Oscar in Box Office History (Week 44, 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. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $11,715,097 ($183,121,850 total) {week 5}
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $8,389,004 ($45,531,620 total) {week 3}
  3. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $2,691,360 ($14,652,043 total) {week 4}
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $1,719,573 ($42,076,784 total) {week 7}
  5. Room (2015, 88th) – $292,620 ($789,822 total) {week 3}
  6. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $190,511 ($355,597,857 total) {week 20}
  7. Amy (2015, 88th) – $3,212 ($8,368,745 total) {week 18}
  8. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $115 ($108,941 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $12,729,572 ($198,979,377 total)
  2. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $9,115,454 ($49,474,453 total)
  3. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $2,924,420 ($15,920,844 total)
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $1,868,480 ($45,720,444 total)
  5. Room (2015, 88th) – $317,960 ($858,217 total)
  6. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $207,008 ($386,391,028 total)
  7. Amy (2015, 88th) – $3,490 ($9,093,441 total)
  8. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $125 ($118,375 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
  • 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. 29-31, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $6,422,327 ($22,263,797 total) {week 3}
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $4,515,105 ($79,520,984 total) {week 5}
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $1,975,260 ($87,626,867 total) {week 7}
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $362,531 ($290,948,208 total) {week 16}
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $305,636 ($413,913,145 total) {week 20}
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $184,149 ($602,698 total) {week 4}
  7. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $12,388 ($966,408 total) {week 12}
  8. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $9,806 ($9,806 total) {week 1}
  9. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $5,820 ($6,210,516 total) {week 21}
  10. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $5,022 ($4,987,468 total) {week 20}
  11. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $1,333 ($3,290,582 total) {week 29}
  12. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $1,044 ($1,322,552 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $7,456,086 ($25,847,450 total)
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $5,241,871 ($92,320,940 total)
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $2,293,204 ($101,731,572 total)
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $420,885 ($337,780,176 total)
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $354,832 ($480,537,948 total)
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $213,790 ($699,710 total)
  7. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $14,382 ($1,121,964 total)
  8. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $11,384 ($11,384 total)
  9. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $6,757 ($7,210,181 total)
  10. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $5,830 ($5,790,267 total)
  11. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, 83rd) – $1,548 ($3,820,245 total)
  12. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $1,212 ($1,535,434 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
  • 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
  • Waste Land (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Nov. 4-6, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $3,066,046 ($10,972,902 total) {week 5}
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $2,152,420 ($15,646,363 total) {week 3}
  3. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $2,099,102 ($52,824,214 total) {week 5}
  4. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,014,007 ($4,947,670 total) {week 6}
  5. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $814,257 ($29,909,243 total) {week 7}
  6. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $400,201 ($1,826,652 total) {week 5}
  7. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $325,073 ($52,506,498 total) {week 8}
  8. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $222,425 ($76,805,884 total) {week 20}
  9. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $184,697 ($33,221,108 total) {week 10}
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $153,965 ($206,108,092 total) {week 17}
  11. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $100,275 ($171,774 total) {week 2}
  12. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $39,898 ($234,206,993 total) {week 19}
  13. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $15,440 ($2,642,764 total) {week 14}
  14. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $2,426 ($72,191 total) {week 14}
  15. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $824 ($61,615,332 total) {week 23}
  16. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $747 ($22,200,569 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $4,381,432 ($15,680,465 total)
  2. North Country (2005, 78th) – $3,075,845 ($22,358,921 total)
  3. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $2,999,653 ($75,486,708 total)
  4. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,449,033 ($7,070,305 total)
  5. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $1,163,587 ($42,740,822 total)
  6. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $571,894 ($2,610,317 total)
  7. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $464,535 ($75,032,687 total)
  8. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $317,849 ($109,756,926 total)
  9. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $263,935 ($47,473,533 total)
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $220,019 ($294,532,000 total)
  11. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $143,295 ($245,468 total)
  12. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $57,015 ($334,685,812 total)
  13. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $22,064 ($3,776,555 total)
  14. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $3,467 ($103,162 total)
  15. Cinderella Man (2005, 78th) – $1,178 ($88,049,367 total)
  16. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $1,067 ($31,724,994 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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)
  • 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 Nov. 3-5, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $12,638,560 ($116,464,490 total) {week 5}
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $1,366,251 ($16,120,906 total) {week 4}
  3. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $1,034,005 ($2,827,917 total) {week 4}
  4. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $460,581 ($30,511,244 total) {week 8}
  5. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $252,693 ($182,066,354 total) {week 19}
  6. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $251,313 ($643,650 total) {week 5}
  7. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $226,529 ($2,839,256 total) {week 7}
  8. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $86,488 ($73,102,612 total) {week 14}
  9. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $48,145 ($89,699,441 total) {week 14}
  10. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $29,463 ($60,791,931 total) {week 12}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $21,478,518 ($197,924,810 total)
  2. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $2,321,866 ($27,396,568 total)
  3. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $1,757,233 ($4,805,885 total)
  4. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $782,731 ($51,852,133 total)
  5. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $429,437 ($309,411,466 total)
  6. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $427,092 ($1,093,847 total)
  7. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $384,973 ($4,825,155 total)
  8. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $146,981 ($124,233,752 total)
  9. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $81,820 ($152,439,124 total)
  10. The Cell (2000, 73rd) – $50,071 ($103,312,447 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)
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Nov. 3-5, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $3,734,101 ($78,351,444 total) {week 7}
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $405,025 ($171,177,390 total) {week 19}
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $98,384 ($183,997,904 total) {week 21}
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $25,212 ($66,877,467 total) {week 24}
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $92,715 ($212,887 total) {week 2}
  6. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $808,248 ($1,265,302 total) {week 2}
  7. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $252,711 ($21,615,502 total) {week 12}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $7,863,072 ($164,988,328 total)
  2. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $852,880 ($360,456,297 total)
  3. Batman Forever (1995, 68th) – $207,172 ($387,453,058 total)
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $53,090 ($140,827,034 total)
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $195,234 ($448,286 total)
  6. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $1,701,966 ($2,664,406 total)
  7. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $532,145 ($45,516,781 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 Nov. 2-4, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $3,216,491 ($180,632,227 total) {week 17}
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $1,727,200 ($8,826,094 total) {week 5}
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $1,458,600 ($35,462,192 total) {week 7}
  4. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $790,002 ($1,786,484 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $6,965,262 ($391,156,312 total)
  2. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $3,740,225 ($19,112,771 total)
  3. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $3,158,576 ($76,792,832 total)
  4. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $1,710,737 ($3,868,604 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
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd): Directing, Actor (Jeremy Irons) [O], Adapted Screenplay

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Nov. 1-3, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $3,101,086 ($22,429,156 total) {week 5}
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $2,360,236 ($172,920,843 total) {week 18}
  3. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $1,441,985 ($20,864,553 total) {week 8}
  4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $1,408,156 ($11,041,527 total) {week 4}
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $898,800 ($7,221,542 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $8,001,675 ($57,873,541 total)
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $6,090,074 ($446,184,485 total)
  3. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $3,720,727 ($53,836,424 total)
  4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $3,633,439 ($28,490,250 total)
  5. Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th) – $2,319,157 ($18,633,613 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)
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th): Makeup
  • Sweet Dreams (1985, 58th): Actress (Jessica Lange)

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