Oscar in Box Office History (Week 25, 2020)

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

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

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5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 19-21, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $90,440,272 ($90,440,272 total) {week 1}
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, 88th) – $3,033,049 ($143,819,878 total) {week 6}
  3. When Marnie Was There (2015, 88th) – $39,434 ($400,705 total) {week 5}
  4. Cinderella (2015, 88th) – $344,535 ($199,833,128 total) {week 15}
  5. Ex Machina (2015, 88th) – $144,881 ($24,954,673 total) {week 10}
  6. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th) – $34,174 ($847,610 total) {week 23}
  7. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $4,578 ($350,123,553 total) {week 26}
  8. The Salt of the Earth (2014, 87th) – $22,145 ($1,288,810 total) {week 13}
  9. Tangerines (2014, 87th) – $1,248 ($112,818 total) {week 10}
  10. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $28,403 ($3,067,837 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $98,271,992 ($98,271,992 total)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, 88th) – $3,295,697 ($156,274,031 total)
  3. When Marnie Was There (2015, 88th) – $42,849 ($435,404 total)
  4. Cinderella (2015, 88th) – $374,370 ($217,137,776 total)
  5. Ex Machina (2015, 88th) – $157,427 ($27,115,635 total)
  6. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th) – $37,133 ($921,009 total)
  7. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $4,974 ($380,442,674 total)
  8. The Salt of the Earth (2014, 87th) – $24,063 ($1,400,415 total)
  9. Tangerines (2014, 87th) – $1,356 ($122,588 total)
  10. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $30,863 ($3,333,498 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th): Makeup & Hairstyling
  • American Sniper (2014, 87th): Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing [O]
  • Cinderella (2015, 88th): Costume Design
  • Ex Machina (2015, 88th): Original Screenplay, Visual Effects [O]
  • Inside Out (2015, 88th): Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Production Design [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup & Hairstyling [O], Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects
  • The Salt of the Earth (2014, 87th): Documentary Feature
  • Tangerines (2014, 87th): Foreign Language Film
  • When Marnie Was There (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • Wild Tales (2014, 87th): Foreign Language Film

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 18-20, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $110,307,189 ($110,307,189 total) {week 1}
  2. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $351,317 ($474,329 total) {week 2}
  3. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $282,288 ($4,942,582 total) {week 10}
  4. How to Train Your Dragon (2010, 83rd) – $167,083 ($214,764,298 total) {week 13}
  5. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $121,504 ($121,504 total) {week 1}
  6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $84,121 ($2,524,139 total) {week 10}
  7. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $83,057 ($334,089,394 total) {week 16}
  8. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $45,181 ($749,434,950 total) {week 27}
  9. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $11,121 ($620,355 total) {week 16}
  10. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $2,331 ($602,226 total) {week 20}
  11. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $1,342 ($2,080,336 total) {week 17}
  12. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $921 ($6,616,974 total) {week 23}
  13. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $384 ($451,689 total) {week 21}
  14. Departures (2008, 81st) – $368 ($1,497,853 total) {week 56}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $128,062,592 ($128,062,592 total)
  2. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $407,866 ($550,679 total)
  3. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $327,726 ($5,738,156 total)
  4. How to Train Your Dragon (2010, 83rd) – $193,977 ($249,333,456 total)
  5. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $141,062 ($141,062 total)
  6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $97,661 ($2,930,433 total)
  7. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $96,426 ($387,865,507 total)
  8. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $52,453 ($870,066,431 total)
  9. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $12,911 ($720,209 total)
  10. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $2,706 ($699,162 total)
  11. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $1,558 ($2,415,194 total)
  12. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $1,069 ($7,682,064 total)
  13. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $446 ($524,394 total)
  14. Departures (2008, 81st) – $427 ($1,738,952 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Ajami (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd): Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Visual Effects
  • Avatar (2009, 82nd): Picture, Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Departures (2008, 81st): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature, Original Score
  • I Am Love (2010, 83rd): Costume Design
  • The Last Station (2009, 82nd): Actress (Helen Mirren), Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd): Documentary Feature
  • A Prophet (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd): Animated Feature
  • Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd): Picture, Animated Feature [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“We Belong Together”) [O], Sound Film Editing
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 24-26, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $27,589,389 ($122,511,813 total) {week 2}
  2. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, 78th) – $6,113,071 ($358,469,219 total) {week 6}
  3. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $3,446,235 ($49,768,535 total) {week 4}
  4. Crash (2005, 78th) – $1,030,658 ($48,198,479 total) {week 8}
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle (2005, 78th) – $581,654 ($2,515,068 total) {week 3}
  6. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $137,492 ($137,492 total) {week 1}
  7. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, 78th) – $98,842 ($3,562,686 total) {week 10}
  8. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $3,625 ($3,511,470 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $39,425,710 ($175,071,483 total)
  2. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, 78th) – $8,735,683 ($512,258,666 total)
  3. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $4,924,729 ($71,120,091 total)
  4. Crash (2005, 78th) – $1,472,828 ($68,876,454 total)
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle (2005, 78th) – $831,194 ($3,594,075 total)
  6. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $196,478 ($196,478 total)
  7. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, 78th) – $141,247 ($5,091,139 total)
  8. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $5,180 ($5,017,951 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Batman Begins (2005, 78th): Cinematography
  • Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th): Documentary Feature
  • Cinderella Man (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (Paul Giamatti), Film Editing, Makeup
  • Crash (2005, 78th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Matt Dillon), Original Screenplay [O], Original Song (“In the Deep”), Film Editing [O]
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2005, 78th): Animated Feature
  • March of the Penguins (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, 78th): Makeup

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 23-25, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $3,851,924 ($165,436,188 total) {week 8}
  2. U-571 (2000, 73rd) – $503,190 ($74,962,935 total) {week 10}
  3. Erin Brockovich (2000, 73rd) – $269,205 ($124,305,290 total) {week 15}
  4. East-West (1999, 72nd) – $76,726 ($1,714,499 total) {week 12}
  5. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $35,716 ($245,664,083 total) {week 32}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $6,546,127 ($281,149,440 total)
  2. U-571 (2000, 73rd) – $855,143 ($127,395,266 total)
  3. Erin Brockovich (2000, 73rd) – $457,499 ($211,249,806 total)
  4. East-West (1999, 72nd) – $130,391 ($2,913,694 total)
  5. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $60,697 ($417,492,208 total)

Oscar Details:

  • East-West (1999, 72nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Erin Brockovich (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing, Actress (Julia Roberts) [O], Supporting Actor (Albert Finney), Original Screenplay
  • 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]
  • Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd): Original Song (“When She Loved Me”)
  • U-571 (2000, 73rd): Sound, Sound Film Editing [O]

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 23-25, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Pocahontas (1995, 68th) – $29,531,619 ($34,484,978 total) {week 2}
  2. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $29,211,516 ($106,614,713 total) {week 2}
  3. The Bridges of Madison County (1995, 68th) – $6,204,640 ($46,314,311 total) {week 4}
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $4,045,862 ($47,067,115 total) {week 5}
  5. Crimson Tide (1995, 68th) – $3,111,812 ($80,900,374 total) {week 7}
  6. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $302,836 ($482,567 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Pocahontas (1995, 68th) – $62,186,122 ($72,616,643 total)
  2. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $61,512,066 ($224,503,626 total)
  3. The Bridges of Madison County (1995, 68th) – $13,065,403 ($97,526,227 total)
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $8,519,562 ($99,111,442 total)
  5. Crimson Tide (1995, 68th) – $6,552,689 ($170,355,730 total)
  6. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $637,696 ($1,016,164 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Batman Forever (1995, 68th): Cinematography, Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing
  • 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]
  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995, 68th): Actress (Meryl Streep)
  • Crimson Tide (1995, 68th): Film Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing
  • Pocahontas (1995, 68th): Original Song (“Colors of the Wind”) [O], Original Musical or Comedy Score [O]
  • The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Massimo Troisi), Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score [O]

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 22-24, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Dick Tracy (1990, 63rd) – $15,546,837 ($50,293,065 total) {week 2}
  2. Total Recall (1990, 63rd) – $8,278,935 ($81,424,280 total) {week 4}
  3. Pretty Woman (1990, 63rd) – $3,371,780 ($144,225,547 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Dick Tracy (1990, 63rd) – $33,666,437 ($108,908,859 total)
  2. Total Recall (1990, 63rd) – $17,927,907 ($176,323,027 total)
  3. Pretty Woman (1990, 63rd) – $7,301,538 ($312,318,206 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Dick Tracy (1990, 63rd): Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Original Song (“Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)”) [O], Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound
  • Pretty Woman (1990, 63rd): Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Total Recall (1990, 63rd): Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing, Visual Effects (Special Achievement Award) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 21-23, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cocoon (1985, 58th) – $7,936,427 ($7,936,427 total) {week 1}
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, 58th) – $7,281,106 ($96,899,362 total) {week 5}
  3. Prizzi’s Honor (1985, 58th) – $3,321,861 ($9,808,120 total) {week 2}
  4. Return to Oz (1985, 58th) – $2,844,895 ($2,844,895 total) {week 1}
  5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $972,137 ($224,749,508 total) {week 29}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cocoon (1985, 58th) – $20,478,217 ($20,478,217 total)
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, 58th) – $18,787,304 ($250,027,650 total)
  3. Prizzi’s Honor (1985, 58th) – $8,571,337 ($25,307,712 total)
  4. Return to Oz (1985, 58th) – $7,340,630 ($7,340,630 total)
  5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $2,508,387 ($579,917,040 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th): Original Screenplay
  • Cocoon (1985, 58th): Supporting Actor (Don Ameche) [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Prizzi’s Honor (1985, 58th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actor (William Hickey), Supporting Actress (Anjelica Huston) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Costume Design
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, 58th): Sound Effects Film Editing
  • Return to Oz (1985, 58th): Visual Effects

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 20-22, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, 53rd) – $10,840,307 ($47,332,853 total) {week 5}
  2. Brubaker (1980, 53rd) – $2,748,079 ($2,748,079 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, 53rd) – $36,913,462 ($161,178,042 total)
  2. Brubaker (1980, 53rd) – $9,357,771 ($9,357,771 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Brubaker (1980, 53rd): Original Screenplay
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980, 53rd): Original Score, Art Direction, Sound [O], Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects) [O]

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