Oscar in Box Office History (Week 6, 2021)

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

Two of Us (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Foreign Language Film.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 5-7, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $11,355,225 ($11,355,225 total) {week 1}
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $6,973,316 ($906,044,785 total) {week 8}
  3. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $6,939,795 ($149,543,198 total) {week 7}
  4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $2,850,304 ($47,742,896 total) {week 4}
  5. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $1,710,205 ($63,660,681 total) {week 9}
  6. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,179,319 ($32,380,262 total) {week 14}
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $835,514 ($36,104,348 total) {week 14}
  8. Room (2015, 88th) – $731,117 ($11,201,500 total) {week 17}
  9. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $475,908 ($1,986,820 total) {week 7}
  10. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $427,455 ($1,213,854 total) {week 2}
  11. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $343,989 ($53,007,830 total) {week 7}
  12. Joy (2015, 88th) – $241,557 ($55,845,747 total) {week 7}
  13. Carol (2015, 88th) – $222,152 ($11,816,008 total) {week 12}
  14. Creed (2015, 88th) – $211,265 ($108,988,796 total) {week 11}
  15. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $156,871 ($2,233,178 total) {week 6}
  16. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $139,426 ($10,613,785 total) {week 11}
  17. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $113,717 ($228,120,056 total) {week 19}
  18. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $90,059 ($874,200 total) {week 8}
  19. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $87,572 ($72,051,548 total) {week 17}
  20. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $67,322 ($199,591,466 total) {week 14}
  21. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $38,909 ($7,707,294 total) {week 14}
  22. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $34,524 ($574,186 total) {week 12}
  23. Youth (2015, 88th) – $26,839 ($2,577,094 total) {week 9}
  24. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $4,139 ($230,478 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $12,024,724 ($12,024,724 total)
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $7,384,459 ($959,464,767 total)
  3. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $7,348,962 ($158,360,196 total)
  4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $3,018,357 ($50,557,795 total)
  5. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $1,811,038 ($67,414,085 total)
  6. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,248,851 ($34,289,387 total)
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $884,776 ($38,233,044 total)
  8. Room (2015, 88th) – $774,223 ($11,861,935 total)
  9. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $503,967 ($2,103,962 total)
  10. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $452,658 ($1,285,422 total)
  11. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $364,270 ($56,133,147 total)
  12. Joy (2015, 88th) – $255,799 ($59,138,386 total)
  13. Carol (2015, 88th) – $235,250 ($12,512,674 total)
  14. Creed (2015, 88th) – $223,721 ($115,414,725 total)
  15. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $166,120 ($2,364,845 total)
  16. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $147,646 ($11,239,569 total)
  17. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $120,422 ($241,569,909 total)
  18. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $95,369 ($925,742 total)
  19. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $92,735 ($76,299,674 total)
  20. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $71,291 ($211,359,287 total)
  21. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $41,203 ($8,161,712 total)
  22. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $36,560 ($608,040 total)
  23. Youth (2015, 88th) – $28,421 ($2,729,038 total)
  24. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $4,383 ($244,067 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th): Sound Mixing
  • The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • 45 Years (2015, 88th): Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
  • Anomalisa (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • The Big Short (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • 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
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th): Production Design
  • The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Joy (2015, 88th): Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • 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
  • The Revenant (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) [O], Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Room (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Actress (Brie Larson) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • 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 Feb. 11-13, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $7,230,790 ($93,675,761 total) {week 12}
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $3,785,344 ($160,355,029 total) {week 8}
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $2,165,480 ($85,632,024 total) {week 10}
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $2,122,555 ($99,337,220 total) {week 11}
  5. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $813,849 ($193,304,696 total) {week 12}
  6. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $585,508 ($8,211,610 total) {week 7}
  7. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $580,245 ($2,263,341 total) {week 3}
  8. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $559,094 ($16,845,896 total) {week 15}
  9. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $554,476 ($169,753,832 total) {week 9}
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $465,152 ($293,355,408 total) {week 13}
  11. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $330,719 ($2,155,947 total) {week 7}
  12. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $186,668 ($766,312 total) {week 7}
  13. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $300,706 ($300,706 total) {week 1}
  14. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $281,953 ($1,236,854 total) {week 5}
  15. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $167,348 ($20,218,921 total) {week 8}
  16. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $134,791 ($96,619,124 total) {week 20}
  17. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $109,978 ($81,356,496 total) {week 14}
  18. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $86,217 ($1,875,936 total) {week 9}
  19. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $39,078 ($2,637,882 total) {week 4}
  20. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $26,861 ($3,932,976 total) {week 19}
  21. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $19,256 ($6,395,005 total) {week 36}
  22. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $6,466 ($142,981 total) {week 16}
  23. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $3,589 ($102,585 total) {week 34}
  24. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,706 ($1,040,032 total) {week 27}
  25. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $613 ($276,200 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $8,352,338 ($108,205,545 total)
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $4,372,478 ($185,227,247 total)
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $2,501,362 ($98,914,166 total)
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $2,451,779 ($114,745,137 total)
  5. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $940,083 ($223,287,644 total)
  6. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $676,324 ($9,485,290 total)
  7. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $670,245 ($2,614,401 total)
  8. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $645,813 ($19,458,816 total)
  9. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $640,479 ($196,083,872 total)
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $537,300 ($338,856,940 total)
  11. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $382,016 ($2,490,350 total)
  12. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $215,622 ($885,172 total)
  13. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $347,348 ($347,348 total)
  14. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $325,686 ($1,428,699 total)
  15. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $193,305 ($23,355,021 total)
  16. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $155,698 ($111,605,445 total)
  17. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $127,036 ($93,975,473 total)
  18. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $99,590 ($2,166,907 total)
  19. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $45,139 ($3,047,036 total)
  20. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $31,027 ($4,543,009 total)
  21. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $22,243 ($7,386,916 total)
  22. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $7,469 ($165,158 total)
  23. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $4,146 ($118,497 total)
  24. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,971 ($1,201,348 total)
  25. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $708 ($319,041 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd): Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Biutiful (2010, 83rd): Actor (Javier Bardem), Foreign Language Film
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd): Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Country Strong (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“Coming Home”)
  • 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 1 (2010, 83rd): Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • The Illusionist (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature
  • 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
  • Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • True Grit (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jeff Bridges), Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Unstoppable (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Waste Land (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • The Way Back (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 10-12, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $4,025,031 ($66,460,791 total) {week 10}
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $2,073,356 ($284,742,799 total) {week 10}
  3. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $1,982,595 ($113,633,384 total) {week 13}
  4. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $1,375,082 ($18,416,505 total) {week 7}
  5. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,267,007 ($20,129,191 total) {week 20}
  6. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $872,018 ($28,190,802 total) {week 19}
  7. Munich (2005, 78th) – $783,510 ($44,313,605 total) {week 8}
  8. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $693,226 ($4,363,175 total) {week 10}
  9. The New World (2005, 78th) – $626,159 ($11,304,718 total) {week 8}
  10. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $535,595 ($215,699,910 total) {week 9}
  11. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $457,373 ($2,861,800 total) {week 11}
  12. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $341,929 ($56,070,640 total) {week 10}
  13. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $275,787 ($48,723,888 total) {week 12}
  14. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $148,720 ($38,017,642 total) {week 14}
  15. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $87,847 ($6,910,842 total) {week 19}
  16. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $23,453 ($1,255,977 total) {week 16}
  17. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $10,254 ($133,501 total) {week 28}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $5,628,898 ($92,943,641 total)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $2,899,533 ($398,205,197 total)
  3. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $2,772,606 ($158,913,252 total)
  4. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $1,923,015 ($25,754,990 total)
  5. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,771,875 ($28,150,136 total)
  6. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $1,219,494 ($39,424,083 total)
  7. Munich (2005, 78th) – $1,095,718 ($61,971,393 total)
  8. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $969,458 ($6,101,784 total)
  9. The New World (2005, 78th) – $875,667 ($15,809,346 total)
  10. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $749,015 ($301,650,561 total)
  11. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $639,624 ($4,002,151 total)
  12. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $478,179 ($78,413,292 total)
  13. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $385,681 ($68,139,056 total)
  14. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $207,981 ($53,166,657 total)
  15. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $122,852 ($9,664,628 total)
  16. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $32,798 ($1,756,450 total)
  17. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $14,340 ($186,698 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
  • Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (David Strathairn), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Match Point (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • 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
  • 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

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $5,404,223 ($60,335,388 total) {week 10}
  2. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $5,157,519 ($209,798,303 total) {week 8}
  3. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $4,432,404 ($70,891,866 total) {week 7}
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $3,095,782 ($21,086,088 total) {week 8}
  5. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $3,071,948 ($26,580,585 total) {week 9}
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $1,330,561 ($83,498,624 total) {week 9}
  7. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $549,792 ($5,628,409 total) {week 7}
  8. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $294,780 ($164,844,085 total) {week 19}
  9. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $260,611 ($2,122,254 total) {week 8}
  10. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $241,917 ($6,354,622 total) {week 14}
  11. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $239,708 ($64,371,175 total) {week 12}
  12. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $212,875 ($1,398,907 total) {week 8}
  13. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $174,960 ($19,620,580 total) {week 18}
  14. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $97,980 ($259,806,995 total) {week 13}
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $61,362 ($5,856,139 total) {week 12}
  16. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $30,602 ($3,329,328 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $8,746,057 ($97,645,257 total)
  2. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $8,346,798 ($339,532,236 total)
  3. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $7,173,290 ($114,729,592 total)
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $5,010,135 ($34,125,188 total)
  5. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $4,971,562 ($43,017,343 total)
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $2,153,346 ($135,132,049 total)
  7. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $889,769 ($9,108,874 total)
  8. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $477,064 ($266,779,473 total)
  9. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $421,766 ($3,434,602 total)
  10. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $391,512 ($10,284,159 total)
  11. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $387,937 ($104,176,672 total)
  12. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $344,511 ($2,263,955 total)
  13. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $283,151 ($31,753,447 total)
  14. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $158,568 ($420,465,031 total)
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $99,307 ($9,477,426 total)
  16. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $49,525 ($5,388,100 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
  • 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)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 9-11, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $6,755,438 ($40,256,830 total) {week 7}
  2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $3,253,158 ($15,375,886 total) {week 16}
  3. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $2,883,970 ($13,852,327 total) {week 7}
  4. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $2,403,775 ($24,283,897 total) {week 9}
  5. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $1,706,465 ($51,815,424 total) {week 7}
  6. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $939,666 ($180,653,741 total) {week 12}
  7. Babe (1995, 68th) – $202,875 ($58,143,235 total) {week 28}
  8. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $94,791 ($10,679,050 total) {week 35}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $13,999,957 ($83,428,182 total)
  2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $6,741,839 ($31,864,958 total)
  3. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $5,976,734 ($28,707,537 total)
  4. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $4,981,579 ($50,325,904 total)
  5. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $3,536,475 ($107,382,191 total)
  6. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $1,947,362 ($374,386,486 total)
  7. Babe (1995, 68th) – $420,438 ($120,495,935 total)
  8. The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th) – $196,445 ($22,131,244 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th): Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Costume Design
  • Babe (1995, 68th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (James Cromwell), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Art Direction, Visual Effects [O]
  • Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon) [O], Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin'”)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Nicolas Cage) [O], Actress (Elisabeth Shue), Adapted Screenplay
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th): Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • The Postman (Il Postino) (1995, 68th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Massimo Troisi), Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score [O]
  • 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 Feb. 8-10, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $6,001,085 ($221,181,762 total) {week 13}
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $3,905,835 ($103,912,717 total) {week 14}
  3. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $2,830,551 ($36,544,462 total) {week 8}
  4. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $2,391,658 ($18,729,784 total) {week 8}
  5. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $1,812,050 ($13,458,232 total) {week 8}
  6. The Grifters (1990, 63rd) – $1,291,290 ($8,731,798 total) {week 10}
  7. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $923,514 ($48,901,636 total) {week 10}
  8. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $900,595 ($62,421,310 total) {week 8}
  9. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $520,145 ($213,514,488 total) {week 31}
  10. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $44,283 ($41,003,565 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $13,056,993 ($481,241,078 total)
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $8,498,206 ($226,090,377 total)
  3. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $6,158,634 ($79,512,416 total)
  4. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $5,203,702 ($40,751,739 total)
  5. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $3,942,608 ($29,282,044 total)
  6. The Grifters (1990, 63rd) – $2,809,553 ($18,998,401 total)
  7. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $2,009,356 ($106,398,809 total)
  8. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $1,959,489 ($135,814,537 total)
  9. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $1,131,717 ($464,558,838 total)
  10. Good Fellas (1990, 63rd) – $96,350 ($89,214,407 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Good Fellas (1990, 63rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Supporting Actres (Lorraine Bracco), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Green Card (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • The Grifters (1990, 63rd): Directing, Actress (Anjelica Huston), Supporting Actress (Annette Bening), Adapted Screenplay
  • Hamlet (1990, 63rd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 7-9, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $5,330,126 ($45,889,128 total) {week 8}
  2. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $3,664,831 ($10,023,859 total) {week 7}
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $3,548,440 ($55,295,894 total) {week 8}
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $1,265,826 ($1,265,826 total) {week 1}
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $594,510 ($199,200,140 total) {week 32}
  6. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th) – $228,240 ($13,135,688 total) {week 29}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $13,160,095 ($113,300,381 total)
  2. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $9,048,478 ($24,748,935 total)
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $8,761,108 ($136,525,711 total)
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $3,125,328 ($3,125,328 total)
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,467,847 ($491,825,683 total)
  6. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th) – $563,525 ($32,432,049 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) [O], Supporting Actress (Dianne Wiest) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Art Direction
  • The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1986, 59th): Picture, Directing, Actor (William Hurt) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th): Actor (James Garner), Cinematography
  • 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]

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