Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Biggest Movies of 1969

Yesterday we told you about all of the top TV shows of 1969.

Today we take a look at the big screen box office smashes ... 

And the Academy Awards (and Golden Globes) that followed.


Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox $102,308,889
2. Midnight Cowboy United Artists $44,785,053
3. Easy Rider Columbia $41,728,598
4. Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox $33,208,099
5. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Columbia $31,897,253
6. Paint Your Wagon Paramount $31,678,778
7. True Grit Paramount $31,132,592
8. Cactus Flower Columbia $25,889,208
9. Goodbye, Columbus Paramount $22,939,805
10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service United Artists $22,774,493
11. I Am Curious (Yellow) Janus Films $20,238,100
12. Winning Universal $14,644,335
13. Z Cinema V $14,283,305
14. The Sterile Cuckoo Paramount $13,982,357
15. The Stewardesses Sherpix Inc. $13,500,000
16. Run, Angel, Run! Fanfare Films $13,000,000
17. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Cinerama $12,600,000
18. A Boy Named Charlie Brown National General Pictures $12,000,000
19. The Wild Bunch Warner Bros. $10,500,000
20. Sweet Charity Universal $8,000,000
21. The Undefeated 20th Century Fox $8,000,000
22. Where Eagles Dare MGM $7,100,000
23. Alice's Restaurant United Artists $6,300,000
24. Take the Money and Run Cinerama $6,080,000
25. Topaz Universal $6,000,000
26. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 20th Century Fox $6,000,000
27. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium United Artists $6,000,000
28. Once Upon a Time in the West Paramount $5,321,508    

Top Awards  

Academy Awards: 

Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy - Hellman-Schlesinger, United Artists 

Best Director: John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy 

Best Actor: John Wayne – True Grit 

Best Actress: Maggie Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 

Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 

Best Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower 

Best Foreign Language Film: Z, directed by Costa-Gavras, Algeria   

Golden Globe Awards: 


Best Picture: Anne of the Thousand Days 

Best Actor: John Wayne – True Grit 

Best Actress: Geneviève BujoldAnne of the Thousand Days 

Musical or comedy: 

Best Picture: The Secret of Santa Vittoria 

Best Actor: Peter O'TooleGoodbye, Mr. Chips 

Best Actress: Patty DukeMe, Natalie 

Best Director: Charles JarrottAnne of the Thousand Days