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Sidney Poitier

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $431,074,560 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,377)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Preston (The Jackal), Donald Crease (Sneakers), Jungle Julia (Segment "Death Proof") (Grindhouse), Warren Stantin (Shoot to Kill), John Prentice (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)
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

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$79,987,978$129,556,752$209,544,730
Leading2$51,433,000$0$51,433,000
Inverviewee1$47,718$17,592$65,310
(Unclassified)9$170,019,184$12,336$170,031,520
In Technical RolesDirector3$113,774,800$0$113,774,800

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 6th, 2014

May 6th, 2014

It's a short list this week, because there's almost nothing worth talking about. The best-selling new release according to Amazon is Veronica Mars, while the first page of new releases is dominated by Godzilla titles, and not even good Godzilla titles. There are not a lot of new releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week, but Still Mine on DVD is the best of what is out there. Meanwhile, another Canadian release, Republic of Doyle: Season 1 earns an honorable mention and is the Puck of the Week. More...

Featured DVD Review: Separate But Equal

May 4th, 2014

Sidney Poitier made a number of movies that dealt with race relations over the years, including Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and In the Heat of the Night. He also starred in the TV mini-series Separate But Equal, which is about the landmark segregation decision. Is it as powerful as some of his previous films? And is the DVD worth picking up? More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/12/2015 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!   $0 $0 $0
5/6/2014 Separate But Equal Thurgood Marshall  $0 $0 $0
1/13/2012 Sing Your Song Himself  $47,718 $17,592 $65,310
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself  $0 $0 $0
4/6/2007 Grindhouse Jungle Julia (Segment "Death Proof")  $25,031,037 $25,156,752 $50,187,789
11/14/1997 The Jackal Preston  $54,956,941 $104,400,000 $159,356,941
9/9/1992 Sneakers Donald Crease  $51,433,000 $0 $51,433,000
2/12/1988 Shoot to Kill Warren Stantin  $29,300,000 $0 $29,300,000
1/1/1988 Little Nikita Roy Parmenter  $1,733,070 $0 $1,733,070
12/12/1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner John Prentice  $56,700,000 $0 $56,700,000
8/2/1967 In the Heat of the Night Detective Virgil Tibbs  $24,379,978 $11,130 $24,391,108
6/14/1967 To Sir With Love Mark Thackeray  $42,432,803 $0 $42,432,803
2/15/1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Simon of Cyrene  $15,473,333 $0 $15,473,333
8/3/1957 Band of Angels Rau-Ru  $0 $1,206 $1,206
Movies: 14Totals:$301,487,880$129,586,680$431,074,560
  Averages:$21,534,849$9,256,191$30,791,040
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
2/15/1985 Fast Forward Director $2,650,866 $0 $2,650,866
6/4/1982 Hanky Panky Director $9,823,934 $0 $9,823,934
12/12/1980 Stir Crazy Director $101,300,000 $0 $101,300,000
Movies: 3Totals:$113,774,800$0$113,774,800
  Averages:$37,924,933$0$37,924,933