Oscar in Box Office History (Week 43, 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. 23-25, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $15,732,907 ($166,188,055 total) {week 4}
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $11,374,203 ($32,590,400 total) {week 2}
  3. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $7,105,735 ($9,818,543 total) {week 3}
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $2,844,855 ($39,280,402 total) {week 6}
  5. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $278,105 ($355,323,775 total) {week 19}
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $249,695 ($404,589 total) {week 2}
  7. Amy (2015, 88th) – $6,262 ($8,359,054 total) {week 17}
  8. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $350 ($703,046 total) {week 16}
  9. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $36 ($108,775 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $17,095,306 ($180,579,191 total)
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $12,359,158 ($35,412,582 total)
  3. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $7,721,060 ($10,668,785 total)
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $3,091,207 ($42,681,908 total)
  5. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $302,188 ($386,093,212 total)
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $271,317 ($439,625 total)
  7. Amy (2015, 88th) – $6,804 ($9,082,910 total)
  8. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $380 ($763,927 total)
  9. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $39 ($118,194 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
  • Sicario (2015, 88th): Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Film Editing
  • Steve Jobs (2015, 88th): Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)

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

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $12,018,147 ($12,333,504 total) {week 2}
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $7,276,972 ($72,907,728 total) {week 4}
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $2,749,090 ($84,681,614 total) {week 6}
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $500,140 ($290,381,264 total) {week 15}
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $472,842 ($413,485,965 total) {week 19}
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $162,570 ($348,383 total) {week 3}
  7. Salt (2010, 83rd) – $77,609 ($118,311,368 total) {week 14}
  8. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $8,259 ($949,432 total) {week 11}
  9. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $7,654 ($4,976,212 total) {week 19}
  10. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,190 ($6,201,189 total) {week 20}
  11. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $1,615 ($1,318,043 total) {week 18}
  12. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $961 ($3,287,699 total) {week 28}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $13,952,627 ($14,318,745 total)
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $8,448,297 ($84,643,192 total)
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $3,191,592 ($98,312,241 total)
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $580,644 ($337,121,974 total)
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $548,952 ($480,042,008 total)
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $188,738 ($404,460 total)
  7. Salt (2010, 83rd) – $90,101 ($137,355,150 total)
  8. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $9,588 ($1,102,256 total)
  9. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $8,886 ($5,777,199 total)
  10. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,864 ($7,199,353 total)
  11. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $1,875 ($1,530,199 total)
  12. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $1,116 ($3,816,898 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop (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
  • Restrepo (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Salt (2010, 83rd): Sound Mixing
  • 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. 28-30, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $4,302,316 ($49,694,983 total) {week 4}
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $3,560,238 ($12,109,718 total) {week 2}
  3. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $2,003,682 ($7,239,225 total) {week 4}
  4. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $1,351,883 ($28,542,075 total) {week 6}
  5. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,096,902 ($3,492,551 total) {week 5}
  6. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $942,360 ($51,905,641 total) {week 7}
  7. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $285,210 ($1,310,060 total) {week 4}
  8. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $200,052 ($32,949,759 total) {week 9}
  9. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $197,705 ($76,487,204 total) {week 19}
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $158,673 ($205,892,084 total) {week 16}
  11. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $62,056 ($234,141,872 total) {week 18}
  12. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $48,023 ($48,023 total) {week 1}
  13. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $14,253 ($2,611,692 total) {week 13}
  14. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $10,528 ($205,343,774 total) {week 20}
  15. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $1,450 ($22,199,276 total) {week 15}
  16. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $411 ($61,614,300 total) {week 22}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $6,148,083 ($71,014,984 total)
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $5,087,641 ($17,304,995 total)
  3. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $2,863,296 ($10,344,977 total)
  4. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $1,931,864 ($40,787,115 total)
  5. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,567,492 ($4,990,915 total)
  6. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $1,346,649 ($74,174,052 total)
  7. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $407,570 ($1,872,098 total)
  8. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $285,878 ($47,085,771 total)
  9. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $282,524 ($109,301,527 total)
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $226,746 ($294,223,321 total)
  11. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $88,679 ($334,592,753 total)
  12. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $68,626 ($68,626 total)
  13. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $20,368 ($3,732,153 total)
  14. Batman Begins (2005, 78th) – $15,045 ($293,439,777 total)
  15. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $2,072 ($31,723,146 total)
  16. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $587 ($88,047,892 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
  • 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)
  • Paradise Now (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • 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. 27-29, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $15,048,475 ($100,014,250 total) {week 4}
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $2,451,799 ($13,986,191 total) {week 3}
  3. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $695,284 ($29,819,247 total) {week 7}
  4. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $573,744 ($1,586,245 total) {week 3}
  5. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $316,336 ($181,716,833 total) {week 18}
  6. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $257,163 ($2,489,512 total) {week 6}
  7. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $103,329 ($89,613,787 total) {week 13}
  8. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $95,007 ($72,991,305 total) {week 13}
  9. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $67,352 ($357,150 total) {week 4}
  10. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $46,749 ($60,738,564 total) {week 11}
  11. Sound and Fury (2000, 73rd) – $7,104 ($9,950 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $25,574,032 ($169,968,558 total)
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $4,166,694 ($23,768,740 total)
  3. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $1,181,596 ($50,676,123 total)
  4. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $975,045 ($2,695,734 total)
  5. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $537,595 ($308,817,475 total)
  6. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $437,034 ($4,230,785 total)
  7. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $175,602 ($152,293,560 total)
  8. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $161,459 ($124,044,593 total)
  9. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $114,461 ($606,956 total)
  10. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $79,447 ($103,221,753 total)
  11. Sound and Fury (2000, 73rd) – $12,073 ($16,909 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”)
  • Hollow Man (2000, 73rd): Visual Effects
  • 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)
  • Sound and Fury (2000, 73rd): Documentary Feature
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing

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

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $4,034,511 ($73,329,475 total) {week 6}
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $465,760 ($170,614,120 total) {week 18}
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $120,432 ($183,858,647 total) {week 20}
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $29,057 ($66,842,089 total) {week 23}
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $70,864 ($70,864 total) {week 1}
  6. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $326,494 ($326,494 total) {week 1}
  7. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $239,213 ($21,257,124 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $8,495,660 ($154,413,331 total)
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $980,773 ($359,270,193 total)
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $253,599 ($387,159,818 total)
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $61,187 ($140,752,537 total)
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $149,222 ($149,222 total)
  6. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $687,514 ($687,514 total)
  7. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $503,722 ($44,762,128 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]
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Nicolas Cage) [O], Actress (Elisabeth Shue), Adapted Screenplay
  • Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th): Supporting Actress (Mira Sorvino) [O], Original Screenplay
  • 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. 26-28, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $3,075,940 ($176,463,597 total) {week 16}
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $2,143,125 ($6,457,544 total) {week 4}
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $1,762,492 ($33,427,969 total) {week 6}
  4. Henry & June (1990, 63rd) – $1,078,225 ($6,169,523 total) {week 4}
  5. The Nasty Girl (1990, 63rd) – $19,491 ($19,491 total) {week 1}
  6. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $461,090 ($808,696 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $6,660,901 ($382,129,208 total)
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $4,640,904 ($13,983,712 total)
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $3,816,649 ($72,387,753 total)
  4. Henry & June (1990, 63rd) – $2,334,880 ($13,360,007 total)
  5. The Nasty Girl (1990, 63rd) – $42,207 ($42,207 total)
  6. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $998,483 ($1,751,219 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
  • The Nasty Girl (1990, 63rd): Foreign Language Film
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd): Directing, Actor (Jeremy Irons) [O], Adapted Screenplay

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

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $3,216,053 ($18,357,324 total) {week 4}
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $2,244,311 ($169,936,837 total) {week 17}
  3. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $1,919,811 ($9,236,295 total) {week 3}
  4. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $1,499,766 ($18,948,434 total) {week 7}
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $1,085,700 ($6,030,199 total) {week 4}
  6. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985, 58th) – $803,062 ($4,192,039 total) {week 5}
  7. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, 58th) – $696,504 ($8,711,537 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $8,298,323 ($47,367,067 total)
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $5,790,955 ($438,484,909 total)
  3. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $4,953,653 ($23,832,243 total)
  4. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $3,869,819 ($48,892,297 total)
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $2,801,412 ($15,559,612 total)
  6. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985, 58th) – $2,072,126 ($10,816,641 total)
  7. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, 58th) – $1,797,177 ($22,478,219 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
  • The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, 58th): Picture, Directing, Actor (William Hurt) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th): Makeup
  • Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th): Actress (Jessica Lange)

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