Oscar in Box Office History (Week 9, 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 Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, 88th) – $10,555,195 ($147,391,785 total) {week 3}
  2. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $7,394,293 ($330,802,740 total) {week 10}
  3. Still Alice (2014, 87th) – $2,695,000 ($11,984,000 total) {week 7}
  4. Birdman (2014, 87th) – $1,923,460 ($40,227,624 total) {week 20}
  5. The Imitation Game (2014, 87th) – $1,871,815 ($86,774,700 total) {week 14}
  6. Whiplash (2014, 87th) – $677,000 ($12,265,000 total) {week 21}
  7. The Theory of Everything (2014, 87th) – $634,562 ($35,035,090 total) {week 17}
  8. Big Hero 6 (2014, 87th) – $520,039 ($220,876,780 total) {week 17}
  9. Selma (2014, 87th) – $447,355 ($50,405,064 total) {week 10}
  10. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 87th) – $287,846 ($254,326,629 total) {week 11}
  11. Into the Woods (2014, 87th) – $234,233 ($126,969,892 total) {week 10}
  12. Mr. Turner (2014, 87th) – $210,000 ($3,334,000 total) {week 11}
  13. Leviathan (2014, 87th) – $125,000 ($874,000 total) {week 10}
  14. Interstellar (2014, 87th) – $120,676 ($187,763,327 total) {week 17}
  15. Wild (2014, 87th) – $112,842 ($37,462,155 total) {week 13}
  16. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $109,000 ($365,000 total) {week 2}
  17. Unbroken (2014, 87th) – $98,355 ($115,490,780 total) {week 10}
  18. Timbuktu (2014, 87th) – $88,021 ($633,074 total) {week 5}
  19. Song of the Sea (2014, 87th) – $82,040 ($595,322 total) {week 11}
  20. The 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2014, 87th) – $60,109 ($2,361,458 total) {week 5}
  21. Two Days, One Night (2014, 87th) – $41,018 ($1,328,190 total) {week 10}
  22. Foxcatcher (2014, 87th) – $33,300 ($12,059,600 total) {week 16}
  23. CitizenFour (2014, 87th) – $26,490 ($2,708,647 total) {week 19}
  24. Boyhood (2014, 87th) – $22,608 ($25,363,767 total) {week 34}
  25. The Hunting Ground (2015, 88th) – $24,107 ($24,107 total) {week 1}
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, 87th) – $2,936 ($681,072 total) {week 20}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, 88th) – $11,469,227 ($160,155,249 total)
  2. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $8,034,605 ($359,448,766 total)
  3. Still Alice (2014, 87th) – $2,928,375 ($13,021,760 total)
  4. Birdman (2014, 87th) – $2,090,023 ($43,711,155 total)
  5. The Imitation Game (2014, 87th) – $2,033,906 ($94,288,998 total)
  6. Whiplash (2014, 87th) – $735,625 ($13,327,094 total)
  7. The Theory of Everything (2014, 87th) – $689,512 ($38,068,971 total)
  8. Big Hero 6 (2014, 87th) – $565,072 ($240,003,713 total)
  9. Selma (2014, 87th) – $486,094 ($54,769,915 total)
  10. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 87th) – $312,772 ($276,350,169 total)
  11. Into the Woods (2014, 87th) – $254,517 ($137,964,912 total)
  12. Mr. Turner (2014, 87th) – $228,185 ($3,622,709 total)
  13. Leviathan (2014, 87th) – $135,824 ($949,684 total)
  14. Interstellar (2014, 87th) – $131,126 ($204,022,785 total)
  15. Wild (2014, 87th) – $122,614 ($40,706,209 total)
  16. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $118,439 ($396,607 total)
  17. Unbroken (2014, 87th) – $106,872 ($125,491,761 total)
  18. Timbuktu (2014, 87th) – $95,643 ($687,895 total)
  19. Song of the Sea (2014, 87th) – $89,144 ($646,874 total)
  20. The 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2014, 87th) – $65,314 ($2,565,950 total)
  21. Two Days, One Night (2014, 87th) – $44,570 ($1,443,205 total)
  22. Foxcatcher (2014, 87th) – $36,184 ($13,103,907 total)
  23. CitizenFour (2014, 87th) – $28,784 ($2,943,204 total)
  24. Boyhood (2014, 87th) – $24,566 ($27,560,155 total)
  25. The Hunting Ground (2015, 88th) – $26,195 ($26,195 total)
  26. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, 87th) – $3,190 ($740,050 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2014, 87th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • American Sniper (2014, 87th): Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing [O]
  • Big Hero 6 (2014, 87th): Animated Feature [O]
  • Birdman (2014, 87th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Origianl Screenplay [O], Cinematography [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Boyhood (2014, 87th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • CitizenFour (2014, 87th): Documentary Feature [O]
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Earned It”)
  • Foxcatcher (2014, 87th): Directing, Actor (Steve Carell), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 87th): Sound Film Editing
  • The Hunting Ground (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Til It Happens to You”)
  • The Imitation Game (2014, 87th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Production Design
  • Interstellar (2014, 87th): Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Into the Woods (2014, 87th): Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Production Design, Costume Design
  • Leviathan (2014, 87th): Foreign Language Film
  • Mr. Turner (2014, 87th): Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design
  • Selma (2014, 87th): Picture, Original Song (“Glory”) [O]
  • Song of the Sea (2014, 87th): Animated Feature
  • Still Alice (2014, 87th): Actress (Julianne Moore) [O]
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, 87th): Animated Feature
  • The Theory of Everything (2014, 87th): Picture, Actor (Eddie Redmayne) [O], Actress (Felicity Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Timbuktu (2014, 87th): Foreign Language Film
  • Two Days, One Night (2014, 87th): Actress (Marion Cotillard)
  • Unbroken (2014, 87th): Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Whiplash (2014, 87th): Picture, Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Sound Mixing [O]
  • Wild (2014, 87th): Actress (Reese Witherspoon), Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)
  • Wild Tales (2014, 87th): Foreign Language Film

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 26-28, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $13,655,274 ($706,560,068 total) {week 11}
  2. The Wolfman (2010, 83rd) – $4,259,865 ($57,380,125 total) {week 3}
  3. Crazy Heart (2009, 82nd) – $2,462,384 ($25,009,496 total) {week 11}
  4. The Blind Side (2009, 82nd) – $1,238,477 ($248,755,981 total) {week 15}
  5. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $970,048 ($3,340,876 total) {week 7}
  6. Up in the Air (2009, 82nd) – $802,081 ($82,078,918 total) {week 13}
  7. Sherlock Holmes (2009, 82nd) – $608,032 ($206,419,248 total) {week 10}
  8. The Princess and the Frog (2009, 82nd) – $440,889 ($103,255,174 total) {week 14}
  9. An Education (2009, 82nd) – $320,428 ($11,517,495 total) {week 21}
  10. A Single Man (2009, 82nd) – $298,347 ($7,956,032 total) {week 12}
  11. The Young Victoria (2009, 82nd) – $213,873 ($10,176,454 total) {week 11}
  12. Precious (2009, 82nd) – $204,887 ($47,109,625 total) {week 17}
  13. The 2009 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2009, 82nd) – $202,364 ($610,402 total) {week 2}
  14. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $163,773 ($163,773 total) {week 1}
  15. Invictus (2009, 82nd) – $159,151 ($37,112,959 total) {week 12}
  16. The White Ribbon (2009, 82nd) – $157,474 ($1,490,471 total) {week 9}
  17. The Lovely Bones (2009, 82nd) – $150,318 ($43,592,366 total) {week 12}
  18. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, 82nd) – $86,194 ($7,426,313 total) {week 10}
  19. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $68,915 ($251,171 total) {week 4}
  20. The Messenger (2009, 82nd) – $46,240 ($952,043 total) {week 16}
  21. Nine (2009, 82nd) – $42,252 ($19,628,645 total) {week 11}
  22. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 82nd) – $39,295 ($20,817,229 total) {week 16}
  23. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $28,384 ($170,912 total) {week 5}
  24. The Cove (2009, 82nd) – $1,050 ($853,767 total) {week 24}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $15,853,271 ($820,290,269 total)
  2. The Wolfman (2010, 83rd) – $4,945,547 ($66,616,216 total)
  3. Crazy Heart (2009, 82nd) – $2,858,737 ($29,035,106 total)
  4. The Blind Side (2009, 82nd) – $1,437,826 ($288,796,551 total)
  5. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $1,126,190 ($3,878,634 total)
  6. Up in the Air (2009, 82nd) – $931,187 ($95,290,607 total)
  7. Sherlock Holmes (2009, 82nd) – $705,903 ($239,645,160 total)
  8. The Princess and the Frog (2009, 82nd) – $511,856 ($119,875,462 total)
  9. An Education (2009, 82nd) – $372,005 ($13,371,388 total)
  10. A Single Man (2009, 82nd) – $346,370 ($9,236,661 total)
  11. The Young Victoria (2009, 82nd) – $248,299 ($11,814,489 total)
  12. Precious (2009, 82nd) – $237,866 ($54,692,543 total)
  13. The 2009 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2009, 82nd) – $234,937 ($708,654 total)
  14. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $190,134 ($190,134 total)
  15. Invictus (2009, 82nd) – $184,768 ($43,086,781 total)
  16. The White Ribbon (2009, 82nd) – $182,822 ($1,730,382 total)
  17. The Lovely Bones (2009, 82nd) – $174,514 ($50,609,135 total)
  18. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, 82nd) – $100,068 ($8,621,676 total)
  19. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $80,008 ($291,600 total)
  20. The Messenger (2009, 82nd) – $53,683 ($1,105,287 total)
  21. Nine (2009, 82nd) – $49,053 ($22,788,135 total)
  22. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 82nd) – $45,620 ($24,168,038 total)
  23. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $32,953 ($198,423 total)
  24. The Cove (2009, 82nd) – $1,219 ($991,192 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 2009 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2009, 82nd): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • Ajami (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Avatar (2009, 82nd): Picture, Director, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • The Blind Side (2009, 82nd): Picture, Actress (Sandra Bullock) [O]
  • The Cove (2009, 82nd): Documentary Feature
  • Crazy Heart (2009, 82nd): Actor (Jeff Bridges) [O], Supporting Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Original Song (“The Weary Kind”) [O]
  • An Education (2009, 82nd): Picture, Actress (Carey Mulligan), Adapted Screenplay
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 82nd): Animated Feature, Original Score
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, 82nd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Invictus (2009, 82nd): Actor (Morgan Freeman), Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)
  • The Last Station (2009, 82nd): Actress (Helen Mirren), Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)
  • The Lovely Bones (2009, 82nd): Supporting Actor (Stanley Tucci)
  • The Messenger (2009, 82nd): Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson), Original Screenplay
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd): Documentary Feature
  • Nine (2009, 82nd): Supporting Actress (Penelope Cruz), Original Song (“Take It All”), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Precious (2009, 82nd): Picture, Director, Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009, 82nd): Animated Feature, Original Song (“Almost There”), Original Song (“Down in New Orleans”)
  • A Prophet (2009, 82nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009, 82nd): Original Score, Art Direction
  • A Single Man (2009, 82nd): Actor (Colin Firth)
  • Up in the Air (2009, 82nd): Picture, Director, Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick), Adapted Screenplay
  • The White Ribbon (2009, 82nd): Cinematography, Foreign Language Film
  • The Wolfman (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • The Young Victoria (2009, 82nd): Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 4-6, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004, 77th) – $8,135,421 ($76,600,008 total) {week 12}
  2. The Aviator (2004, 77th) – $2,327,231 ($97,039,461 total) {week 12}
  3. Sideways (2004, 77th) – $2,095,676 ($66,186,292 total) {week 20}
  4. Finding Neverland (2004, 77th) – $1,045,302 ($49,590,262 total) {week 17}
  5. Hotel Rwanda (2004, 77th) – $1,003,513 ($20,728,231 total) {week 11}
  6. The Phantom of the Opera (2004, 77th) – $464,468 ($49,443,427 total) {week 11}
  7. The Incredibles (2004, 77th) – $437,634 ($260,134,491 total) {week 18}
  8. Being Julia (2004, 77th) – $286,584 ($7,307,976 total) {week 21}
  9. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $263,490 ($1,060,543 total) {week 9}
  10. The Sea Inside (2004, 77th) – $214,129 ($1,245,745 total) {week 12}
  11. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, 77th) – $205,993 ($118,006,566 total) {week 1}
  12. Ray (2004, 77th) – $108,570 ($75,236,415 total) {week 19}
  13. Vera Drake (2004, 77th) – $84,483 ($3,528,915 total) {week 22}
  14. The Polar Express (2004, 77th) – $83,551 ($162,753,127 total) {week 1}
  15. Downfall (2004, 77th) – $81,179 ($219,419 total) {week 3}
  16. The Chorus (2004, 77th) – $72,152 ($924,605 total) {week 8}
  17. House of Flying Daggers (2004, 77th) – $35,732 ($10,779,434 total) {week 14}
  18. Kinsey (2004, 77th) – $28,984 ($9,701,877 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004, 77th) – $11,625,656 ($109,462,726 total)
  2. The Aviator (2004, 77th) – $3,325,653 ($138,671,055 total)
  3. Sideways (2004, 77th) – $2,994,757 ($94,581,347 total)
  4. Finding Neverland (2004, 77th) – $1,493,754 ($70,865,335 total)
  5. Hotel Rwanda (2004, 77th) – $1,434,037 ($29,620,998 total)
  6. The Phantom of the Opera (2004, 77th) – $663,733 ($70,655,506 total)
  7. The Incredibles (2004, 77th) – $625,386 ($371,736,652 total)
  8. Being Julia (2004, 77th) – $409,533 ($10,443,223 total)
  9. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $376,532 ($1,515,534 total)
  10. The Sea Inside (2004, 77th) – $305,994 ($1,780,191 total)
  11. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, 77th) – $294,368 ($168,633,408 total)
  12. Ray (2004, 77th) – $155,148 ($107,514,128 total)
  13. Vera Drake (2004, 77th) – $120,728 ($5,042,880 total)
  14. The Polar Express (2004, 77th) – $119,396 ($232,577,011 total)
  15. Downfall (2004, 77th) – $116,006 ($313,554 total)
  16. The Chorus (2004, 77th) – $103,106 ($1,321,276 total)
  17. House of Flying Daggers (2004, 77th) – $51,062 ($15,403,996 total)
  18. Kinsey (2004, 77th) – $41,419 ($13,864,149 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Aviator (2004, 77th): Picture, Director, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Alan Alda), Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound Mixing
  • Being Julia (2004, 77th): Actress (Annette Bening)
  • Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th): Documentary Feature
  • The Chorus (2004, 77th): Original Song (“Look To Your Path”), Foreign Language Film
  • Downfall (2004, 77th): Foreign Language Film
  • Finding Neverland (2004, 77th): Picture, Actor (Johnny Depp), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004, 77th): Actor (Don Cheadle), Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo), Original Screenplay
  • House of Flying Daggers (2004, 77th): Cinematography
  • The Incredibles (2004, 77th): Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing [O]
  • Kinsey (2004, 77th): Supporting Actress (Laura Linney)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, 77th): Original Score, Makeup [O], Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004, 77th): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Clint Eastwood), Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2004, 77th): Original Song (“Learn To Be Lonely”), Cinematography, Art Direction
  • The Polar Express (2004, 77th): Original Song (“Believe”), Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Ray (2004, 77th): Picture, Director, Actor (Jamie Foxx) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing [O]
  • The Sea Inside (2004, 77th): Makeup, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Sideways (2004, 77th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church), Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), Adapted Screenplay [O]
  • Vera Drake (2004, 77th): Director, Actress (Imelda Staunton), Original Screenplay

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 3-5, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $4,053,226 ($11,372,006 total) {week 2}
  2. American Beauty (1999, 72nd) – $4,030,713 ($93,015,479 total) {week 25}
  3. The Cider House Rules (1999, 72nd) – $4,018,764 ($37,220,816 total) {week 13}
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999, 72nd) – $1,193,004 ($285,519,660 total) {week 31}
  5. The Green Mile (1999, 72nd) – $1,086,469 ($132,666,530 total) {week 13}
  6. The Hurricane (1999, 72nd) – $500,650 ($49,013,271 total) {week 10}
  7. Boys Don’t Cry (1999, 72nd) – $436,326 ($5,407,452 total) {week 22}
  8. Stuart Little (1999, 72nd) – $428,152 ($136,858,306 total) {week 12}
  9. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $262,753 ($241,003,665 total) {week 16}
  10. Topsy-Turvy (1999, 72nd) – $250,892 ($4,927,809 total) {week 12}
  11. Angela’s Ashes (1999, 72nd) – $225,236 ($12,315,064 total) {week 11}
  12. The Insider (1999, 72nd) – $215,397 ($27,947,014 total) {week 18}
  13. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 72nd) – $210,407 ($80,252,397 total) {week 11}
  14. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $180,782 ($6,232,702 total) {week 18}
  15. Anna and the King (1999, 72nd) – $135,922 ($38,983,197 total) {week 12}
  16. Sweet and Lowdown (1999, 72nd) – $133,179 ($3,312,936 total) {week 14}
  17. Magnolia (1999, 72nd) – $125,563 ($21,759,902 total) {week 12}
  18. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999, 72nd) – $109,040 ($14,249,313 total) {week 11}
  19. Being John Malkovich (1999, 72nd) – $106,745 ($22,136,532 total) {week 19}
  20. The End of the Affair (1999, 72nd) – $836,494 ($10,542,141 total) {week 14}
  21. Sleepy Hollow (1999, 72nd) – $76,664 ($98,576,664 total) {week 16}
  22. Titus (1999, 72nd) – $60,440 ($1,306,602 total) {week 11}
  23. The Straight Story (1999, 72nd) – $53,118 ($2,764,363 total) {week 21}
  24. Girl, Interrupted (1999, 72nd) – $48,950 ($28,502,283 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $6,888,228 ($19,326,081 total)
  2. American Beauty (1999, 72nd) – $6,849,969 ($158,074,543 total)
  3. The Cider House Rules (1999, 72nd) – $6,829,662 ($63,254,671 total)
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999, 72nd) – $2,027,443 ($485,224,506 total)
  5. The Green Mile (1999, 72nd) – $1,846,393 ($225,459,261 total)
  6. The Hurricane (1999, 72nd) – $850,826 ($83,295,281 total)
  7. Boys Don’t Cry (1999, 72nd) – $741,511 ($9,189,659 total)
  8. Stuart Little (1999, 72nd) – $727,620 ($232,582,947 total)
  9. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $446,534 ($409,572,091 total)
  10. Topsy-Turvy (1999, 72nd) – $426,377 ($8,374,533 total)
  11. Angela’s Ashes (1999, 72nd) – $382,776 ($20,928,754 total)
  12. The Insider (1999, 72nd) – $366,055 ($47,494,369 total)
  13. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 72nd) – $357,575 ($136,384,408 total)
  14. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $307,229 ($10,592,124 total)
  15. Anna and the King (1999, 72nd) – $230,992 ($66,249,737 total)
  16. Sweet and Lowdown (1999, 72nd) – $226,330 ($5,630,147 total)
  17. Magnolia (1999, 72nd) – $213,387 ($36,979,722 total)
  18. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999, 72nd) – $185,307 ($24,215,901 total)
  19. Being John Malkovich (1999, 72nd) – $181,407 ($37,619,784 total)
  20. The End of the Affair (1999, 72nd) – $1,421,574 ($17,915,772 total)
  21. Sleepy Hollow (1999, 72nd) – $130,286 ($167,525,462 total)
  22. Titus (1999, 72nd) – $102,714 ($2,220,496 total)
  23. The Straight Story (1999, 72nd) – $90,271 ($4,697,878 total)
  24. Girl, Interrupted (1999, 72nd) – $83,188 ($48,438,017 total)

Oscar Details:

  • All About My Mother (1999, 72nd): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • American Beauty (1999, 72nd): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Kevin Spacey) [O], Actress (Annette Bening), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Angela’s Ashes (1999, 72nd): Original Score
  • Anna and the King (1999, 72nd): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Being John Malkovich (1999, 72nd): Director, Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Original Screenplay
  • Boys Don’t Cry (1999, 72nd): Actress (Hilary Swank) [O], Supporting Actress (Chloe Sevigny)
  • The Cider House Rules (1999, 72nd): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Michael Caine) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Art Direction
  • The End of the Affair (1999, 72nd): Actress (Julianne Moore), Cinematography
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999, 72nd): Supporting Actress (Angelina Jolie)
  • The Green Mile (1999, 72nd): Picture, Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Adapted Screenplay, Sound
  • The Hurricane (1999, 72nd): Actor (Denzel Washington)
  • The Insider (1999, 72nd): Picture, Director, Actor (Russell Crowe), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound
  • Magnolia (1999, 72nd): Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Save Me”)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999, 72nd): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment), Supporting Actress (Toni Collette), Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999, 72nd): Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (1999, 72nd): Cinematography
  • The Straight Story (1999, 72nd): Actor (Richard Farnsworth)
  • Stuart Little (1999, 72nd): Visual Effects
  • Sweet and Lowdown (1999, 72nd): Actor (Sean Penn), Supporting Actress (Samantha Morton)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 72nd): Supporting Actor (Jude Law), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Titus (1999, 72nd): Costume Design
  • Topsy-Turvy (1999, 72nd): Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Makeup [O]
  • Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd): Original Song (“When She Loved Me”)
  • Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd): Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Things Have Changed”), Film Editing

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 3-5, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Roommates (1995, 68th) – $4,038,033 ($4,038,033 total) {week 1}
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994, 67th) – $2,134,095 ($85,755,253 total) {week 21}
  3. Forrest Gump (1994, 67th) – $2,033,967 ($309,482,849 total) {week 35}
  4. Legends of the Fall (1994, 67th) – $1,848,460 ($59,720,475 total) {week 11}
  5. Nobody’s Fool (1994, 67th) – $1,482,047 ($35,328,960 total) {week 1}
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 67th) – $1,458,720 ($20,623,789 total) {week 24}
  7. The Madness of King George (1994, 67th) – $1,312,528 ($8,094,947 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Roommates (1995, 68th) – $8,503,076 ($8,503,076 total)
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994, 67th) – $4,493,864 ($180,578,878 total)
  3. Forrest Gump (1994, 67th) – $4,283,020 ($651,692,620 total)
  4. Legends of the Fall (1994, 67th) – $3,892,389 ($125,756,219 total)
  5. Nobody’s Fool (1994, 67th) – $3,120,816 ($74,393,856 total)
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 67th) – $3,071,695 ($43,428,484 total)
  7. The Madness of King George (1994, 67th) – $2,763,852 ($17,045,911 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Forrest Gump (1994, 67th): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Tom Hanks) [O], Supporting Actor (Gary Sinise), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Art Direction, Makeup, Sound, Sound Effects, Visual Effects [O]
  • Legends of the Fall (1994, 67th): Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound
  • The Madness of King George (1994, 67th): Actor (Nigel Hawthorne), Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction [O]
  • Nobody’s Fool (1994, 67th): Actor (Paul Newman), Adapted Screenplay
  • Pulp Fiction (1994, 67th): Picture, Director, Actor (John Travolta), Supporting Actor (Samuel L. Jackson), Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Roommates (1995, 68th): Makeup
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 67th): Picture, Actor (Morgan Freeman), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 2-4, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990, 63rd) – $17,161,835 ($17,161,835 total) {week 1}
  2. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, 62nd) – $5,089,040 ($60,302,144 total) {week 12}
  3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, 62nd) – $2,107,980 ($59,673,354 total) {week 11}
  4. Glory (1989, 62nd) – $1,334,095 ($20,214,597 total) {week 12}
  5. Steel Magnolias (1989, 62nd) – $1,178,865 ($74,425,795 total) {week 16}
  6. My Left Foot (1989, 62nd) – $1,027,424 ($5,768,933 total) {week 17}
  7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, 62nd) – $669,635 ($115,719,461 total) {week 15}
  8. Cinema Paradiso (1989, 62nd) – $133,844 ($568,662 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990, 63rd) – $37,163,690 ($37,163,690 total)
  2. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, 62nd) – $11,020,238 ($130,583,366 total)
  3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, 62nd) – $4,564,798 ($129,221,731 total)
  4. Glory (1989, 62nd) – $2,888,962 ($43,774,399 total)
  5. Steel Magnolias (1989, 62nd) – $2,552,814 ($161,167,915 total)
  6. My Left Foot (1989, 62nd) – $2,224,871 ($12,492,536 total)
  7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, 62nd) – $1,450,084 ($250,588,715 total)
  8. Cinema Paradiso (1989, 62nd) – $289,837 ($1,231,429 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future Part II (1989, 62nd): Visual Effects
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989, 62nd): Picture, Director [O], Actor (Tom Cruise), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound
  • Cinema Paradiso (1989, 62nd): Foreign Language Film
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989, 62nd): Picture [O], Actor (Morgan Freeman), Actress (Jessica Tandy) [O], Supporting Actor (Dan Aykroyd), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • Glory (1989, 62nd): Supporting Actor (Denzel Washington) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound [O]
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990, 63rd): Film Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • My Left Foot (1989, 62nd): Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) [O], Supporting Actress (Brenda Fricker) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Steel Magnolias (1989, 62nd): Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

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

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $5,114,137 ($174,566,062 total) {week 13}
  2. Witness (1985, 58th) – $4,791,953 ($25,598,419 total) {week 4}
  3. The Killing Fields (1984, 57th) – $1,780,982 ($20,996,482 total) {week 18}
  4. A Passage to India (1984, 57th) – $1,393,859 ($20,593,285 total) {week 12}
  5. Amadeus (1984, 57th) – $1,000,472 ($30,133,694 total) {week 24}
  6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, 58th) – $114,095 ($114,095 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $13,195,914 ($450,429,613 total)
  2. Witness (1985, 58th) – $12,364,589 ($66,051,132 total)
  3. The Killing Fields (1984, 57th) – $4,595,435 ($54,176,838 total)
  4. A Passage to India (1984, 57th) – $3,596,549 ($53,136,476 total)
  5. Amadeus (1984, 57th) – $2,581,500 ($77,753,419 total)
  6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, 58th) – $294,397 ($294,397 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Amadeus (1984, 57th): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (F. Murray Abraham [O], Tom Hulce), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup [O], Sound [O]
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th): Original Screenplay
  • The Killing Fields (1984, 57th): Picture, Director, Actor (Sam Waterston), Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O]
  • A Passage to India (1984, 57th): Picture, Director, Actress (Judy Davis), Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay
  • Witness (1985, 58th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Harrison Ford), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing [O], Art Direction

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, 52nd) – $2,200,000 ($61,064,206 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, 52nd) – $7,491,450 ($207,936,107 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, 52nd): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Dustin Hoffman) [O], Supporting Actor (Justin Henry), Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep) [O], Supporting Actress (Jane Alexander), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Cinematography

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