1970's US Top Grossing by yearby kevinjackowski | created - 05 Apr 2019 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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2. Airport (1970)
G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Votes: 16,836 | Gross: $100.49M
5. The Aristocats (1970)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.
Votes: 89,785 | Gross: $37.68M
6. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.
Votes: 31,860 | Gross: $31.56M
7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 30,804 | Gross: $29.55M
10. Joe (1970)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Two men, Bill, a wealthy conservative, and Joe, a far-right factory worker, form a dangerous bond after Bill confesses to murdering his daughter's drug dealer boyfriend to Joe.
Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $19.32M
11. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.
Votes: 40,708 | Gross: $19.00M
12. The Boatniks (1970)
G | 99 min | Family, Comedy
Young and awkward, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a... See full summary »
Votes: 656 | Gross: $18.61M
13. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.
Votes: 3,448 | Gross: $14.00M
14. Rio Lobo (1970)
G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Votes: 10,155 | Gross: $9.27M
18. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
GP | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.
Votes: 3,102 | Gross: $5.12M
20. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.
Votes: 8,248 | Gross: $3.50M
21. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.
Votes: 10,170 | Gross: $3.30M
22. Myra Breckinridge (1970)
R | 94 min | Comedy
After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.
Votes: 2,748 | Gross: $8.72M
23. Watermelon Man (1970)
R | 100 min | Comedy
An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!
Votes: 1,546 | Gross: $1.50M
24. The Only Game in Town (1970)
M/PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Joe plans on winning five thousand dollars and leaving Las Vegas, Nevada. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.
Votes: 846 | Gross: $3.27M
28. It's My Job (1970)
73 min | Comedy
Amorous adventures at the office.
32. A Voyage to Arcturus (1970)
71 min | Fantasy
Maskull, a man longing for adventures, accepts an invitation from Krag, an acquaintance of his friend Nightspore, to travel to Tormance after a seance. The three set off in a crystal ship from an abandoned observatory in Scotland.
Director: William J. Holloway
35. Billy Boy (1970)
72 min | Drama, Romance
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