Oscar in Box Office History (Week 5, 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. 30-Feb. 1, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. American Sniper – $30,660,528 ($247,752,541 total) {week 6}
  2. The Imitation Game – $5,010,913 ($67,792,549 total) {week 10}
  3. Selma – $2,567,642 ($43,475,569 total) {week 6}
  4. Into the Woods – $1,902,385 ($124,348,417 total) {week 6}
  5. Birdman – $1,479,629 ($33,201,627 total) {week 16}
  6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $1,290,933 ($251,688,921 total) {week 7}
  7. The Theory of Everything – $983,098 ($30,583,543 total) {week 13}
  8. Unbroken – $751,805 ($113,846,230 total) {week 6}
  9. Whiplash – $720,000 ($8,650,000 total) {week 17}
  10. Still Alice – $622,000 ($1,508,000 total) {week 3}
  11. Wild – $550,192 ($35,669,597 total) {week 9}
  12. Big Hero 6 – $453,974 ($218,057,399 total) {week 13}
  13. Foxcatcher – $274,000 ($11,451,000 total) {week 12}
  14. Interstellar – $191,614 ($186,657,114 total) {week 13}
  15. Mr. Turner – $167,000 ($2,109,000 total) {week 7}
  16. Inherent Vice – $166,746 ($7,710,686 total) {week 8}
  17. Two Days, One Night – $134,817 ($592,006 total) {week 6}
  18. Boyhood – $72,924 ($25,048,817 total) {week 30}
  19. Leviathan – $71,000 ($369,200 total) {week 6}
  20. Song of the Sea – $57,959 ($241,677 total) {week 7}
  21. Gone Girl – $52,257 ($167,680,834 total) {week 18}
  22. Timbuktu – $45,110 ($53,216 total) {week 1}
  23. Nightcrawler – $42,048 ($32,359,117 total) {week 14}
  24. The Boxtrolls – $19,197 ($50,833,518 total) {week 19}
  25. CitizenFour – $17,767 ($2,518,650 total) {week 15}
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $7,342 ($651,591 total) {week 16}
  27. Beyond the Lights – $2,651 ($14,617,945 total) {week 12}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. American Sniper – $33,679,299 ($272,145,733 total)
  2. The Imitation Game – $5,504,277 ($74,467,260 total)
  3. Selma – $2,820,447 ($47,756,082 total)
  4. Into the Woods – $2,089,690 ($136,591,500 total)
  5. Birdman – $1,625,310 ($36,470,589 total)
  6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $1,418,036 ($276,469,681 total)
  7. The Theory of Everything – $1,079,892 ($33,594,734 total)
  8. Unbroken – $825,826 ($125,055,289 total)
  9. Whiplash – $790,890 ($9,501,661 total)
  10. Still Alice – $683,241 ($1,656,474 total)
  11. Wild – $604,363 ($39,181,550 total)
  12. Big Hero 6 – $498,671 ($239,526,870 total)
  13. Foxcatcher – $300,977 ($12,578,441 total)
  14. Interstellar – $210,480 ($205,034,979 total)
  15. Mr. Turner – $183,442 ($2,316,648 total)
  16. Inherent Vice – $183,163 ($8,469,864 total)
  17. Two Days, One Night – $148,091 ($650,294 total)
  18. Boyhood – $80,104 ($27,515,071 total)
  19. Leviathan – $77,991 ($405,551 total)
  20. Song of the Sea – $63,666 ($265,472 total)
  21. Gone Girl – $57,402 ($184,190,335 total)
  22. Timbuktu – $49,551 ($58,456 total)
  23. Nightcrawler – $46,188 ($35,545,127 total)
  24. The Boxtrolls – $21,087 ($55,838,479 total)
  25. CitizenFour – $19,516 ($2,766,631 total)
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – $8,065 ($715,745 total)
  27. Beyond the Lights – $2,912 ($16,057,197 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
  • Timbuktu: Foreign Language Film
  • 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. 29-31, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Avatar – $31,280,029 ($595,752,416 total) {week 7}
  2. The Lovely Bones – $4,726,828 ($38,005,738 total) {week 8}
  3. Sherlock Holmes – $4,515,344 ($197,601,522 total) {week 6}
  4. The Blind Side – $3,021,317 ($237,914,805 total) {week 11}
  5. Up in the Air – $2,801,141 ($73,273,658 total) {week 9}
  6. Crazy Heart – $2,309,245 ($6,657,379 total) {week 7}
  7. The Princess and the Frog – $800,570 ($100,352,358 total) {week 10}
  8. The Young Victoria – $584,399 ($8,271,771 total) {week 7}
  9. A Single Man – $553,019 ($5,281,636 total) {week 8}
  10. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $322,908 ($6,406,049 total) {week 6}
  11. Invictus – $270,900 ($36,215,979 total) {week 8}
  12. Precious – $215,131 ($45,447,889 total) {week 13}
  13. Nine – $208,672 ($19,201,488 total) {week 7}
  14. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $136,850 ($20,374,545 total) {week 12}
  15. An Education – $119,146 ($8,795,228 total) {week 17}
  16. The White Ribbon – $116,866 ($611,463 total) {week 5}
  17. The Last Station – $84,745 ($343,758 total) {week 3}
  18. The Messenger – $17,951 ($770,208 total) {week 12}
  19. Coco Before Chanel – $13,780 ($6,095,004 total) {week 19}
  20. The Most Dangerous Man in America – $1,114 ($37,989 total) {week 1}
  21. Departures – $150 ($1,495,235 total) {week 36}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Avatar – $36,711,416 ($699,197,386 total)
  2. The Lovely Bones – $5,547,583 ($44,604,960 total)
  3. Sherlock Holmes – $5,299,377 ($231,912,559 total)
  4. The Blind Side – $3,545,931 ($279,225,741 total)
  5. Up in the Air – $3,287,524 ($85,996,714 total)
  6. Crazy Heart – $2,710,217 ($7,813,350 total)
  7. The Princess and the Frog – $939,579 ($117,777,292 total)
  8. The Young Victoria – $685,873 ($9,708,061 total)
  9. A Single Man – $649,044 ($6,198,726 total)
  10. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – $378,977 ($7,518,379 total)
  11. Invictus – $317,938 ($42,504,432 total)
  12. Precious – $252,486 ($53,339,348 total)
  13. Nine – $244,905 ($22,535,587 total)
  14. Fantastic Mr. Fox – $160,612 ($23,912,330 total)
  15. An Education – $139,834 ($10,322,410 total)
  16. The White Ribbon – $137,158 ($717,636 total)
  17. The Last Station – $99,460 ($403,447 total)
  18. The Messenger – $21,068 ($903,945 total)
  19. Coco Before Chanel – $16,173 ($7,153,325 total)
  20. The Most Dangerous Man in America – $1,307 ($44,585 total)
  21. Departures – $176 ($1,754,864 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
  • 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
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America : Documentary Feature
  • 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 Feb. 4-6, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Million Dollar Baby – $8,708,118 ($34,436,002 total) {week 8}
  2. The Aviator – $5,427,739 ($75,895,720 total) {week 8}
  3. Sideways – $4,657,390 ($46,665,695 total) {week 16}
  4. The Phantom of the Opera – $2,609,040 ($42,804,436 total) {week 7}
  5. Finding Neverland – $2,528,704 ($39,410,213 total) {week 13}
  6. Hotel Rwanda – $2,316,416 ($11,225,811 total) {week 7}
  7. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $441,354 ($116,652,720 total) {week 1}
  8. Ray – $327,340 ($74,347,180 total) {week 15}
  9. The Incredibles – $309,563 ($258,419,089 total) {week 14}
  10. Being Julia – $282,907 ($4,611,551 total) {week 17}
  11. House of Flying Daggers – $236,595 ($10,159,445 total) {week 10}
  12. Closer – $204,147 ($33,792,301 total) {week 10}
  13. The Polar Express – $178,638 ($161,861,886 total) {week 1}
  14. A Very Long Engagement – $175,616 ($5,614,787 total) {week 11}
  15. Vera Drake – $163,559 ($2,597,089 total) {week 18}
  16. The Sea Inside – $117,070 ($528,835 total) {week 8}
  17. The Chorus – $112,513 ($338,777 total) {week 4}
  18. Kinsey – $100,773 ($9,372,104 total) {week 13}
  19. Born Into Brothels – $77,818 ($211,195 total) {week 5}
  20. The Motorcycle Diaries – $53,423 ($16,680,023 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Million Dollar Baby – $12,579,902 ($49,746,861 total)
  2. The Aviator – $7,841,008 ($109,640,307 total)
  3. Sideways – $6,728,148 ($67,414,093 total)
  4. The Phantom of the Opera – $3,769,066 ($61,836,050 total)
  5. Finding Neverland – $3,653,011 ($56,932,695 total)
  6. Hotel Rwanda – $3,346,336 ($16,217,006 total)
  7. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – $637,588 ($168,518,594 total)
  8. Ray – $472,881 ($107,403,258 total)
  9. The Incredibles – $447,200 ($373,316,812 total)
  10. Being Julia – $408,692 ($6,661,929 total)
  11. House of Flying Daggers – $341,789 ($14,676,515 total)
  12. Closer – $294,914 ($48,816,959 total)
  13. The Polar Express – $258,064 ($233,828,559 total)
  14. A Very Long Engagement – $253,698 ($8,111,221 total)
  15. Vera Drake – $236,280 ($3,751,801 total)
  16. The Sea Inside – $169,121 ($763,964 total)
  17. The Chorus – $162,538 ($489,403 total)
  18. Kinsey – $145,578 ($13,539,108 total)
  19. Born Into Brothels – $112,417 ($305,096 total)
  20. The Motorcycle Diaries – $77,176 ($24,096,258 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 Feb. 4-6, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Hurricane – $4,940,420 ($37,559,916 total) {week 6}
  2. Stuart Little – $4,713,252 ($128,636,752 total) {week 8}
  3. The Green Mile – $4,017,133 ($120,403,882 total) {week 9}
  4. Girl, Interrupted – $2,556,403 ($24,906,736 total) {week 7}
  5. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $2,488,414 ($75,610,389 total) {week 7}
  6. Toy Story 2 – $2,254,993 ($237,113,435 total) {week 12}
  7. The Cider House Rules – $1,934,415 ($20,587,459 total) {week 9}
  8. Angela’s Ashes – $1,539,191 ($8,636,345 total) {week 7}
  9. Magnolia – $1,290,415 ($19,300,617 total) {week 8}
  10. The End of the Affair – $1,054,011 ($8,437,884 total) {week 10}
  11. Bicentennial Man – $794,701 ($56,718,027 total) {week 8}
  12. Snow Falling on Cedars – $732,035 ($12,868,743 total) {week 7}
  13. Topsy-Turvy – $730,330 ($2,307,119 total) {week 8}
  14. Anna and the King – $482,512 ($37,578,493 total) {week 8}
  15. All About My Mother – $349,337 ($4,727,232 total) {week 14}
  16. Being John Malkovich – $313,840 ($21,058,680 total) {week 15}
  17. Sleepy Hollow – $303,043 ($97,666,682 total) {week 12}
  18. The Sixth Sense – $298,909 ($278,386,554 total) {week 27}
  19. Sweet and Lowdown – $221,321 ($2,328,962 total) {week 10}
  20. The Straight Story – $130,151 ($5,300,526 total) {week 17}
  21. Boys Don’t Cry – $127,887 ($3,578,044 total) {week 18}
  22. Titus – $119,376 ($853,245 total) {week 7}
  23. American Beauty – $75,233 ($74,680,983 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Hurricane – $8,487,623 ($64,527,796 total)
  2. Stuart Little – $8,097,349 ($220,997,463 total)
  3. The Green Mile – $6,901,420 ($206,853,423 total)
  4. Girl, Interrupted – $4,391,891 ($42,789,680 total)
  5. The Talented Mr. Ripley – $4,275,086 ($129,898,368 total)
  6. Toy Story 2 – $3,874,070 ($407,360,002 total)
  7. The Cider House Rules – $3,323,318 ($35,369,178 total)
  8. Angela’s Ashes – $2,644,324 ($14,837,209 total)
  9. Magnolia – $2,216,928 ($33,158,388 total)
  10. The End of the Affair – $1,810,787 ($14,496,253 total)
  11. Bicentennial Man – $1,365,293 ($97,441,360 total)
  12. Snow Falling on Cedars – $1,257,633 ($22,108,453 total)
  13. Topsy-Turvy – $1,254,704 ($3,963,622 total)
  14. Anna and the King – $828,954 ($64,559,712 total)
  15. All About My Mother – $600,160 ($8,121,367 total)
  16. Being John Malkovich – $539,176 ($36,178,734 total)
  17. Sleepy Hollow – $520,627 ($167,790,997 total)
  18. The Sixth Sense – $513,525 ($478,267,067 total)
  19. Sweet and Lowdown – $380,229 ($4,001,148 total)
  20. The Straight Story – $223,599 ($9,106,284 total)
  21. Boys Don’t Cry – $219,709 ($6,147,066 total)
  22. Titus – $205,088 ($1,465,872 total)
  23. American Beauty – $129,250 ($128,301,652 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Feb. 3-5, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Legends of the Fall – $5,111,888 ($42,617,018 total) {week 7}
  2. Nobody’s Fool – $3,008,748 ($24,483,636 total) {week 1}
  3. Little Women – $1,673,008 ($42,774,021 total) {week 7}
  4. Pulp Fiction – $1,140,984 ($74,538,655 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Legends of the Fall – $10,881,858 ($90,720,365 total)
  2. Nobody’s Fool – $6,404,829 ($52,119,188 total)
  3. Little Women – $3,561,392 ($91,054,583 total)
  4. Pulp Fiction – $2,428,853 ($158,673,091 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Legends of the Fall: Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound
  • Little Women: Actress (Winona Ryder), Original Score, Costume Design
  • 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 Feb. 2-4, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Driving Miss Daisy – $6,011,600 ($24,384,883 total) {week 8}
  2. Born on the Fourth of July – $4,012,085 ($44,496,299 total) {week 7}
  3. Steel Magnolias – $2,019,275 ($67,032,445 total) {week 12}
  4. The Little Mermaid – $1,866,417 ($70,437,542 total) {week 12}
  5. Back to the Future Part II – $1,604,265 ($111,875,356 total) {week 11}
  6. Glory – $1,559,890 ($11,638,984 total) {week 8}
  7. Cinema Paradiso – $16,552 ($16,552 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Driving Miss Daisy – $13,160,146 ($53,381,564 total)
  2. Born on the Fourth of July – $8,782,957 ($97,407,974 total)
  3. Steel Magnolias – $4,420,446 ($146,742,421 total)
  4. The Little Mermaid – $4,085,821 ($154,196,605 total)
  5. Back to the Future Part II – $3,511,937 ($244,909,172 total)
  6. Glory – $3,414,795 ($25,479,194 total)
  7. Cinema Paradiso – $36,234 ($36,234 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
  • Cinema Paradiso: Foreign Language Film
  • 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]
  • Steel Magnolias: Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

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

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $7,143,280 ($140,275,886 total) {week 9}
  2. The Killing Fields – $3,019,640 ($6,918,628 total) {week 14}
  3. A Passage to India – $2,522,842 ($9,051,464 total) {week 8}
  4. Amadeus – $1,296,953 ($24,086,640 total) {week 20}
  5. Starman – $1,047,979 ($25,229,364 total) {week 8}
  6. The River – $824,765 ($8,461,784 total) {week 7}
  7. The Cotton Club – $688,853 ($23,581,744 total) {week 8}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop – $18,632,894 ($365,902,734 total)
  2. The Killing Fields – $7,876,582 ($18,046,900 total)
  3. A Passage to India – $6,580,709 ($23,610,298 total)
  4. Amadeus – $3,383,038 ($62,828,813 total)
  5. Starman – $2,733,602 ($65,809,552 total)
  6. The River – $2,151,359 ($22,072,146 total)
  7. The Cotton Club – $1,796,839 ($61,511,817 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Amadeus: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (F. Murray Abraham [O], Tom Hulce), Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup [O], Sound [O]
  • 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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