Oscar in Box Office History (Week 12, 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 Mar. 18-20, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Zootopia (2016, 89th) – $37,164,158 ($200,929,655 total) {week 3}
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $1,207,791 ($181,144,329 total) {week 13}
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $966,071 ($932,324,258 total) {week 14}
  4. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $760,451 ($3,445,135 total) {week 12}
  5. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $423,465 ($44,000,003 total) {week 20}
  6. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $186,557 ($53,885,863 total) {week 13}
  7. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $182,225 ($29,997,095 total) {week 7}
  8. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $150,159 ($753,229 total) {week 5}
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $147,414 ($37,921,262 total) {week 20}
  10. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $138,652 ($70,057,836 total) {week 15}
  11. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $78,489 ($4,157,359 total) {week 13}
  12. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $66,169 ($52,822,418 total) {week 10}
  13. Room (2015, 88th) – $53,726 ($14,609,005 total) {week 23}
  14. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $44,791 ($200,011,902 total) {week 20}
  15. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $28,469 ($1,724,875 total) {week 14}
  16. Carol (2015, 88th) – $19,668 ($12,692,832 total) {week 18}
  17. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $10,101 ($812,697 total) {week 18}
  18. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $8,228 ($2,812,088 total) {week 8}
  19. A War (2015, 88th) – $2,605 ($109,715 total) {week 6}
  20. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $825 ($276,327 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Zootopia (2016, 89th) – $39,355,340 ($212,776,375 total)
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $1,279,002 ($191,824,515 total)
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $1,023,030 ($987,293,665 total)
  4. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $805,287 ($3,648,259 total)
  5. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $448,432 ($46,594,223 total)
  6. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $197,556 ($57,062,949 total)
  7. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $192,969 ($31,765,710 total)
  8. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $159,012 ($797,639 total)
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $156,105 ($40,157,082 total)
  10. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $146,827 ($74,188,414 total)
  11. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $83,117 ($4,402,475 total)
  12. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $70,070 ($55,936,803 total)
  13. Room (2015, 88th) – $56,894 ($15,470,345 total)
  14. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $47,432 ($211,804,511 total)
  15. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $30,148 ($1,826,573 total)
  16. Carol (2015, 88th) – $20,828 ($13,441,196 total)
  17. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $10,697 ($860,613 total)
  18. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $8,713 ($2,977,887 total)
  19. A War (2015, 88th) – $2,759 ($116,184 total)
  20. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $874 ($292,619 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th): Sound Mixing
  • The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • 45 Years (2015, 88th): Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
  • Anomalisa (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • The Big Short (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • 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
  • Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th): Production Design
  • The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • 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
  • 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
  • A War (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Zootopia (2016, 89th): Animated Feature [O]

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 25-27, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rango (2011, 84th) – $9,772,822 ($106,335,987 total) {week 4}
  2. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $1,557,618 ($134,851,229 total) {week 18}
  3. Jane Eyre (2011, 84th) – $969,993 ($1,885,526 total) {week 3}
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $550,994 ($198,526,569 total) {week 18}
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $184,355 ($106,578,424 total) {week 17}
  6. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $182,049 ($170,058,659 total) {week 14}
  7. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $142,914 ($4,010,807 total) {week 11}
  8. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $110,318 ($93,571,803 total) {week 16}
  9. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $73,634 ($4,824,901 total) {week 9}
  10. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $70,775 ($171,891,000 total) {week 15}
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $58,805 ($294,915,214 total) {week 19}
  12. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $49,677 ($2,063,755 total) {week 13}
  13. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $31,742 ($9,629,255 total) {week 13}
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $29,189 ($3,126,710 total) {week 13}
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $17,524 ($4,266,259 total) {week 25}
  16. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $10,338 ($2,203,980 total) {week 15}
  17. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $8,103 ($18,300,917 total) {week 21}
  18. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $5,001 ($1,343,874 total) {week 7}
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $202 ($6,530,708 total) {week 42}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rango (2011, 84th) – $11,288,657 ($122,829,463 total)
  2. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $1,799,216 ($155,767,624 total)
  3. Jane Eyre (2011, 84th) – $1,120,446 ($2,177,985 total)
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $636,457 ($229,319,467 total)
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $212,950 ($123,109,504 total)
  6. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $210,286 ($196,435,979 total)
  7. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $165,081 ($4,632,912 total)
  8. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $127,429 ($108,085,462 total)
  9. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $85,055 ($5,573,278 total)
  10. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $81,753 ($198,552,530 total)
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $67,926 ($340,658,684 total)
  12. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $57,382 ($2,383,858 total)
  13. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $36,665 ($11,122,822 total)
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $33,716 ($3,611,685 total)
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $20,242 ($4,927,986 total)
  16. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $11,941 ($2,545,833 total)
  17. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $9,360 ($21,139,521 total)
  18. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $5,777 ($1,552,319 total)
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $233 ($7,543,668 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Biutiful (2010, 83rd): Actor (Javier Bardem), Foreign Language Film
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd): Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • 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
  • The Illusionist (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature
  • Inside Job (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Jane Eyre (2011, 84th): Costume Design
  • 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)
  • Rango (2011, 84th): Animated Feature [O]
  • Tangled (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“I See the Light”)
  • 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
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 24-26, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $501,655 ($290,611,900 total) {week 16}
  2. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $282,633 ($82,597,700 total) {week 16}
  3. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $271,209 ($1,238,269 total) {week 5}
  4. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $240,745 ($10,327,106 total) {week 16}
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $220,113 ($8,559,895 total) {week 17}
  6. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $190,462 ($50,498,784 total) {week 18}
  7. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $185,215 ($217,888,685 total) {week 15}
  8. Capote (2005, 78th) – $180,100 ($28,208,108 total) {week 26}
  9. Crash (2005, 78th) – $152,766 ($54,440,780 total) {week 47}
  10. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $97,847 ($119,317,827 total) {week 19}
  11. Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th) – $97,287 ($567,895 total) {week 15}
  12. Munich (2005, 78th) – $50,460 ($47,379,090 total) {week 14}
  13. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $33,915 ($269,147 total) {week 6}
  14. The New World (2005, 78th) – $25,639 ($12,680,863 total) {week 14}
  15. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $16,067 ($279,467 total) {week 16}
  16. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $7,513 ($126,945 total) {week 5}
  17. Don’t Tell (2005, 78th) – $7,131 ($27,105 total) {week 2}
  18. Evil (2003, 76th) – $1,802 ($5,819 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $701,551 ($406,412,978 total)
  2. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $395,255 ($115,510,677 total)
  3. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $379,279 ($1,731,686 total)
  4. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $336,675 ($14,442,182 total)
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $307,822 ($11,970,784 total)
  6. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $266,356 ($70,621,200 total)
  7. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $259,018 ($304,711,505 total)
  8. Capote (2005, 78th) – $251,865 ($39,448,285 total)
  9. Crash (2005, 78th) – $213,639 ($76,133,976 total)
  10. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $136,836 ($166,862,793 total)
  11. Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th) – $136,053 ($794,186 total)
  12. Munich (2005, 78th) – $70,567 ($66,258,392 total)
  13. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $47,429 ($376,395 total)
  14. The New World (2005, 78th) – $35,855 ($17,733,848 total)
  15. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $22,469 ($390,827 total)
  16. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $10,507 ($177,529 total)
  17. Don’t Tell (2005, 78th) – $9,973 ($37,906 total)
  18. Evil (2003, 76th) – $2,520 ($8,138 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • 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
  • Crash (2005, 78th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Matt Dillon), Original Screenplay [O], Original Song (“In the Deep”), Film Editing [O]
  • Days of Glory (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • Don’t Tell (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Evil (2003, 76th): Foreign Language Film
  • Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th): Actress (Judi Dench), Costume Design
  • Munich (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • The New World (2005, 78th): Cinematography
  • Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Syriana (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (George Clooney) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica (2005, 78th): Actress (Felicity Huffman), Original Song (“Travelin’ Thru”)
  • Tsotsi (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Walk the Line (2005, 78th): Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 23-25, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $4,613,172 ($106,253,538 total) {week 16}
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $3,948,118 ($107,681,521 total) {week 13}
  3. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $3,308,107 ($60,657,943 total) {week 15}
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $1,310,111 ($37,091,203 total) {week 14}
  5. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $1,050,300 ($229,168,596 total) {week 14}
  6. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $807,443 ($4,905,216 total) {week 15}
  7. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $310,494 ($87,320,505 total) {week 15}
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $253,732 ($8,706,571 total) {week 20}
  9. Memento (2001, 74th) – $230,938 ($583,181 total) {week 2}
  10. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $217,850 ($3,817,364 total) {week 14}
  11. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $182,055 ($21,442,945 total) {week 24}
  12. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $150,441 ($66,662,731 total) {week 18}
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $62,722 ($3,364,065 total) {week 14}
  14. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $59,898 ($8,207,004 total) {week 13}
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $55,360 ($6,925,453 total) {week 18}
  16. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $54,145 ($166,225,040 total) {week 25}
  17. The Taste of Others (2000, 73rd) – $41,351 ($648,938 total) {week 28}
  18. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $26,857 ($186,870,377 total) {week 47}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $7,465,840 ($171,958,023 total)
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $6,389,534 ($174,269,034 total)
  3. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $5,353,756 ($98,167,272 total)
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,120,250 ($60,027,459 total)
  5. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $1,699,779 ($370,880,625 total)
  6. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $1,306,745 ($7,938,477 total)
  7. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $502,496 ($141,317,284 total)
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $410,633 ($14,090,493 total)
  9. Memento (2001, 74th) – $373,744 ($943,805 total)
  10. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $352,563 ($6,177,925 total)
  11. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $294,633 ($34,702,717 total)
  12. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $243,470 ($107,885,268 total)
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $101,508 ($5,444,317 total)
  14. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $96,937 ($13,282,006 total)
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $89,593 ($11,207,977 total)
  16. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $87,627 ($269,014,376 total)
  17. The Taste of Others (2000, 73rd) – $66,921 ($1,050,225 total)
  18. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $43,465 ($302,426,264 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
  • 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]
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“My Funny Friend and Me”)
  • Gladiator (2000, 73rd): Picture [O], Directing, Actor (Russell Crowe) [O], Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Sound [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Malena (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • Memento (2001, 74th): Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd): Cinematography
  • Pollock (2000, 73rd): Actor (Ed Harris), Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden) [O]
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • The Taste of Others (2000, 73rd): Foreign Language Film
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 22-24, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Birdcage (1996, 69th) – $13,294,404 ($60,601,672 total) {week 3}
  2. Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th) – $4,172,633 ($35,943,345 total) {week 4}
  3. Fargo (1996, 69th) – $2,812,662 ($5,152,178 total) {week 3}
  4. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $1,973,447 ($72,823,149 total) {week 13}
  5. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $1,324,472 ($30,228,488 total) {week 13}
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $1,068,212 ($39,011,246 total) {week 15}
  7. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $804,591 ($16,338,064 total) {week 41}
  8. Babe (1995, 68th) – $393,660 ($62,748,640 total) {week 34}
  9. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $227,738 ($73,256,059 total) {week 44}
  10. Mandela (1996, 69th) – $8,413 ($8,413 total) {week 1}
  11. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $94,837 ($184,592,498 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Birdcage (1996, 69th) – $27,551,299 ($125,590,795 total)
  2. Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th) – $8,647,357 ($74,488,923 total)
  3. Fargo (1996, 69th) – $5,828,956 ($10,677,364 total)
  4. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $4,089,768 ($150,918,562 total)
  5. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $2,744,833 ($62,645,464 total)
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $2,213,761 ($80,846,836 total)
  7. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $1,667,433 ($33,858,974 total)
  8. Babe (1995, 68th) – $815,820 ($130,040,168 total)
  9. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $471,964 ($151,815,724 total)
  10. Mandela (1996, 69th) – $17,435 ($17,435 total)
  11. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $196,540 ($382,549,159 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Babe (1995, 68th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (James Cromwell), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Art Direction, Visual Effects [O]
  • The Birdcage (1996, 69th): Art Direction
  • 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]
  • Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon) [O], Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin'”)
  • Fargo (1996, 69th): Picture, Director, Actress (Frances McDormand) [O], Supporting Actor (William H Macy), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Mandela (1996, 69th): Documentary Feature
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th): Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Massimo Troisi), Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score [O]
  • 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
  • Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th): Original Song (“Because You Loved Me”)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 22-24, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $6,687,991 ($78,258,485 total) {week 6}
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $3,750,142 ($136,311,785 total) {week 20}
  3. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $2,776,368 ($253,061,346 total) {week 19}
  4. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $669,726 ($47,710,964 total) {week 14}
  5. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $200,329 ($216,445,736 total) {week 37}
  6. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $108,600 ($65,696,793 total) {week 14}
  7. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $216,991 ($43,856,669 total) {week 27}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $14,551,543 ($170,272,618 total)
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $8,159,454 ($296,583,361 total)
  3. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $6,040,744 ($550,603,784 total)
  4. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $1,457,171 ($103,808,178 total)
  5. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $435,870 ($470,936,566 total)
  6. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $236,289 ($142,941,241 total)
  7. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $472,123 ($95,422,111 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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]
  • 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
  • Good Fellas (1990, 63rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Supporting Actres (Lorraine Bracco), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Anthony Hopkins) [O], Actress (Jodie Foster) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Sound

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 21-23, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $2,865,833 ($77,591,415 total) {week 14}
  2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $2,182,095 ($20,265,049 total) {week 7}
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $1,320,000 ($71,478,551 total) {week 14}
  4. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $1,082,439 ($26,148,165 total) {week 13}
  5. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th) – $119,134 ($15,099,768 total) {week 35}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $7,075,749 ($191,573,413 total)
  2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $5,387,598 ($50,034,461 total)
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $3,259,084 ($176,480,735 total)
  4. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $2,672,545 ($64,559,890 total)
  5. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th) – $294,142 ($37,281,368 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) [O], Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Art Direction
  • The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th): Picture, Directing, Actor (William Hurt) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th): Actor (James Garner), Cinematography
  • 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]

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