Oscar in Box Office History (Week 4, 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 Jan. 18-20, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. American Sniper – $64,628,304 ($200,400,417 total) {week 5}
  2. The Imitation Game – $6,946,076 ($60,452,357 total) {week 9}
  3. Selma – $5,418,572 ($39,138,346 total) {week 5}
  4. Into the Woods – $3,884,471 ($121,493,132 total) {week 5}
  5. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $2,774,303 ($249,545,262 total) {week 6}
  6. Unbroken – $2,071,740 ($112,436,905 total) {week 5}
  7. Birdman – $1,938,011 ($30,936,133 total) {week 15}
  8. The Theory of Everything – $1,262,967 ($29,055,497 total) {week 12}
  9. Wild – $957,209 ($34,719,789 total) {week 8}
  10. Whiplash – $787,000 ($7,600,000 total) {week 16}
  11. Big Hero 6 – $683,827 ($217,456,064 total) {week 12}
  12. Foxcatcher – $581,000 ($10,985,000 total) {week 11}
  13. Still Alice – $411,000 ($715,000 total) {week 2}
  14. Inherent Vice – $381,346 ($7,400,614 total) {week 7}
  15. Interstellar – $335,110 ($186,350,542 total) {week 12}
  16. Boyhood – $184,662 ($24,906,392 total) {week 29}
  17. Mr. Turner – $162,000 ($1,851,000 total) {week 6}
  18. Two Days, One Night – $108,670 ($419,154 total) {week 5}
  19. Gone Girl – $99,617 ($167,590,676 total) {week 17}
  20. Nightcrawler – $78,163 ($32,279,955 total) {week 13}
  21. Leviathan – $72,400 ($272,100 total) {week 5}
  22. The Boxtrolls – $33,700 ($50,807,639 total) {week 18}
  23. CitizenFour – $31,147 ($2,475,089 total) {week 14}
  24. Song of the Sea – $27,309 ($175,849 total) {week 6}
  25. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $13,478 ($634,927 total) {week 15}
  26. Beyond the Lights – $7,234 ($14,612,840 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. American Sniper – $70,991,470 ($220,131,419 total)
  2. The Imitation Game – $7,629,972 ($66,404,368 total)
  3. Selma – $5,952,073 ($42,991,825 total)
  4. Into the Woods – $4,266,928 ($133,455,089 total)
  5. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $3,047,455 ($274,114,962 total)
  6. Unbroken – $2,275,719 ($123,507,205 total)
  7. Birdman – $2,128,823 ($33,982,039 total)
  8. The Theory of Everything – $1,387,316 ($31,916,240 total)
  9. Wild – $1,051,454 ($38,138,226 total)
  10. Whiplash – $864,486 ($8,348,280 total)
  11. Big Hero 6 – $751,155 ($238,866,329 total)
  12. Foxcatcher – $638,204 ($12,066,560 total)
  13. Still Alice – $451,466 ($785,397 total)
  14. Inherent Vice – $418,893 ($8,129,263 total)
  15. Interstellar – $368,104 ($204,698,223 total)
  16. Boyhood – $202,843 ($27,358,623 total)
  17. Mr. Turner – $177,950 ($2,033,246 total)
  18. Two Days, One Night – $119,369 ($460,423 total)
  19. Gone Girl – $109,425 ($184,091,300 total)
  20. Nightcrawler – $85,859 ($35,458,171 total)
  21. Leviathan – $79,528 ($298,890 total)
  22. The Boxtrolls – $37,018 ($55,810,052 total)
  23. CitizenFour – $34,214 ($2,718,781 total)
  24. Song of the Sea – $29,998 ($193,163 total)
  25. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $14,805 ($697,441 total)
  26. Beyond the Lights – $7,946 ($16,051,589 total)

Oscar Details:

  • American Sniper: Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O]
  • Beyond the Lights: Origianl Song (“Grateful”)
  • Big Hero 6: Animated Feature [O]
  • Birdman: Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Origianl Screenplay [O], Cinematography [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • The Boxtrolls: Animated Feature
  • Boyhood: Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • CitizenFour: Documentary Feature [O]
  • Foxcatcher: Directing, Actor (Steve Carell), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Gone Girl: Actress (Rosamund Pike)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Sound Editing
  • The Imitation Game: Picture, Directing, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Production Design
  • Inherent Vice: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design
  • Interstellar: Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Into the Woods: Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Production Design, Costume Design
  • Leviathan: Foreign Language Film
  • Mr. Turner: Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design
  • Nightcrawler: Original Screenplay
  • Selma: Picture, Original Song (“Glory”) [O]
  • Song of the Sea: Animated Feature
  • Still Alice: Actress (Julianne Moore) [O]
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Animated Feature
  • The Theory of Everything: Picture, Actor (Eddie Redmayne) [O], Actress (Felicity Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Two Days, One Night: Actress (Marion Cotillard)
  • Unbroken: Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Whiplash: Picture, Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Sound Mixing [O]
  • Wild: Actress (Reese Witherspoon), Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 22-24, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Avatar – $34,944,081 ($551,741,499 total) {week 6}
  2. The Lovely Bones – $8,418,192 ($31,242,633 total) {week 7}
  3. Sherlock Holmes – $6,628,069 ($191,076,852 total) {week 5}
  4. The Blind Side – $4,166,136 ($233,678,402 total) {week 10}
  5. Up in the Air – $3,902,190 ($69,245,716 total) {week 8}
  6. Crazy Heart – $1,353,214 ($3,865,689 total) {week 6}
  7. The Princess and the Frog – $1,292,793 ($99,248,026 total) {week 9}
  8. The Young Victoria – $745,514 ($7,376,880 total) {week 6}
  9. A Single Man – $717,077 ($4,466,097 total) {week 7}
  10. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $492,735 ($5,882,608 total) {week 5}
  11. Invictus – $415,583 ($35,805,147 total) {week 7}
  12. Nine – $309,438 ($18,847,587 total) {week 6}
  13. Precious – $211,820 ($45,142,926 total) {week 12}
  14. An Education – $159,234 ($8,616,457 total) {week 16}
  15. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $145,563 ($20,194,544 total) {week 11}
  16. The White Ribbon – $114,175 ($446,026 total) {week 4}
  17. The Last Station – $99,270 ($219,667 total) {week 2}
  18. The Messenger – $20,254 ($742,460 total) {week 11}
  19. Coco Before Chanel – $7,525 ($6,075,032 total) {week 18}
  20. Departures – $1,350 ($1,494,953 total) {week 35}
  21. The Cove – $615 ($849,921 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Avatar – $41,011,684 ($647,544,522 total)
  2. The Lovely Bones – $9,879,906 ($36,667,526 total)
  3. Sherlock Holmes – $7,778,950 ($224,254,962 total)
  4. The Blind Side – $4,889,534 ($274,253,739 total)
  5. Up in the Air – $4,579,757 ($81,269,370 total)
  6. Crazy Heart – $1,588,183 ($4,536,918 total)
  7. The Princess and the Frog – $1,517,270 ($116,481,207 total)
  8. The Young Victoria – $874,963 ($8,657,783 total)
  9. A Single Man – $841,588 ($5,241,579 total)
  10. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $578,292 ($6,904,049 total)
  11. Invictus – $487,744 ($42,022,264 total)
  12. Nine – $363,168 ($22,120,235 total)
  13. Precious – $248,600 ($52,981,432 total)
  14. An Education – $186,883 ($10,112,597 total)
  15. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $170,838 ($23,701,074 total)
  16. The White Ribbon – $134,000 ($523,473 total)
  17. The Last Station – $116,507 ($257,809 total)
  18. The Messenger – $23,771 ($871,379 total)
  19. Coco Before Chanel – $8,832 ($7,129,885 total)
  20. Departures – $1,584 ($1,754,533 total)
  21. The Cove – $722 ($997,499 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Avatar: Picture, Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • The Blind Side: Picture, Actress (Sandra Bullock) [O]
  • Coco Before Chanel: Costume Design
  • The Cove: Documentary Feature
  • Crazy Heart: Actor (Jeff Bridges) [O], Supporting Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Original Song (“The Weary Kind”) [O]
  • Departures: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • An Education: Picture, Actress (Carey Mulligan), Adapted Screenplay
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox: Animated Feature, Original Score
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Invictus: Actor (Morgan Freeman), Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)
  • The Last Station : Actress (Helen Mirren), Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)
  • The Lovely Bones : Supporting Actor (Stanley Tucci)
  • The Messenger : Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson), Original Screenplay
  • Nine: Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz), Original Song (“Take It All”), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Precious: Picture, Director, Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing
  • The Princess and the Frog : Animated Feature, Original Song (“Almost There”), Original Song (“Down in New Orleans”)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Original Score, Art Direction
  • A Single Man: Actor (Colin Firth)
  • Up in the Air: Picture, Director, Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick), Adapted Screenplay
  • The White Ribbon : Cinematography, Foreign Language Film
  • The Young Victoria : Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 28-30, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Million Dollar Baby – $12,265,482 ($21,579,631 total) {week 7}
  2. The Aviator – $7,550,128 ($68,233,031 total) {week 7}
  3. Sideways – $6,347,364 ($40,054,672 total) {week 15}
  4. The Phantom of the Opera – $4,033,481 ($38,919,263 total) {week 6}
  5. Finding Neverland – $2,755,230 ($35,942,714 total) {week 12}
  6. Hotel Rwanda – $1,845,952 ($8,184,175 total) {week 6}
  7. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $972,836 ($116,022,076 total) {week 1}
  8. Ray – $615,415 ($73,806,940 total) {week 14}
  9. House of Flying Daggers – $464,368 ($9,752,170 total) {week 9}
  10. The Incredibles – $454,456 ($258,011,487 total) {week 13}
  11. Closer – $376,264 ($33,450,206 total) {week 9}
  12. The Polar Express – $278,358 ($161,628,521 total) {week 1}
  13. Being Julia – $263,303 ($4,176,497 total) {week 16}
  14. A Very Long Engagement – $236,729 ($5,324,523 total) {week 10}
  15. Kinsey – $156,309 ($9,206,691 total) {week 12}
  16. The Chorus – $127,447 ($176,958 total) {week 3}
  17. Vera Drake – $90,799 ($2,380,529 total) {week 17}
  18. The Motorcycle Diaries – $74,853 ($16,594,348 total) {week 19}
  19. The Sea Inside – $44,795 ($387,936 total) {week 7}
  20. Born Into Brothels – $31,663 ($121,863 total) {week 4}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Million Dollar Baby – $17,718,933 ($31,174,319 total)
  2. The Aviator – $10,907,049 ($98,570,650 total)
  3. Sideways – $9,169,515 ($57,863,692 total)
  4. The Phantom of the Opera – $5,826,838 ($56,223,459 total)
  5. Finding Neverland – $3,980,254 ($51,923,484 total)
  6. Hotel Rwanda – $2,666,695 ($11,823,005 total)
  7. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $1,405,376 ($167,607,554 total)
  8. Ray – $889,039 ($106,622,818 total)
  9. House of Flying Daggers – $670,834 ($14,088,158 total)
  10. The Incredibles – $656,515 ($372,727,983 total)
  11. Closer – $543,558 ($48,322,762 total)
  12. The Polar Express – $402,121 ($233,491,436 total)
  13. Being Julia – $380,372 ($6,033,442 total)
  14. A Very Long Engagement – $341,983 ($7,691,901 total)
  15. Kinsey – $225,807 ($13,300,150 total)
  16. The Chorus – $184,112 ($255,637 total)
  17. Vera Drake – $131,170 ($3,438,955 total)
  18. The Motorcycle Diaries – $108,134 ($23,972,490 total)
  19. The Sea Inside – $64,712 ($560,419 total)
  20. Born Into Brothels – $45,741 ($176,045 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Aviator: Picture, Director, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Alan Alda), Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett) [O], Original Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing
  • Being Julia: Actress (Annette Bening)
  • Born Into Brothels : Documentary Feature
  • The Chorus: Original Song (“Look To Your Path”), Foreign Language Film
  • Closer: Supporting Actor (Clive Owen), Supporting Actress (Natalie Portman)
  • Finding Neverland: Picture, Actor (Johnny Depp), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Hotel Rwanda: Actor (Don Cheadle), Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo), Original Screenplay
  • House of Flying Daggers: Cinematography
  • The Incredibles: Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O]
  • Kinsey: Supporting Actress (Laura Linney)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Original Score, Makeup [O], Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Million Dollar Baby: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Clint Eastwood), Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • The Motorcycle Diaries : Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Al Otro Lado del Rio”) [O]
  • The Phantom of the Opera : Original Song (“Learn To Be Lonely”), Cinematography, Art Direction
  • The Polar Express : Original Song (“Believe”), Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Ray: Picture, Director, Actor (Jamie Foxx) [O], Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing [O]
  • The Sea Inside : Makeup, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Sideways: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church), Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), Adapted Screenplay [O]
  • Vera Drake: Director, Actress (Imelda Staunton), Original Screenplay
  • A Very Long Engagement: Cinematography, Art Direction

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 28-30, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Hurricane – $5,701,085 ($30,943,521 total) {week 5}
  2. Stuart Little – $4,778,048 ($123,010,692 total) {week 7}
  3. The Green Mile – $4,022,589 ($115,158,512 total) {week 8}
  4. Girl, Interrupted – $3,254,074 ($21,160,203 total) {week 6}
  5. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $2,780,431 ($72,213,467 total) {week 6}
  6. Toy Story 2 – $2,341,447 ($234,301,509 total) {week 11}
  7. Angela’s Ashes – $1,822,355 ($6,436,536 total) {week 6}
  8. The Cider House Rules – $1,751,673 ($18,012,696 total) {week 8}
  9. Magnolia – $1,586,327 ($17,438,194 total) {week 7}
  10. The End of the Affair – $1,176,105 ($6,928,198 total) {week 9}
  11. Bicentennial Man – $981,842 ($55,702,245 total) {week 7}
  12. Snow Falling on Cedars – $905,005 ($11,771,703 total) {week 6}
  13. American Beauty – $704,153 ($74,328,708 total) {week 20}
  14. Anna and the King – $590,812 ($36,867,339 total) {week 7}
  15. Topsy-Turvy – $479,482 ($1,375,951 total) {week 7}
  16. Sleepy Hollow – $370,752 ($97,221,699 total) {week 11}
  17. Being John Malkovich – $312,603 ($20,604,174 total) {week 14}
  18. All About My Mother – $291,307 ($4,262,234 total) {week 13}
  19. The Sixth Sense – $235,945 ($278,016,403 total) {week 26}
  20. Sweet and Lowdown – $228,424 ($2,014,314 total) {week 9}
  21. Titus – $141,213 ($667,444 total) {week 6}
  22. Boys Don’t Cry – $133,393 ($3,393,369 total) {week 17}
  23. The Straight Story – $94,173 ($5,128,770 total) {week 16}
  24. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $57,510 ($431,065,444 total) {week 37}
  25. The Insider – $41,451 ($26,600,240 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Hurricane – $9,794,443 ($53,160,854 total)
  2. Stuart Little – $8,208,669 ($211,331,912 total)
  3. The Green Mile – $6,910,793 ($197,841,896 total)
  4. Girl, Interrupted – $5,590,487 ($36,353,150 total)
  5. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $4,776,770 ($124,062,468 total)
  6. Toy Story 2 – $4,022,597 ($402,529,123 total)
  7. Angela’s Ashes – $3,130,799 ($11,057,945 total)
  8. The Cider House Rules – $3,009,368 ($30,945,745 total)
  9. Magnolia – $2,725,304 ($29,958,753 total)
  10. The End of the Affair – $2,020,544 ($11,902,618 total)
  11. Bicentennial Man – $1,686,801 ($95,696,250 total)
  12. Snow Falling on Cedars – $1,554,795 ($20,223,742 total)
  13. American Beauty – $1,209,732 ($127,696,445 total)
  14. Anna and the King – $1,015,013 ($63,337,952 total)
  15. Topsy-Turvy – $823,748 ($2,363,879 total)
  16. Sleepy Hollow – $636,951 ($167,026,518 total)
  17. Being John Malkovich – $537,051 ($35,397,894 total)
  18. All About My Mother – $500,464 ($7,322,502 total)
  19. The Sixth Sense – $405,353 ($477,631,149 total)
  20. Sweet and Lowdown – $392,432 ($3,460,584 total)
  21. Titus – $242,603 ($1,146,666 total)
  22. Boys Don’t Cry – $229,169 ($5,829,795 total)
  23. The Straight Story – $161,789 ($8,811,208 total)
  24. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $98,802 ($740,568,833 total)
  25. The Insider – $71,213 ($45,699,114 total)

Oscar Details:

  • All About My Mother: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • American Beauty: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Kevin Spacey) [O], Actress (Annette Bening), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography
  • Angela’s Ashes: Original Score
  • Anna and the King: Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Being John Malkovich: Director, Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Original Screenplay
  • Bicentennial Man: Makeup
  • Boys Don’t Cry: Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actress (Chloe Sevigny)
  • The Cider House Rules : Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Art Direction
  • The End of the Affair : Actress (Julianne Moore), Cinematography
  • Girl, Interrupted: Supporting Actress (Angelina Jolie)
  • The Green Mile : Picture, Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, Sound
  • The Hurricane : Actor (Denzel Washington)
  • The Insider : Picture, Director, Actor (Russell Crowe), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Sound
  • Magnolia: Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Save Me”)
  • The Sixth Sense : Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment), Supporting Actress (Toni Collette), Original Screenplay, Editing
  • Sleepy Hollow: Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design
  • Snow Falling on Cedars: Cinematography
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace: Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects
  • The Straight Story : Actor (Richard Farnsworth)
  • Stuart Little: Visual Effects
  • Sweet and Lowdown: Actor (Sean Penn), Supporting Actress (Samantha Morton)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley : Supporting Actor (Jude Law), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Titus: Costume Design
  • Topsy-Turvy: Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup [O]
  • Toy Story 2: Original Song (“When She Loved Me”)

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 27-29, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Legends of the Fall – $6,309,990 ($35,500,402 total) {week 6}
  2. Nobody’s Fool – $4,095,561 ($20,245,170 total) {week 1}
  3. Little Women – $2,144,975 ($40,286,157 total) {week 6}
  4. Pulp Fiction – $1,341,119 ($72,844,144 total) {week 16}
  5. Nell – $1,259,687 ($28,491,576 total) {week 7}
  6. The Lion King – $1,108,308 ($307,833,456 total) {week 33}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Legends of the Fall – $13,432,301 ($75,570,971 total)
  2. Nobody’s Fool – $8,718,367 ($43,096,615 total)
  3. Little Women – $4,566,085 ($85,758,578 total)
  4. Pulp Fiction – $2,854,888 ($155,065,925 total)
  5. Nell – $2,681,541 ($60,651,033 total)
  6. The Lion King – $2,359,295 ($655,296,047 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Legends of the Fall: Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound
  • The Lion King : Original Song (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” [O], “Circle of Life”, “Hakuna Matata”), Original Score [O]
  • Little Women: Actress (Winona Ryder), Original Score, Costume Design
  • Nell: Actress (Jodie Foster)
  • Nobody’s Fool: Actor (Paul Newman), Adapted Screenplay
  • Pulp Fiction: Picture, Director, Actor (John Travolta), Supporting Actor (Samuel L. Jackson), Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman), Original Screenplay [O], Editing

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of XXXX, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Driving Miss Daisy – $5,705,721 ($16,045,457 total) {week 7}
  2. Born on the Fourth of July – $4,640,940 ($39,160,104 total) {week 6}
  3. Steel Magnolias – $2,376,950 ($64,115,820 total) {week 11}
  4. The Little Mermaid – $2,174,414 ($68,066,110 total) {week 11}
  5. Back to the Future Part II – $1,774,965 ($109,858,821 total) {week 10}
  6. Glory – $1,700,460 ($9,503,430 total) {week 7}
  7. Music Box – $1,009,470 ($3,223,917 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Driving Miss Daisy – $12,490,538 ($35,125,516 total)
  2. Born on the Fourth of July – $10,159,599 ($85,726,374 total)
  3. Steel Magnolias – $5,203,441 ($140,357,563 total)
  4. The Little Mermaid – $4,760,065 ($149,005,243 total)
  5. Back to the Future Part II – $3,885,621 ($240,494,724 total)
  6. Glory – $3,722,520 ($20,804,199 total)
  7. Music Box – $2,209,856 ($7,057,558 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future Part II: Visual Effects
  • Born on the Fourth of July: Picture, Director [O], Actor (Tom Cruise), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound
  • Driving Miss Daisy: Picture [O], Actor (Morgan Freeman), Actress (Jessica Tandy) [O], Supporting Actor (Dan Aykroyd), Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • Glory: Supporting Actor (Denzel Washington) [O], Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound [O]
  • The Little Mermaid: Original Song (“Kiss the Girl”, “Under the Sea” [O]), Original Score [O]
  • Music Box: Actress (Jessica Lange)
  • Steel Magnolias: Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 25-27, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $8,216,877 ($133,132,606 total) {week 8}
  2. A Passage to India – $2,033,367 ($6,528,622 total) {week 7}
  3. The River – $1,364,160 ($7,637,019 total) {week 6}
  4. Starman – $1,308,014 ($24,181,385 total) {week 7}
  5. The Cotton Club – $1,135,528 ($22,792,891 total) {week 7}
  6. 2010 – $894,842 ($38,130,205 total) {week 8}
  7. The Killing Fields – $818,450 ($3,898,988 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $21,433,319 ($347,269,840 total)
  2. A Passage to India – $5,303,938 ($17,029,589 total)
  3. The River – $3,558,344 ($19,920,788 total)
  4. Starman – $3,411,890 ($63,075,951 total)
  5. The Cotton Club – $2,961,969 ($59,454,133 total)
  6. 2010 – $2,334,151 ($99,460,760 total)
  7. The Killing Fields – $2,134,886 ($10,170,318 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 2010: Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound, Visual Effects
  • Beverly Hills Cop: Original Screenplay
  • The Cotton Club : Editing, Art Direction
  • The Killing Fields : Picture, Director, Actor (Sam Waterston), Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography [O]
  • A Passage to India: Picture, Director, Actress (Judy Davis), Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound
  • The River : Actress (Sissy Spacek), Original Score, Cinematography, Sound, Sound Effects [O]
  • Starman: Actor (Jeff Bridges)

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