Oscar in Box Office History (Week 10, 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

Onward (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Animated Feature, Original Score, Origianl Song, Sound Editing.

The Way Back (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Actor (Ben Affleck).

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 6-8, 2015

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, 88th) – $5,520,515 ($156,364,325 total) {week 4}
  2. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $4,401,391 ($337,100,370 total) {week 11}
  3. Still Alice (2014, 87th) – $1,651,000 ($14,723,000 total) {week 8}
  4. The Imitation Game (2014, 87th) – $1,119,243 ($88,442,456 total) {week 15}
  5. Birdman (2014, 87th) – $718,199 ($41,535,026 total) {week 21}
  6. Selma (2014, 87th) – $372,367 ($50,965,872 total) {week 11}
  7. Big Hero 6 (2014, 87th) – $326,775 ($221,313,746 total) {week 18}
  8. Whiplash (2014, 87th) – $276,000 ($12,734,000 total) {week 22}
  9. The Theory of Everything (2014, 87th) – $256,626 ($35,497,009 total) {week 18}
  10. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 87th) – $215,597 ($254,672,205 total) {week 12}
  11. Into the Woods (2014, 87th) – $209,886 ($127,246,994 total) {week 11}
  12. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $145,000 ($539,000 total) {week 3}
  13. Mr. Turner (2014, 87th) – $127,000 ($3,532,000 total) {week 12}
  14. Interstellar (2014, 87th) – $81,313 ($187,888,097 total) {week 18}
  15. Leviathan (2014, 87th) – $71,200 ($994,200 total) {week 11}
  16. Unbroken (2014, 87th) – $70,210 ($115,603,980 total) {week 11}
  17. Wild (2014, 87th) – $70,183 ($37,584,045 total) {week 14}
  18. Timbuktu (2014, 87th) – $63,250 ($736,997 total) {week 6}
  19. Song of the Sea (2014, 87th) – $54,542 ($672,074 total) {week 12}
  20. Foxcatcher (2014, 87th) – $27,300 ($12,096,300 total) {week 17}
  21. CitizenFour (2014, 87th) – $15,447 ($2,741,338 total) {week 20}
  22. Ida (2014, 87th) – $11,452 ($3,797,164 total) {week 45}
  23. The 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2014, 87th) – $10,802 ($2,393,968 total) {week 6}
  24. The Hunting Ground (2015, 88th) – $10,441 ($47,327 total) {week 2}
  25. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, 87th) – $3,071 ($695,929 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015, 88th) – $5,998,567 ($169,904,771 total)
  2. American Sniper (2014, 87th) – $4,782,532 ($366,291,742 total)
  3. Still Alice (2014, 87th) – $1,793,969 ($15,997,945 total)
  4. The Imitation Game (2014, 87th) – $1,216,164 ($96,101,174 total)
  5. Birdman (2014, 87th) – $780,392 ($45,131,772 total)
  6. Selma (2014, 87th) – $404,612 ($55,379,287 total)
  7. Big Hero 6 (2014, 87th) – $355,072 ($240,478,519 total)
  8. Whiplash (2014, 87th) – $299,900 ($13,836,707 total)
  9. The Theory of Everything (2014, 87th) – $278,849 ($38,570,890 total)
  10. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 87th) – $234,267 ($276,725,670 total)
  11. Into the Woods (2014, 87th) – $228,061 ($138,266,010 total)
  12. Wild Tales (2014, 87th) – $157,556 ($585,675 total)
  13. Mr. Turner (2014, 87th) – $137,998 ($3,837,855 total)
  14. Interstellar (2014, 87th) – $88,354 ($204,158,359 total)
  15. Leviathan (2014, 87th) – $77,366 ($1,080,293 total)
  16. Unbroken (2014, 87th) – $76,290 ($125,614,764 total)
  17. Wild (2014, 87th) – $76,261 ($40,838,654 total)
  18. Timbuktu (2014, 87th) – $68,727 ($800,818 total)
  19. Song of the Sea (2014, 87th) – $59,265 ($730,273 total)
  20. Foxcatcher (2014, 87th) – $29,664 ($13,143,785 total)
  21. CitizenFour (2014, 87th) – $16,785 ($2,978,726 total)
  22. Ida (2014, 87th) – $12,444 ($4,125,981 total)
  23. The 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2014, 87th) – $11,737 ($2,601,275 total)
  24. The Hunting Ground (2015, 88th) – $11,345 ($51,425 total)
  25. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, 87th) – $3,337 ($756,193 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
  • 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”)
  • Ida (2014, 87th): Cinematography, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • 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
  • 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 Mar. 5-7, 2010

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $116,101,023 ($116,101,023 total) {week 1}
  2. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $8,118,102 ($720,607,444 total) {week 12}
  3. Crazy Heart (2009, 82nd) – $3,312,591 ($29,532,002 total) {week 12}
  4. The Wolfman (2010, 83rd) – $1,636,835 ($60,446,320 total) {week 4}
  5. The Blind Side (2009, 82nd) – $1,257,186 ($250,467,047 total) {week 16}
  6. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $717,675 ($4,527,796 total) {week 8}
  7. Up in the Air (2009, 82nd) – $607,465 ($83,011,223 total) {week 14}
  8. The Hurt Locker (2009, 82nd) – $439,000 ($14,700,000 total) {week 18}
  9. Sherlock Holmes (2009, 82nd) – $406,338 ($207,022,408 total) {week 11}
  10. A Single Man (2009, 82nd) – $376,387 ($8,514,558 total) {week 13}
  11. An Education (2009, 82nd) – $365,603 ($12,042,219 total) {week 22}
  12. The Princess and the Frog (2009, 82nd) – $307,107 ($103,702,725 total) {week 15}
  13. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $222,524 ($475,151 total) {week 2}
  14. Precious (2009, 82nd) – $181,674 ($47,395,661 total) {week 18}
  15. The Lovely Bones (2009, 82nd) – $170,986 ($43,818,839 total) {week 13}
  16. The White Ribbon (2009, 82nd) – $140,774 ($1,710,787 total) {week 10}
  17. The Young Victoria (2009, 82nd) – $134,896 ($10,422,449 total) {week 12}
  18. The 2009 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2009, 82nd) – $128,648 ($839,185 total) {week 3}
  19. Invictus (2009, 82nd) – $121,276 ($37,311,423 total) {week 13}
  20. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $53,241 ($329,088 total) {week 5}
  21. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $39,826 ($39,826 total) {week 1}
  22. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, 82nd) – $37,848 ($7,504,196 total) {week 11}
  23. The Messenger (2009, 82nd) – $32,118 ($1,006,655 total) {week 17}
  24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 82nd) – $26,794 ($20,860,820 total) {week 17}
  25. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $25,797 ($208,345 total) {week 6}
  26. Nine (2009, 82nd) – $9,552 ($19,664,001 total) {week 12}
  27. The Cove (2009, 82nd) – $44 ($853,875 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd) – $134,789,020 ($134,789,020 total)
  2. Avatar (2009, 82nd) – $9,424,818 ($836,598,756 total)
  3. Crazy Heart (2009, 82nd) – $3,845,796 ($34,285,569 total)
  4. The Wolfman (2010, 83rd) – $1,900,305 ($70,175,956 total)
  5. The Blind Side (2009, 82nd) – $1,459,547 ($290,783,036 total)
  6. The Last Station (2009, 82nd) – $833,194 ($5,256,605 total)
  7. Up in the Air (2009, 82nd) – $705,245 ($96,372,979 total)
  8. The Hurt Locker (2009, 82nd) – $509,663 ($17,066,160 total)
  9. Sherlock Holmes (2009, 82nd) – $471,743 ($240,345,406 total)
  10. A Single Man (2009, 82nd) – $436,971 ($9,885,089 total)
  11. An Education (2009, 82nd) – $424,452 ($13,980,574 total)
  12. The Princess and the Frog (2009, 82nd) – $356,540 ($120,395,052 total)
  13. A Prophet (2009, 82nd) – $258,342 ($551,633 total)
  14. Precious (2009, 82nd) – $210,917 ($55,024,620 total)
  15. The Lovely Bones (2009, 82nd) – $198,508 ($50,872,062 total)
  16. The White Ribbon (2009, 82nd) – $163,433 ($1,986,161 total)
  17. The Young Victoria (2009, 82nd) – $156,609 ($12,100,080 total)
  18. The 2009 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2009, 82nd) – $149,356 ($974,263 total)
  19. Invictus (2009, 82nd) – $140,797 ($43,317,191 total)
  20. Ajami (2009, 82nd) – $61,811 ($382,059 total)
  21. The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd) – $46,237 ($46,237 total)
  22. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, 82nd) – $43,940 ($8,712,096 total)
  23. The Messenger (2009, 82nd) – $37,288 ($1,168,689 total)
  24. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 82nd) – $31,107 ($24,218,645 total)
  25. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009, 82nd) – $29,949 ($241,881 total)
  26. Nine (2009, 82nd) – $11,090 ($22,829,182 total)
  27. The Cove (2009, 82nd) – $51 ($991,317 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
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010, 83rd): Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Visual Effects
  • 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 Hurt Locker (2009, 82nd): Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Jeremy Renner), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O]
  • 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
  • The Secret of Kells (2009, 82nd): Animated Feature
  • 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. 11-13, 2005

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004, 77th) – $5,153,356 ($84,054,207 total) {week 13}
  2. The Aviator (2004, 77th) – $1,359,048 ($99,061,021 total) {week 13}
  3. Sideways (2004, 77th) – $1,326,550 ($68,124,638 total) {week 21}
  4. Hotel Rwanda (2004, 77th) – $678,012 ($21,761,845 total) {week 12}
  5. Finding Neverland (2004, 77th) – $604,386 ($50,497,544 total) {week 18}
  6. The Incredibles (2004, 77th) – $404,137 ($260,658,938 total) {week 19}
  7. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $373,488 ($1,525,508 total) {week 10}
  8. Downfall (2004, 77th) – $329,539 ($582,198 total) {week 4}
  9. The Phantom of the Opera (2004, 77th) – $322,288 ($49,963,653 total) {week 12}
  10. The Sea Inside (2004, 77th) – $151,236 ($1,477,269 total) {week 13}
  11. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, 77th) – $125,166 ($118,198,795 total) {week 1}
  12. Being Julia (2004, 77th) – $122,619 ($7,533,009 total) {week 22}
  13. The Chorus (2004, 77th) – $83,725 ($1,038,928 total) {week 9}
  14. House of Flying Daggers (2004, 77th) – $56,475 ($10,856,306 total) {week 15}
  15. Vera Drake (2004, 77th) – $52,885 ($3,627,889 total) {week 23}
  16. Ray (2004, 77th) – $38,695 ($75,305,995 total) {week 20}
  17. Kinsey (2004, 77th) – $13,827 ($9,727,172 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004, 77th) – $7,364,234 ($120,114,904 total)
  2. The Aviator (2004, 77th) – $1,942,103 ($141,559,899 total)
  3. Sideways (2004, 77th) – $1,895,663 ($97,351,277 total)
  4. Hotel Rwanda (2004, 77th) – $968,891 ($31,098,050 total)
  5. Finding Neverland (2004, 77th) – $863,678 ($72,161,857 total)
  6. The Incredibles (2004, 77th) – $577,519 ($372,486,095 total)
  7. Born Into Brothels (2004, 77th) – $533,721 ($2,179,977 total)
  8. Downfall (2004, 77th) – $470,917 ($831,971 total)
  9. The Phantom of the Opera (2004, 77th) – $460,555 ($71,398,918 total)
  10. The Sea Inside (2004, 77th) – $216,119 ($2,111,043 total)
  11. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, 77th) – $178,864 ($168,908,106 total)
  12. Being Julia (2004, 77th) – $175,225 ($10,764,799 total)
  13. The Chorus (2004, 77th) – $119,644 ($1,484,646 total)
  14. House of Flying Daggers (2004, 77th) – $80,704 ($15,513,848 total)
  15. Vera Drake (2004, 77th) – $75,574 ($5,184,316 total)
  16. Ray (2004, 77th) – $55,296 ($107,613,559 total)
  17. Kinsey (2004, 77th) – $19,759 ($13,900,296 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
  • 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. 10-12, 2000

Weekend Box Office:

  1. American Beauty (1999, 72nd) – $3,664,215 ($98,029,002 total) {week 26}
  2. The Cider House Rules (1999, 72nd) – $3,502,676 ($41,961,085 total) {week 14}
  3. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $2,612,849 ($14,967,348 total) {week 3}
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999, 72nd) – $967,778 ($286,827,314 total) {week 32}
  5. The Green Mile (1999, 72nd) – $657,427 ($133,580,799 total) {week 14}
  6. Sleepy Hollow (1999, 72nd) – $564,229 ($99,174,633 total) {week 17}
  7. Stuart Little (1999, 72nd) – $515,031 ($137,465,579 total) {week 13}
  8. Boys Don’t Cry (1999, 72nd) – $462,078 ($6,070,561 total) {week 23}
  9. The Hurricane (1999, 72nd) – $326,845 ($49,481,421 total) {week 11}
  10. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $275,693 ($241,357,162 total) {week 17}
  11. Sweet and Lowdown (1999, 72nd) – $244,662 ($3,609,599 total) {week 15}
  12. Topsy-Turvy (1999, 72nd) – $193,460 ($5,216,423 total) {week 13}
  13. Angela’s Ashes (1999, 72nd) – $143,106 ($12,531,590 total) {week 12}
  14. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $139,943 ($6,439,518 total) {week 19}
  15. The Insider (1999, 72nd) – $126,303 ($28,152,558 total) {week 19}
  16. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 72nd) – $118,162 ($80,425,238 total) {week 12}
  17. Magnolia (1999, 72nd) – $88,317 ($21,903,515 total) {week 13}
  18. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999, 72nd) – $83,050 ($14,378,353 total) {week 12}
  19. Being John Malkovich (1999, 72nd) – $82,514 ($22,268,399 total) {week 20}
  20. Anna and the King (1999, 72nd) – $71,935 ($39,102,320 total) {week 13}
  21. The Straight Story (1999, 72nd) – $68,011 ($5,853,100 total) {week 22}
  22. Titus (1999, 72nd) – $54,850 ($1,386,790 total) {week 12}
  23. The End of the Affair (1999, 72nd) – $42,432 ($10,614,915 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. American Beauty (1999, 72nd) – $6,227,126 ($166,594,742 total)
  2. The Cider House Rules (1999, 72nd) – $5,952,600 ($71,310,490 total)
  3. Wonder Boys (2000, 73rd) – $4,440,389 ($25,436,161 total)
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999, 72nd) – $1,644,684 ($487,446,790 total)
  5. The Green Mile (1999, 72nd) – $1,117,260 ($227,013,009 total)
  6. Sleepy Hollow (1999, 72nd) – $958,875 ($168,541,677 total)
  7. Stuart Little (1999, 72nd) – $875,266 ($233,614,973 total)
  8. Boys Don’t Cry (1999, 72nd) – $785,275 ($10,316,575 total)
  9. The Hurricane (1999, 72nd) – $555,455 ($84,090,875 total)
  10. Toy Story 2 (1999, 72nd) – $468,525 ($410,172,839 total)
  11. Sweet and Lowdown (1999, 72nd) – $415,789 ($6,134,309 total)
  12. Topsy-Turvy (1999, 72nd) – $328,774 ($8,865,016 total)
  13. Angela’s Ashes (1999, 72nd) – $243,201 ($21,296,728 total)
  14. All About My Mother (1999, 72nd) – $237,825 ($10,943,596 total)
  15. The Insider (1999, 72nd) – $214,645 ($47,843,679 total)
  16. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, 72nd) – $200,810 ($136,678,141 total)
  17. Magnolia (1999, 72nd) – $150,090 ($37,223,784 total)
  18. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999, 72nd) – $141,139 ($24,435,197 total)
  19. Being John Malkovich (1999, 72nd) – $140,228 ($37,843,884 total)
  20. Anna and the King (1999, 72nd) – $122,249 ($66,452,180 total)
  21. The Straight Story (1999, 72nd) – $115,581 ($9,947,012 total)
  22. Titus (1999, 72nd) – $93,214 ($2,356,771 total)
  23. The End of the Affair (1999, 72nd) – $72,111 ($18,039,447 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
  • 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. 10-12, 1995

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Roommates (1995, 68th) – $2,585,429 ($7,744,385 total) {week 1}
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994, 67th) – $2,142,436 ($88,691,485 total) {week 22}
  3. Forrest Gump (1994, 67th) – $1,804,188 ($312,018,254 total) {week 36}
  4. Legends of the Fall (1994, 67th) – $1,271,387 ($61,516,834 total) {week 12}
  5. The Madness of King George (1994, 67th) – $1,179,899 ($9,595,312 total) {week 11}
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 67th) – $1,120,701 ($22,215,254 total) {week 25}
  7. Nobody’s Fool (1994, 67th) – $974,718 ($36,727,047 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Roommates (1995, 68th) – $5,444,260 ($16,307,716 total)
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994, 67th) – $4,511,428 ($186,761,840 total)
  3. Forrest Gump (1994, 67th) – $3,799,164 ($657,031,542 total)
  4. Legends of the Fall (1994, 67th) – $2,677,220 ($129,538,896 total)
  5. The Madness of King George (1994, 67th) – $2,484,569 ($20,205,301 total)
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 67th) – $2,359,913 ($46,779,707 total)
  7. Nobody’s Fool (1994, 67th) – $2,052,510 ($77,337,874 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. 9-11, 1990

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990, 63rd) – $14,058,772 ($37,656,664 total) {week 2}
  2. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, 62nd) – $3,467,147 ($65,332,259 total) {week 13}
  3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, 62nd) – $1,453,230 ($61,782,544 total) {week 12}
  4. Glory (1989, 62nd) – $863,225 ($21,467,102 total) {week 13}
  5. Steel Magnolias (1989, 62nd) – $807,120 ($75,656,368 total) {week 17}
  6. My Left Foot (1989, 62nd) – $728,042 ($6,801,651 total) {week 18}
  7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, 62nd) – $517,775 ($116,425,676 total) {week 16}
  8. Cinema Paradiso (1989, 62nd) – $131,057 ($752,536 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Hunt for Red October (1990, 63rd) – $30,444,055 ($81,544,927 total)
  2. Driving Miss Daisy (1989, 62nd) – $7,508,054 ($141,476,003 total)
  3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, 62nd) – $3,146,947 ($133,789,150 total)
  4. Glory (1989, 62nd) – $1,869,300 ($46,486,680 total)
  5. Steel Magnolias (1989, 62nd) – $1,747,806 ($163,832,702 total)
  6. My Left Foot (1989, 62nd) – $1,576,564 ($14,728,871 total)
  7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, 62nd) – $1,121,234 ($252,118,012 total)
  8. Cinema Paradiso (1989, 62nd) – $283,802 ($1,629,605 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. 9-11, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Witness (1985, 58th) – $4,506,587 ($31,596,283 total) {week 5}
  2. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $4,427,390 ($180,418,167 total) {week 14}
  3. The Killing Fields (1984, 57th) – $1,608,401 ($23,222,224 total) {week 19}
  4. A Passage to India (1984, 57th) – $1,075,039 ($21,875,907 total) {week 13}
  5. Amadeus (1984, 57th) – $831,126 ($31,329,290 total) {week 25}
  6. Mask (1985, 58th) – $135,499 ($135,499 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Witness (1985, 58th) – $11,628,264 ($81,527,311 total)
  2. Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 57th) – $11,423,913 ($465,529,693 total)
  3. The Killing Fields (1984, 57th) – $4,150,128 ($59,919,879 total)
  4. A Passage to India (1984, 57th) – $2,773,903 ($56,446,002 total)
  5. Amadeus (1984, 57th) – $2,144,539 ($80,838,393 total)
  6. Mask (1985, 58th) – $349,626 ($349,626 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]
  • Mask (1985, 58th): Makeup [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
  • Witness (1985, 58th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Harrison Ford), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing [O], Art Direction

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 7-9, 1985

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, 53rd) – $3,366,443 ($3,366,443 total) {week 1}
  2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, 52nd) – $2,000,000 ($65,207,206 total) {week 12}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, 53rd) – $11,463,427 ($11,463,427 total)
  2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, 52nd) – $6,810,409 ($222,043,869 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, 53rd): Picture, Actress (Sissy Spacek) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound
  • 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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