Oscar in Box Office History (Week 3, 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

My Little Sister (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Foreign Language Film.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 15-17, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $31,796,633 ($89,971,402 total) {week 4}
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $26,342,117 ($852,274,958 total) {week 5}
  3. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $16,194,738 ($16,194,738 total) {week 1}
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $5,302,839 ($50,623,721 total) {week 6}
  5. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $3,568,832 ($47,717,323 total) {week 4}
  6. Joy (2015, 88th) – $2,915,331 ($51,565,599 total) {week 4}
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,792,594 ($24,742,207 total) {week 11}
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,650,133 ($30,623,296 total) {week 11}
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,458,049 ($9,153,903 total) {week 9}
  10. Creed (2015, 88th) – $1,114,581 ($107,279,184 total) {week 8}
  11. Room (2015, 88th) – $759,761 ($6,031,271 total) {week 14}
  12. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $713,632 ($8,758,269 total) {week 8}
  13. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $453,072 ($227,126,112 total) {week 16}
  14. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $305,364 ($880,354 total) {week 3}
  15. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $291,401 ($198,951,014 total) {week 11}
  16. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $198,261 ($71,031,937 total) {week 14}
  17. Youth (2015, 88th) – $150,699 ($2,231,306 total) {week 6}
  18. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $121,643 ($342,571 total) {week 5}
  19. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $98,249 ($335,751 total) {week 9}
  20. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $96,252 ($471,034 total) {week 4}
  21. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $86,101 ($7,341,604 total) {week 11}
  22. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $6,282 ($178,502 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $33,671,348 ($95,276,074 total)
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $27,895,236 ($902,524,695 total)
  3. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $17,149,572 ($17,149,572 total)
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $5,615,492 ($53,608,472 total)
  5. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $3,779,249 ($50,530,714 total)
  6. Joy (2015, 88th) – $3,087,218 ($54,605,883 total)
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,898,285 ($26,200,996 total)
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,747,424 ($32,428,831 total)
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,544,015 ($9,693,613 total)
  10. Creed (2015, 88th) – $1,180,296 ($113,604,315 total)
  11. Room (2015, 88th) – $804,556 ($6,386,872 total)
  12. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $755,707 ($9,274,652 total)
  13. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $479,785 ($240,517,363 total)
  14. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $323,368 ($932,259 total)
  15. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $308,582 ($210,681,074 total)
  16. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $209,950 ($75,219,947 total)
  17. Youth (2015, 88th) – $159,584 ($2,362,863 total)
  18. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $128,815 ($362,769 total)
  19. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $104,042 ($355,547 total)
  20. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $101,927 ($498,806 total)
  21. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $91,177 ($7,774,462 total)
  22. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $6,652 ($189,026 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th): Sound Mixing
  • 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
  • Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th): Picture, Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing
  • 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
  • Creed (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Sylvester Stallone)
  • The Danish Girl (2015, 88th): Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) [O], Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Joy (2015, 88th): Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • The Martian (2015, 88th): Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • 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
  • Trumbo (2015, 88th): Actor (Bryan Cranston)
  • Youth (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Simple Song #3”)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 21-23, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $7,854,910 ($57,313,881 total) {week 9}
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $7,330,092 ($137,963,519 total) {week 5}
  3. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $5,869,744 ($83,250,375 total) {week 8}
  4. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $4,164,504 ($72,680,740 total) {week 7}
  5. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $3,647,121 ($163,206,611 total) {week 6}
  6. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $3,081,926 ($186,356,425 total) {week 9}
  7. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $2,082,688 ($16,845,052 total) {week 5}
  8. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $1,218,868 ($1,218,868 total) {week 1}
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $898,271 ($291,340,768 total) {week 10}
  10. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $877,815 ($4,460,022 total) {week 4}
  11. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $444,086 ($95,408,473 total) {week 17}
  12. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $226,970 ($80,731,352 total) {week 11}
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $208,366 ($714,387 total) {week 4}
  14. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $177,591 ($1,268,041 total) {week 6}
  15. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $143,010 ($285,213 total) {week 2}
  16. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $118,557 ($11,296,805 total) {week 12}
  17. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $60,472 ($254,265 total) {week 4}
  18. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $24,248 ($3,660,812 total) {week 16}
  19. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $5,328 ($258,557 total) {week 7}
  20. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,020 ($6,271,090 total) {week 33}
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $843 ($1,023,849 total) {week 24}
  22. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $393 ($91,234 total) {week 31}
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $2,396 ($116,700 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $9,073,263 ($66,203,676 total)
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $8,467,042 ($159,362,652 total)
  3. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $6,780,183 ($96,163,107 total)
  4. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $4,810,449 ($83,954,045 total)
  5. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $4,212,816 ($188,521,129 total)
  6. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $3,559,955 ($215,261,646 total)
  7. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $2,405,728 ($19,457,841 total)
  8. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $1,407,923 ($1,407,923 total)
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $1,037,599 ($336,529,815 total)
  10. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $1,013,970 ($5,151,803 total)
  11. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $512,967 ($110,207,013 total)
  12. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $262,175 ($93,253,365 total)
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $240,685 ($825,194 total)
  14. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $205,137 ($1,464,723 total)
  15. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $165,192 ($329,452 total)
  16. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $136,946 ($13,049,021 total)
  17. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $69,852 ($293,703 total)
  18. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $28,009 ($4,228,630 total)
  19. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $6,154 ($298,661 total)
  20. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,644 ($7,243,781 total)
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $974 ($1,182,655 total)
  22. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $454 ($105,385 total)
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $2,768 ($134,801 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd): Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Country Strong (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“Coming Home”)
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • 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
  • 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)
  • The Social Network (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound Mixing
  • Tangled (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“I See the Light”)
  • The Tempest (2010, 83rd): Costume Design
  • 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
  • Unstoppable (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Waste Land (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • The Way Back (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 20-22, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $7,430,942 ($41,730,237 total) {week 7}
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $6,236,570 ($271,852,138 total) {week 7}
  3. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $4,222,560 ($209,875,885 total) {week 6}
  4. The New World (2005, 78th) – $4,029,715 ($4,219,579 total) {week 5}
  5. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $3,065,796 ($102,076,758 total) {week 10}
  6. Munich (2005, 78th) – $3,032,070 ($37,985,445 total) {week 5}
  7. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $2,935,733 ($10,167,645 total) {week 4}
  8. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $2,684,497 ($51,191,654 total) {week 7}
  9. Capote (2005, 78th) – $867,621 ($14,259,724 total) {week 17}
  10. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $785,448 ($45,419,826 total) {week 9}
  11. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $466,080 ($36,969,427 total) {week 11}
  12. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $364,442 ($1,612,287 total) {week 7}
  13. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $316,611 ($876,859 total) {week 8}
  14. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $215,020 ($24,882,215 total) {week 16}
  15. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $204,035 ($6,346,344 total) {week 16}
  16. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $32,334 ($31,408,459 total) {week 18}
  17. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $23,761 ($1,123,750 total) {week 13}
  18. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $7,834 ($106,717 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $10,391,974 ($58,358,622 total)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $8,721,677 ($380,177,952 total)
  3. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $5,905,137 ($293,505,818 total)
  4. The New World (2005, 78th) – $5,635,449 ($5,900,968 total)
  5. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $4,287,434 ($142,751,619 total)
  6. Munich (2005, 78th) – $4,240,269 ($53,121,630 total)
  7. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $4,105,544 ($14,219,180 total)
  8. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $3,754,197 ($71,590,160 total)
  9. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,213,345 ($19,941,843 total)
  10. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $1,098,428 ($63,518,413 total)
  11. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $651,800 ($51,700,756 total)
  12. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $509,662 ($2,254,740 total)
  13. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $442,772 ($1,226,264 total)
  14. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $300,700 ($34,797,113 total)
  15. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $285,337 ($8,875,193 total)
  16. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $45,218 ($43,923,891 total)
  17. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $33,229 ($1,571,534 total)
  18. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $10,956 ($149,241 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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
  • Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (David Strathairn), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • A History of Violence (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (William Hurt), Adapted Screenplay
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Match Point (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th): Original Score, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • 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
  • Paradise Now (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th): Actress (Keira Knightley), Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Syriana (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (George Clooney) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica (2005, 78th): Actress (Felicity Huffman), Original Song (“Travelin’ Thru”)
  • Walk the Line (2005, 78th): Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 19-21, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $11,151,419 ($181,970,406 total) {week 5}
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $8,506,626 ($46,692,094 total) {week 4}
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $6,080,357 ($37,287,527 total) {week 7}
  4. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $3,894,810 ($76,048,955 total) {week 6}
  5. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $3,093,590 ($12,814,359 total) {week 6}
  6. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $1,633,678 ($9,544,001 total) {week 5}
  7. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $537,457 ($63,243,044 total) {week 9}
  8. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $420,610 ($163,437,865 total) {week 16}
  9. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $260,685 ($18,733,045 total) {week 15}
  10. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $234,309 ($5,359,129 total) {week 9}
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $205,105 ($5,614,918 total) {week 11}
  12. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $201,595 ($259,286,185 total) {week 10}
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $127,452 ($1,229,941 total) {week 5}
  14. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $111,709 ($706,594 total) {week 5}
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $66,411 ($540,840 total) {week 4}
  16. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $52,466 ($3,151,440 total) {week 16}
  17. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $18,499 ($19,371,621 total) {week 48}
  18. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $2,192 ($17,863,459 total) {week 15}
  19. Scottsboro (2000, 73rd) – $2,991 ($2,991 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $18,047,173 ($294,496,275 total)
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $13,766,907 ($75,565,297 total)
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $9,840,295 ($60,345,185 total)
  4. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $6,303,261 ($123,075,694 total)
  5. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $5,006,587 ($20,738,433 total)
  6. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,643,903 ($15,445,768 total)
  7. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $869,807 ($102,350,933 total)
  8. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $680,705 ($264,503,683 total)
  9. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $421,886 ($30,317,083 total)
  10. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $379,200 ($8,673,078 total)
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $331,937 ($9,087,040 total)
  12. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $326,256 ($419,622,165 total)
  13. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $206,265 ($1,990,505 total)
  14. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $180,787 ($1,143,534 total)
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $107,478 ($875,282 total)
  16. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $84,910 ($5,100,210 total)
  17. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $29,938 ($31,350,539 total)
  18. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $3,547 ($28,909,768 total)
  19. Scottsboro (2000, 73rd) – $4,841 ($4,841 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
  • The Contender (2000, 73rd): Actress (Joan Allen), Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
  • 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]
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd): Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“My Funny Friend and Me”)
  • Malena (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd): Cinematography
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd): Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
  • Scottsboro (2000, 73rd): Documentary Feature
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd): Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Things Have Changed”), Film Editing
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 19-21, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $9,257,334 ($9,280,066 total) {week 4}
  2. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $6,190,470 ($39,139,854 total) {week 4}
  3. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $3,671,487 ($174,243,923 total) {week 9}
  4. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $3,305,275 ($13,546,495 total) {week 6}
  5. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $2,272,677 ($46,289,678 total) {week 6}
  6. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $1,722,766 ($2,699,414 total) {week 4}
  7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $1,406,996 ($6,905,460 total) {week 13}
  8. Seven (1995, 68th) – $1,260,725 ($90,481,182 total) {week 18}
  9. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $3,537 ($67,040,728 total) {week 35}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $19,184,882 ($19,231,992 total)
  2. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $12,829,119 ($81,113,363 total)
  3. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $7,608,783 ($361,102,791 total)
  4. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $6,849,846 ($28,073,732 total)
  5. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $4,709,892 ($95,930,645 total)
  6. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $3,570,257 ($5,594,261 total)
  7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $2,915,856 ($14,310,863 total)
  8. Seven (1995, 68th) – $2,612,724 ($187,513,038 total)
  9. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $7,330 ($138,935,083 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th): Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Costume Design
  • 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'”)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Nicolas Cage) [O], Actress (Elisabeth Shue), Adapted Screenplay
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th): Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • Sabrina (1995, 68th): Original Song (“Moonlight”), Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th): Picture, Actress (Emma Thompson), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Seven (1995, 68th): Film Editing
  • Toy Story (1995, 68th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), Original Musical or Comedy Score

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 18-20, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $11,069,157 ($194,760,234 total) {week 10}
  2. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $7,678,279 ($20,228,866 total) {week 5}
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $5,759,572 ($86,834,177 total) {week 11}
  4. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $3,743,721 ($6,300,281 total) {week 5}
  5. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $3,406,300 ($4,250,628 total) {week 5}
  6. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $3,325,397 ($42,906,516 total) {week 7}
  7. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $3,322,298 ($56,472,860 total) {week 5}
  8. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $1,573,047 ($50,395,363 total) {week 8}
  9. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $1,042,544 ($211,066,378 total) {week 28}
  10. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $113,053 ($758,633 total) {week 5}
  11. The Grifters (1990, 63rd) – $125,195 ($298,328 total) {week 7}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $24,083,962 ($423,753,858 total)
  2. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $16,706,184 ($44,013,400 total)
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $12,531,515 ($188,931,368 total)
  4. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $8,145,483 ($13,707,975 total)
  5. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $7,411,332 ($9,248,397 total)
  6. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $7,235,306 ($93,354,795 total)
  7. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $7,228,563 ($122,872,066 total)
  8. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $3,422,592 ($109,648,818 total)
  9. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $2,268,338 ($459,232,309 total)
  10. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $245,978 ($1,650,612 total)
  11. The Grifters (1990, 63rd) – $272,396 ($649,094 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alice (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • 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]
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd): Makeup
  • 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
  • Green Card (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • The Grifters (1990, 63rd): Directing, Actress (Anjelica Huston), Supporting Actress (Annette Bening), Adapted Screenplay
  • Hamlet (1990, 63rd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • Misery (1990, 63rd): Actress (Kathy Bates) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 17-19, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $5,742,903 ($26,148,105 total) {week 5}
  2. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $5,191,875 ($41,378,120 total) {week 5}
  3. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $2,345,831 ($36,891,777 total) {week 9}
  4. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,287,600 ($196,303,776 total) {week 29}
  5. The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986, 59th) – $25,428 ($25,428 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $14,179,243 ($64,559,742 total)
  2. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $12,818,753 ($102,162,690 total)
  3. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $5,791,863 ($91,085,897 total)
  4. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $3,179,088 ($484,674,552 total)
  5. The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986, 59th) – $62,782 ($62,782 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986, 59th): Makeup
  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • 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]
  • White Nights (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Say You, Say Me” [O], “Separate Lives (Love Theme from “White Nights”)”)

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