Motion Picture Films Released in 1968

Rank   Title, Studio, Gross

1         2001: A Space OdysseyMGM, $56,715,371

2         Funny Girl, Columbia, $52,000,000

3         The Love Bug, Disney, $51,264,000

4         The Odd Couple, Paramount, $44,527,234

5         Bullitt, Warner Bros., $42,300,873

6         Romeo and Juliet, Paramount, $38,901,218

7         Oliver!, Columbia, $37,402,877

8         Rosemary’s Baby, Paramount, $33,395,426

9         Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox, $32,589,624

10        Night of the Living Dead, Walter Reade Organization, $30,000,000

January 8

Wild 90

January 12

Nobody’s Perfect

January 15

More Dead Than Alive

January 17

The Biggest Bundle of Them All

January 24

Danger: Diabolik (Italy/U.S.)


February 7

Sol Madrid

February 8

Blackbeard’s Ghost

February 21

Bye Bye Braverman

February 29

The Secret War of Harry Frigg

March 1

Day of the Evil Gun

March 8

Stay Away, Joe

March 13


March 18

The Producers

March 20

No Way to Treat a Lady

March 21

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

March 29


April 2

The Scalphunters

April 3

2001: A Space Odyssey

Planet of the Apes

April 4

The Party

April 10

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows

Will Penny

April 24

Yours, Mine and Ours

May 2

The Odd Couple

May 15

The Devil’s Brigade

The Swimmer

Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm}

May 23

Prudence and the Pill

May 28

The Detective

May 29

Villa Rides

Wild in the Streets

June 1


June 5

For Singles Only


June 10


June 12

Rosemary’s Baby


The Sweet Ride

June 19

The Green Berets

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Lost Continent

June 25

The Secret Life of an American Wife

June 26

Never a Dull Moment

July 3

Dark of the Sun

July 12

Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

A Lovely Way to Die

July 17

For Love of Ivy

Yellow Submarine

July 19

Inspector Clouseau

July 24


July 31

5 Card Stud

Asterix the Gaul

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

August 1

Destroy All Monsters (Japan)

August 3

Hang ‘Em High

August 7

With Six You Get Eggroll

August 15


August 24

A Stranger in Town

August 26

Rachel, Rachel

September 18

Funny Girl

Pretty Poison

September 19

Hot Millions

September 22


September 23


September 26

Oliver! (UK)

October 1

Night of the Living Dead

October 2

Coogan’s Bluff

October 7

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas

October 9

Finian’s Rainbow

October 10

Barbarella (US)

October 13

The Subject Was Roses

October 16

The Boston Strangler

October 17


October 22


October 23

Ice Station Zebra

Live a Little, Love a Little

October 30

The Lion in Winter

November 6


November 15

The Shoes of the Fisherman

November 16

The Legend of Lylah Clare

November 20

Lady in Cement

November 24


November 27


November 30

The Shakiest Gun in the West

December 12

The Killing of Sister George

December 16

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK)

December 18

Hell in the Pacific

December 19


December 20

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

Three in the Attic

December 21

Once Upon a Time in the West (Italy)

December 22

The Night They Raided Minsky’s

December 24

The Love Bug

December 25

The Sergeant

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Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

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1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute

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The Prague Spring of 1968

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