Oscar in Box Office History (Week 26, 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. 26-28, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $52,323,354 ($185,140,364 total) {week 2}
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, 88th) – $1,764,436 ($147,107,258 total) {week 7}
  3. Cinderella (2015, 88th) – $261,264 ($200,286,777 total) {week 16}
  4. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th) – $28,726 ($895,182 total) {week 24}
  5. When Marnie Was There (2015, 88th) – $23,961 ($454,930 total) {week 6}
  6. The Salt of the Earth (2014, 87th) – $28,161 ($1,304,020 total) {week 14}
  7. Tangerines (2014, 87th) – $556 ($144,501 total) {week 11}
  8. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $11,175 ($3,079,012 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $56,854,321 ($201,172,685 total)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, 88th) – $1,917,228 ($159,846,083 total)
  3. Cinderella (2015, 88th) – $283,888 ($217,630,709 total)
  4. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th) – $31,214 ($972,701 total)
  5. When Marnie Was There (2015, 88th) – $26,036 ($494,325 total)
  6. The Salt of the Earth (2014, 87th) – $30,600 ($1,416,942 total)
  7. Tangerines (2014, 87th) – $604 ($157,014 total)
  8. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $12,143 ($3,345,641 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015, 88th): Makeup & Hairstyling
  • Cinderella (2015, 88th): Costume Design
  • 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. 25-27, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $59,337,669 ($226,889,351 total) {week 2}
  2. How to Train Your Dragon (2010, 83rd) – $477,499 ($215,422,528 total) {week 14}
  3. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $437,378 ($1,064,331 total) {week 3}
  4. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $248,120 ($439,451 total) {week 2}
  5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $217,193 ($5,301,168 total) {week 11}
  6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $74,791 ($2,658,829 total) {week 11}
  7. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $44,572 ($749,535,574 total) {week 28}
  8. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $35,581 ($35,581 total) {week 1}
  9. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $27,399 ($334,162,182 total) {week 17}
  10. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $9,438 ($637,993 total) {week 17}
  11. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $6,686 ($6,686 total) {week 1}
  12. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $5,179 ($608,330 total) {week 21}
  13. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $3,202 ($2,084,637 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $68,888,853 ($263,410,197 total)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon (2010, 83rd) – $554,359 ($250,097,637 total)
  3. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $507,780 ($1,235,649 total)
  4. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $288,058 ($510,186 total)
  5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $252,153 ($6,154,461 total)
  6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $86,830 ($3,086,803 total)
  7. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $51,746 ($870,183,252 total)
  8. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $41,308 ($41,308 total)
  9. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $31,809 ($387,950,011 total)
  10. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $10,957 ($740,686 total)
  11. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $7,762 ($7,762 total)
  12. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $6,013 ($706,249 total)
  13. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $3,717 ($2,420,187 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]
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • 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
  • A Prophet (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Restrepo (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • 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 Jul. 1-3, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $64,878,725 ($100,561,125 total) {week 1}
  2. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $15,609,638 ($151,070,575 total) {week 3}
  3. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, 78th) – $4,082,150 ($365,553,264 total) {week 7}
  4. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $2,424,310 ($53,742,965 total) {week 5}
  5. Crash (2005, 78th) – $767,622 ($49,507,303 total) {week 9}
  6. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $412,011 ($632,100 total) {week 2}
  7. Howl’s Moving Castle (2005, 78th) – $389,926 ($3,225,747 total) {week 4}
  8. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, 78th) – $76,173 ($3,689,241 total) {week 11}
  9. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $1,506 ($3,514,211 total) {week 26}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $92,712,811 ($143,703,573 total)
  2. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $22,306,441 ($215,882,444 total)
  3. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005, 78th) – $5,833,462 ($522,381,887 total)
  4. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $3,464,381 ($76,799,619 total)
  5. Crash (2005, 78th) – $1,096,945 ($70,746,786 total)
  6. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $588,771 ($903,282 total)
  7. Howl’s Moving Castle (2005, 78th) – $557,211 ($4,609,648 total)
  8. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, 78th) – $108,853 ($5,271,989 total)
  9. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $2,152 ($5,021,868 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
  • War of the Worlds (2005, 78th): Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 30-Jul. 2, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $41,325,042 ($41,325,042 total) {week 1}
  2. The Patriot (2000, 73rd) – $22,413,710 ($31,736,362 total) {week 1}
  3. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $2,426,872 ($169,753,300 total) {week 9}
  4. U-571 (2000, 73rd) – $203,885 ($75,359,960 total) {week 11}
  5. Erin Brockovich (2000, 73rd) – $186,240 ($124,639,560 total) {week 16}
  6. East-West (1999, 72nd) – $54,864 ($1,806,639 total) {week 13}
  7. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $40,016 ($8,226,289 total) {week 35}
  8. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $31,736 ($245,721,671 total) {week 33}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $70,229,570 ($70,229,570 total)
  2. The Patriot (2000, 73rd) – $38,090,832 ($53,934,151 total)
  3. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $4,124,332 ($288,486,128 total)
  4. U-571 (2000, 73rd) – $346,491 ($128,069,988 total)
  5. Erin Brockovich (2000, 73rd) – $316,504 ($211,817,879 total)
  6. East-West (1999, 72nd) – $93,238 ($3,070,281 total)
  7. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $68,005 ($13,980,113 total)
  8. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $53,934 ($417,590,075 total)

Oscar Details:

  • All About My Mother (1999, 72nd): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • 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]
  • The Patriot (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography, Sound
  • The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd): Sound, Visual Effects
  • 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. 30-Jul. 2, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $25,353,380 ($25,353,380 total) {week 1}
  2. Pocahontas (1995, 68th) – $15,969,825 ($67,843,479 total) {week 3}
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $15,322,706 ($135,391,292 total) {week 3}
  4. The Bridges of Madison County (1995, 68th) – $4,412,907 ($54,099,330 total) {week 5}
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $2,444,831 ($51,546,928 total) {week 6}
  6. Crimson Tide (1995, 68th) – $1,923,705 ($84,278,535 total) {week 8}
  7. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $496,016 ($1,134,095 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $53,387,807 ($53,387,807 total)
  2. Pocahontas (1995, 68th) – $33,628,413 ($142,861,211 total)
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $32,265,744 ($285,099,824 total)
  4. The Bridges of Madison County (1995, 68th) – $9,292,466 ($113,919,509 total)
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $5,148,196 ($108,544,796 total)
  6. Crimson Tide (1995, 68th) – $4,050,836 ($177,469,283 total)
  7. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $1,044,484 ($2,388,117 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Apollo 13 (1995, 68th): Picture, Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Supporting Actress (Kathleen Quinlan), Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Film Editing [O], Art Direction, Sound [O], Visual Effects
  • 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. 29-Jul. 1, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Days of Thunder (1990, 63rd) – $15,490,445 ($15,490,445 total) {week 1}
  2. Dick Tracy (1990, 63rd) – $10,101,204 ($68,392,929 total) {week 3}
  3. Total Recall (1990, 63rd) – $6,000,660 ($91,548,425 total) {week 5}
  4. Pretty Woman (1990, 63rd) – $3,107,882 ($149,063,728 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Days of Thunder (1990, 63rd) – $33,544,321 ($33,544,321 total)
  2. Dick Tracy (1990, 63rd) – $21,874,002 ($148,103,837 total)
  3. Total Recall (1990, 63rd) – $12,994,337 ($198,246,708 total)
  4. Pretty Woman (1990, 63rd) – $6,730,071 ($322,795,212 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Days of Thunder (1990, 63rd): Sound
  • 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. 28-30, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cocoon (1985, 58th) – $7,347,444 ($20,461,847 total) {week 2}
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, 58th) – $6,957,496 ($107,890,996 total) {week 6}
  3. Prizzi’s Honor (1985, 58th) – $2,435,596 ($13,793,788 total) {week 3}
  4. Return to Oz (1985, 58th) – $1,908,527 ($6,575,242 total) {week 2}
  5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $941,335 ($226,150,592 total) {week 30}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cocoon (1985, 58th) – $18,958,475 ($52,797,329 total)
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, 58th) – $17,952,300 ($278,389,162 total)
  3. Prizzi’s Honor (1985, 58th) – $6,284,524 ($35,591,859 total)
  4. Return to Oz (1985, 58th) – $4,924,537 ($16,965,977 total)
  5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $2,428,909 ($583,532,232 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. 27-29, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, 53rd) – $9,217,874 ($64,904,375 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, 53rd) – $31,388,746 ($221,012,667 total)

Oscar Details:

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

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