Oscar in Box Office History (Week 2, 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

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5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 10-12, 2014

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Lone Survivor – $37,849,910 ($38,231,471 total) {week 3}
  2. Frozen – $14,728,118 ($317,319,106 total) {week 8}
  3. The Wolf of Wall Street – $8,839,220 ($78,425,771 total) {week 3}
  4. American Hustle – $8,302,205 ($101,265,133 total) {week 5}
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $8,022,353 ($242,226,788 total) {week 5}
  6. August: Osage County – $7,158,265 ($7,703,650 total) {week 3}
  7. Saving Mr. Banks – $6,556,216 ($68,927,442 total) {week 5}
  8. Her – $5,383,775 ($8,783,075 total) {week 4}
  9. Inside Llewyn Davis – $1,882,548 ($9,315,674 total) {week 6}
  10. Philomena – $1,385,067 ($21,941,095 total) {week 8}
  11. Nebraska – $885,463 ($8,215,117 total) {week 9}
  12. Gravity – $419,092 ($256,224,796 total) {week 15}
  13. The Book Thief – $393,076 ($19,742,810 total) {week 10}
  14. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $275,067 ($77,605,270 total) {week 7}
  15. 12 Years a Slave – $270,760 ($38,904,535 total) {week 13}
  16. Dallas Buyers Club – $239,889 ($16,681,972 total) {week 11}
  17. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $135,415 ($101,830,232 total) {week 12}
  18. Captain Phillips – $95,475 ($104,987,526 total) {week 14}
  19. The Great Beauty – $71,793 ($1,080,999 total) {week 9}
  20. Despicable Me 2 – $66,445 ($368,049,635 total) {week 28}
  21. The Invisible Woman – $44,112 ($170,236 total) {week 3}
  22. All Is Lost – $36,516 ($6,108,041 total) {week 13}
  23. Blue Jasmine – $17,715 ($33,082,949 total) {week 25}
  24. 20 Feet from Stardom – $3,472 ($4,828,154 total) {week 31}
  25. The Act of Killing – $893 ($464,518 total) {week 26}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Lone Survivor – $38,995,431 ($39,388,539 total)
  2. Frozen – $15,173,862 ($326,922,711 total)
  3. The Wolf of Wall Street – $9,106,737 ($80,799,313 total)
  4. American Hustle – $8,553,470 ($104,329,904 total)
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $8,265,148 ($249,557,737 total)
  6. August: Osage County – $7,374,909 ($7,936,800 total)
  7. Saving Mr. Banks – $6,754,639 ($71,013,518 total)
  8. Her – $5,546,714 ($9,048,893 total)
  9. Inside Llewyn Davis – $1,939,523 ($9,597,611 total)
  10. Philomena – $1,426,986 ($22,605,138 total)
  11. Nebraska – $912,261 ($8,463,746 total)
  12. Gravity – $431,776 ($263,979,393 total)
  13. The Book Thief – $404,972 ($20,340,323 total)
  14. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $283,392 ($79,953,979 total)
  15. 12 Years a Slave – $278,955 ($40,081,974 total)
  16. Dallas Buyers Club – $247,149 ($17,186,849 total)
  17. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $139,513 ($104,912,105 total)
  18. Captain Phillips – $98,365 ($108,164,954 total)
  19. The Great Beauty – $73,966 ($1,113,715 total)
  20. Despicable Me 2 – $68,456 ($379,188,590 total)
  21. The Invisible Woman – $45,447 ($175,388 total)
  22. All Is Lost – $37,621 ($6,292,900 total)
  23. Blue Jasmine – $18,251 ($34,084,198 total)
  24. 20 Feet from Stardom – $3,577 ($4,974,277 total)
  25. The Act of Killing – $920 ($478,577 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]
  • The Act of Killing: Documentary Feature
  • All Is Lost: Sound Editing
  • 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
  • Captain Phillips: Picture, Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Picture, Actor (Matthew McConaughey) [O], Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • Despicable Me 2: Animated Feature, Original Song (“Happy”)
  • Frozen: Animated Feature [O], Original Song (“Let It Go”) [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
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: Makeup and Hairstyling
  • 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 Wolf of Wall Street: Picture, Directing, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 9-11, 2009

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $9,212,515 ($94,092,395 total) {week 3}
  2. Slumdog Millionaire – $3,782,340 ($34,127,195 total) {week 9}
  3. Doubt – $2,521,118 ($22,959,422 total) {week 5}
  4. Revolutionary Road – $1,427,744 ($3,158,054 total) {week 3}
  5. Bolt – $1,370,487 ($111,806,897 total) {week 8}
  6. The Reader – $1,346,742 ($5,510,453 total) {week 5}
  7. Milk – $1,296,051 ($19,163,996 total) {week 7}
  8. Frost/Nixon – $891,627 ($7,631,181 total) {week 6}
  9. The Wrestler – $848,410 ($2,822,431 total) {week 4}
  10. Australia – $617,314 ($47,764,206 total) {week 7}
  11. Rachel Getting Married – $179,805 ($10,558,970 total) {week 15}
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $70,737 ($374,325 total) {week 3}
  13. Defiance – $68,183 ($309,017 total) {week 2}
  14. Happy-Go-Lucky – $39,659 ($3,384,240 total) {week 14}
  15. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $38,628 ($22,886,033 total) {week 22}
  16. The Dark Knight – $8,012 ($531,026,626 total) {week 26}
  17. Trouble the Water – $3,003 ($489,992 total) {week 21}
  18. The Betrayal – $672 ($12,136 total) {week 8}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $8,712,971 ($88,990,285 total)
  2. Slumdog Millionaire – $3,577,245 ($32,276,666 total)
  3. Doubt – $2,384,412 ($21,714,460 total)
  4. Revolutionary Road – $1,350,325 ($2,986,810 total)
  5. Bolt – $1,296,173 ($105,744,228 total)
  6. The Reader – $1,273,716 ($5,211,652 total)
  7. Milk – $1,225,773 ($18,124,839 total)
  8. Frost/Nixon – $843,279 ($7,217,384 total)
  9. The Wrestler – $802,405 ($2,669,386 total)
  10. Australia – $583,840 ($45,174,218 total)
  11. Rachel Getting Married – $170,055 ($9,986,416 total)
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $66,901 ($354,027 total)
  13. Defiance – $64,486 ($292,261 total)
  14. Happy-Go-Lucky – $37,509 ($3,200,731 total)
  15. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $36,533 ($21,645,050 total)
  16. The Dark Knight – $7,578 ($502,231,992 total)
  17. Trouble the Water – $2,840 ($463,422 total)
  18. The Betrayal – $636 ($11,478 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Australia: Costume Design
  • The Betrayal: Documentary Feature
  • Bolt: 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]
  • The Dark Knight: Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Makeup, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects
  • 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
  • Happy-Go-Lucky: Original Screenplay
  • 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
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz) [O]
  • Waltz with Bashir: Foreign Language Film
  • The Wrestler: Actor (Mickey Rourke), Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 9-11, 2004

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $14,209,098 ($312,320,936 total) {week 4}
  2. Big Fish – $13,811,191 ($23,386,775 total) {week 5}
  3. Cold Mountain – $7,881,729 ($55,340,445 total) {week 3}
  4. Something’s Gotta Give – $7,727,359 ($92,515,314 total) {week 5}
  5. The Last Samurai – $4,550,419 ($97,181,327 total) {week 6}
  6. House of Sand and Fog – $1,420,267 ($7,476,800 total) {week 4}
  7. 21 Grams – $1,254,050 ($9,124,030 total) {week 8}
  8. In America – $914,429 ($6,637,216 total) {week 7}
  9. Monster – $844,259 ($1,406,502 total) {week 3}
  10. Lost in Translation – $747,470 ($32,520,390 total) {week 18}
  11. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $624,874 ($84,016,741 total) {week 9}
  12. Mystic River – $327,905 ($54,787,496 total) {week 14}
  13. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $316,628 ($1,275,933 total) {week 5}
  14. The Cooler – $304,638 ($2,281,044 total) {week 7}
  15. Brother Bear – $286,846 ($83,689,855 total) {week 12}
  16. The Triplets of Belleville – $155,806 ($1,280,038 total) {week 7}
  17. The Fog of War – $59,973 ($373,342 total) {week 4}
  18. My Architect – $54,431 ($439,221 total) {week 9}
  19. Pieces of April – $15,882 ($2,421,558 total) {week 13}
  20. Dirty Pretty Things – $4,601 ($8,083,257 total) {week 26}
  21. City of God – $3,921 ($4,799,197 total) {week 52}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $11,127,175 ($244,579,195 total)
  2. Big Fish – $10,815,573 ($18,314,234 total)
  3. Cold Mountain – $6,172,199 ($43,337,221 total)
  4. Something’s Gotta Give – $6,051,311 ($72,448,941 total)
  5. The Last Samurai – $3,563,443 ($76,102,906 total)
  6. House of Sand and Fog – $1,112,214 ($5,855,098 total)
  7. 21 Grams – $982,049 ($7,145,047 total)
  8. In America – $716,091 ($5,197,618 total)
  9. Monster – $661,141 ($1,101,435 total)
  10. Lost in Translation – $585,345 ($25,466,787 total)
  11. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $489,340 ($65,793,690 total)
  12. Mystic River – $256,783 ($42,904,206 total)
  13. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $247,952 ($999,186 total)
  14. The Cooler – $238,563 ($1,786,290 total)
  15. Brother Bear – $224,630 ($65,537,705 total)
  16. The Triplets of Belleville – $122,012 ($1,002,401 total)
  17. The Fog of War – $46,965 ($292,365 total)
  18. My Architect – $42,625 ($343,955 total)
  19. Pieces of April – $12,437 ($1,896,327 total)
  20. Dirty Pretty Things – $3,603 ($6,330,016 total)
  21. City of God – $3,071 ($3,758,261 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)
  • Dirty Pretty Things: Original Screenplay
  • 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
  • Pieces of April: Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson)
  • Something’s Gotta Give: Actress (Diane Keaton)
  • The Triplets of Belleville: Animated Feature, Original Song (“Belleville Rendez-vous”)

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 8-10, 1999

Weekend Box Office:

  1. A Civil Action – $15,163,484 ($15,452,632 total) {week 3}
  2. Patch Adams – $12,686,600 ($83,504,170 total) {week 3}
  3. The Prince of Egypt – $6,074,356 ($74,864,804 total) {week 4}
  4. Mighty Joe Young – $5,041,684 ($34,833,616 total) {week 3}
  5. A Bug’s Life – $4,723,951 ($142,955,209 total) {week 8}
  6. Shakespeare in Love – $4,224,426 ($15,018,242 total) {week 5}
  7. The Thin Red Line – $1,276,384 ($2,486,047 total) {week 3}
  8. Life Is Beautiful – $904,692 ($12,758,122 total) {week 12}
  9. Elizabeth – $801,412 ($17,735,564 total) {week 10}
  10. A Simple Plan – $308,891 ($2,999,234 total) {week 5}
  11. Babe: Pig in the City – $256,795 ($16,492,655 total) {week 7}
  12. Little Voice – $189,926 ($1,143,688 total) {week 3}
  13. Gods and Monsters – $165,181 ($2,191,051 total) {week 10}
  14. Central Station – $121,208 ($852,672 total) {week 8}
  15. Hilary and Jackie – $84,303 ($260,816 total) {week 2}
  16. Pleasantville – $83,720 ($38,995,327 total) {week 12}
  17. Affliction – $51,833 ($178,940 total) {week 2}
  18. American History X – $50,371 ($6,205,537 total) {week 10}
  19. The Red Violin – $49,582 ($1,278,392 total) {week 11}
  20. Saving Private Ryan – $27,088 ($190,878,157 total) {week 25}
  21. The Mask of Zorro – $22,737 ($93,819,423 total) {week 26}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. A Civil Action – $9,713,808 ($9,899,038 total)
  2. Patch Adams – $8,127,103 ($53,493,214 total)
  3. The Prince of Egypt – $3,891,265 ($47,958,790 total)
  4. Mighty Joe Young – $3,229,729 ($22,314,599 total)
  5. A Bug’s Life – $3,026,188 ($91,577,864 total)
  6. Shakespeare in Love – $2,706,190 ($9,620,765 total)
  7. The Thin Red Line – $817,658 ($1,592,575 total)
  8. Life Is Beautiful – $579,550 ($8,172,921 total)
  9. Elizabeth – $513,389 ($11,361,496 total)
  10. A Simple Plan – $197,877 ($1,921,325 total)
  11. Babe: Pig in the City – $164,504 ($10,565,282 total)
  12. Little Voice – $121,668 ($732,653 total)
  13. Gods and Monsters – $105,816 ($1,403,599 total)
  14. Central Station – $77,646 ($546,226 total)
  15. Hilary and Jackie – $54,005 ($167,080 total)
  16. Pleasantville – $53,631 ($24,980,613 total)
  17. Affliction – $33,204 ($114,630 total)
  18. American History X – $32,268 ($3,975,300 total)
  19. The Red Violin – $31,762 ($818,945 total)
  20. Saving Private Ryan – $17,353 ($122,277,558 total)
  21. The Mask of Zorro – $14,565 ($60,101,219 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Affliction: Actor (Nick Nolte), Supporting Actor (James Coburn) [O]
  • American History X: Actor (Edward Norton)
  • Babe: Pig in the City: Original Song (“That’ll Do”)
  • A Bug’s Life: Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Central Station: Actress (Fernanda Montenegro), Foreign Language Film
  • A Civil Action: Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Cinematography
  • 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)
  • The Mask of Zorro: Sound, Sound Effects
  • 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
  • The Red Violin : Original Score [O]
  • 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
  • The Thin Red Line: Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 14-16, 1994

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Philadelphia – $13,817,010 ($14,766,736 total) {week 4}
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire – $10,281,452 ($151,757,238 total) {week 8}
  3. Shadowlands – $3,679,026 ($9,410,812 total) {week 3}
  4. Schindler’s List – $3,121,020 ($14,297,003 total) {week 5}
  5. Beethoven’s 2nd – $3,459,445 ($40,778,195 total) {week 5}
  6. The Piano – $1,691,518 ($22,454,941 total) {week 10}
  7. In the Name of the Father – $956,414 ($1,595,431 total) {week 3}
  8. Jurassic Park – $512,200 ($341,146,820 total) {week 32}
  9. Six Degrees of Separation – $158,599 ($1,357,848 total) {week 6}
  10. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $57,225 ($545,100 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Philadelphia – $7,283,115 ($7,783,727 total)
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire – $5,419,479 ($79,993,096 total)
  3. Shadowlands – $1,939,260 ($4,960,554 total)
  4. Schindler’s List – $1,645,128 ($7,536,125 total)
  5. Beethoven’s 2nd – $1,823,516 ($21,494,685 total)
  6. The Piano – $891,620 ($11,836,274 total)
  7. In the Name of the Father – $504,138 ($840,971 total)
  8. Jurassic Park – $269,987 ($179,822,662 total)
  9. Six Degrees of Separation – $83,599 ($715,738 total)
  10. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $30,164 ($287,329 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beethoven’s 2nd: Original Song (“The Day I Fall in Love”)
  • 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]
  • The Piano: Picture, Director, Actress (Holly Hunter) [O], Supporting Actress (Anna Paquin) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • 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
  • Shadowlands: Actress (Debra Winger), Adapted Screenplay
  • Six Degrees of Separation: Actress (Stockard Channing)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 13-15, 1989

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rain Man – $10,111,504 ($69,089,510 total) {week 5}
  2. Beaches – $5,160,258 ($6,203,535 total) {week 4}
  3. The Accidental Tourist – $4,872,212 ($13,491,258 total) {week 4}
  4. Working Girl – $4,514,221 ($29,697,876 total) {week 4}
  5. Mississippi Burning – $4,040,640 ($5,714,916 total) {week 6}
  6. Tequila Sunrise – $1,553,673 ($34,999,664 total) {week 7}
  7. Dangerous Liaisons – $940,855 ($1,836,695 total) {week 4}
  8. Scrooged – $761,415 ($58,159,923 total) {week 8}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rain Man – $5,062,127 ($34,588,317 total)
  2. Beaches – $2,583,383 ($3,105,679 total)
  3. The Accidental Tourist – $2,439,178 ($6,754,135 total)
  4. Working Girl – $2,259,957 ($14,867,663 total)
  5. Mississippi Burning – $2,022,868 ($2,861,061 total)
  6. Tequila Sunrise – $777,816 ($17,521,900 total)
  7. Dangerous Liaisons – $471,021 ($919,506 total)
  8. Scrooged – $381,188 ($29,116,632 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Accidental Tourist: Picture, Supporting Actress (Geena Davis) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Beaches: Art Direction
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Picture, Actress (Glenn Close), Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O]
  • Mississippi Burning: Picture, Director, Actor (Gene Hackman), Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand), Editing, Cinematography [O], Sound
  • Rain Man: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Dustin Hoffman) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • Scrooged: Makeup
  • Tequila Sunrise: Cinematography
  • 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 Jan. 13-15, 1984

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Terms of Endearment – $5,211,394 ($55,781,706 total) {week 8}
  2. Yentl – $2,398,768 ($25,764,348 total) {week 9}
  3. Silkwood – $2,333,091 ($13,917,249 total) {week 5}
  4. The Big Chill – $1,526,370 ($47,671,598 total) {week 16}
  5. To Be or Not to Be – $1,161,023 ($10,438,224 total) {week 5}
  6. Return of the Jedi – $435,461 ($251,010,234 total) {week 34}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Terms of Endearment – $2,208,106 ($23,635,124 total)
  2. Yentl – $1,016,376 ($10,916,546 total)
  3. Silkwood – $988,548 ($5,896,842 total)
  4. The Big Chill – $646,734 ($20,198,811 total)
  5. To Be or Not to Be – $491,934 ($4,422,753 total)
  6. Return of the Jedi – $184,508 ($106,354,904 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Big Chill: Picture, Supporting Actress (Glenn Close), Original Screenplay
  • Return of the Jedi: Original Score, Art Direction, Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects [O]
  • Silkwood: Directing, Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actress (Cher), Original Screenplay, Editing
  • 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
  • To Be or Not to Be: Supporting Actor (Charles Durning)
  • Yentl: Supporting Actress (Amy Irving), Original Song (“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”), Original Song (“The Way He Makes Me Feel”), Original Song Score [O], Art Direction

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