Oscar in Box Office History (Weeks 52 & 53, 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

News of the World (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Actor (Tom Hanks), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound Mixing.

Promising Young Woman (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Actress (Carey Mulligan), Original Screenplay, Film Editing.

Wonder Woman 1984 (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Sound Mixing, Visual Effects.

One Night in Miami (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Actor (Kingsley Ben-Adair), Supporting Actor (Leslie Odom Jr.), Adapted Screneplay.

Week 52


5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 25-27, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $149,202,860 ($540,058,914 total) {week 2}
  2. Joy (2015, 88th) – $17,015,168 ($17,015,168 total) {week 1}
  3. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $10,531,026 ($16,022,474 total) {week 3}
  4. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $4,610,676 ($4,610,676 total) {week 1}
  5. Creed (2015, 88th) – $4,386,198 ($96,081,765 total) {week 5}
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $1,536,275 ($3,236,367 total) {week 5}
  7. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,093,571 ($2,877,882 total) {week 6}
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,083,976 ($24,899,059 total) {week 8}
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,070,674 ($18,407,589 total) {week 8}
  10. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $887,122 ($196,268,667 total) {week 8}
  11. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $487,444 ($224,853,519 total) {week 13}
  12. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $474,560 ($474,560 total) {week 1}
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $346,877 ($1,002,525 total) {week 4}
  14. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $177,977 ($6,702,102 total) {week 8}
  15. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $148,410 ($70,286,589 total) {week 11}
  16. Room (2015, 88th) – $88,481 ($4,758,422 total) {week 11}
  17. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $65,775 ($90,357 total) {week 1}
  18. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $53,781 ($46,731,850 total) {week 15}
  19. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $34,060 ($97,944 total) {week 2}
  20. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $19,374 ($142,404 total) {week 6}
  21. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $901 ($159,466 total) {week 8}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $162,123,155 ($586,825,582 total)
  2. Joy (2015, 88th) – $18,488,605 ($18,488,605 total)
  3. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $11,442,965 ($17,409,948 total)
  4. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $5,009,940 ($5,009,940 total)
  5. Creed (2015, 88th) – $4,766,023 ($104,402,013 total)
  6. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $1,669,309 ($3,516,622 total)
  7. Carol (2015, 88th) – $1,188,269 ($3,127,094 total)
  8. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $1,177,843 ($27,055,205 total)
  9. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $1,163,390 ($20,001,603 total)
  10. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $963,943 ($213,264,649 total)
  11. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $529,654 ($244,324,820 total)
  12. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $515,655 ($515,655 total)
  13. Youth (2015, 88th) – $376,915 ($1,089,339 total)
  14. Trumbo (2015, 88th) – $193,389 ($7,282,474 total)
  15. Bridge of Spies (2015, 88th) – $161,262 ($76,373,091 total)
  16. Room (2015, 88th) – $96,143 ($5,170,480 total)
  17. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $71,471 ($98,182 total)
  18. Sicario (2015, 88th) – $58,438 ($50,778,618 total)
  19. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $37,009 ($106,426 total)
  20. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $21,052 ($154,736 total)
  21. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $979 ($173,275 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 45 Years (2015, 88th): Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 24-26, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $24,830,443 ($36,041,062 total) {week 1}
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $19,151,498 ($87,373,703 total) {week 2}
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $7,580,116 ($26,659,714 total) {week 3}
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $6,427,816 ($143,695,323 total) {week 5}
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $6,254,986 ($28,689,060 total) {week 4}
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $4,484,352 ($8,329,735 total) {week 5}
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $3,176,348 ($272,994,635 total) {week 6}
  8. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $329,895 ($78,511,859 total) {week 7}
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $281,088 ($92,338,827 total) {week 13}
  10. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $190,258 ($9,862,158 total) {week 8}
  11. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $85,931 ($166,770 total) {week 2}
  12. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $41,902 ($3,353,625 total) {week 12}
  13. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $30,452 ($43,865 total) {week 1}
  14. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $27,941 ($188,966 total) {week 3}
  15. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $22,139 ($32,641,819 total) {week 11}
  16. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $15,910 ($92,123,695 total) {week 15}
  17. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $9,057 ($292,537,649 total) {week 24}
  18. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $2,031 ($1,013,935 total) {week 20}
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $1,160 ($6,241,612 total) {week 29}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $28,827,232 ($41,842,348 total)
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $22,234,185 ($101,437,658 total)
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $8,800,236 ($30,950,948 total)
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $7,462,458 ($166,824,988 total)
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $7,261,809 ($33,306,944 total)
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $5,206,168 ($9,670,516 total)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $3,687,623 ($316,936,737 total)
  8. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $382,996 ($91,149,383 total)
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $326,333 ($107,201,984 total)
  10. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $220,883 ($11,449,603 total)
  11. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $99,763 ($193,614 total)
  12. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $48,647 ($3,893,435 total)
  13. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $35,354 ($50,926 total)
  14. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $32,438 ($219,383 total)
  15. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $25,703 ($37,895,952 total)
  16. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $18,471 ($106,952,224 total)
  17. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $10,515 ($339,625,458 total)
  18. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $2,358 ($1,177,141 total)
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $1,347 ($7,246,282 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
  • Country Strong (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“Coming Home”)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 30-Jan. 1, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $25,686,555 ($217,677,877 total) {week 4}
  2. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $24,772,410 ($167,505,310 total) {week 3}
  3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $7,746,419 ($28,163,907 total) {week 4}
  4. Munich (2005, 78th) – $4,758,390 ($14,270,545 total) {week 2}
  5. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $4,087,460 ($37,725,004 total) {week 6}
  6. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $3,619,497 ($13,874,751 total) {week 4}
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $2,662,417 ($91,742,439 total) {week 7}
  8. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $1,031,174 ($33,782,660 total) {week 8}
  9. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $398,593 ($600,542 total) {week 1}
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $397,550 ($11,923,513 total) {week 14}
  11. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $361,977 ($23,577,034 total) {week 13}
  12. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $289,871 ($5,136,777 total) {week 13}
  13. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $157,813 ($56,019,476 total) {week 13}
  14. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $117,480 ($422,094 total) {week 4}
  15. The New World (2005, 78th) – $58,149 ($156,471 total) {week 2}
  16. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $54,381 ($269,187 total) {week 5}
  17. North Country (2005, 78th) – $47,309 ($18,262,201 total) {week 11}
  18. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $47,038 ($31,198,508 total) {week 15}
  19. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $15,079 ($1,032,202 total) {week 10}
  20. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $623 ($98,614 total) {week 22}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $36,706,528 ($311,065,422 total)
  2. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $35,400,199 ($239,367,962 total)
  3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 78th) – $11,069,766 ($40,246,706 total)
  4. Munich (2005, 78th) – $6,799,821 ($20,392,854 total)
  5. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $5,841,050 ($53,909,678 total)
  6. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $5,172,323 ($19,827,257 total)
  7. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $3,804,640 ($131,101,520 total)
  8. Pride & Prejudice (2005, 78th) – $1,473,565 ($48,276,001 total)
  9. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $569,596 ($858,185 total)
  10. Capote (2005, 78th) – $568,106 ($17,038,905 total)
  11. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005, 78th) – $517,271 ($33,691,986 total)
  12. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $414,231 ($7,340,542 total)
  13. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 78th) – $225,517 ($80,052,793 total)
  14. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $167,881 ($603,180 total)
  15. The New World (2005, 78th) – $83,096 ($223,600 total)
  16. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $77,711 ($384,673 total)
  17. North Country (2005, 78th) – $67,605 ($26,096,999 total)
  18. A History of Violence (2005, 78th) – $67,218 ($44,583,203 total)
  19. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $21,548 ($1,475,034 total)
  20. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $890 ($140,921 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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. 29-31, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $30,977,869 ($100,628,594 total) {week 2}
  2. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $11,319,523 ($47,465,336 total) {week 3}
  3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $7,286,300 ($251,628,905 total) {week 7}
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $3,263,821 ($12,187,815 total) {week 4}
  5. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $2,693,610 ($57,556,788 total) {week 6}
  6. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $1,852,451 ($4,248,984 total) {week 3}
  7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $1,604,476 ($1,936,631 total) {week 2}
  8. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $825,044 ($3,350,819 total) {week 6}
  9. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $600,295 ($161,146,255 total) {week 13}
  10. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $608,516 ($3,943,839 total) {week 8}
  11. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $524,160 ($17,095,235 total) {week 12}
  12. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $264,406 ($472,626 total) {week 2}
  13. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $184,725 ($305,809 total) {week 1}
  14. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $169,542 ($90,179,885 total) {week 22}
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $150,171 ($640,655 total) {week 1}
  16. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $93,040 ($235,232 total) {week 2}
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $92,013 ($2,844,978 total) {week 13}
  18. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $33,477 ($17,793,086 total) {week 12}
  19. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $29,007 ($19,284,952 total) {week 45}
  20. Vatel (2000, 73rd) – $16,032 ($27,887 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $52,645,135 ($171,012,601 total)
  2. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $19,236,889 ($80,664,653 total)
  3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 73rd) – $12,382,655 ($427,629,085 total)
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $5,546,679 ($20,712,502 total)
  5. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $4,577,638 ($97,814,504 total)
  6. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $3,148,136 ($7,220,908 total)
  7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,726,716 ($3,291,195 total)
  8. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $1,402,116 ($5,694,527 total)
  9. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $1,020,167 ($273,858,942 total)
  10. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $1,034,139 ($6,702,331 total)
  11. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $890,780 ($29,052,385 total)
  12. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $449,343 ($803,201 total)
  13. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $313,930 ($519,705 total)
  14. Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd) – $288,127 ($153,255,612 total)
  15. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $255,207 ($1,088,757 total)
  16. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $158,116 ($399,763 total)
  17. Requiem for a Dream (2000, 73rd) – $156,371 ($4,834,879 total)
  18. The Contender (2000, 73rd) – $56,892 ($30,238,343 total)
  19. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $49,296 ($32,773,685 total)
  20. Vatel (2000, 73rd) – $27,245 ($47,392 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)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • Space Cowboys (2000, 73rd): Sound Film Editing
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • Vatel (2000, 73rd): Art Direction
  • 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. 29-31, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $15,588,776 ($146,198,683 total) {week 6}
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $10,024,026 ($30,788,670 total) {week 3}
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $4,104,793 ($51,055,287 total) {week 7}
  4. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $2,936,223 ($7,578,588 total) {week 2}
  5. Casino (1995, 68th) – $1,623,930 ($37,482,525 total) {week 6}
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $1,372,769 ($4,347,817 total) {week 3}
  7. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $184,776 ($184,776 total) {week 1}
  8. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $5,439 ($67,019,456 total) {week 32}
  9. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $118,266 ($118,266 total) {week 1}
  10. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $14,466 ($14,466 total) {week 1}
  11. Restoration (1995, 68th) – $75,514 ($75,514 total) {week 1}
  12. Richard III (1995, 68th) – $91,915 ($91,915 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $32,826,020 ($307,857,457 total)
  2. Sabrina (1995, 68th) – $21,108,064 ($64,833,153 total)
  3. The American President (1995, 68th) – $8,643,656 ($107,509,524 total)
  4. Nixon (1995, 68th) – $6,182,943 ($15,958,590 total)
  5. Casino (1995, 68th) – $3,419,586 ($78,928,719 total)
  6. Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th) – $2,890,704 ($9,155,403 total)
  7. 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th) – $389,092 ($389,092 total)
  8. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $11,453 ($141,126,027 total)
  9. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $249,038 ($249,038 total)
  10. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $30,462 ($30,462 total)
  11. Restoration (1995, 68th) – $159,013 ($159,013 total)
  12. Richard III (1995, 68th) – $193,550 ($193,550 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Monkeys (1995, 68th): Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Costume Design
  • 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)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon) [O], Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin'”)
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th): Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • Nixon (1995, 68th): Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Supporting Actress (Joan Allen), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score
  • Restoration (1995, 68th): Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O]
  • Richard III (1995, 68th): Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Sabrina (1995, 68th): Original Song (“Moonlight”), Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995, 68th): Picture, Actress (Emma Thompson), Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Toy Story (1995, 68th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), Original Musical or Comedy Score

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 28-30, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $25,148,406 ($152,103,249 total) {week 7}
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $19,558,558 ($33,582,541 total) {week 2}
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $11,898,621 ($61,562,428 total) {week 8}
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $9,263,513 ($27,253,282 total) {week 4}
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $6,057,448 ($39,903,646 total) {week 5}
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $2,527,344 ($206,143,657 total) {week 25}
  7. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $1,907,975 ($7,176,544 total) {week 3}
  8. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $177,440 ($271,678 total) {week 2}
  9. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $503,370 ($1,111,303 total) {week 2}
  10. The Field (1990, 63rd) – $47,750 ($80,382 total) {week 2}
  11. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $144,202 ($227,260 total) {week 2}
  12. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $191,266 ($401,832 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $54,458,487 ($329,377,248 total)
  2. The Godfather, Part III (1990, 63rd) – $42,353,757 ($72,722,476 total)
  3. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $25,766,281 ($133,312,492 total)
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 63rd) – $20,059,995 ($59,016,563 total)
  5. Misery (1990, 63rd) – $13,117,311 ($86,410,732 total)
  6. Ghost (1990, 63rd) – $5,472,925 ($446,400,922 total)
  7. Havana (1990, 63rd) – $4,131,691 ($15,540,696 total)
  8. Alice (1990, 63rd) – $384,244 ($588,315 total)
  9. Awakenings (1990, 63rd) – $1,090,040 ($2,406,510 total)
  10. The Field (1990, 63rd) – $103,402 ($174,066 total)
  11. Green Card (1990, 63rd) – $312,267 ($492,128 total)
  12. Hamlet (1990, 63rd) – $414,184 ($870,161 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. 27-29, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $6,504,397 ($14,162,371 total) {week 2}
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $4,812,642 ($22,335,509 total) {week 6}
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $3,162,958 ($7,108,801 total) {week 2}
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $2,458,429 ($5,970,853 total) {week 3}
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $2,263,049 ($11,352,478 total) {week 4}
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,859,848 ($189,747,077 total) {week 26}
  7. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $47,906 ($47,906 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $16,783,176 ($36,542,907 total)
  2. White Nights (1985, 58th) – $12,417,972 ($57,631,905 total)
  3. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $8,161,323 ($18,342,709 total)
  4. A Chorus Line (1985, 58th) – $6,343,439 ($15,406,483 total)
  5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, 58th) – $5,839,304 ($29,292,591 total)
  6. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $4,798,932 ($489,600,909 total)
  7. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $123,611 ($123,611 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Back to the Future (1985, 58th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Power of Love’), Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • A Chorus Line (1985, 58th): Original Song (“Surprise, Surprise”), Film Editing, Sound
  • The Color Purple (1985, 58th): Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)”)
  • 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]
  • 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. 26-28, 1980

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Altered States (1980, 53rd) – $174,650 ($174,650 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Altered States (1980, 53rd) – $594,719 ($594,719 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Altered States (1980, 53rd): Original Score, Sound




Week 53


10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Dec. 24-26, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $24,416,515 ($86,670,382 total) {week 2}
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $18,756,973 ($131,304,844 total) {week 3}
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $10,005,066 ($46,388,853 total) {week 4}
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $9,803,091 ($167,821,986 total) {week 6}
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $8,881,595 ($47,807,791 total) {week 5}
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $7,775,463 ($22,932,401 total) {week 6}
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $4,651,699 ($283,533,215 total) {week 7}
  8. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $524,921 ($79,468,486 total) {week 8}
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $464,543 ($93,222,026 total) {week 14}
  10. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $284,373 ($10,434,435 total) {week 9}
  11. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $193,728 ($291,607 total) {week 1}
  12. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $142,100 ($435,229 total) {week 3}
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $111,869 ($164,654 total) {week 1}
  14. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $38,594 ($38,594 total) {week 1}
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $54,918 ($3,452,017 total) {week 13}
  16. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $41,506 ($119,742 total) {week 2}
  17. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $37,185 ($32,712,586 total) {week 12}
  18. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $23,830 ($92,173,235 total) {week 16}
  19. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $15,332 ($292,568,851 total) {week 25}
  20. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $10,715 ($231,633 total) {week 4}
  21. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $2,060 ($6,245,508 total) {week 30}
  22. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,636 ($1,016,417 total) {week 21}
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $937 ($102,454 total) {week 10}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $28,346,676 ($100,621,128 total)
  2. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $21,776,156 ($152,440,098 total)
  3. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $11,615,514 ($53,855,753 total)
  4. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $11,381,028 ($194,835,157 total)
  5. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $10,311,205 ($55,503,088 total)
  6. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $9,027,027 ($26,623,675 total)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010, 83rd) – $5,400,452 ($329,171,641 total)
  8. Unstoppable (2010, 83rd) – $609,414 ($92,259,991 total)
  9. The Social Network (2010, 83rd) – $539,317 ($108,227,346 total)
  10. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $330,147 ($12,113,996 total)
  11. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $224,911 ($338,545 total)
  12. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $164,973 ($505,285 total)
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $129,876 ($191,157 total)
  14. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $44,806 ($44,806 total)
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $63,758 ($4,007,665 total)
  16. Country Strong (2010, 83rd) – $48,187 ($139,016 total)
  17. Hereafter (2010, 83rd) – $43,170 ($37,978,110 total)
  18. The Town (2010, 83rd) – $27,666 ($107,009,738 total)
  19. Inception (2010, 83rd) – $17,800 ($339,661,683 total)
  20. The Tempest (2010, 83rd) – $12,440 ($268,917 total)
  21. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $2,392 ($7,250,805 total)
  22. Animal Kingdom (2010, 83rd) – $1,899 ($1,180,023 total)
  23. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $1,088 ($118,945 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)
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • 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”)
  • 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
  • The Illusionist (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature
  • 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
  • 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
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

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