Sidney Poitier

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $380,856,843 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #6,506)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Preston (The Jackal), Donald Crease (Sneakers), Warren Stantin (Shoot to Kill), John Prentice (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), Mark Thackeray (To Sir With Love)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Fast Forward (Director), Hanky Panky (Director), Stir Crazy (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Michael Caton-Jones, Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, James Jacks, Sean Daniel

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)8$170,019,184$0$170,019,184
Leading2$51,433,000$0$51,433,000
Supporting1$54,956,941$104,400,000$159,356,941
Inverviewee1$47,718$0$47,718
In Technical RolesDirector3$113,774,800$0$113,774,800
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
5/6/2014 Separate But Equal Thurgood Marshall    $0 $0  
1/13/2012 Sing Your Song Himself  $13,459 $47,718 $47,718  
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself    $0 $0  
11/14/1997 The Jackal Preston  $15,164,595 $54,956,941 $159,356,941 $60,000,000
9/9/1992 Sneakers Donald Crease  $10,031,145 $51,433,000 $51,433,000  
2/12/1988 Shoot to Kill Warren Stantin  $5,781,628 $29,300,000 $29,300,000  
1/1/1988 Little Nikita Roy Parmenter    $1,733,070 $1,733,070  
12/12/1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner John Prentice    $56,700,000 $56,700,000  
8/2/1967 In the Heat of the Night Detective Virgil Tibbs    $24,379,978 $24,379,978 $2,000,000
6/14/1967 To Sir With Love Mark Thackeray    $42,432,803 $42,432,803  
2/15/1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Simon of Cyrene    $15,473,333 $15,473,333 $20,000,000
8/3/1957 Band of Angels Rau-Ru    $0 $0  
Movies: 12Totals: $276,456,843$380,856,843 
  Averages:$2,582,569$23,038,070$31,738,070$6,833,333
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
2/15/1985 Fast Forward Director $1,571,394 $2,650,866 $2,650,866  
6/4/1982 Hanky Panky Director $3,597,244 $9,823,934 $9,823,934  
12/12/1980 Stir Crazy Director $8,691,886 $101,300,000 $101,300,000