Oscar in Box Office History (Week 1, 2021)

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. 1-3, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $90,241,673 ($742,208,942 total) {week 3}
  2. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $15,706,645 ($29,045,855 total) {week 2}
  3. Joy (2015, 88th) – $10,210,971 ($38,521,065 total) {week 2}
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $9,060,303 ($33,055,481 total) {week 4}
  5. Creed (2015, 88th) – $3,737,106 ($103,122,271 total) {week 6}
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $1,543,909 ($6,050,349 total) {week 6}
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,248,858 ($20,812,853 total) {week 9}
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,185,093 ($27,108,972 total) {week 9}
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,181,341 ($4,982,475 total) {week 7}
  10. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $730,706 ($197,833,291 total) {week 9}
  11. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $565,404 ($225,910,757 total) {week 14}
  12. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $447,829 ($1,320,348 total) {week 2}
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $352,935 ($1,650,314 total) {week 5}
  14. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $172,278 ($7,015,228 total) {week 9}
  15. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $162,377 ($70,610,153 total) {week 12}
  16. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $135,222 ($210,632 total) {week 1}
  17. Room (2015, 88th) – $116,219 ($4,976,972 total) {week 12}
  18. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $87,525 ($229,173 total) {week 2}
  19. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $53,594 ($46,823,967 total) {week 16}
  20. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $32,761 ($158,534 total) {week 3}
  21. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $25,007 ($186,136 total) {week 7}
  22. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $4,076 ($164,704 total) {week 9}
  23. Amy (2015, 88th) – $1,979 ($8,409,616 total) {week 26}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $95,562,280 ($785,969,238 total)
  2. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $16,632,702 ($30,758,385 total)
  3. Joy (2015, 88th) – $10,813,005 ($40,792,249 total)
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $9,594,494 ($35,004,417 total)
  5. Creed (2015, 88th) – $3,957,444 ($109,202,312 total)
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $1,634,937 ($6,407,075 total)
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,322,490 ($22,039,969 total)
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,254,966 ($28,707,304 total)
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,250,992 ($5,276,239 total)
  10. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $773,788 ($209,497,450 total)
  11. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $598,740 ($239,230,351 total)
  12. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $474,233 ($1,398,195 total)
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $373,744 ($1,747,616 total)
  14. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $182,435 ($7,428,843 total)
  15. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $171,951 ($74,773,295 total)
  16. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $143,195 ($223,051 total)
  17. Room (2015, 88th) – $123,071 ($5,270,412 total)
  18. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $92,685 ($242,685 total)
  19. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $56,754 ($49,584,686 total)
  20. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $34,693 ($167,881 total)
  21. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $26,481 ($197,110 total)
  22. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $4,316 ($174,415 total)
  23. Amy (2015, 88th) – $2,096 ($8,905,443 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 45 Years (2015, 88th): Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
  • Amy (2015, 88th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • Anomalisa (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • The Big Short (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th): Picture, Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing
  • Brooklyn (2015, 88th): Picture, Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Adapted Screenplay
  • Carol (2015, 88th): Actress (Cate Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Creed (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Sylvester Stallone)
  • The Danish Girl (2015, 88th): Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) [O], Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Joy (2015, 88th): Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • The Martian (2015, 88th): Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Mustang (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • The Revenant (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) [O], Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Room (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Actress (Brie Larson) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Sicario (2015, 88th): Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Film Editing
  • Son of Saul (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Spectre (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Writing’s On the Wall”) [O]
  • Spotlight (2015, 88th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th): Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Theeb (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Trumbo (2015, 88th): Actor (Bryan Cranston)
  • Youth (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Simple Song #3”)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 7-9, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $14,605,135 ($110,035,157 total) {week 3}
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $10,090,002 ($148,212,420 total) {week 4}
  3. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $8,113,011 ($61,218,504 total) {week 6}
  4. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $7,326,165 ($7,463,454 total) {week 3}
  5. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $7,001,504 ($57,845,946 total) {week 5}
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $6,414,407 ($32,896,665 total) {week 7}
  7. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $5,111,098 ($175,779,496 total) {week 7}
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $2,353,398 ($287,661,770 total) {week 8}
  9. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $704,339 ($1,144,584 total) {week 2}
  10. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $653,209 ($94,077,470 total) {week 15}
  11. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $342,784 ($80,023,247 total) {week 9}
  12. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $216,964 ($10,824,599 total) {week 10}
  13. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $109,944 ($627,981 total) {week 4}
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $87,261 ($303,715 total) {week 2}
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $55,949 ($3,539,370 total) {week 14}
  16. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $46,416 ($123,476 total) {week 2}
  17. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $12,779 ($32,741,596 total) {week 13}
  18. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $6,966 ($81,293 total) {week 29}
  19. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $4,875 ($242,129 total) {week 5}
  20. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,759 ($6,254,382 total) {week 31}
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,594 ($1,018,718 total) {week 22}
  22. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $1,385 ($103,839 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $16,870,496 ($127,102,401 total)
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $11,655,034 ($171,201,232 total)
  3. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $9,371,397 ($70,713,934 total)
  4. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $8,462,506 ($8,621,089 total)
  5. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $8,087,488 ($66,818,268 total)
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $7,409,328 ($37,999,174 total)
  7. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $5,903,866 ($203,044,159 total)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $2,718,427 ($332,280,178 total)
  9. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $813,587 ($1,322,117 total)
  10. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $754,526 ($108,669,562 total)
  11. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $395,952 ($92,435,428 total)
  12. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $250,617 ($12,503,572 total)
  13. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $126,997 ($725,385 total)
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $100,796 ($350,823 total)
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $64,627 ($4,088,352 total)
  16. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $53,615 ($142,628 total)
  17. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $14,761 ($37,820,053 total)
  18. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $8,046 ($93,902 total)
  19. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $5,631 ($279,685 total)
  20. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $5,497 ($7,224,482 total)
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,841 ($1,176,728 total)
  22. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $1,600 ($119,945 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd): Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Country Strong (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“Coming Home”)
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Fighter (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) [O], Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, Melissa Leo [O]), Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd): Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • Hereafter (2010, 83rd): Visual Effects
  • The Illusionist (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature
  • Inside Job (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Colin Firth) [O], Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd): Actress (Nicole Kidman)
  • The Social Network (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound Mixing
  • Tangled (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“I See the Light”)
  • The Tempest (2010, 83rd): Costume Design
  • Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • True Grit (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jeff Bridges), Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Unstoppable (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Waste Land (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 6-8, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $15,643,135 ($247,777,824 total) {week 5}
  2. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $12,622,285 ($192,678,805 total) {week 4}
  3. Munich (2005, 78th) – $7,566,075 ($25,350,740 total) {week 3}
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $6,111,193 ($39,861,859 total) {week 5}
  5. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $5,726,662 ($22,436,190 total) {week 5}
  6. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $2,709,289 ($3,618,079 total) {week 2}
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $2,111,049 ($95,367,226 total) {week 8}
  8. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $2,065,292 ($42,079,173 total) {week 7}
  9. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $717,748 ($35,264,040 total) {week 9}
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $330,539 ($12,579,765 total) {week 15}
  11. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $315,779 ($24,108,987 total) {week 14}
  12. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $275,575 ($5,612,075 total) {week 14}
  13. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $114,669 ($621,324 total) {week 5}
  14. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $61,146 ($373,416 total) {week 6}
  15. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $46,613 ($31,287,133 total) {week 16}
  16. North Country (2005, 78th) – $27,104 ($18,324,242 total) {week 12}
  17. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $14,807 ($1,062,716 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $21,876,506 ($346,510,667 total)
  2. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $17,651,928 ($269,456,161 total)
  3. Munich (2005, 78th) – $10,580,954 ($35,452,333 total)
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $8,546,340 ($55,745,745 total)
  5. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $8,008,584 ($31,376,412 total)
  6. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $3,788,868 ($5,059,787 total)
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $2,952,246 ($133,368,518 total)
  8. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $2,888,256 ($58,846,599 total)
  9. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $1,003,751 ($49,315,818 total)
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $462,250 ($17,592,465 total)
  11. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $441,608 ($33,715,774 total)
  12. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $385,384 ($7,848,337 total)
  13. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $160,362 ($868,905 total)
  14. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $85,511 ($522,212 total)
  15. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $65,187 ($43,754,220 total)
  16. North Country (2005, 78th) – $37,904 ($25,625,963 total)
  17. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $20,707 ($1,486,180 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Heath Ledger), Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Capote (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) [O], Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th): Makeup [O], Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (David Strathairn), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • A History of Violence (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (William Hurt), Adapted Screenplay
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Match Point (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th): Original Score, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th): Actress (Judi Dench), Costume Design
  • Munich (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • North Country (2005, 78th): Actress (Charlize Theron), Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)
  • Paradise Now (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th): Actress (Keira Knightley), Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Syriana (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (George Clooney) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica (2005, 78th): Actress (Felicity Huffman), Original Song (“Travelin’ Thru”)
  • Walk the Line (2005, 78th): Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 5-7, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $22,220,725 ($141,702,072 total) {week 3}
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $15,517,549 ($16,042,000 total) {week 2}
  3. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $7,462,207 ($62,400,374 total) {week 4}
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $3,408,397 ($18,496,108 total) {week 5}
  5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $2,503,210 ($257,830,325 total) {week 8}
  6. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $1,630,491 ($61,175,547 total) {week 7}
  7. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $1,538,146 ($6,441,900 total) {week 4}
  8. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $1,392,926 ($3,805,138 total) {week 3}
  9. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $615,595 ($4,284,664 total) {week 7}
  10. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $605,430 ($162,155,675 total) {week 14}
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $471,489 ($4,590,198 total) {week 9}
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $449,895 ($17,731,130 total) {week 13}
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $194,326 ($758,408 total) {week 3}
  14. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $120,896 ($90,357,252 total) {week 23}
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $94,390 ($294,631 total) {week 2}
  16. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $76,106 ($350,767 total) {week 3}
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $70,361 ($2,965,175 total) {week 14}
  18. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $54,342 ($90,454,043 total) {week 24}
  19. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $22,766 ($17,844,236 total) {week 13}
  20. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $21,376 ($19,315,014 total) {week 46}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $35,961,456 ($229,327,028 total)
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $25,113,207 ($25,961,965 total)
  3. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $12,076,646 ($100,987,178 total)
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $5,516,063 ($29,933,631 total)
  5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $4,051,131 ($417,266,038 total)
  6. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $2,638,745 ($99,004,949 total)
  7. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $2,489,296 ($10,425,407 total)
  8. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,254,276 ($6,158,139 total)
  9. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $996,263 ($6,934,191 total)
  10. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $979,813 ($262,428,619 total)
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $763,046 ($7,428,660 total)
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $728,099 ($28,695,610 total)
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $314,492 ($1,227,388 total)
  14. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $195,655 ($146,231,878 total)
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $152,758 ($476,823 total)
  16. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $123,168 ($567,672 total)
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $113,870 ($4,798,764 total)
  18. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $87,946 ($146,388,522 total)
  19. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $36,844 ($28,878,658 total)
  20. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $34,594 ($31,258,927 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd): Costume Design
  • Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd): Actor (Javier Bardem)
  • Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd): Directing, Supporting Actress (Julie Walters), Original Screenplay
  • Cast Away (2000, 73rd): Actor (Tom Hanks), Sound
  • Chocolat (2000, 73rd): Picture, Actress (Juliette Binoche), Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • The Contender (2000, 73rd): Actress (Joan Allen), Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“A Love Before Time”), Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd): Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“My Funny Friend and Me”)
  • Malena (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd): Cinematography
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd): Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd): Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Things Have Changed”), Film Editing
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 5-7, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $13,842,990 ($14,206,379 total) {week 2}
  2. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $7,061,114 ($160,800,738 total) {week 7}
  3. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $4,595,308 ($37,807,829 total) {week 4}
  4. The American President (1995, 68th) – $2,252,807 ($54,154,554 total) {week 8}
  5. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $2,016,601 ($10,300,341 total) {week 3}
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $1,902,279 ($6,709,060 total) {week 4}
  7. Casino (1995, 68th) – $786,385 ($38,687,615 total) {week 7}
  8. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $4,761 ($67,028,744 total) {week 33}
  9. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $117,772 ($284,918 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $28,688,187 ($29,441,274 total)
  2. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $14,633,440 ($333,243,158 total)
  3. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $9,523,308 ($78,352,876 total)
  4. The American President (1995, 68th) – $4,668,713 ($112,229,800 total)
  5. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $4,179,200 ($21,346,408 total)
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $3,942,280 ($13,903,844 total)
  7. Casino (1995, 68th) – $1,629,703 ($80,176,143 total)
  8. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $9,867 ($138,910,248 total)
  9. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $244,070 ($590,464 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th): Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Costume Design
  • The American President (1995, 68th): Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Braveheart (1995, 68th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • Casino (1995, 68th): Actress (Sharon Stone)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon) [O], Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin'”)
  • Nixon (1995, 68th): Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Supporting Actress (Joan Allen), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score
  • Sabrina (1995, 68th): Original Song (“Moonlight”), Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th): Picture, Actress (Emma Thompson), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Toy Story (1995, 68th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), Original Musical or Comedy Score

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 4-6, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $12,626,851 ($168,697,638 total) {week 8}
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $8,290,621 ($44,738,505 total) {week 3}
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $7,329,451 ($71,148,162 total) {week 9}
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $5,100,408 ($33,785,573 total) {week 5}
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $3,914,163 ($44,941,885 total) {week 6}
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $1,520,073 ($208,160,082 total) {week 26}
  7. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $99,583 ($422,339 total) {week 3}
  8. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $342,490 ($1,583,528 total) {week 3}
  9. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $92,523 ($356,508 total) {week 3}
  10. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $124,955 ($580,927 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $27,473,148 ($367,047,592 total)
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $18,038,501 ($97,340,785 total)
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $15,947,214 ($154,802,177 total)
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $11,097,325 ($73,509,703 total)
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $8,516,326 ($97,783,294 total)
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $3,307,332 ($452,908,872 total)
  7. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $216,670 ($918,913 total)
  8. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $745,180 ($3,445,396 total)
  9. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $201,309 ($775,680 total)
  10. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $271,874 ($1,263,965 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alice (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • Awakenings (1990, 63rd): Picture, Actor (Robert De Niro), Adapted Screenplay
  • Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Kevin Costner), Supporting Actor (Graham Greene), Supporting Actress (Mary McDonnell), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound [O]
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd): Makeup
  • Ghost (1990, 63rd): Picture, Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing
  • The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Andy Garcia), Original Song, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • Green Card (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • Hamlet (1990, 63rd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • Misery (1990, 63rd): Actress (Kathy Bates) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 3-5, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $6,360,296 ($261,685,197 total) {week 3}
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $3,834,834 ($29,867,917 total) {week 7}
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $3,438,463 ($13,917,322 total) {week 3}
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $1,877,225 ($9,685,207 total) {week 4}
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $1,877,060 ($15,188,296 total) {week 5}
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,487,514 ($192,957,781 total) {week 27}
  7. Twice in a Lifetime (1985, 58th) – $1,036,429 ($7,091,424 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $15,703,588 ($646,101,457 total)
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $9,468,215 ($73,743,968 total)
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $8,489,574 ($34,361,906 total)
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $4,634,874 ($23,912,802 total)
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $4,634,466 ($37,499,944 total)
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $3,672,676 ($476,413,281 total)
  7. Twice in a Lifetime (1985, 58th) – $2,558,946 ($17,508,745 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • A Chorus Line (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Surprise, Surprise”), Film Editing, Sound
  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • Out of Africa (1985, 58th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Sound [O]
  • Twice in a Lifetime (1985, 58th): Supporting Actress (Amy Madigan)
  • White Nights (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Say You, Say Me” [O], “Separate Lives (Love Theme from “White Nights”)”)
  • Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th): Visual Effects

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