List of 1970 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1970.

# Weekend end date Film Box office Notes
1 January 4, 1970 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? $3,583,385
2 January 11, 1970 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? $2,578,843
3 January 18, 1970 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? $2,134,953
4 January 25, 1970 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? $2,000,000
5 February 1, 1970 MASH $4,936,934 MASH reached #1 in its second weekend of release.
6 February 8, 1970 MASH $4,340,845
7 February 15, 1970 MASH $3,864,238
8 February 22, 1970 MASH $3,573,385
9 March 1, 1970 MASH $3,295,385
10 March 8, 1970 Airport $4,357,375
11 March 15, 1970 Airport $4,268,734
12 March 22, 1970 The Boys in the Band $4,382,497
13 March 29, 1970 Woodstock $5,000,000 Woodstock had the highest weekend debut of 1970.
14 April 5, 1970 Patton $4,438,684
15 April 12, 1970 Patton $3,853,593
16 April 19, 1970 Patton $3,240,535
17 April 26, 1970 Patton $2,953,857
18 May 3, 1970 Airport $4,158,385 Airport reclaimed #1 in its ninth weekend of release.
19 May 10, 1970 Airport $3,584,964
20 May 17, 1970 Airport $3,285,357
21 May 24, 1970 Airport $2,843,395
22 May 31, 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes $3,595,936
23 June 7, 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes $3,146,395
24 June 14, 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club $3,684,385
25 June 21, 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara $3,478,583
26 June 28, 1970 Kelly's Heroes $3,578,352
27 July 5, 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls $3,255,436 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
28 July 12, 1970 Airport $3,135,486 Airport reclaimed #1 in its nineteenth weekend of release.
29 July 19, 1970 Joe $3,684,295
30 July 26, 1970 Joe $2,835,395
31 August 2, 1970 Chisum $3,583,537
32 August 9, 1970 Chisum $3,249,893
33 August 16, 1970 Chisum $2,583,395
34 August 23, 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife $4,183,498 Diary of a Mad Housewife reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
35 August 30, 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife $2,965,689
36 September 6, 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife $2,482,535
37 September 13, 1970 Five Easy Pieces $3,583,395
38 September 20, 1970 Five Easy Pieces $2,583,358
39 September 27, 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! $4,363,853
40 October 4, 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! $4,294,535
41 October 11, 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! $3,824,395
42 October 18, 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! $3,274,835
43 October 25, 1970 Trog $2,900,583
44 November 1, 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes $3,583,684
45 November 8, 1970 Scrooge $3,844,395
46 November 15, 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat $4,348,853 The Owl and the Pussycat reached #1 in its third weekend of release.
47 November 22, 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat $4,735,350
48 November 29, 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat $3,943,846
49 December 6, 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat $3,184,483
50 December 13, 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat $2,583,359
51 December 20, 1970 Love Story $4,385,285
52 December 27, 1970 Love Story $4,342,583

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