Oscar in Box Office History (Week 10, 2019)

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. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. 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

Captain Marvel (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 7-9, 2014

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Lego Movie – $10,911,385 ($224,877,997 total) {week 5}
  2. Frozen – $2,954,554 ($392,994,668 total) {week 16}
  3. 12 Years a Slave – $2,110,812 ($53,042,847 total) {week 21}
  4. American Hustle – $1,053,257 ($148,384,165 total) {week 13}
  5. Gravity – $902,190 ($271,814,796 total) {week 23}
  6. The Wind Rises – $901,555 ($3,346,735 total) {week 3}
  7. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $811,166 ($811,166 total) {week 1}
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street – $688,931 ($115,691,788 total) {week 11}
  9. Philomena – $683,630 ($35,907,377 total) {week 16}
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $618,939 ($26,188,546 total) {week 19}
  11. Lone Survivor – $420,075 ($124,127,331 total) {week 11}
  12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $344,209 ($257,397,516 total) {week 13}
  13. Her – $262,253 ($24,998,431 total) {week 12}
  14. Nebraska – $185,122 ($17,467,639 total) {week 17}
  15. The Great Beauty – $155,587 ($2,440,678 total) {week 17}
  16. August: Osage County – $125,418 ($37,304,874 total) {week 11}
  17. Saving Mr. Banks – $93,131 ($82,994,096 total) {week 13}
  18. The Book Thief – $36,627 ($21,345,525 total) {week 18}
  19. Blue Jasmine – $30,095 ($33,354,538 total) {week 33}
  20. Inside Llewyn Davis – $29,781 ($13,214,255 total) {week 14}
  21. 20 Feet from Stardom – $25,263 ($4,908,798 total) {week 39}
  22. The Invisible Woman – $17,318 ($1,158,075 total) {week 11}
  23. Ernest & Celestine – $10,953 ($25,960 total) {week 2}
  24. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $8,683 ($8,294,320 total) {week 15}
  25. Cutie and the Boxer – $315 ($199,045 total) {week 30}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Lego Movie – $12,206,862 ($251,577,098 total)
  2. Frozen – $3,305,339 ($439,653,766 total)
  3. 12 Years a Slave – $2,361,422 ($59,340,468 total)
  4. American Hustle – $1,178,307 ($166,001,379 total)
  5. Gravity – $1,009,304 ($304,086,565 total)
  6. The Wind Rises – $1,008,594 ($3,744,083 total)
  7. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $907,473 ($907,473 total)
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street – $770,726 ($129,427,533 total)
  9. Philomena – $764,795 ($40,170,554 total)
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $692,424 ($29,297,835 total)
  11. Lone Survivor – $469,949 ($138,864,603 total)
  12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $385,076 ($287,957,564 total)
  13. Her – $293,390 ($27,966,421 total)
  14. Nebraska – $207,101 ($19,541,520 total)
  15. The Great Beauty – $174,059 ($2,730,452 total)
  16. August: Osage County – $140,309 ($41,733,972 total)
  17. Saving Mr. Banks – $104,188 ($92,847,740 total)
  18. The Book Thief – $40,976 ($23,879,816 total)
  19. Blue Jasmine – $33,668 ($37,314,624 total)
  20. Inside Llewyn Davis – $33,317 ($14,783,145 total)
  21. 20 Feet from Stardom – $28,262 ($5,491,605 total)
  22. The Invisible Woman – $19,374 ($1,295,570 total)
  23. Ernest & Celestine – $12,253 ($29,042 total)
  24. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $9,714 ($9,279,080 total)
  25. Cutie and the Boxer – $352 ($222,677 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Years a Slave: Picture [O], Directing, Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design
  • 20 Feet from Stardom: Documentary Feature [O]
  • American Hustle: Picture, Directing, Actor (Christian Bale), Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design
  • August: Osage County: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Blue Jasmine: Actress (Cate Blanchett) [O], Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins), Original Screenplay
  • The Book Thief: Original Score
  • Cutie and the Boxer: Documentary Feature
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Picture, Actor (Matthew McConaughey) [O], Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • Ernest & Celestine: Animated Feature
  • Frozen: Animated Feature [O], Original Song (“Let It Go”) [O]
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • Gravity: Picture, Directing [O], Actress (Sandra Bullock), Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Production Design, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • The Great Beauty: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Her: Picture, Original Screenplay [O], Original Song (“The Moon Song”), Original Score, Production Design
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects
  • Inside Llewyn Davis: Cinematography, Sound Mixing
  • The Invisible Woman: Costume Design
  • The Lego Movie: Original Song (“Everything Is Awesome”)
  • Lone Survivor: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Original Song (“Ordinary Love”)
  • Nebraska: Picture, Directing, Actor (Bruce Dern), Supporting Actress (June Squibb), Original Screenplay, Cinematography
  • Philomena: Picture, Actress (Judi Dench), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Saving Mr. Banks: Original Score
  • The Wind Rises: Animated Feature
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Picture, Directing, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 6-8, 2009

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $6,808,383 ($125,324,813 total) {week 17}
  2. Coraline – $3,255,852 ($65,627,777 total) {week 5}
  3. The Reader – $1,925,918 ($29,860,949 total) {week 13}
  4. The Wrestler – $744,172 ($24,711,985 total) {week 12}
  5. Milk – $582,593 ($31,111,155 total) {week 15}
  6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $440,082 ($126,101,980 total) {week 11}
  7. Doubt – $340,182 ($32,440,264 total) {week 13}
  8. The Class – $293,001 ($2,016,717 total) {week 12}
  9. Frost/Nixon – $224,875 ($18,243,471 total) {week 14}
  10. Revolutionary Road – $219,592 ($22,322,313 total) {week 11}
  11. Defiance – $209,810 ($28,021,658 total) {week 10}
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $87,535 ($2,032,913 total) {week 11}
  13. Rachel Getting Married – $64,263 ($12,685,530 total) {week 23}
  14. Australia – $23,600 ($49,525,071 total) {week 15}
  15. Frozen River – $15,291 ($2,495,848 total) {week 32}
  16. 12 – $12,042 ($13,200 total) {week 1}
  17. Katyn – $7,964 ($49,764 total) {week 3}
  18. The Betrayal – $2,234 ($29,502 total) {week 16}
  19. Trouble the Water – $1,691 ($513,690 total) {week 29}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $8,297,149 ($152,729,172 total)
  2. Coraline – $3,967,798 ($79,978,384 total)
  3. The Reader – $2,347,052 ($36,390,543 total)
  4. The Wrestler – $906,898 ($30,115,672 total)
  5. Milk – $709,987 ($37,914,128 total)
  6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $536,313 ($153,676,280 total)
  7. Doubt – $414,568 ($39,533,868 total)
  8. The Class – $357,071 ($2,457,706 total)
  9. Frost/Nixon – $274,048 ($22,232,710 total)
  10. Revolutionary Road – $267,609 ($27,203,459 total)
  11. Defiance – $255,688 ($34,149,061 total)
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $106,676 ($2,477,443 total)
  13. Rachel Getting Married – $78,315 ($15,459,433 total)
  14. Australia – $28,761 ($60,354,553 total)
  15. Frozen River – $18,635 ($3,041,607 total)
  16. 12 – $14,675 ($16,086 total)
  17. Katyn – $9,705 ($60,646 total)
  18. The Betrayal – $2,723 ($35,953 total)
  19. Trouble the Water – $2,061 ($626,017 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12: Foreign Language Film
  • Australia: Costume Design
  • The Betrayal: Documentary Feature
  • The Class: Foreign Language Film
  • Coraline: Animated Feature
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Picture, Director, Actor (Brad Pitt), Supporting Actress (Taraji P. Henson), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound Mixing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Defiance: Original Score
  • Doubt: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay
  • Frost/Nixon: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • Frozen River: Actress (Melissa Leo), Original Screenplay
  • Katyn: Foreign Language Film
  • Milk: Picture, Director, Actor (Sean Penn) [O], Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Costume Design
  • Rachel Getting Married: Actress (Anne Hathaway)
  • The Reader: Picture, Director, Actress (Kate Winslet) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography
  • Revolutionary Road: Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Picture [O], Director [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Song (“Jai Ho”) [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Sound Mixing [O], Sound Editing
  • Trouble the Water: Documentary Feature
  • Waltz with Bashir: Foreign Language Film
  • The Wrestler: Actor (Mickey Rourke), Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 5-7, 2004

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Passion of the Christ – $53,246,801 ($213,888,740 total) {week 2}
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $3,037,822 ($368,210,170 total) {week 12}
  3. Monster – $2,123,915 ($29,954,254 total) {week 11}
  4. Mystic River – $1,975,433 ($85,177,176 total) {week 22}
  5. Cold Mountain – $827,306 ($93,983,865 total) {week 11}
  6. The Fog of War – $434,162 ($2,850,932 total) {week 12}
  7. Something’s Gotta Give – $405,476 ($123,440,600 total) {week 13}
  8. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $391,403 ($9,944,834 total) {week 13}
  9. In America – $361,861 ($14,580,899 total) {week 15}
  10. The Triplets of Belleville – $311,394 ($5,281,088 total) {week 15}
  11. Lost in Translation – $243,105 ($44,161,419 total) {week 26}
  12. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $201,856 ($92,896,473 total) {week 17}
  13. 21 Grams – $166,414 ($16,020,312 total) {week 16}
  14. The Last Samurai – $166,205 ($110,572,904 total) {week 14}
  15. Big Fish – $150,886 ($66,098,989 total) {week 13}
  16. City of God – $141,211 ($7,047,349 total) {week 60}
  17. My Architect – $129,177 ($1,470,107 total) {week 17}
  18. The Cooler – $111,271 ($8,039,766 total) {week 15}
  19. House of Sand and Fog – $96,363 ($12,712,724 total) {week 12}
  20. Brother Bear – $62,936 ($85,095,337 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Passion of the Christ – $78,369,688 ($314,805,650 total)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $4,471,126 ($541,938,962 total)
  3. Monster – $3,126,020 ($44,087,260 total)
  4. Mystic River – $2,907,481 ($125,365,441 total)
  5. Cold Mountain – $1,217,645 ($138,327,299 total)
  6. The Fog of War – $639,008 ($4,196,058 total)
  7. Something’s Gotta Give – $596,788 ($181,682,300 total)
  8. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $576,075 ($14,637,002 total)
  9. In America – $532,594 ($21,460,454 total)
  10. The Triplets of Belleville – $458,316 ($7,772,809 total)
  11. Lost in Translation – $357,807 ($64,997,644 total)
  12. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $297,096 ($136,726,854 total)
  13. 21 Grams – $244,931 ($23,579,010 total)
  14. The Last Samurai – $244,624 ($162,743,372 total)
  15. Big Fish – $222,077 ($97,285,791 total)
  16. City of God – $207,837 ($10,372,427 total)
  17. My Architect – $190,125 ($2,163,732 total)
  18. The Cooler – $163,771 ($11,833,086 total)
  19. House of Sand and Fog – $141,829 ($18,710,837 total)
  20. Brother Bear – $92,630 ($125,244,989 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 21 Grams: Actress (Naomi Watts), Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro)
  • Big Fish: Original Score
  • Brother Bear: Animated Feature
  • City of God: Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography
  • Cold Mountain: Actor (Jude Law), Supporting Actress (Renee Zellweger) [O], Original Song (“Scarlet Tide”), Original Song (“You Will Be My Ain True Love”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography
  • The Cooler: Supporting Actor (Alec Baldwin)
  • The Fog of War: Documentary Feature [O]
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring: Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • House of Sand and Fog: Actor (Ben Kingsley), Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Original Score
  • In America: Actress (Samantha Morton), Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou), Original Screenplay
  • The Last Samurai: Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Picture [O], Director [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Song (“Into the West”) [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup [O], Sound Mixing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Lost in Translation: Picture, Director, Actor (Bill Murray), Original Screenplay [O]
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects
  • Monster: Actress (Charlize Theron) [O]
  • My Architect: Documentary Feature
  • Mystic River: Picture, Director, Actor (Sean Penn) [O], Supporting Actor (Tim Robbins) [O], Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Passion of the Christ : Original Score, Cinematography, Makeup
  • Something’s Gotta Give: Actress (Diane Keaton)
  • The Triplets of Belleville: Animated Feature, Original Song (“Belleville Rendez-vous”)

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 5-7, 1999

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Shakespeare in Love – $3,306,893 ($64,826,518 total) {week 13}
  2. Life Is Beautiful – $1,925,622 ($30,131,649 total) {week 20}
  3. Saving Private Ryan – $1,177,743 ($207,316,586 total) {week 33}
  4. Elizabeth – $620,623 ($26,106,939 total) {week 18}
  5. Patch Adams – $504,645 ($131,417,750 total) {week 11}
  6. The Prince of Egypt – $426,625 ($97,676,468 total) {week 12}
  7. Affliction – $402,688 ($3,764,573 total) {week 10}
  8. Mighty Joe Young – $366,593 ($49,620,754 total) {week 11}
  9. A Bug’s Life – $313,003 ($158,985,087 total) {week 16}
  10. Central Station – $270,564 ($3,828,556 total) {week 16}
  11. Pleasantville – $237,928 ($40,020,034 total) {week 20}
  12. The Thin Red Line – $226,776 ($35,514,198 total) {week 11}
  13. A Simple Plan – $207,062 ($15,560,477 total) {week 13}
  14. Gods and Monsters – $151,253 ($4,102,845 total) {week 18}
  15. Tango – $138,654 ($383,376 total) {week 7}
  16. Hilary and Jackie – $134,427 ($424,009 total) {week 10}
  17. A Civil Action – $131,522 ($55,804,853 total) {week 11}
  18. Little Voice – $110,836 ($4,320,701 total) {week 11}
  19. Beloved – $55,582 ($22,802,816 total) {week 22}
  20. Children of Heaven – $41,923 ($387,817 total) {week 7}
  21. Dancemaker – $10,594 ($14,639 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Shakespeare in Love – $5,949,804 ($116,636,688 total)
  2. Life Is Beautiful – $3,464,603 ($54,213,242 total)
  3. Saving Private Ryan – $2,119,010 ($373,006,613 total)
  4. Elizabeth – $1,116,633 ($46,971,934 total)
  5. Patch Adams – $907,964 ($236,448,471 total)
  6. The Prince of Egypt – $767,589 ($175,740,732 total)
  7. Affliction – $724,521 ($6,773,267 total)
  8. Mighty Joe Young – $659,579 ($89,278,286 total)
  9. A Bug’s Life – $563,159 ($286,047,971 total)
  10. Central Station – $486,802 ($6,888,386 total)
  11. Pleasantville – $428,083 ($72,004,549 total)
  12. The Thin Red Line – $408,018 ($63,897,592 total)
  13. A Simple Plan – $372,549 ($27,996,606 total)
  14. Gods and Monsters – $272,136 ($7,381,890 total)
  15. Tango – $249,468 ($689,775 total)
  16. Hilary and Jackie – $241,863 ($762,882 total)
  17. A Civil Action – $236,636 ($100,404,795 total)
  18. Little Voice – $199,418 ($7,773,860 total)
  19. Beloved – $100,004 ($41,027,114 total)
  20. Children of Heaven – $75,428 ($697,765 total)
  21. Dancemaker – $19,061 ($26,339 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Affliction: Actor (Nick Nolte), Supporting Actor (James Coburn) [O]
  • Beloved: Costume Design
  • A Bug’s Life: Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Central Station: Actress (Fernanda Montenegro), Foreign Language Film
  • Children of Heaven: Foreign Language Film
  • A Civil Action: Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Cinematography
  • Dancemaker: Documentary Feature
  • Elizabeth: Picture, Actress (Cate Blanchett), Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup
  • Gods and Monsters: Actor (Ian McKellen), Supporting Actress (Lynn Redgrave), Adapted Screenplay [O]
  • Hilary and Jackie: Actress (Emily Watson), Supporting Actress (Rachel Griffiths)
  • Life Is Beautiful: Picture, Director, Actor (Roberto Benigni) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score [O], Editing, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Little Voice: Supporting Actress (Brenda Blethyn)
  • Mighty Joe Young: Visual Effects
  • Patch Adams: Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Pleasantville: Original Dramatic Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Prince of Egypt: Original Song (“When You Believe”) [O], Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Saving Private Ryan: Picture, Director [O], Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Makeup, Sound [O], Sound Effects [O]
  • Shakespeare in Love: Picture [O], Director, Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) [O], Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Musical or Comedy Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup, Sound
  • A Simple Plan: Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton), Adapted Screenplay
  • Tango: Foreign Language Film
  • The Thin Red Line: Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 11-13, 1994

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Schindler’s List – $2,842,625 ($54,310,278 total) {week 13}
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire – $2,320,204 ($203,570,019 total) {week 16}
  3. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $1,325,357 ($5,299,639 total) {week 13}
  4. In the Name of the Father – $1,213,940 ($19,010,817 total) {week 11}
  5. Philadelphia – $1,095,984 ($62,635,419 total) {week 12}
  6. Four Weddings and a Funeral – $138,486 ($138,486 total) {week 1}
  7. Jurassic Park – $187,215 ($344,806,695 total) {week 40}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Schindler’s List – $6,215,692 ($118,755,010 total)
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire – $5,073,365 ($445,126,788 total)
  3. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $2,898,029 ($11,588,206 total)
  4. In the Name of the Father – $2,654,405 ($41,569,107 total)
  5. Philadelphia – $2,396,482 ($136,958,787 total)
  6. Four Weddings and a Funeral – $302,814 ($302,814 total)
  7. Jurassic Park – $409,365 ($753,955,309 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Picture, Original Screenplay
  • In the Name of the Father: Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actor (Pete Postlethwaite), Supporting Actress (Emma Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • Jurassic Park: Sound [O], Sound Effects [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Mrs. Doubtfire: Makeup [O]
  • Philadelphia: Actor (Tom Hanks) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Philadelphia”), Original Song (“Streets of Philadelphia”) [O]
  • Schindler’s List: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Liam Neeson), Supporting Actor (Ralph Fiennes), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Makeup, Sound
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 10-12, 1989

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Chances Are – $3,664,386 ($3,664,386 total) {week 1}
  2. Rain Man – $3,140,587 ($126,080,187 total) {week 13}
  3. Dangerous Liaisons – $1,675,305 ($21,189,167 total) {week 12}
  4. Beaches – $1,333,638 ($43,665,541 total) {week 12}
  5. Working Girl – $1,174,720 ($54,243,125 total) {week 12}
  6. The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen – $597,400 ($597,400 total) {week 1}
  7. Hanussen – $15,504 ($17,876 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Chances Are – $8,436,395 ($8,436,395 total)
  2. Rain Man – $7,230,470 ($290,270,254 total)
  3. Dangerous Liaisons – $3,856,999 ($48,783,120 total)
  4. Beaches – $3,070,391 ($100,529,734 total)
  5. Working Girl – $2,704,519 ($124,882,157 total)
  6. The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen – $1,375,374 ($1,375,374 total)
  7. Hanussen – $35,694 ($41,155 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen : Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects
  • Beaches: Art Direction
  • Chances Are: Original Score (“After All”)
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Picture, Actress (Glenn Close), Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O]
  • Hanussen: Foreign Language Film
  • Rain Man: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Dustin Hoffman) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • Working Girl: Picture, Director, Actress (Melanie Griffith), Supporting Actress (Joan Cusack), Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver), Original Song (“Let the River Run”) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 9-11, 1984

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Splash – $6,174,059 ($6,174,059 total) {week 1}
  2. Footloose – $5,476,656 ($31,591,292 total) {week 4}
  3. Against All Odds – $3,371,182 ($8,305,137 total) {week 2}
  4. Terms of Endearment – $1,883,893 ($87,437,122 total) {week 16}
  5. Return of the Jedi – $69,828 ($252,452,593 total) {week 42}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Splash – $16,794,910 ($16,794,910 total)
  2. Footloose – $14,897,808 ($85,935,836 total)
  3. Against All Odds – $9,170,418 ($22,591,950 total)
  4. Terms of Endearment – $5,124,638 ($237,849,790 total)
  5. Return of the Jedi – $189,949 ($686,731,161 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Against All Odds: Original Song (“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”)
  • Footloose: Original Song (“Footloose”, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”)
  • Return of the Jedi: Original Score, Art Direction, Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects [O]
  • Splash: Original Screenplay
  • Terms of Endearment: Picture [O], Directing [O], Actress (Shirley MacLaine) [O], Actress (Debra Winger), Supporting Actor (John Lithgow), Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Art Direction, Sound

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