Oscar in Box Office History (Week 42, 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 Oct. 16-18, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $21,300,120 ($143,595,778 total) {week 3}
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $15,371,203 ($15,371,203 total) {week 1}
  3. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $4,557,480 ($34,720,093 total) {week 5}
  4. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $1,512,693 ($2,223,174 total) {week 2}
  5. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $365,488 ($354,935,066 total) {week 18}
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $118,298 ($118,298 total) {week 1}
  7. Straight Outta Compton (2015, 88th) – $71,140 ($161,029,270 total) {week 10}
  8. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 88th) – $25,603 ($19,369,813 total) {week 11}
  9. Amy (2015, 88th) – $8,701 ($8,348,106 total) {week 16}
  10. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $970 ($702,346 total) {week 15}
  11. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $99 ($108,658 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $23,144,614 ($156,030,525 total)
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $16,702,280 ($16,702,280 total)
  3. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $4,952,137 ($37,726,697 total)
  4. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $1,643,685 ($2,415,691 total)
  5. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $397,138 ($385,670,843 total)
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $128,542 ($128,542 total)
  7. Straight Outta Compton (2015, 88th) – $77,300 ($174,973,679 total)
  8. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 88th) – $27,820 ($21,047,151 total)
  9. Amy (2015, 88th) – $9,454 ($9,071,014 total)
  10. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $1,054 ($763,166 total)
  11. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $108 ($118,067 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Amy (2015, 88th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th): Picture, Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing
  • Cartel Land (2015, 88th): Documentary Feature
  • Inside Out (2015, 88th): Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay
  • The Look of Silence (2015, 88th): Documentary Feature
  • The Martian (2015, 88th): Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Room (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Actress (Brie Larson) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • Sicario (2015, 88th): Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Film Editing
  • Steve Jobs (2015, 88th): Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015, 88th): Original Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Oct. 15-17, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $10,317,395 ($62,436,364 total) {week 3}
  2. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $3,977,006 ($80,510,629 total) {week 5}
  3. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $534,680 ($412,844,168 total) {week 18}
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $348,326 ($289,751,947 total) {week 14}
  5. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $220,322 ($220,322 total) {week 1}
  6. Salt (2010, 83rd) – $148,124 ($118,174,532 total) {week 13}
  7. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $85,595 ($148,431 total) {week 2}
  8. The Kids Are All Right (2010, 83rd) – $15,608 ($20,803,237 total) {week 15}
  9. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $11,284 ($6,190,893 total) {week 19}
  10. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $10,316 ($934,843 total) {week 10}
  11. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $9,088 ($4,958,838 total) {week 18}
  12. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $4,199 ($3,283,633 total) {week 27}
  13. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $3,225 ($1,312,440 total) {week 17}
  14. Gasland (2010, 83rd) – $2,187 ($30,846 total) {week 5}
  15. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $701 ($6,390,014 total) {week 27}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $11,978,116 ($72,486,324 total)
  2. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $4,617,158 ($93,469,881 total)
  3. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $620,744 ($479,296,905 total)
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $404,394 ($336,391,361 total)
  5. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $255,786 ($255,786 total)
  6. Salt (2010, 83rd) – $171,967 ($137,196,288 total)
  7. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $99,373 ($172,323 total)
  8. The Kids Are All Right (2010, 83rd) – $18,120 ($24,151,794 total)
  9. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $13,100 ($7,187,399 total)
  10. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $11,976 ($1,085,318 total)
  11. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $10,551 ($5,757,029 total)
  12. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $4,875 ($3,812,177 total)
  13. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $3,744 ($1,523,695 total)
  14. Gasland (2010, 83rd) – $2,539 ($35,811 total)
  15. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd) – $814 ($7,418,571 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Gasland (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Hereafter (2010, 83rd): Visual Effects
  • I Am Love (2010, 83rd): Costume Design
  • Inception (2010, 83rd): Picture, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Inside Job (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Annette Bening), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Original Screenplay
  • Restrepo (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Salt (2010, 83rd): Sound Mixing
  • The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Social Network (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound Mixing
  • The Town (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actor (Jeremy Renner)
  • 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 Oct. 21-23, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $8,584,304 ($43,918,009 total) {week 3}
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $6,422,455 ($6,422,455 total) {week 1}
  3. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $2,699,962 ($26,300,395 total) {week 5}
  4. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $2,259,196 ($4,545,341 total) {week 3}
  5. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $1,910,316 ($50,534,702 total) {week 6}
  6. Capote (2005, 78th) – $614,527 ($2,185,181 total) {week 4}
  7. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $348,857 ($32,630,159 total) {week 8}
  8. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $315,339 ($915,485 total) {week 3}
  9. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $239,181 ($76,204,299 total) {week 18}
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $238,206 ($205,663,945 total) {week 15}
  11. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $119,841 ($234,043,462 total) {week 17}
  12. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $33,069 ($2,579,096 total) {week 12}
  13. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $27,082 ($205,324,662 total) {week 19}
  14. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $3,015 ($67,889 total) {week 12}
  15. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $1,239 ($22,197,372 total) {week 14}
  16. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $647 ($61,613,563 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $12,267,118 ($62,759,589 total)
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $9,177,798 ($9,177,798 total)
  3. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $3,858,292 ($37,583,716 total)
  4. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $3,228,430 ($6,495,370 total)
  5. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $2,729,874 ($72,214,956 total)
  6. Capote (2005, 78th) – $878,170 ($3,122,661 total)
  7. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $498,523 ($46,629,057 total)
  8. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $450,625 ($1,308,244 total)
  9. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $341,794 ($108,897,251 total)
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $340,400 ($293,897,307 total)
  11. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $171,255 ($334,452,124 total)
  12. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $47,256 ($3,685,572 total)
  13. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $38,701 ($293,412,466 total)
  14. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $4,308 ($97,015 total)
  15. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $1,771 ($31,720,426 total)
  16. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $925 ($88,046,839 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Batman Begins (2005, 78th): Cinematography
  • Capote (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) [O], Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Adapted Screenplay
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th): Costume Design
  • Cinderella Man (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (Paul Giamatti), Film Editing, Makeup
  • The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th): Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Origianl Score, Film Editing
  • Corpse Bride (2005, 78th): Animated Feature
  • 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
  • Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th): Actor (Terrence Howard), Original Song (“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”) [O]
  • Junebug (2005, 78th): Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)
  • March of the Penguins (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • North Country (2005, 78th): Actress (Charlize Theron), Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th): Animated Feature [O]
  • War of the Worlds (2005, 78th): Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Oct. 20-22, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $16,015,185 ($80,723,025 total) {week 3}
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $3,486,109 ($10,553,191 total) {week 2}
  3. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $1,240,303 ($28,714,323 total) {week 6}
  4. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $489,415 ($812,532 total) {week 2}
  5. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $328,382 ($207,687 total) {week 5}
  6. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $236,677 ($89,442,354 total) {week 12}
  7. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $112,431 ($60,648,819 total) {week 10}
  8. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $83,137 ($252,059 total) {week 3}
  9. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $81,549 ($181,372,312 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $27,216,901 ($137,184,213 total)
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $5,924,445 ($17,934,551 total)
  3. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $2,107,825 ($48,798,367 total)
  4. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $831,733 ($1,380,852 total)
  5. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $558,067 ($352,952 total)
  6. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $402,219 ($152,002,219 total)
  7. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $191,070 ($103,069,236 total)
  8. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $141,287 ($428,360 total)
  9. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $138,588 ($308,231,981 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Almost Famous (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd): Directing, Supporting Actress (Julie Walters), Original Screenplay
  • The Cell (2000, 73rd): Makeup
  • The Contender (2000, 73rd): Actress (Joan Allen), Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
  • Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“I’ve Seen It All”)
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd): Sound, Visual Effects
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd): Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Oct. 20-22, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $7,121,898 ($67,554,242 total) {week 5}
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $802,125 ($169,910,585 total) {week 17}
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $149,119 ($183,686,730 total) {week 19}
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $56,859 ($66,789,879 total) {week 22}
  5. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994, 67th) – $2,273 ($2,273 total) {week 1}
  6. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $389,137 ($20,868,504 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $14,996,916 ($142,252,151 total)
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $1,689,072 ($357,788,726 total)
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $314,007 ($386,797,804 total)
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $119,731 ($140,642,596 total)
  5. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994, 67th) – $4,786 ($4,786 total)
  6. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $819,424 ($43,943,792 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]
  • Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994, 67th): Documentary Feature
  • Seven (1995, 68th): Film Editing
  • The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th): Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) [O], Original Screenplay [O]

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Oct. 19-21, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $3,555,283 ($173,334,501 total) {week 15}
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $2,813,165 ($3,407,219 total) {week 3}
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $2,524,102 ($30,756,734 total) {week 5}
  4. Postcards from the Edge (1990, 63rd) – $1,510,201 ($33,064,809 total) {week 6}
  5. Henry & June (1990, 63rd) – $1,194,909 ($4,576,138 total) {week 3}
  6. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $176,985 ($176,985 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $7,698,911 ($375,353,198 total)
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $6,091,866 ($7,378,280 total)
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $5,465,904 ($66,603,235 total)
  4. Postcards from the Edge (1990, 63rd) – $3,270,317 ($71,601,336 total)
  5. Henry & June (1990, 63rd) – $2,587,557 ($9,909,557 total)
  6. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $383,258 ($383,258 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Avalon (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Ghost (1990, 63rd): Picture, Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing
  • Good Fellas (1990, 63rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Supporting Actres (Lorraine Bracco), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Henry & June (1990, 63rd): Cinematography
  • Postcards from the Edge (1990, 63rd): Actress (Meryl Streep), Original Song (“I’m Checkin’ Out”)
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd): Directing, Actor (Jeremy Irons) [O], Adapted Screenplay

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Oct. 18-20, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $3,364,905 ($14,006,622 total) {week 3}
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $2,881,120 ($167,008,916 total) {week 16}
  3. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $2,620,337 ($6,586,739 total) {week 2}
  4. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $1,989,658 ($16,809,012 total) {week 6}
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $1,584,936 ($4,441,480 total) {week 3}
  6. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985, 58th) – $764,601 ($3,194,595 total) {week 4}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $8,682,403 ($36,141,030 total)
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $7,434,101 ($430,930,048 total)
  3. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $6,761,208 ($16,995,642 total)
  4. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $5,133,878 ($43,371,986 total)
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $4,089,581 ($11,460,270 total)
  6. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985, 58th) – $1,972,886 ($8,242,955 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Agnes of God (1985, 58th): Actress (Anne Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Meg Tilly), Original Score
  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • Jagged Edge (1985, 58th): Supporting Actor (Robert Loggia)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (1985, 58th): Costume Design
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th): Makeup
  • Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th): Actress (Jessica Lange)

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