Oscar in Box Office History (Week 1, 2020)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

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5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 2-4, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $21,732,090 ($220,602,017 total) {week 3}
  2. Into the Woods – $18,728,441 ($90,871,655 total) {week 2}
  3. Unbroken – $18,169,840 ($87,651,495 total) {week 2}
  4. The Imitation Game – $7,772,527 ($30,472,090 total) {week 6}
  5. Big Hero 6 – $4,754,816 ($211,207,036 total) {week 9}
  6. Wild – $4,564,093 ($25,880,904 total) {week 5}
  7. Interstellar – $2,460,071 ($182,802,094 total) {week 9}
  8. The Theory of Everything – $1,106,331 ($24,772,350 total) {week 9}
  9. Foxcatcher – $903,000 ($7,943,000 total) {week 8}
  10. Birdman – $860,582 ($25,424,568 total) {week 12}
  11. American Sniper – $676,909 ($2,229,288 total) {week 2}
  12. Selma – $633,173 ($2,068,453 total) {week 2}
  13. Gone Girl – $396,653 ($166,726,809 total) {week 14}
  14. Inherent Vice – $251,393 ($1,462,978 total) {week 4}
  15. Mr. Turner – $231,000 ($963,000 total) {week 3}
  16. Whiplash – $211,000 ($5,902,000 total) {week 13}
  17. Nightcrawler – $117,774 ($31,983,186 total) {week 10}
  18. Guardians of the Galaxy – $89,733 ($333,055,258 total) {week 23}
  19. The Boxtrolls – $83,867 ($50,618,671 total) {week 15}
  20. CitizenFour – $63,146 ($2,263,209 total) {week 11}
  21. The Judge – $44,355 ($47,063,106 total) {week 13}
  22. Boyhood – $41,739 ($24,299,768 total) {week 26}
  23. Two Days, One Night – $31,256 ($110,572 total) {week 2}
  24. Leviathan – $30,900 ($79,000 total) {week 2}
  25. Beyond the Lights – $19,778 ($14,564,709 total) {week 8}
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $9,940 ($590,399 total) {week 12}
  27. Song of the Sea – $8,613 ($65,845 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $23,871,786 ($242,322,026 total)
  2. Into the Woods – $20,572,404 ($99,818,686 total)
  3. Unbroken – $19,958,804 ($96,281,476 total)
  4. The Imitation Game – $8,537,794 ($33,472,308 total)
  5. Big Hero 6 – $5,222,965 ($232,002,035 total)
  6. Wild – $5,013,464 ($28,429,083 total)
  7. Interstellar – $2,702,284 ($200,800,402 total)
  8. The Theory of Everything – $1,215,258 ($27,211,383 total)
  9. Foxcatcher – $991,907 ($8,725,051 total)
  10. Birdman – $945,313 ($27,927,817 total)
  11. American Sniper – $743,556 ($2,448,779 total)
  12. Selma – $695,514 ($2,272,109 total)
  13. Gone Girl – $435,707 ($183,142,379 total)
  14. Inherent Vice – $276,145 ($1,607,020 total)
  15. Mr. Turner – $253,744 ($1,057,815 total)
  16. Whiplash – $231,775 ($6,483,098 total)
  17. Nightcrawler – $129,370 ($35,132,183 total)
  18. Guardians of the Galaxy – $98,568 ($365,847,175 total)
  19. The Boxtrolls – $92,124 ($55,602,478 total)
  20. CitizenFour – $69,363 ($2,486,040 total)
  21. The Judge – $48,722 ($51,696,840 total)
  22. Boyhood – $45,849 ($26,692,272 total)
  23. Two Days, One Night – $34,333 ($121,459 total)
  24. Leviathan – $33,942 ($86,778 total)
  25. Beyond the Lights – $21,725 ($15,998,719 total)
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $10,919 ($648,528 total)
  27. Song of the Sea – $9,461 ($72,328 total)

Oscar Details:

  • American Sniper: Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O]
  • Beyond the Lights: Origianl Song (“Grateful”)
  • Big Hero 6: Animated Feature [O]
  • Birdman: Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Origianl Screenplay [O], Cinematography [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • The Boxtrolls: Animated Feature
  • Boyhood: Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • CitizenFour: Documentary Feature [O]
  • Foxcatcher: Directing, Actor (Steve Carell), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Gone Girl: Actress (Rosamund Pike)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Sound Editing
  • The Imitation Game: Picture, Directing, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Production Design
  • Inherent Vice: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design
  • Interstellar: Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Into the Woods: Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Judge: Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)
  • Leviathan: Foreign Language Film
  • Mr. Turner: Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design
  • Nightcrawler: Original Screenplay
  • Selma: Picture, Original Song (“Glory”) [O]
  • Song of the Sea: Animated Feature
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Animated Feature
  • The Theory of Everything: Picture, Actor (Eddie Redmayne) [O], Actress (Felicity Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Two Days, One Night: Actress (Marion Cotillard)
  • Unbroken: Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Whiplash: Picture, Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Sound Mixing [O]
  • Wild: Actress (Reese Witherspoon), Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 1-3, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Avatar – $68,490,688 ($352,114,898 total) {week 3}
  2. Sherlock Holmes – $36,612,481 ($138,715,437 total) {week 2}
  3. The Blind Side – $11,912,749 ($208,476,067 total) {week 7}
  4. Up in the Air – $10,720,052 ($44,375,265 total) {week 5}
  5. The Princess and the Frog – $9,824,311 ($85,859,339 total) {week 6}
  6. Invictus – $3,909,312 ($30,586,445 total) {week 4}
  7. Nine – $3,901,203 ($13,745,956 total) {week 3}
  8. The Young Victoria – $1,011,466 ($2,980,856 total) {week 3}
  9. Precious – $924,203 ($43,492,192 total) {week 9}
  10. A Single Man – $486,958 ($1,731,649 total) {week 4}
  11. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $478,633 ($19,123,189 total) {week 8}
  12. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $368,836 ($1,029,821 total) {week 2}
  13. An Education – $271,834 ($7,883,524 total) {week 13}
  14. Crazy Heart – $220,988 ($702,188 total) {week 3}
  15. A Serious Man – $92,069 ($9,190,505 total) {week 14}
  16. The Lovely Bones – $64,678 ($383,101 total) {week 4}
  17. The White Ribbon – $59,848 ($85,690 total) {week 1}
  18. Coco Before Chanel – $20,459 ($5,997,682 total) {week 15}
  19. The Messenger – $18,755 ($654,374 total) {week 8}
  20. Departures – $1,004 ($1,492,410 total) {week 32}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Avatar – $80,383,241 ($413,255,254 total)
  2. Sherlock Holmes – $42,969,781 ($162,801,641 total)
  3. The Blind Side – $13,981,249 ($244,675,333 total)
  4. Up in the Air – $12,581,455 ($52,080,476 total)
  5. The Princess and the Frog – $11,530,180 ($100,767,741 total)
  6. Invictus – $4,588,115 ($35,897,399 total)
  7. Nine – $4,578,598 ($16,132,770 total)
  8. The Young Victoria – $1,187,094 ($3,498,444 total)
  9. Precious – $1,084,679 ($51,044,068 total)
  10. A Single Man – $571,512 ($2,032,328 total)
  11. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $561,742 ($22,443,692 total)
  12. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $432,880 ($1,208,637 total)
  13. An Education – $319,035 ($9,252,400 total)
  14. Crazy Heart – $259,360 ($824,114 total)
  15. A Serious Man – $108,056 ($10,786,321 total)
  16. The Lovely Bones – $75,909 ($449,622 total)
  17. The White Ribbon – $70,240 ($100,569 total)
  18. Coco Before Chanel – $24,011 ($7,039,105 total)
  19. The Messenger – $22,012 ($767,998 total)
  20. Departures – $1,178 ($1,751,548 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Avatar: Picture, Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • The Blind Side: Picture, Actress (Sandra Bullock) [O]
  • Coco Before Chanel: Costume Design
  • Crazy Heart: Actor (Jeff Bridges) [O], Supporting Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Original Song (“The Weary Kind”) [O]
  • Departures: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • An Education: Picture, Actress (Carey Mulligan), Adapted Screenplay
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox: Animated Feature, Original Score
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Invictus: Actor (Morgan Freeman), Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)
  • The Lovely Bones : Supporting Actor (Stanley Tucci)
  • The Messenger : Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson), Original Screenplay
  • Nine: Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz), Original Song (“Take It All”), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Precious: Picture, Director, Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing
  • The Princess and the Frog : Animated Feature, Original Song (“Almost There”), Original Song (“Down in New Orleans”)
  • A Serious Man: Picture, Original Screenplay
  • Sherlock Holmes: Original Score, Art Direction
  • A Single Man: Actor (Colin Firth)
  • Up in the Air: Picture, Director, Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick), Adapted Screenplay
  • The White Ribbon : Cinematography, Foreign Language Film
  • The Young Victoria : Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 7-9, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Aviator – $7,492,647 ($42,798,842 total) {week 4}
  2. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $7,438,867 ($105,568,980 total) {week 1}
  3. The Phantom of the Opera – $3,420,307 ($21,548,803 total) {week 3}
  4. Finding Neverland – $2,264,995 ($27,893,366 total) {week 9}
  5. The Polar Express – $2,068,051 ($158,656,180 total) {week 1}
  6. The Incredibles – $2,057,544 ($254,738,382 total) {week 10}
  7. Million Dollar Baby – $1,920,418 ($3,107,704 total) {week 4}
  8. Sideways – $1,907,439 ($25,123,613 total) {week 12}
  9. Closer – $1,712,924 ($30,301,153 total) {week 6}
  10. Hotel Rwanda – $1,171,250 ($1,673,743 total) {week 3}
  11. Kinsey – $841,093 ($7,833,174 total) {week 9}
  12. A Very Long Engagement – $614,964 ($3,615,445 total) {week 7}
  13. House of Flying Daggers – $552,031 ($5,011,446 total) {week 6}
  14. Ray – $374,295 ($72,143,190 total) {week 11}
  15. The Motorcycle Diaries – $208,308 ($16,025,595 total) {week 16}
  16. The Sea Inside – $44,612 ($197,281 total) {week 4}
  17. Being Julia – $44,462 ($3,628,523 total) {week 13}
  18. Vera Drake – $24,365 ($2,162,855 total) {week 14}
  19. Born Into Brothels – $7,495 ($66,725 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Aviator – $10,824,011 ($61,827,968 total)
  2. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $10,746,320 ($152,506,826 total)
  3. The Phantom of the Opera – $4,941,036 ($31,129,784 total)
  4. Finding Neverland – $3,272,052 ($40,295,253 total)
  5. The Polar Express – $2,987,543 ($229,197,539 total)
  6. The Incredibles – $2,972,365 ($367,999,597 total)
  7. Million Dollar Baby – $2,774,270 ($4,489,444 total)
  8. Sideways – $2,755,520 ($36,294,018 total)
  9. Closer – $2,474,520 ($43,773,585 total)
  10. Hotel Rwanda – $1,692,009 ($2,417,919 total)
  11. Kinsey – $1,215,058 ($11,315,942 total)
  12. A Very Long Engagement – $888,388 ($5,222,936 total)
  13. House of Flying Daggers – $797,474 ($7,239,624 total)
  14. Ray – $540,713 ($104,219,335 total)
  15. The Motorcycle Diaries – $300,925 ($23,150,860 total)
  16. The Sea Inside – $64,447 ($284,996 total)
  17. Being Julia – $64,231 ($5,241,829 total)
  18. Vera Drake – $35,198 ($3,124,499 total)
  19. Born Into Brothels – $10,827 ($96,392 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Aviator: Picture, Director, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Alan Alda), Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett) [O], Original Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing
  • Being Julia: Actress (Annette Bening)
  • Born Into Brothels : Documentary Feature
  • Closer: Supporting Actor (Clive Owen), Supporting Actress (Natalie Portman)
  • Finding Neverland: Picture, Actor (Johnny Depp), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Hotel Rwanda: Actor (Don Cheadle), Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo), Original Screenplay
  • House of Flying Daggers: Cinematography
  • The Incredibles: Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O]
  • Kinsey: Supporting Actress (Laura Linney)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Original Score, Makeup [O], Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Million Dollar Baby: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Clint Eastwood), Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • The Motorcycle Diaries : Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Al Otro Lado del Rio”) [O]
  • The Phantom of the Opera : Original Song (“Learn To Be Lonely”), Cinematography, Art Direction
  • The Polar Express : Original Song (“Believe”), Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Ray: Picture, Director, Actor (Jamie Foxx) [O], Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing [O]
  • The Sea Inside : Makeup, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Sideways: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church), Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), Adapted Screenplay [O]
  • Vera Drake: Director, Actress (Imelda Staunton), Original Screenplay
  • A Very Long Engagement: Cinematography, Art Direction

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 7-9, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Stuart Little – $11,214,503 ($95,320,551 total) {week 4}
  2. The Green Mile – $9,731,478 ($91,298,396 total) {week 5}
  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $9,322,535 ($54,186,228 total) {week 3}
  4. Toy Story 2 – $7,153,489 ($219,705,755 total) {week 8}
  5. Magnolia – $5,694,588 ($6,610,047 total) {week 4}
  6. Bicentennial Man – $5,308,109 ($47,224,648 total) {week 4}
  7. Snow Falling on Cedars – $3,910,055 ($4,078,058 total) {week 3}
  8. Anna and the King – $3,646,935 ($30,929,136 total) {week 4}
  9. The Cider House Rules – $3,077,420 ($8,222,514 total) {week 5}
  10. The Hurricane – $2,531,280 ($3,191,951 total) {week 2}
  11. Sleepy Hollow – $1,105,558 ($94,723,339 total) {week 8}
  12. The End of the Affair – $636,573 ($2,422,131 total) {week 6}
  13. American Beauty – $577,310 ($71,917,100 total) {week 17}
  14. Being John Malkovich – $488,303 ($19,039,056 total) {week 11}
  15. All About My Mother – $367,007 ($2,825,785 total) {week 10}
  16. The Sixth Sense – $332,484 ($276,862,853 total) {week 23}
  17. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $180,997 ($430,727,381 total) {week 34}
  18. The Straight Story – $171,381 ($4,634,293 total) {week 13}
  19. Girl, Interrupted – $153,135 ($713,877 total) {week 3}
  20. Sweet and Lowdown – $141,309 ($1,145,905 total) {week 6}
  21. Tumbleweeds – $122,378 ($1,243,042 total) {week 5}
  22. The Insider – $115,128 ($26,330,729 total) {week 10}
  23. Boys Don’t Cry – $107,803 ($2,881,431 total) {week 14}
  24. Fight Club – $94,034 ($36,673,009 total) {week 13}
  25. Angela’s Ashes – $64,342 ($288,210 total) {week 3}
  26. Titus – $51,424 ($167,272 total) {week 3}
  27. Music of the Heart – $40,342 ($14,810,538 total) {week 11}
  28. Topsy-Turvy – $32,954 ($217,666 total) {week 4}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Stuart Little – $19,266,475 ($163,760,353 total)
  2. The Green Mile – $16,718,643 ($156,850,306 total)
  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $16,016,081 ($93,091,739 total)
  4. Toy Story 2 – $12,289,668 ($377,453,672 total)
  5. Magnolia – $9,783,281 ($11,356,036 total)
  6. Bicentennial Man – $9,119,312 ($81,131,770 total)
  7. Snow Falling on Cedars – $6,717,460 ($7,006,089 total)
  8. Anna and the King – $6,265,421 ($53,136,141 total)
  9. The Cider House Rules – $5,286,996 ($14,126,249 total)
  10. The Hurricane – $4,348,730 ($5,483,760 total)
  11. Sleepy Hollow – $1,899,345 ($162,734,345 total)
  12. The End of the Affair – $1,093,630 ($4,161,212 total)
  13. American Beauty – $991,816 ($123,553,311 total)
  14. Being John Malkovich – $838,903 ($32,709,028 total)
  15. All About My Mother – $630,517 ($4,854,688 total)
  16. The Sixth Sense – $571,206 ($475,649,354 total)
  17. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $310,952 ($739,988,042 total)
  18. The Straight Story – $294,432 ($7,961,698 total)
  19. Girl, Interrupted – $263,085 ($1,226,438 total)
  20. Sweet and Lowdown – $242,768 ($1,968,661 total)
  21. Tumbleweeds – $210,245 ($2,135,542 total)
  22. The Insider – $197,789 ($45,236,095 total)
  23. Boys Don’t Cry – $185,205 ($4,950,288 total)
  24. Fight Club – $161,550 ($63,004,093 total)
  25. Angela’s Ashes – $110,539 ($495,144 total)
  26. Titus – $88,346 ($287,373 total)
  27. Music of the Heart – $69,307 ($25,444,449 total)
  28. Topsy-Turvy – $56,615 ($373,949 total)

Oscar Details:

  • All About My Mother: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • American Beauty: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Kevin Spacey) [O], Actress (Annette Bening), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography
  • Angela’s Ashes: Original Score
  • Anna and the King: Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Being John Malkovich: Director, Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Original Screenplay
  • Bicentennial Man: Makeup
  • Boys Don’t Cry: Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actress (Chloe Sevigny)
  • The Cider House Rules : Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Art Direction
  • The End of the Affair : Actress (Julianne Moore), Cinematography
  • Fight Club: Sound Effects
  • Girl, Interrupted: Supporting Actress (Angelina Jolie)
  • The Green Mile : Picture, Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, Sound
  • The Hurricane : Actor (Denzel Washington)
  • The Insider : Picture, Director, Actor (Russell Crowe), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Sound
  • Magnolia: Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Save Me”)
  • Music of the Heart: Actress, Original Song (“Music of My Heart”)
  • The Sixth Sense : Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment), Supporting Actress (Toni Collette), Original Screenplay, Editing
  • Sleepy Hollow: Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design
  • Snow Falling on Cedars: Cinematography
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace: Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects
  • The Straight Story : Actor (Richard Farnsworth)
  • Stuart Little: Visual Effects
  • Sweet and Lowdown: Actor (Sean Penn), Supporting Actress (Samantha Morton)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley : Supporting Actor (Jude Law), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Titus: Costume Design
  • Topsy-Turvy: Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup [O]
  • Toy Story 2: Original Song (“When She Loved Me”)
  • Tumbleweeds: Actress (Janet McTeer)

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 6-8, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Little Women – $5,057,940 ($27,538,057 total) {week 3}
  2. Nell – $4,613,817 ($18,668,249 total) {week 4}
  3. Pulp Fiction – $1,861,065 ($66,259,220 total) {week 13}
  4. The Lion King – $1,017,238 ($301,867,002 total) {week 30}
  5. Legends of the Fall – $229,538 ($791,144 total) {week 3}
  6. Nobody’s Fool – $135,696 ($549,924 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Little Women – $10,767,017 ($58,621,243 total)
  2. Nell – $9,821,597 ($39,739,767 total)
  3. Pulp Fiction – $3,961,715 ($141,048,363 total)
  4. The Lion King – $2,165,431 ($642,595,043 total)
  5. Legends of the Fall – $488,626 ($1,684,136 total)
  6. Nobody’s Fool – $288,861 ($1,170,643 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Legends of the Fall: Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound
  • The Lion King : Original Song (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” [O], “Circle of Life”, “Hakuna Matata”), Original Score [O]
  • Little Women: Actress (Winona Ryder), Original Score, Costume Design
  • Nell: Actress (Jodie Foster)
  • Nobody’s Fool: Actor (Paul Newman), Adapted Screenplay
  • Pulp Fiction: Picture, Director, Actor (John Travolta), Supporting Actor (Samuel L. Jackson), Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman), Original Screenplay [O], Editing

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 5-7, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Born on the Fourth of July – $11,023,650 ($12,177,584 total) {week 3}
  2. The Little Mermaid – $4,585,047 ($56,126,383 total) {week 8}
  3. Steel Magnolias – $4,502,641 ($50,943,805 total) {week 8}
  4. Back to the Future Part II – $3,740,036 ($100,666,516 total) {week 7}
  5. Blaze – $2,258,865 ($13,295,371 total) {week 4}
  6. Harlem Nights – $1,244,030 ($56,817,615 total) {week 8}
  7. Driving Miss Daisy – $451,538 ($2,216,112 total) {week 4}
  8. Enemies, A Love Story – $407,331 ($1,074,889 total) {week 4}
  9. Glory – $170,376 ($625,157 total) {week 4}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Born on the Fourth of July – $24,132,151 ($26,658,257 total)
  2. The Little Mermaid – $10,037,242 ($122,867,685 total)
  3. Steel Magnolias – $9,856,845 ($111,522,372 total)
  4. Back to the Future Part II – $8,187,407 ($220,371,617 total)
  5. Blaze – $4,944,939 ($29,105,233 total)
  6. Harlem Nights – $2,723,338 ($124,380,878 total)
  7. Driving Miss Daisy – $988,473 ($4,851,347 total)
  8. Enemies, A Love Story – $891,699 ($2,353,067 total)
  9. Glory – $372,974 ($1,368,547 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future Part II: Visual Effects
  • Blaze: Cinematography
  • Born on the Fourth of July: Picture, Director [O], Actor (Tom Cruise), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound
  • Driving Miss Daisy: Picture [O], Actor (Morgan Freeman), Actress (Jessica Tandy) [O], Supporting Actor (Dan Aykroyd), Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • Enemies, A Love Story: Supporting Actress (Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin), Adapted Screenplay
  • Glory: Supporting Actor (Denzel Washington) [O], Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound [O]
  • Harlem Nights: Costume Design
  • The Little Mermaid: Original Song (“Kiss the Girl”, “Under the Sea” [O]), Original Score [O]
  • Steel Magnolias: Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 4-6, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $11,515,665 ($99,022,468 total) {week 5}
  2. 2010 – $3,105,068 ($32,255,092 total) {week 5}
  3. Starman – $2,989,938 ($18,139,055 total) {week 4}
  4. The Cotton Club – $2,562,311 ($16,654,422 total) {week 4}
  5. Dune – $2,390,736 ($23,867,837 total) {week 4}
  6. Amadeus – $656,786 ($19,496,703 total) {week 16}
  7. Places in the Heart – $342,000 ($30,031,038 total) {week 16}
  8. A Passage to India – $290,952 ($1,340,681 total) {week 4}
  9. The Killing Fields – $201,613 ($1,503,309 total) {week 10}
  10. A Soldier’s Story – $172,153 ($20,293,297 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $30,038,044 ($258,295,226 total)
  2. 2010 – $8,099,417 ($84,135,817 total)
  3. Starman – $7,799,106 ($47,314,831 total)
  4. The Cotton Club – $6,683,662 ($43,442,239 total)
  5. Dune – $6,236,117 ($62,258,076 total)
  6. Amadeus – $1,713,194 ($50,856,189 total)
  7. Places in the Heart – $892,090 ($78,334,482 total)
  8. A Passage to India – $758,934 ($3,497,100 total)
  9. The Killing Fields – $525,898 ($3,921,307 total)
  10. A Soldier’s Story – $449,053 ($52,934,065 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 2010: Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound, Visual Effects
  • Amadeus: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (F. Murray Abraham [O], Tom Hulce), Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup [O], Sound [O]
  • Beverly Hills Cop: Original Screenplay
  • The Cotton Club : Editing, Art Direction
  • Dune: Sound
  • The Killing Fields : Picture, Director, Actor (Sam Waterston), Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography [O]
  • A Passage to India: Picture, Director, Actress (Judy Davis), Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound
  • Places in the Heart: Picture, Director, Actress (Sally Field) [O], Supporting Actor (John Malkovich), Supporting Actress (Linsday Crouse), Original Screenplay [O], Costume Design
  • A Soldier’s Story: Picture, Supporting Actor (Adolph Caesar), Adapted Screenplay
  • Starman: Actor (Jeff Bridges)

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