Oscar in Box Office History (Week 45, 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 Nov. 6-8, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $70,403,148 ($70,403,148 total) {week 1}
  2. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $9,074,319 ($196,841,665 total) {week 6}
  3. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $5,835,175 ($54,721,127 total) {week 4}
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $1,050,802 ($43,923,193 total) {week 8}
  5. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $797,795 ($16,658,868 total) {week 5}
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $473,957 ($1,406,104 total) {week 4}
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $295,009 ($295,009 total) {week 1}
  8. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $225,860 ($355,912,603 total) {week 21}
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $187,281 ($243,670 total) {week 1}
  10. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $74,177 ($74,177 total) {week 1}
  11. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $9,181 ($9,181 total) {week 1}
  12. Amy (2015, 88th) – $8,313 ($8,380,168 total) {week 19}
  13. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $569 ($703,682 total) {week 17}
  14. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $105 ($109,089 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $76,499,743 ($76,499,743 total)
  2. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $9,860,114 ($213,887,266 total)
  3. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $6,340,475 ($59,459,730 total)
  4. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $1,141,797 ($47,726,744 total)
  5. Steve Jobs (2015, 88th) – $866,880 ($18,101,451 total)
  6. Room (2015, 88th) – $515,000 ($1,527,866 total)
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $320,555 ($320,555 total)
  8. Inside Out (2015, 88th) – $245,418 ($386,733,030 total)
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $203,499 ($264,771 total)
  10. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $80,600 ($80,600 total)
  11. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $9,976 ($9,976 total)
  12. Amy (2015, 88th) – $9,033 ($9,105,853 total)
  13. Cartel Land (2015, 88th) – $618 ($764,618 total)
  14. The Look of Silence (2015, 88th) – $114 ($118,536 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
  • Brooklyn (2015, 88th): Picture, Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Adapted Screenplay
  • 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
  • Spectre (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Writing’s On the Wall”) [O]
  • Spotlight (2015, 88th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Steve Jobs (2015, 88th): Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)
  • Theeb (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Trumbo (2015, 88th): Actor (Bryan Cranston)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Nov. 5-7, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $4,011,397 ($28,721,066 total) {week 4}
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $3,424,860 ($84,871,492 total) {week 6}
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $1,164,382 ($89,748,239 total) {week 8}
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $317,189 ($291,448,103 total) {week 17}
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $291,502 ($414,317,223 total) {week 21}
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $266,415 ($957,883 total) {week 5}
  7. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $264,851 ($264,851 total) {week 1}
  8. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $8,821 ($981,934 total) {week 13}
  9. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $8,656 ($18,743 total) {week 2}
  10. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,253 ($6,218,195 total) {week 22}
  11. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $3,807 ($4,994,553 total) {week 21}
  12. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $800 ($1,325,125 total) {week 20}
  13. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $250 ($58,699 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $4,657,084 ($33,344,102 total)
  2. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $3,976,137 ($98,532,683 total)
  3. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $1,351,805 ($104,194,407 total)
  4. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $368,245 ($338,360,535 total)
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, 83rd) – $338,423 ($481,007,068 total)
  6. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $309,298 ($1,112,067 total)
  7. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $307,482 ($307,482 total)
  8. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $10,241 ($1,139,989 total)
  9. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $10,049 ($21,760 total)
  10. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,938 ($7,219,096 total)
  11. I Am Love (2010, 83rd) – $4,420 ($5,798,492 total)
  12. Restrepo (2010, 83rd) – $929 ($1,538,421 total)
  13. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $290 ($68,147 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • 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. 11-13, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $2,865,017 ($2,865,017 total) {week 1}
  2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $2,501,496 ($14,489,880 total) {week 6}
  3. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,190,112 ($6,517,371 total) {week 7}
  4. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $9,599,813 ($54,298,093 total) {week 6}
  5. North Country (2005, 78th) – $933,009 ($17,350,237 total) {week 4}
  6. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $410,898 ($2,380,174 total) {week 6}
  7. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $344,222 ($30,524,394 total) {week 8}
  8. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $225,246 ($77,117,454 total) {week 21}
  9. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $143,098 ($360,714 total) {week 3}
  10. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $137,773 ($52,733,438 total) {week 9}
  11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $130,128 ($206,278,008 total) {week 18}
  12. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $113,660 ($33,407,706 total) {week 11}
  13. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $26,802 ($234,249,189 total) {week 20}
  14. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $7,916 ($2,658,308 total) {week 15}
  15. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $4,275 ($76,906 total) {week 15}
  16. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $366 ($22,201,399 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $4,094,158 ($4,094,158 total)
  2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $3,574,681 ($20,706,287 total)
  3. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,700,690 ($9,313,435 total)
  4. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $13,718,298 ($77,592,907 total)
  5. North Country (2005, 78th) – $1,333,286 ($24,793,786 total)
  6. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $587,180 ($3,401,309 total)
  7. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $491,899 ($43,619,883 total)
  8. March of the Penguins (2005, 78th) – $321,880 ($110,202,165 total)
  9. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $204,489 ($515,466 total)
  10. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $196,880 ($75,356,988 total)
  11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, 78th) – $185,955 ($294,774,813 total)
  12. The Constant Gardener (2005, 78th) – $162,422 ($47,740,185 total)
  13. War of the Worlds (2005, 78th) – $38,301 ($334,746,111 total)
  14. Junebug (2005, 78th) – $11,312 ($3,798,768 total)
  15. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $6,109 ($109,900 total)
  16. Hustle & Flow (2005, 78th) – $523 ($31,726,180 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
  • 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
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th): Actress (Keira Knightley), Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • 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. 10-12, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $10,342,995 ($130,013,885 total) {week 6}
  2. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $2,603,380 ($5,803,846 total) {week 5}
  3. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $557,741 ($17,065,939 total) {week 5}
  4. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $304,200 ($30,950,060 total) {week 9}
  5. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $242,014 ($1,002,532 total) {week 6}
  6. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $211,287 ($3,218,680 total) {week 8}
  7. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $176,517 ($182,312,209 total) {week 20}
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $118,170 ($118,170 total) {week 1}
  9. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $87,505 ($18,838,207 total) {week 38}
  10. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $49,606 ($73,172,825 total) {week 15}
  11. Into the Arms of Strangers (2000, 73rd) – $24,456 ($256,631 total) {week 9}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $17,577,335 ($220,951,241 total)
  2. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $4,424,297 ($9,863,308 total)
  3. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $947,849 ($29,002,598 total)
  4. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $516,971 ($52,597,876 total)
  5. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $411,289 ($1,703,746 total)
  6. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $359,070 ($5,469,965 total)
  7. The Perfect Storm (2000, 73rd) – $299,981 ($309,829,283 total)
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $200,823 ($200,823 total)
  9. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $148,710 ($32,014,467 total)
  10. Hollow Man (2000, 73rd) – $84,303 ($124,353,076 total)
  11. Into the Arms of Strangers (2000, 73rd) – $41,562 ($436,130 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 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
  • Into the Arms of Strangers (2000, 73rd): Documentary Feature
  • 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)
  • Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd): Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Things Have Changed”), Film Editing
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Nov. 10-12, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $2,479,799 ($81,902,765 total) {week 8}
  2. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $1,012,036 ($2,547,581 total) {week 3}
  3. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $288,990 ($171,604,805 total) {week 20}
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $25,014 ($66,914,400 total) {week 25}
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $169,174 ($429,166 total) {week 3}
  6. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $237,695 ($21,959,722 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Seven (1995, 68th) – $5,221,830 ($172,466,512 total)
  2. Mighty Aphrodite (1995, 68th) – $2,131,092 ($5,364,561 total)
  3. Apollo 13 (1995, 68th) – $608,540 ($361,356,325 total)
  4. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $52,673 ($140,904,806 total)
  5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $356,238 ($903,715 total)
  6. The Usual Suspects (1995, 68th) – $500,526 ($46,241,621 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
  • 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. 9-11, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $4,304,422 ($186,059,075 total) {week 18}
  2. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $2,522,590 ($4,583,920 total) {week 4}
  3. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $1,469,860 ($10,795,699 total) {week 6}
  4. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $1,155,621 ($37,113,287 total) {week 8}
  5. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $598,257 ($598,257 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $9,321,160 ($402,908,068 total)
  2. Reversal of Fortune (1990, 63rd) – $5,462,630 ($9,926,408 total)
  3. Avalon (1990, 63rd) – $3,182,959 ($23,377,920 total)
  4. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $2,502,480 ($80,368,253 total)
  5. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $1,295,516 ($1,295,516 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Avalon (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Kevin Costner), Supporting Actor (Graham Greene), Supporting Actress (Mary McDonnell), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound [O]
  • 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. 8-10, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $2,578,353 ($25,788,557 total) {week 6}
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $2,223,530 ($175,741,903 total) {week 19}
  3. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $1,047,387 ($22,262,164 total) {week 9}
  4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $963,309 ($12,421,181 total) {week 5}
  5. The Official Story (1985, 58th) – $29,426 ($29,426 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $6,652,877 ($66,541,741 total)
  2. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $5,737,334 ($453,463,615 total)
  3. Agnes of God (1985, 58th) – $2,702,553 ($57,442,654 total)
  4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th) – $2,485,609 ($32,050,146 total)
  5. The Official Story (1985, 58th) – $75,927 ($75,927 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 Official Story (1985, 58th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, 58th): Makeup

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