Oscar in Box Office History (Week 50, 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 Dec. 11-13, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Creed (2015, 88th) – $10,121,137 ($79,322,155 total) {week 3}
  2. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $4,045,109 ($190,812,769 total) {week 6}
  3. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $2,508,853 ($20,302,802 total) {week 6}
  4. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,995,502 ($14,350,925 total) {week 6}
  5. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $1,457,360 ($222,857,395 total) {week 11}
  6. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $835,539 ($5,473,406 total) {week 6}
  7. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $705,527 ($705,527 total) {week 1}
  8. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $595,000 ($69,455,514 total) {week 9}
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $337,673 ($1,221,486 total) {week 4}
  10. Room (2015, 88th) – $264,569 ($4,202,950 total) {week 9}
  11. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $263,145 ($657,411 total) {week 3}
  12. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $169,479 ($46,435,863 total) {week 13}
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $106,750 ($217,983 total) {week 2}
  14. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $11,446 ($96,798 total) {week 4}
  15. Boy and the World (2015, 88th) – $10,077 ($10,077 total) {week 1}
  16. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $8,509 ($136,345 total) {week 6}
  17. Amy (2015, 88th) – $1,182 ($8,404,444 total) {week 24}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Creed (2015, 88th) – $10,997,582 ($86,191,096 total)
  2. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $4,395,397 ($207,336,295 total)
  3. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $2,726,108 ($22,060,933 total)
  4. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $2,168,303 ($15,593,650 total)
  5. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $1,583,561 ($242,155,841 total)
  6. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $907,893 ($5,947,378 total)
  7. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $766,622 ($766,622 total)
  8. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $646,524 ($75,470,048 total)
  9. Carol (2015, 88th) – $366,914 ($1,327,261 total)
  10. Room (2015, 88th) – $287,479 ($4,566,907 total)
  11. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $285,932 ($714,340 total)
  12. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $184,155 ($50,456,999 total)
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $115,994 ($236,859 total)
  14. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $12,437 ($105,180 total)
  15. Boy and the World (2015, 88th) – $10,950 ($10,950 total)
  16. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $9,246 ($148,152 total)
  17. Amy (2015, 88th) – $1,284 ($9,132,231 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Amy (2015, 88th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • The Big Short (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Boy and the World (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • 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
  • Carol (2015, 88th): Actress (Cate Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Creed (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Sylvester Stallone)
  • The Danish Girl (2015, 88th): Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) [O], Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Martian (2015, 88th): Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Mustang (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • 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
  • Theeb (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Trumbo (2015, 88th): Actor (Bryan Cranston)
  • Youth (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Simple Song #3”)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 10-12, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $14,331,687 ($115,395,560 total) {week 3}
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $8,484,316 ($257,672,721 total) {week 4}
  3. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $3,705,966 ($74,227,908 total) {week 5}
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $3,305,368 ($5,584,542 total) {week 2}
  5. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $1,008,848 ($8,250,856 total) {week 6}
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $591,818 ($1,524,123 total) {week 3}
  7. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $300,010 ($300,010 total) {week 1}
  8. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $285,193 ($91,396,420 total) {week 11}
  9. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $130,103 ($91,947,016 total) {week 13}
  10. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $124,926 ($3,137,243 total) {week 10}
  11. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $49,996 ($292,462,233 total) {week 22}
  12. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $42,436 ($42,436 total) {week 1}
  13. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $31,444 ($32,490,707 total) {week 9}
  14. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $3,298 ($96,597 total) {week 7}
  15. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $2,708 ($6,232,427 total) {week 27}
  16. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $207 ($73,195 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $16,638,562 ($133,970,004 total)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $9,849,979 ($299,148,558 total)
  3. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $4,302,490 ($86,175,873 total)
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $3,837,411 ($6,483,448 total)
  5. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $1,171,235 ($9,578,941 total)
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $687,079 ($1,769,451 total)
  7. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $348,301 ($348,301 total)
  8. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $331,099 ($106,107,884 total)
  9. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $151,045 ($106,747,106 total)
  10. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $145,034 ($3,642,224 total)
  11. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $58,044 ($339,537,903 total)
  12. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $49,267 ($49,267 total)
  13. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $36,505 ($37,720,517 total)
  14. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $3,829 ($112,146 total)
  15. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $3,144 ($7,235,619 total)
  16. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $240 ($84,977 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Fighter (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) [O], Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, Melissa Leo [O]), Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd): Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • Hereafter (2010, 83rd): Visual Effects
  • 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 King’s Speech (2010, 83rd): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Colin Firth) [O], Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • The Social Network (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound Mixing
  • Tangled (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“I See the Light”)
  • The Tempest (2010, 83rd): Costume Design
  • The Town (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actor (Jeremy Renner)
  • Unstoppable (2010, 83rd): 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 Dec. 16-18, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $50,130,145 ($66,181,645 total) {week 1}
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $31,837,683 ($113,169,644 total) {week 2}
  3. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $5,605,167 ($22,462,362 total) {week 4}
  4. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $3,688,031 ($82,607,528 total) {week 5}
  5. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $2,508,494 ($3,474,311 total) {week 2}
  6. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $1,579,825 ($29,237,853 total) {week 6}
  7. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $1,302,331 ($2,274,320 total) {week 2}
  8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $341,905 ($22,432,374 total) {week 11}
  9. Capote (2005, 78th) – $301,468 ($10,790,585 total) {week 12}
  10. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $218,053 ($4,299,500 total) {week 11}
  11. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $125,009 ($55,508,438 total) {week 11}
  12. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $42,486 ($123,522 total) {week 2}
  13. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $37,054 ($31,061,904 total) {week 13}
  14. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $35,171 ($969,442 total) {week 8}
  15. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $29,880 ($53,337,608 total) {week 14}
  16. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $20,394 ($115,677 total) {week 3}
  17. North Country (2005, 78th) – $11,349 ($18,118,144 total) {week 9}
  18. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $908 ($97,614 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $71,636,837 ($94,574,706 total)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $45,496,595 ($161,721,363 total)
  3. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $8,009,880 ($32,099,101 total)
  4. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $5,270,260 ($118,047,575 total)
  5. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $3,584,681 ($4,964,850 total)
  6. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $2,257,597 ($41,781,394 total)
  7. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $1,861,053 ($3,250,042 total)
  8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $488,588 ($32,056,247 total)
  9. Capote (2005, 78th) – $430,803 ($15,419,931 total)
  10. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $311,601 ($6,144,059 total)
  11. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $178,640 ($79,322,510 total)
  12. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $60,713 ($176,515 total)
  13. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $52,951 ($44,387,994 total)
  14. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $50,260 ($1,385,349 total)
  15. Corpse Bride (2005, 78th) – $42,699 ($76,220,357 total)
  16. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $29,143 ($165,304 total)
  17. North Country (2005, 78th) – $16,218 ($25,891,139 total)
  18. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $1,298 ($139,492 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Heath Ledger), Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Capote (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) [O], Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th): Makeup [O], Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
  • 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
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th): Original Score, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th): Actress (Judi Dench), Costume Design
  • 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
  • Syriana (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (George Clooney) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica (2005, 78th): Actress (Felicity Huffman), Original Song (“Travelin’ Thru”)
  • Walk the Line (2005, 78th): Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th): Animated Feature [O]

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 15-17, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $13,805,465 ($213,634,400 total) {week 5}
  2. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $9,812,302 ($9,812,302 total) {week 1}
  3. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $2,664,601 ($47,995,472 total) {week 4}
  4. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $1,200,775 ($159,004,330 total) {week 11}
  5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $1,078,762 ($2,145,415 total) {week 2}
  6. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $585,220 ($15,484,280 total) {week 10}
  7. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $442,182 ($1,405,023 total) {week 4}
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $279,866 ($2,539,642 total) {week 6}
  9. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $157,624 ($157,624 total) {week 1}
  10. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $140,088 ($2,546,851 total) {week 11}
  11. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $49,345 ($31,932,799 total) {week 14}
  12. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $44,244 ($44,244 total) {week 1}
  13. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $38,044 ($4,157,491 total) {week 13}
  14. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $23,720 ($19,217,251 total) {week 43}
  15. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $18,037 ($17,693,172 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $23,461,607 ($363,059,574 total)
  2. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $16,675,452 ($16,675,452 total)
  3. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $4,528,339 ($81,565,589 total)
  4. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $2,040,649 ($270,218,861 total)
  5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $1,833,295 ($3,646,011 total)
  6. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $994,548 ($26,314,658 total)
  7. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $751,463 ($2,387,757 total)
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $475,616 ($4,315,978 total)
  9. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $267,873 ($267,873 total)
  10. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $238,072 ($4,328,229 total)
  11. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $83,859 ($54,267,985 total)
  12. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $75,190 ($75,190 total)
  13. Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd) – $64,654 ($7,065,421 total)
  14. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $40,311 ($32,658,631 total)
  15. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $30,653 ($30,068,545 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd): Costume Design
  • 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
  • Chocolat (2000, 73rd): Picture, Actress (Juliette Binoche), Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • The Contender (2000, 73rd): Actress (Joan Allen), Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“A Love Before Time”), Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Dancer in the Dark (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“I’ve Seen It All”)
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd): Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“My Funny Friend and Me”)
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • Pollock (2000, 73rd): Actor (Ed Harris), Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden) [O]
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • 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 Dec. 15-17, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $10,975,102 ($97,458,735 total) {week 4}
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $5,563,259 ($5,563,259 total) {week 1}
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $2,128,685 ($41,134,265 total) {week 5}
  4. Casino (1995, 68th) – $2,067,205 ($32,825,325 total) {week 4}
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $6,626 ($67,002,869 total) {week 30}
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $721,341 ($721,341 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $23,110,789 ($205,223,451 total)
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $11,714,817 ($11,714,817 total)
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $4,482,472 ($86,618,360 total)
  4. Casino (1995, 68th) – $4,353,011 ($69,121,834 total)
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $13,953 ($141,091,099 total)
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $1,518,962 ($1,518,962 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The American President (1995, 68th): Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • 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]
  • Casino (1995, 68th): Actress (Sharon Stone)
  • Sabrina (1995, 68th): Original Song (“Moonlight”), Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th): Picture, Actress (Emma Thompson), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Toy Story (1995, 68th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), Original Musical or Comedy Score

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 14-16, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $11,617,249 ($99,307,437 total) {week 5}
  2. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $6,325,249 ($6,579,461 total) {week 2}
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $4,471,916 ($38,377,730 total) {week 6}
  4. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $4,002,586 ($26,107,348 total) {week 3}
  5. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $2,175,360 ($2,175,360 total) {week 1}
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $840,508 ($201,224,039 total) {week 23}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $25,156,974 ($215,048,729 total)
  2. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $13,697,230 ($14,247,722 total)
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $9,683,865 ($83,106,385 total)
  4. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $8,667,538 ($56,535,061 total)
  5. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $4,710,709 ($4,710,709 total)
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $1,820,107 ($435,747,564 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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]
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd): Makeup
  • Ghost (1990, 63rd): Picture, Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing
  • Havana (1990, 63rd): Original Score
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • Misery (1990, 63rd): Actress (Kathy Bates) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 13-15, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $3,138,677 ($10,616,870 total) {week 4}
  2. Runaway Train (1985, 58th) – $1,735,373 ($6,098,311 total) {week 2}
  3. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $1,577,269 ($5,510,216 total) {week 2}
  4. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $700,232 ($185,844,291 total) {week 24}
  5. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $521,620 ($36,388,518 total) {week 11}
  6. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $222,919 ($222,919 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $8,098,671 ($27,394,515 total)
  2. Runaway Train (1985, 58th) – $4,477,751 ($15,735,360 total)
  3. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $4,069,798 ($14,217,909 total)
  4. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,806,796 ($479,530,621 total)
  5. Jagged Edge (1985, 58th) – $1,345,927 ($93,892,627 total)
  6. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $575,194 ($575,194 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • A Chorus Line (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Surprise, Surprise”), Film Editing, Sound
  • Jagged Edge (1985, 58th): Supporting Actor (Robert Loggia)
  • Runaway Train (1985, 58th): Actor (Jon Voight), Supporting Actor (Eric Roberts), Film Editing
  • White Nights (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Say You, Say Me” [O], “Separate Lives (Love Theme from “White Nights”)”)
  • Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th): Visual Effects

40 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 12-14, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Raging Bull (1980, 53rd) – $71,852 ($828,769 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Raging Bull (1980, 53rd) – $244,671 ($2,822,128 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Raging Bull (1980, 53rd): Picture, Director, Actor (Robert De Niro) [O], Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Supporting Actress (Cathy Moriarty), Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound

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