Oscar in Box Office History (Week 8, 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

Nomadland (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Actress (Frances McDormand), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 19-21, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $3,907,295 ($921,713,590 total) {week 10}
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $3,866,741 ($165,183,291 total) {week 9}
  3. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $2,745,705 ($26,258,850 total) {week 3}
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $893,550 ($67,141,291 total) {week 11}
  5. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $766,626 ($35,364,727 total) {week 16}
  6. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $630,726 ($51,706,404 total) {week 6}
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $522,353 ($38,102,424 total) {week 16}
  8. Room (2015, 88th) – $407,968 ($12,657,987 total) {week 19}
  9. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $331,924 ($3,376,073 total) {week 9}
  10. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $266,157 ($2,316,310 total) {week 4}
  11. Creed (2015, 88th) – $183,636 ($109,467,088 total) {week 13}
  12. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $108,423 ($199,778,275 total) {week 16}
  13. Carol (2015, 88th) – $100,000 ($12,300,175 total) {week 14}
  14. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $84,527 ($1,112,311 total) {week 10}
  15. Joy (2015, 88th) – $79,186 ($56,250,869 total) {week 9}
  16. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $77,152 ($53,478,070 total) {week 9}
  17. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $64,090 ($10,908,024 total) {week 13}
  18. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $54,437 ($2,484,777 total) {week 8}
  19. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $50,955 ($62,164 total) {week 1}
  20. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $45,226 ($228,334,654 total) {week 21}
  21. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $36,965 ($72,216,420 total) {week 19}
  22. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $32,792 ($673,893 total) {week 14}
  23. A War (2015, 88th) – $20,908 ($36,047 total) {week 2}
  24. Youth (2015, 88th) – $20,191 ($2,657,568 total) {week 11}
  25. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $19,752 ($7,817,557 total) {week 16}
  26. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $5,256 ($248,334 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $4,137,667 ($976,057,397 total)
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $4,094,722 ($174,922,421 total)
  3. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $2,907,590 ($27,807,060 total)
  4. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $946,233 ($71,099,910 total)
  5. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $811,826 ($37,449,815 total)
  6. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $667,913 ($54,754,990 total)
  7. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $553,151 ($40,348,925 total)
  8. Room (2015, 88th) – $432,022 ($13,404,296 total)
  9. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $351,494 ($3,575,125 total)
  10. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $281,849 ($2,452,879 total)
  11. Creed (2015, 88th) – $194,463 ($115,921,217 total)
  12. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $114,816 ($211,557,110 total)
  13. Carol (2015, 88th) – $105,896 ($13,025,388 total)
  14. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $89,511 ($1,177,892 total)
  15. Joy (2015, 88th) – $83,855 ($59,567,394 total)
  16. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $81,701 ($56,631,112 total)
  17. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $67,869 ($11,551,156 total)
  18. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $57,647 ($2,631,278 total)
  19. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $53,959 ($65,829 total)
  20. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $47,893 ($241,797,160 total)
  21. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $39,144 ($76,474,267 total)
  22. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $34,725 ($713,625 total)
  23. A War (2015, 88th) – $22,141 ($38,172 total)
  24. Youth (2015, 88th) – $21,381 ($2,814,257 total)
  25. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $20,917 ($8,278,477 total)
  26. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $5,566 ($262,976 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
  • Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • 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)
  • A War (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Youth (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Simple Song #3”)

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 25-27, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $7,339,759 ($114,231,030 total) {week 14}
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $1,947,092 ($167,132,442 total) {week 10}
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $1,576,103 ($90,369,463 total) {week 12}
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $1,327,844 ($103,576,418 total) {week 13}
  5. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $460,811 ($2,701,805 total) {week 7}
  6. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $460,928 ($3,784,611 total) {week 5}
  7. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $421,474 ($194,881,262 total) {week 14}
  8. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $330,462 ($170,999,943 total) {week 11}
  9. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $301,367 ($17,915,448 total) {week 17}
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $239,617 ($294,325,810 total) {week 15}
  11. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $215,434 ($9,224,011 total) {week 9}
  12. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $211,115 ($1,104,876 total) {week 3}
  13. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $188,494 ($1,467,789 total) {week 9}
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $134,859 ($2,733,329 total) {week 9}
  15. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $109,956 ($96,917,897 total) {week 22}
  16. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $71,703 ($6,502,666 total) {week 38}
  17. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $53,034 ($2,063,107 total) {week 11}
  18. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $35,627 ($81,528,421 total) {week 16}
  19. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $33,568 ($4,019,203 total) {week 21}
  20. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $13,275 ($2,695,671 total) {week 6}
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $336 ($1,041,723 total) {week 29}
  22. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $917 ($106,573 total) {week 36}
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $9,001 ($169,215 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $8,478,208 ($131,949,084 total)
  2. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $2,249,100 ($193,055,885 total)
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $1,820,568 ($104,386,416 total)
  4. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $1,533,802 ($119,641,865 total)
  5. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $532,286 ($3,120,874 total)
  6. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $532,421 ($4,371,631 total)
  7. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $486,848 ($225,108,747 total)
  8. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $381,719 ($197,523,263 total)
  9. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $348,111 ($20,694,263 total)
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $276,783 ($339,977,859 total)
  11. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $248,849 ($10,654,721 total)
  12. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $243,860 ($1,276,250 total)
  13. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $217,731 ($1,695,454 total)
  14. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $155,777 ($3,157,288 total)
  15. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $127,011 ($111,950,559 total)
  16. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $82,825 ($7,511,276 total)
  17. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $61,260 ($2,383,110 total)
  18. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $41,153 ($94,174,065 total)
  19. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $38,775 ($4,642,610 total)
  20. The Way Back (2010, 83rd) – $15,334 ($3,113,789 total)
  21. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $388 ($1,203,302 total)
  22. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $1,059 ($123,103 total)
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $10,397 ($195,461 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)
  • 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”)
  • 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. 24-26, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $2,293,859 ($75,383,067 total) {week 12}
  2. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,066,844 ($23,441,493 total) {week 22}
  3. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $1,001,298 ($7,140,655 total) {week 12}
  4. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $914,918 ($21,556,458 total) {week 9}
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $851,128 ($4,816,005 total) {week 13}
  6. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $725,765 ($117,478,650 total) {week 15}
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $711,645 ($288,193,914 total) {week 12}
  8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $652,020 ($30,323,531 total) {week 21}
  9. Munich (2005, 78th) – $502,355 ($46,079,435 total) {week 10}
  10. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $273,245 ($216,682,440 total) {week 11}
  11. The New World (2005, 78th) – $199,661 ($12,286,351 total) {week 10}
  12. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $192,137 ($49,374,263 total) {week 14}
  13. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $130,636 ($56,678,628 total) {week 12}
  14. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $69,093 ($101,288 total) {week 12}
  15. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $76,324 ($76,324 total) {week 1}
  16. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $73,850 ($7,175,598 total) {week 21}
  17. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $72,900 ($38,372,662 total) {week 16}
  18. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $41,210 ($69,425 total) {week 2}
  19. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $28,571 ($28,571 total) {week 1}
  20. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $23,861 ($1,342,773 total) {week 18}
  21. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $10,741 ($160,259 total) {week 30}
  22. Street Fight (2005, 78th) – $3,888 ($4,779 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $3,207,901 ($105,421,205 total)
  2. Capote (2005, 78th) – $1,491,953 ($32,782,302 total)
  3. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $1,400,289 ($9,986,015 total)
  4. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $1,279,488 ($30,146,131 total)
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $1,190,280 ($6,735,054 total)
  6. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $1,014,963 ($164,290,753 total)
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $995,217 ($403,031,489 total)
  8. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $911,833 ($42,406,648 total)
  9. Munich (2005, 78th) – $702,530 ($64,440,859 total)
  10. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $382,126 ($303,024,603 total)
  11. The New World (2005, 78th) – $279,221 ($17,182,134 total)
  12. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $268,698 ($69,048,588 total)
  13. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $182,691 ($79,263,547 total)
  14. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $96,625 ($141,649 total)
  15. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $106,737 ($106,737 total)
  16. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $103,277 ($10,034,882 total)
  17. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $101,949 ($53,663,143 total)
  18. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $57,631 ($97,089 total)
  19. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $39,956 ($39,956 total)
  20. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $33,369 ($1,877,832 total)
  21. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $15,021 ($224,118 total)
  22. Street Fight (2005, 78th) – $5,437 ($6,683 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • 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
  • Days of Glory (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • 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
  • Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Street Fight (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature
  • Syriana (2005, 78th): Supporting Actor (George Clooney) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica (2005, 78th): Actress (Felicity Huffman), Original Song (“Travelin’ Thru”)
  • Tsotsi (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • 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. 23-25, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $6,592,223 ($81,940,326 total) {week 12}
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $5,136,889 ($86,229,141 total) {week 9}
  3. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $4,761,167 ($40,062,665 total) {week 11}
  4. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $3,105,171 ($220,921,892 total) {week 10}
  5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,269,941 ($28,244,888 total) {week 10}
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $536,522 ($85,682,589 total) {week 11}
  7. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $450,677 ($920,794 total) {week 11}
  8. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $359,230 ($7,032,759 total) {week 9}
  9. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $358,303 ($2,332,862 total) {week 10}
  10. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $338,552 ($65,406,212 total) {week 14}
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $316,607 ($7,268,313 total) {week 16}
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $240,495 ($20,312,595 total) {week 20}
  13. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $210,235 ($165,497,210 total) {week 21}
  14. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $178,097 ($2,752,673 total) {week 10}
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $173,859 ($6,471,673 total) {week 14}
  16. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $91,704 ($32,245,552 total) {week 24}
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $60,388 ($3,528,249 total) {week 21}
  18. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $59,325 ($260,031,035 total) {week 15}
  19. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $22,037 ($186,721,485 total) {week 43}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $10,668,686 ($132,610,139 total)
  2. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $8,313,410 ($139,551,048 total)
  3. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $7,705,352 ($64,836,398 total)
  4. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $5,025,330 ($357,534,369 total)
  5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $3,673,615 ($45,710,808 total)
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $868,294 ($138,666,522 total)
  7. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $729,364 ($1,490,190 total)
  8. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $581,369 ($11,381,638 total)
  9. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $579,868 ($3,775,445 total)
  10. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $547,904 ($105,851,749 total)
  11. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $512,389 ($11,762,853 total)
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $389,211 ($32,873,387 total)
  13. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $340,239 ($267,836,474 total)
  14. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $288,228 ($4,454,856 total)
  15. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $281,369 ($10,473,591 total)
  16. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $148,411 ($52,185,381 total)
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $97,730 ($5,710,028 total)
  18. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $96,010 ($420,827,611 total)
  19. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $35,664 ($302,185,301 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd): Costume Design
  • Almost Famous (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • 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”)
  • Gladiator (2000, 73rd): Picture [O], Directing, Actor (Russell Crowe) [O], Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Sound [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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. 23-25, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $5,055,814 ($56,702,448 total) {week 9}
  2. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $2,298,818 ($21,210,706 total) {week 9}
  3. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $2,204,679 ($32,305,690 total) {week 11}
  4. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $1,900,024 ($23,176,762 total) {week 18}
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $1,007,119 ($70,260,658 total) {week 40}
  6. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $589,341 ($183,372,334 total) {week 14}
  7. Anne Frank Remembered (1995, 68th) – $26,697 ($26,697 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $10,477,660 ($117,510,051 total)
  2. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $4,764,066 ($43,957,029 total)
  3. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $4,568,973 ($66,950,253 total)
  4. Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 68th) – $3,937,606 ($48,031,480 total)
  5. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $2,087,152 ($145,608,060 total)
  6. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $1,221,349 ($380,020,493 total)
  7. Anne Frank Remembered (1995, 68th) – $55,327 ($55,327 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Anne Frank Remembered (1995, 68th): Documentary Feature
  • 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]
  • 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)
  • 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. 22-24, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $11,947,765 ($30,895,958 total) {week 2}
  2. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $4,831,317 ($236,363,633 total) {week 15}
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $4,225,329 ($117,287,535 total) {week 16}
  4. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $1,683,902 ($42,430,446 total) {week 10}
  5. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $1,323,801 ($23,676,256 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $25,995,612 ($67,222,559 total)
  2. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $10,511,844 ($514,273,368 total)
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $9,193,352 ($255,190,931 total)
  4. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $3,663,787 ($92,318,975 total)
  5. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $2,880,289 ($51,514,134 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]
  • Green Card (1990, 63rd): Original Screenplay
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Anthony Hopkins) [O], Actress (Jodie Foster) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Sound

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 21-23, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $4,091,653 ($59,533,665 total) {week 10}
  2. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $2,483,152 ($17,812,597 total) {week 9}
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $2,310,910 ($63,056,459 total) {week 10}
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $1,187,652 ($5,027,299 total) {week 3}
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $527,000 ($200,599,180 total) {week 34}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $10,102,302 ($146,988,779 total)
  2. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $6,130,909 ($43,979,350 total)
  3. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $5,705,643 ($155,686,567 total)
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $2,932,316 ($12,412,415 total)
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,301,164 ($495,279,916 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
  • 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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