Oscar in Box Office History (Week 4, 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. 24-26, 2014

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Lone Survivor – $12,900,960 ($93,914,921 total) {week 5}
  2. Frozen – $9,118,806 ($347,899,011 total) {week 10}
  3. American Hustle – $7,061,676 ($127,000,429 total) {week 7}
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street – $5,478,368 ($98,508,822 total) {week 5}
  5. August: Osage County – $5,029,030 ($26,514,531 total) {week 5}
  6. Her – $2,289,318 ($19,179,726 total) {week 6}
  7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $2,147,414 ($252,326,338 total) {week 7}
  8. Saving Mr. Banks – $2,080,948 ($79,158,310 total) {week 7}
  9. 12 Years a Slave – $2,031,316 ($4,356,133 total) {week 15}
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $2,028,570 ($20,357,277 total) {week 13}
  11. Gravity – $2,025,493 ($261,208,962 total) {week 17}
  12. Nebraska – $1,552,426 ($11,720,400 total) {week 11}
  13. Philomena – $1,075,904 ($25,814,483 total) {week 10}
  14. Inside Llewyn Davis – $506,643 ($11,995,990 total) {week 8}
  15. Captain Phillips – $312,133 ($106,244,151 total) {week 16}
  16. The Invisible Woman – $260,446 ($584,864 total) {week 5}
  17. The Book Thief – $210,652 ($20,513,762 total) {week 12}
  18. The Great Beauty – $118,091 ($1,466,922 total) {week 11}
  19. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $48,419 ($8,079,871 total) {week 9}
  20. Blue Jasmine – $32,109 ($33,201,545 total) {week 27}
  21. All Is Lost – $17,169 ($6,223,973 total) {week 15}
  22. 20 Feet from Stardom – $2,178 ($4,834,823 total) {week 33}
  23. The Act of Killing – $575 ($469,214 total) {week 28}
  24. Cutie and the Boxer – $320 ($190,950 total) {week 24}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Lone Survivor – $14,432,653 ($105,065,163 total)
  2. Frozen – $10,201,455 ($389,204,034 total)
  3. American Hustle – $7,900,088 ($142,078,815 total)
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street – $6,128,798 ($110,204,484 total)
  5. August: Osage County – $5,626,112 ($29,662,523 total)
  6. Her – $2,561,122 ($21,456,878 total)
  7. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $2,402,370 ($282,284,300 total)
  8. Saving Mr. Banks – $2,328,013 ($88,556,543 total)
  9. 12 Years a Slave – $2,272,488 ($4,873,324 total)
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $2,269,416 ($22,774,236 total)
  11. Gravity – $2,265,974 ($292,221,532 total)
  12. Nebraska – $1,736,741 ($13,111,929 total)
  13. Philomena – $1,203,643 ($28,879,360 total)
  14. Inside Llewyn Davis – $566,795 ($13,420,239 total)
  15. Captain Phillips – $349,192 ($118,858,206 total)
  16. The Invisible Woman – $291,368 ($654,303 total)
  17. The Book Thief – $235,662 ($22,949,300 total)
  18. The Great Beauty – $132,112 ($1,641,085 total)
  19. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $54,168 ($9,039,170 total)
  20. Blue Jasmine – $35,921 ($37,143,466 total)
  21. All Is Lost – $19,207 ($6,962,927 total)
  22. 20 Feet from Stardom – $2,437 ($5,408,847 total)
  23. The Act of Killing – $643 ($524,922 total)
  24. Cutie and the Boxer – $358 ($213,621 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
  • Cutie and the Boxer: Documentary Feature
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Picture, Actor (Matthew McConaughey) [O], Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • 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
  • 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. 23-25, 2009

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $10,699,629 ($56,065,245 total) {week 11}
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $6,085,919 ($111,129,482 total) {week 5}
  3. Defiance – $5,666,785 ($18,564,544 total) {week 4}
  4. Revolutionary Road – $5,185,146 ($11,784,049 total) {week 5}
  5. The Wrestler – $3,745,643 ($9,557,610 total) {week 6}
  6. Frost/Nixon – $3,022,250 ($12,005,811 total) {week 8}
  7. The Reader – $1,403,410 ($9,661,121 total) {week 7}
  8. Milk – $884,715 ($21,637,349 total) {week 9}
  9. Doubt – $847,855 ($26,753,136 total) {week 7}
  10. The Dark Knight – $667,397 ($531,706,809 total) {week 28}
  11. Rachel Getting Married – $459,641 ($11,252,249 total) {week 17}
  12. Australia – $211,154 ($48,687,600 total) {week 9}
  13. Bolt – $182,603 ($112,818,114 total) {week 10}
  14. Waltz with Bashir – $150,458 ($754,796 total) {week 5}
  15. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $77,453 ($23,118,152 total) {week 24}
  16. The Betrayal – $622 ($15,716 total) {week 10}
  17. Trouble the Water – $551 ($493,459 total) {week 23}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $13,039,281 ($68,324,845 total)
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $7,416,707 ($135,429,795 total)
  3. Defiance – $6,905,922 ($22,623,991 total)
  4. Revolutionary Road – $6,318,965 ($14,360,828 total)
  5. The Wrestler – $4,564,690 ($11,647,541 total)
  6. Frost/Nixon – $3,683,115 ($14,631,082 total)
  7. The Reader – $1,710,289 ($11,773,686 total)
  8. Milk – $1,078,173 ($26,368,716 total)
  9. Doubt – $1,033,253 ($32,603,155 total)
  10. The Dark Knight – $813,334 ($647,973,365 total)
  11. Rachel Getting Married – $560,149 ($13,712,741 total)
  12. Australia – $257,326 ($59,333,955 total)
  13. Bolt – $222,532 ($137,487,675 total)
  14. Waltz with Bashir – $183,358 ($919,845 total)
  15. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $94,389 ($28,173,321 total)
  16. The Betrayal – $758 ($19,153 total)
  17. Trouble the Water – $671 ($601,362 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
  • 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. 23-25, 2004

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Big Fish – $7,110,138 ($48,934,111 total) {week 7}
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $6,786,756 ($337,817,998 total) {week 6}
  3. Cold Mountain – $5,004,505 ($72,570,380 total) {week 5}
  4. Something’s Gotta Give – $4,017,675 ($107,054,327 total) {week 7}
  5. Mystic River – $3,368,197 ($58,766,374 total) {week 16}
  6. The Last Samurai – $2,177,479 ($105,521,192 total) {week 8}
  7. Monster – $2,070,619 ($6,021,051 total) {week 5}
  8. The Cooler – $913,089 ($5,002,374 total) {week 9}
  9. 21 Grams – $854,003 ($12,126,282 total) {week 10}
  10. In America – $792,684 ($9,005,655 total) {week 9}
  11. Lost in Translation – $725,768 ($34,676,744 total) {week 20}
  12. House of Sand and Fog – $668,418 ($10,241,296 total) {week 6}
  13. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $540,954 ($2,629,489 total) {week 7}
  14. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $355,772 ($85,299,861 total) {week 11}
  15. The Triplets of Belleville – $208,437 ($1,800,796 total) {week 9}
  16. Brother Bear – $170,451 ($84,270,653 total) {week 14}
  17. The Fog of War – $155,826 ($677,152 total) {week 6}
  18. My Architect – $58,383 ($574,610 total) {week 11}
  19. Pieces of April – $11,300 ($2,466,662 total) {week 15}
  20. City of God – $5,845 ($4,815,624 total) {week 54}
  21. Dirty Pretty Things – $3,637 ($8,094,919 total) {week 28}
  22. The Weather Underground – $589 ($505,110 total) {week 34}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Big Fish – $10,464,841 ($72,022,186 total)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $9,988,881 ($497,207,166 total)
  3. Cold Mountain – $7,365,729 ($106,810,511 total)
  4. Something’s Gotta Give – $5,913,293 ($157,564,662 total)
  5. Mystic River – $4,957,379 ($86,493,504 total)
  6. The Last Samurai – $3,204,856 ($155,308,163 total)
  7. Monster – $3,047,578 ($8,861,901 total)
  8. The Cooler – $1,343,902 ($7,362,592 total)
  9. 21 Grams – $1,256,938 ($17,847,700 total)
  10. In America – $1,166,688 ($13,254,700 total)
  11. Lost in Translation – $1,068,200 ($51,037,913 total)
  12. House of Sand and Fog – $983,791 ($15,073,341 total)
  13. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $796,187 ($3,870,134 total)
  14. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $523,632 ($125,546,011 total)
  15. The Triplets of Belleville – $306,782 ($2,650,447 total)
  16. Brother Bear – $250,873 ($124,031,203 total)
  17. The Fog of War – $229,348 ($996,646 total)
  18. My Architect – $85,929 ($845,722 total)
  19. Pieces of April – $16,632 ($3,630,482 total)
  20. City of God – $8,603 ($7,087,730 total)
  21. Dirty Pretty Things – $5,353 ($11,914,261 total)
  22. The Weather Underground – $867 ($743,431 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”)
  • The Weather Underground: Documentary Feature

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 22-24, 1999

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Patch Adams – $8,101,565 ($108,588,660 total) {week 5}
  2. A Civil Action – $7,648,388 ($40,786,181 total) {week 5}
  3. The Thin Red Line – $5,794,840 ($22,313,555 total) {week 5}
  4. The Prince of Egypt – $3,926,434 ($87,327,161 total) {week 6}
  5. Shakespeare in Love – $3,629,432 ($25,882,499 total) {week 7}
  6. A Simple Plan – $3,422,072 ($7,070,184 total) {week 7}
  7. A Bug’s Life – $2,700,616 ($151,734,828 total) {week 10}
  8. Mighty Joe Young – $2,575,283 ($43,401,380 total) {week 5}
  9. Life Is Beautiful – $1,055,993 ($15,838,666 total) {week 14}
  10. Elizabeth – $561,256 ($19,603,529 total) {week 12}
  11. Hilary and Jackie – $418,368 ($1,153,765 total) {week 4}
  12. Babe: Pig in the City – $316,740 ($17,319,215 total) {week 9}
  13. Little Voice – $197,928 ($1,777,974 total) {week 5}
  14. Central Station – $130,499 ($1,204,949 total) {week 10}
  15. Gods and Monsters – $105,283 ($2,564,731 total) {week 12}
  16. Affliction – $89,944 ($400,618 total) {week 4}
  17. Pleasantville – $53,452 ($39,194,840 total) {week 14}
  18. The Red Violin – $51,229 ($1,428,329 total) {week 13}
  19. Saving Private Ryan – $26,340 ($190,964,587 total) {week 27}
  20. Children of Heaven – $20,100 ($20,100 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Patch Adams – $14,576,438 ($195,374,085 total)
  2. A Civil Action – $13,761,076 ($73,383,011 total)
  3. The Thin Red Line – $10,426,149 ($40,146,829 total)
  4. The Prince of Egypt – $7,064,490 ($157,120,128 total)
  5. Shakespeare in Love – $6,530,120 ($46,568,118 total)
  6. A Simple Plan – $6,157,035 ($12,720,764 total)
  7. A Bug’s Life – $4,858,982 ($273,003,214 total)
  8. Mighty Joe Young – $4,633,482 ($78,088,310 total)
  9. Life Is Beautiful – $1,899,956 ($28,497,127 total)
  10. Elizabeth – $1,009,819 ($35,270,916 total)
  11. Hilary and Jackie – $752,733 ($2,075,869 total)
  12. Babe: Pig in the City – $569,883 ($31,160,950 total)
  13. Little Voice – $356,115 ($3,198,953 total)
  14. Central Station – $234,795 ($2,167,959 total)
  15. Gods and Monsters – $189,427 ($4,614,496 total)
  16. Affliction – $161,828 ($720,797 total)
  17. Pleasantville – $96,172 ($70,519,850 total)
  18. The Red Violin – $92,172 ($2,569,868 total)
  19. Saving Private Ryan – $47,391 ($343,585,891 total)
  20. Children of Heaven – $36,164 ($36,164 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Affliction: Actor (Nick Nolte), Supporting Actor (James Coburn) [O]
  • 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
  • Children of Heaven: 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)
  • 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. 28-30, 1994

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Mrs. Doubtfire – $7,742,001 ($172,513,134 total) {week 10}
  2. Philadelphia – $7,316,408 ($36,600,339 total) {week 6}
  3. Schindler’s List – $3,064,898 ($23,517,491 total) {week 7}
  4. Shadowlands – $2,442,036 ($16,860,561 total) {week 5}
  5. Beethoven’s 2nd – $1,504,845 ($45,144,210 total) {week 7}
  6. In the Name of the Father – $1,124,151 ($4,927,317 total) {week 5}
  7. The Piano – $1,019,992 ($25,270,569 total) {week 12}
  8. Jurassic Park – $501,685 ($342,429,585 total) {week 34}
  9. Six Degrees of Separation – $552,807 ($2,713,930 total) {week 8}
  10. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $109,264 ($858,515 total) {week 7}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Mrs. Doubtfire – $16,928,682 ($377,217,714 total)
  2. Philadelphia – $15,998,079 ($80,030,406 total)
  3. Schindler’s List – $6,701,715 ($51,423,413 total)
  4. Shadowlands – $5,339,763 ($36,867,351 total)
  5. Beethoven’s 2nd – $3,290,498 ($98,712,459 total)
  6. In the Name of the Father – $2,458,072 ($10,774,085 total)
  7. The Piano – $2,230,317 ($55,256,699 total)
  8. Jurassic Park – $1,096,986 ($748,757,514 total)
  9. Six Degrees of Separation – $1,208,769 ($5,934,287 total)
  10. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $238,917 ($1,877,231 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. 27-29, 1989

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rain Man – $6,829,705 ($88,805,610 total) {week 7}
  2. Beaches – $4,939,903 ($20,138,468 total) {week 6}
  3. Mississippi Burning – $3,545,305 ($14,726,112 total) {week 8}
  4. Working Girl – $3,004,374 ($38,232,402 total) {week 6}
  5. The Accidental Tourist – $2,561,533 ($21,844,098 total) {week 6}
  6. Dangerous Liaisons – $1,300,240 ($4,900,088 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rain Man – $15,723,804 ($204,454,226 total)
  2. Beaches – $11,372,976 ($46,364,130 total)
  3. Mississippi Burning – $8,162,239 ($33,903,442 total)
  4. Working Girl – $6,916,871 ($88,021,198 total)
  5. The Accidental Tourist – $5,897,333 ($50,290,946 total)
  6. Dangerous Liaisons – $2,993,500 ($11,281,311 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
  • 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. 27-29, 1984

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Silkwood – $3,547,122 ($21,501,926 total) {week 7}
  2. Terms of Endearment – $3,383,539 ($65,425,742 total) {week 10}
  3. Nevery Cry Wolf – $2,679,108 ($13,680,149 total) {week 17}
  4. Yentl – $1,851,461 ($30,783,557 total) {week 11}
  5. The Big Chill – $1,092,153 ($50,298,170 total) {week 18}
  6. Broadway Danny Rose – $953,794 ($953,794 total) {week 1}
  7. Return of the Jedi – $183,493 ($251,640,919 total) {week 36}
  8. The Right Stuff – $278,022 ($15,183,991 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Silkwood – $9,649,016 ($58,490,358 total)
  2. Terms of Endearment – $9,204,032 ($177,973,596 total)
  3. Nevery Cry Wolf – $7,287,812 ($37,213,262 total)
  4. Yentl – $5,036,415 ($83,738,604 total)
  5. The Big Chill – $2,970,916 ($136,822,998 total)
  6. Broadway Danny Rose – $2,594,547 ($2,594,547 total)
  7. Return of the Jedi – $499,145 ($684,523,214 total)
  8. The Right Stuff – $756,286 ($41,304,071 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Big Chill: Picture, Supporting Actress (Glenn Close), Original Screenplay
  • Broadway Danny Rose: Director, Original Screenplay
  • Nevery Cry Wolf: Sound
  • Return of the Jedi: Original Score, Art Direction, Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects [O]
  • The Right Stuff: Picture, Supporting Actor (Sam Shepard), Original Score, Editing [O], Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound [O], Sound 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
  • 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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