary Grant
  7. Betty Grable
  8. Esther Williams
  9. Humphrey Bogart
  10. Clark Gable

1950

  1. John Wayne
  2. Bob Hope
  3. Bing Crosby
  4. Betty Grable
  5. James Stewart
  6. Abbott and Costello
  7. Clifton Webb
  8. Esther Williams
  9. Spencer Tracy
  10. Randolph Scott

1951

  1. John Wayne
  2. Martin and Lewis
  3. Betty Grable
  4. Abbott and Costello
  5. Bing Crosby
  6. Bob Hope
  7. Randolph Scott
  8. Gary Cooper
  9. Doris Day
  10. Spencer Tracy

1952

  1. Martin and Lewis
  2. Gary Cooper
  3. John Wayne
  4. Bing Crosby
  5. Bob Hope
  6. James Stewart
  7. Doris Day
  8. Gregory Peck
  9. Susan Hayward
  10. Randolph Scott

1953

  1. Gary Cooper
  2. Martin and Lewis
  3. John Wayne
  4. Alan Ladd
  5. Bing Crosby
  6. Marilyn Monroe
  7. James Stewart
  8. Bob Hope
  9. Susan Hayward
  10. Randolph Scott

1954

  1. John Wayne
  2. Martin and Lewis
  3. Gary Cooper
  4. James Stewart
  5. Marilyn Monroe
  6. Alan Ladd
  7. William Holden
  8. Bing Crosby
  9. Jane Wyman
  10. Marlon Brando


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