Oscar in Box Office History (Week 51, 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. 18-20, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $247,966,675 ($247,966,675 total) {week 1}
  2. Creed (2015, 88th) – $5,013,055 ($87,828,128 total) {week 4}
  3. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $1,433,957 ($193,910,089 total) {week 7}
  4. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,425,193 ($22,803,219 total) {week 7}
  5. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,176,593 ($16,495,006 total) {week 7}
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $547,434 ($1,335,067 total) {week 4}
  7. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $450,010 ($223,879,433 total) {week 12}
  8. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $411,894 ($6,270,123 total) {week 7}
  9. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $378,285 ($1,319,689 total) {week 2}
  10. Youth (2015, 88th) – $241,078 ($510,400 total) {week 3}
  11. Carol (2015, 88th) – $231,137 ($1,627,965 total) {week 5}
  12. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $226,735 ($69,946,389 total) {week 10}
  13. Room (2015, 88th) – $180,192 ($4,542,056 total) {week 10}
  14. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $90,236 ($46,615,767 total) {week 14}
  15. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $37,930 ($37,930 total) {week 1}
  16. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $11,631 ($152,571 total) {week 7}
  17. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $10,387 ($115,030 total) {week 5}
  18. Boy and the World (2015, 88th) – $2,557 ($15,991 total) {week 2}
  19. Amy (2015, 88th) – $934 ($8,406,687 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $269,439,471 ($269,439,471 total)
  2. Creed (2015, 88th) – $5,447,163 ($95,433,648 total)
  3. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $1,558,131 ($210,701,829 total)
  4. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,548,608 ($24,777,875 total)
  5. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,278,481 ($17,923,399 total)
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $594,839 ($1,450,678 total)
  7. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $488,979 ($243,266,383 total)
  8. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $447,562 ($6,813,087 total)
  9. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $411,043 ($1,433,968 total)
  10. Youth (2015, 88th) – $261,954 ($554,598 total)
  11. Carol (2015, 88th) – $251,152 ($1,768,939 total)
  12. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $246,369 ($76,003,431 total)
  13. Room (2015, 88th) – $195,796 ($4,935,378 total)
  14. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $98,050 ($50,652,482 total)
  15. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $41,215 ($41,215 total)
  16. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $12,638 ($165,783 total)
  17. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $11,286 ($124,991 total)
  18. Boy and the World (2015, 88th) – $2,778 ($17,376 total)
  19. Amy (2015, 88th) – $1,015 ($9,134,668 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
  • Son of Saul (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • 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
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th): Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • 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. 17-19, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $44,026,211 ($44,026,211 total) {week 1}
  2. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $12,135,468 ($12,569,403 total) {week 2}
  3. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $8,775,344 ($127,918,276 total) {week 4}
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $8,383,479 ($15,791,753 total) {week 3}
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $5,022,361 ($265,723,618 total) {week 5}
  6. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $1,843,696 ($77,386,304 total) {week 6}
  7. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $1,097,131 ($2,936,959 total) {week 4}
  8. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $556,044 ($9,321,571 total) {week 7}
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $282,025 ($91,840,926 total) {week 12}
  10. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $71,078 ($32,576,841 total) {week 10}
  11. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $70,055 ($3,266,357 total) {week 11}
  12. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $58,136 ($121,526 total) {week 2}
  13. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $57,591 ($92,074,857 total) {week 14}
  14. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $53,778 ($53,778 total) {week 1}
  15. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $25,929 ($292,511,473 total) {week 23}
  16. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $3,542 ($6,237,371 total) {week 28}
  17. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $442 ($73,849 total) {week 26}
  18. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $865 ($99,847 total) {week 8}
  19. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $389 ($1,011,756 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $51,112,813 ($51,112,813 total)
  2. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $14,088,832 ($14,592,615 total)
  3. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $10,187,852 ($148,508,417 total)
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $9,732,911 ($18,333,645 total)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $5,830,777 ($308,495,354 total)
  6. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $2,140,463 ($89,842,655 total)
  7. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $1,273,729 ($3,409,701 total)
  8. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $645,547 ($10,822,001 total)
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $327,421 ($106,623,939 total)
  10. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $82,519 ($37,820,515 total)
  11. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $81,331 ($3,792,120 total)
  12. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $67,494 ($141,087 total)
  13. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $66,861 ($106,895,525 total)
  14. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $62,434 ($62,434 total)
  15. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $30,103 ($339,595,069 total)
  16. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $4,112 ($7,241,358 total)
  17. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $513 ($85,736 total)
  18. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $1,004 ($115,919 total)
  19. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $452 ($1,174,612 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)
  • 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
  • Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd): Actress (Nicole Kidman)
  • 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)
  • Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • 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. 23-25, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $21,259,320 ($108,582,050 total) {week 2}
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $19,777,962 ($153,220,802 total) {week 3}
  3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $6,751,729 ($9,841,364 total) {week 3}
  4. Munich (2005, 78th) – $4,152,260 ($4,152,260 total) {week 1}
  5. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $3,109,998 ($28,749,728 total) {week 5}
  6. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $1,910,310 ($6,847,551 total) {week 3}
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $1,596,929 ($86,250,712 total) {week 6}
  8. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $696,532 ($31,177,171 total) {week 7}
  9. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $196,684 ($22,822,670 total) {week 12}
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $175,290 ($11,140,487 total) {week 13}
  11. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $146,539 ($4,571,368 total) {week 12}
  12. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $73,134 ($55,682,605 total) {week 12}
  13. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $47,303 ($191,861 total) {week 3}
  14. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $33,438 ($159,978 total) {week 4}
  15. The New World (2005, 78th) – $30,864 ($30,864 total) {week 1}
  16. North Country (2005, 78th) – $27,860 ($18,152,413 total) {week 10}
  17. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $20,404 ($31,109,593 total) {week 14}
  18. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $9,423 ($1,000,836 total) {week 9}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $30,379,933 ($155,165,613 total)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $28,263,047 ($218,955,155 total)
  3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $9,648,337 ($14,063,478 total)
  4. Munich (2005, 78th) – $5,933,651 ($5,933,651 total)
  5. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $4,444,241 ($41,083,855 total)
  6. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $2,729,866 ($9,785,268 total)
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $2,282,039 ($123,253,748 total)
  8. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $995,356 ($44,552,712 total)
  9. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $281,065 ($32,613,987 total)
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $250,492 ($15,919,947 total)
  11. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $209,407 ($6,532,563 total)
  12. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $104,510 ($79,571,398 total)
  13. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $67,597 ($274,173 total)
  14. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $47,783 ($228,611 total)
  15. The New World (2005, 78th) – $44,105 ($44,105 total)
  16. North Country (2005, 78th) – $39,812 ($25,940,110 total)
  17. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $29,158 ($44,456,142 total)
  18. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $13,466 ($1,430,212 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
  • 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
  • Munich (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • The New World (2005, 78th): Cinematography
  • 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. 22-24, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $28,883,406 ($28,883,406 total) {week 1}
  2. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $12,244,675 ($232,636,205 total) {week 6}
  3. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $7,698,635 ($22,339,545 total) {week 2}
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $2,636,887 ($5,474,943 total) {week 3}
  5. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $2,139,377 ($51,717,906 total) {week 5}
  6. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $1,107,766 ($1,357,237 total) {week 2}
  7. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $343,135 ($159,989,135 total) {week 12}
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $446,018 ($3,017,322 total) {week 7}
  9. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $433,511 ($2,055,744 total) {week 5}
  10. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $410,885 ($16,229,290 total) {week 11}
  11. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $195,104 ($195,104 total) {week 1}
  12. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $109,192 ($89,894,702 total) {week 21}
  13. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $85,230 ($85,230 total) {week 1}
  14. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $70,616 ($2,752,965 total) {week 12}
  15. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $62,282 ($62,282 total) {week 1}
  16. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $25,797 ($17,725,838 total) {week 11}
  17. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $19,143 ($19,247,062 total) {week 44}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $49,085,714 ($49,085,714 total)
  2. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $20,809,132 ($395,352,066 total)
  3. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $13,083,395 ($37,964,793 total)
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $4,481,240 ($9,304,356 total)
  5. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $3,635,750 ($87,891,655 total)
  6. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $1,882,586 ($2,306,547 total)
  7. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $583,139 ($271,892,482 total)
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $757,982 ($5,127,768 total)
  9. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $736,727 ($3,493,621 total)
  10. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $698,276 ($27,580,760 total)
  11. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $331,568 ($331,568 total)
  12. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $185,566 ($152,770,959 total)
  13. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $144,844 ($144,844 total)
  14. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $120,008 ($4,678,508 total)
  15. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $105,845 ($105,845 total)
  16. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $43,841 ($30,124,059 total)
  17. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $32,532 ($32,709,293 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd): Costume Design
  • Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd): Actor (Javier Bardem)
  • Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd): Directing, Supporting Actress (Julie Walters), Original Screenplay
  • Cast Away (2000, 73rd): Actor (Tom Hanks), Sound
  • 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]
  • 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”)
  • Malena (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd): Cinematography
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd): Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing
  • 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. 22-24, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $9,858,698 ($113,453,646 total) {week 5}
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $6,029,606 ($14,563,132 total) {week 2}
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $2,303,111 ($44,483,237 total) {week 6}
  4. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $2,206,506 ($2,206,506 total) {week 1}
  5. Casino (1995, 68th) – $1,083,230 ($34,939,120 total) {week 5}
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $883,863 ($2,221,175 total) {week 2}
  7. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $1,752 ($67,010,481 total) {week 31}
  8. Shanghai Triad (1995, 68th) – $209,098 ($232,632 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $20,759,925 ($238,904,689 total)
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $12,696,826 ($30,666,273 total)
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $4,849,769 ($93,670,448 total)
  4. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $4,646,344 ($4,646,344 total)
  5. Casino (1995, 68th) – $2,281,008 ($73,572,952 total)
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $1,861,192 ($4,677,233 total)
  7. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $3,689 ($141,107,128 total)
  8. Shanghai Triad (1995, 68th) – $440,308 ($489,864 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)
  • Nixon (1995, 68th): Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Supporting Actress (Joan Allen), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score
  • 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
  • Shanghai Triad (1995, 68th): Cinematography
  • 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. 21-23, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $15,079,919 ($118,637,943 total) {week 6}
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $6,387,271 ($6,387,271 total) {week 1}
  3. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $6,013,877 ($14,922,852 total) {week 3}
  4. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $5,906,935 ($46,269,616 total) {week 7}
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $4,125,895 ($31,886,620 total) {week 4}
  6. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $1,637,070 ($4,765,814 total) {week 2}
  7. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $1,237,697 ($202,815,382 total) {week 24}
  8. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $36,274 ($36,274 total) {week 1}
  9. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $417,076 ($417,076 total) {week 1}
  10. The Field (1990, 63rd) – $27,948 ($27,948 total) {week 1}
  11. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $47,781 ($47,781 total) {week 1}
  12. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $116,975 ($116,975 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $32,655,333 ($256,908,643 total)
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $13,831,537 ($13,831,537 total)
  3. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $13,022,958 ($32,315,207 total)
  4. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $12,791,377 ($100,196,142 total)
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $8,934,562 ($69,049,986 total)
  6. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $3,545,050 ($10,320,297 total)
  7. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $2,680,214 ($439,193,593 total)
  8. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $78,551 ($78,551 total)
  9. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $903,172 ($903,172 total)
  10. The Field (1990, 63rd) – $60,521 ($60,521 total)
  11. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $103,469 ($103,469 total)
  12. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $253,308 ($253,308 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alice (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • Awakenings (1990, 63rd): Picture, Actor (Robert De Niro), Adapted Screenplay
  • 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
  • The Field (1990, 63rd): Actor (Richard Harris)
  • Ghost (1990, 63rd): Picture, Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing
  • The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Andy Garcia), Original Song, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • Green Card (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • Hamlet (1990, 63rd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • 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. 20-22, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $3,637,290 ($3,637,290 total) {week 1}
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $2,757,227 ($14,577,537 total) {week 5}
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $1,710,333 ($1,710,333 total) {week 1}
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $1,503,564 ($1,898,827 total) {week 2}
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $1,439,127 ($7,521,337 total) {week 3}
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $905,454 ($186,980,485 total) {week 25}
  7. The Trip to Bountiful (1985, 58th) – $8,387 ($8,387 total) {week 1}
  8. Brazil (1985, 58th) – $30,099 ($37,593 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $9,385,233 ($9,385,233 total)
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $7,114,422 ($37,614,152 total)
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $4,413,141 ($4,413,141 total)
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $3,879,619 ($4,899,509 total)
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $3,713,353 ($19,407,168 total)
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $2,336,326 ($482,462,322 total)
  7. The Trip to Bountiful (1985, 58th) – $21,641 ($21,641 total)
  8. Brazil (1985, 58th) – $77,664 ($97,001 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • Brazil (1985, 58th):
  • A Chorus Line (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Surprise, Surprise”), Film Editing, Sound
  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • Out of Africa (1985, 58th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Sound [O]
  • The Trip to Bountiful (1985, 58th): Actress (Geraldine Page) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • 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. 19-21, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Nine to Five (1980, 53rd) – $3,966,832 ($3,966,832 total) {week 1}
  2. Raging Bull (1980, 53rd) – $649,470 ($1,513,288 total) {week 6}
  3. The Formula (1980, 53rd) – $842,985 ($842,985 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Nine to Five (1980, 53rd) – $13,507,874 ($13,507,874 total)
  2. Raging Bull (1980, 53rd) – $2,211,578 ($5,153,055 total)
  3. The Formula (1980, 53rd) – $2,870,536 ($2,870,536 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Formula (1980, 53rd): Cinematography
  • Nine to Five (1980, 53rd): Original Song (“Nine to Five”)
  • 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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