Sidney Poitier Film Grosses 1950 – 1997

Year FILM – Actors Rank Wks Adjusted Gross
1950 NO WAY OUT Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell 1 1 $50,770,000
1952 THE RED BALL EXPRESS Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol 1 1 $48,960,000
1955 THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE Glenn Ford, Anne Francis 1 3 $209,870,000
1957 EDGE OF THE CITY John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier 8
1957 SOMETHING OF VALUE Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter 6 $76,120,000
1957 BAND OF ANGELS Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo 4 $86,500,000
1958 THE DEFIANT ONES Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier 2 $95,150,000
1959 PORGY AND BESS Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge 3 $94,980,000
1960 ALL THE YOUNG MEN Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier 5 $67,840,000
1961 A RAISIN IN THE SUN Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil 4 $32,590,000
1961 PARIS BLUES Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward 2 $27,580,000
1963 LILIES OF THE FIELD Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala 6 $61,060,000
1964 THE LONG SHIPS Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier $35,900,000
1965 THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire 3 $119,260,000
1965 THE BEDFORD INCIDENT Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier 4
1965 THE SLENDER THREAD Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft 9 $25,690,000
1965 A PATCH OF BLUE Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters 4 $116,340,000
1966 DUEL AT DIABLO James Garner, Sidney Poitier 9 $23,810,000
1967 TO SIR WITH LOVE Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson 1 3 $275,360,000
1967 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger 1 5 $158,210,000
1967 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier 1 4 $367,630,000
1968 FOR LOVE OF IVY Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln 2 $73,430,000
1969 THE LOST MAN Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus 8 $22,540,000
1970 THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau 3 $26,230,000
1971 BROTHER JOHN Sidney Poitier, Will Geer 5 $9,430,000
1971 THE ORGANIZATION Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair 1 2 $28,830,000
1972 BUCK AND THE PREACHER Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte 2 $31,550,000
1973 A WARM DECEMBER Sidney Poitier, Ester Anderson 11 $15,640,000
1974 UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby 3 $68,460,000
1975 THE WILBY CONSPIRACY Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine 18 $6,750,000
1975 LET’S DO IT AGAIN Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby 1 5 $89,450,000
1977 A PIECE OF THE ACTION Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby 3 $41,890,000
1977 LET’S DO IT AGAIN Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby [Re-issue]  $9,310,000
1978 A PIECE OF THE ACTION Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby [Re-issue] $9,610,000
1988 SHOOT TO KILL Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger 2 $61,665,600
1988 LITTLE NIKITA Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix 14 $3,647,500
1992 SNEAKERS Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd 1 2 $107,203,100
1997 THE JACKAL Bruce Willis, Richard Gere 1 1 $103,517,800

NUMBER ONE BOX OFFICE HITS: 10
TOP TEN BOX OFFICE HITS: 32
TOTAL BOX OFFICE GROSS: $2,682,774,000 (Adjusted in 2016 USD)

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

US Box Office – 23 September 1970

1 2 34 M*A*S*H Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould
2 RE 41 Z Yves Montand, Irene Papas
3 3 13 CATCH-22 Alan Arkin, Martin Sheen
4 NE 1 THE WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS Russ Tamblyn / GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO Nick Adams
5 NE 6 CRY OF THE BANSHEE Vincent Price, Elisabeth Bergner
6 RE 11 THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau
7 RE 13 MYRA BRECKINRIDGE Raquel Welch, Mae West
8 NE 1 WHAT NEXT? Monica Nordquist / ALL TOGETHER NOW Arianna
9 RE 13 DARLING LILI Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson
10 NE 2 THE EXECUTIONER George Peppard, Joan Collins

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

US Box Office – 14 February 1968

1 2 9 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier
2 4 8 THE GRADUATE Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
3 1 9 VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke
4 3 18 GONE WITH THE WIND Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh [Re-issue] 
5 5 16 CAMELOT Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave
6 6 16 WAIT UNTIL DARK Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
7 NE 9 IN COLD BLOOD Robert Blake, Scott Wilson
8 8 8 DOCTOR DOLITTLE Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar
9 7 8 THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach
10 RE 8 THE PRESIDENT’S ANALYST James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

US Box Office – 27 September 1967

1 2 15 TO SIR WITH LOVE Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson
2 1 8 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger
3 3 27 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Julie Andrews, James Fox
4 RE 7 BONNIE AND CLYDE Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
5 5 13 THE FAMILY WAY Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett
6 6 15 THE DIRTY DOZEN Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine
7 7 40 GRAND PRIX James Garner, Eva Marie Saint
8 NE 5 THE FLIM-FLAM MAN George C. Scott, Sue Lyon
9 4 18 BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
10 8 40 THE SAND PEBBLES Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

US Box Office – 23 August 1967

1 2 3 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger
2 8 7 UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis
3 4 10 TO SIR WITH LOVE Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson
4 3 22 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Julie Andrews, James Fox
5 6 10 THE DIRTY DOZEN Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine
6 NE 8 THE FAMILY WAY Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett
7 RE 35 GRAND PRIX James Garner, Eva Marie Saint
8 5 10 YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi
9 1 13 BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
10 10 35 THE SAND PEBBLES Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

US Box Office – 6 April 1966

1 3 15 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Omar Sharif, Julie Christie
2 1 57 THE SOUND OF MUSIC Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
3 NE 3 THE SINGING NUN Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban
4 2 7 THE SILENCERS Dean Martin, Stella Stevens
5 NE 6 HARPER Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall
6 5 5 THE GROUP Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett
7 RE 1 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner [Re-issue]
8 8 17 A PATCH OF BLUE Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters
9 4 16 BATTLE OF THE BULGE Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw
10 6 15 THUNDERBALL Sean Connery, Claudine Auger

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

US Box Office – 5 August 1959

1 2 5 ANATOMY OF A MURDER James Stewart, Lee Remick
2 1 7 THE NUN’S STORY Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch
3 3 3 A HOLE IN THE HEAD Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson
4 5 3 NORTH BY NORTHWEST Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint
5 4 5 THE BIG CIRCUS Victor Mature, Red Buttons
6 8 3 LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
7 7 55 SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio
8 NE 6 PORGY AND BESS Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge
9 10 6 DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill
10 6 7 THE FIVE PENNIES Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1950s-ebook/dp/B071X33DBQ/