Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic
comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley.
The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of
America in 1962 in the category of Best Written American Musical.
The movie opened at no. 2 in box office receipts for that week and
despite mixed reviews from critics, finished as the 10th
top-grossing movie of 1961 and 14th for 1962 on the Variety national
box office survey, earning $5 million. The film won a fourth place
prize Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1961.
The Blue Hawaii soundtrack album was on the Billboard Pop Albums
chart for 79 weeks, where it spent 20 weeks at #1. It has been
certified by the RIAA for sales of three million copies in the USA.
The soundtrack album was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1961 in the
category of Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast
from a Motion Picture or Television.