Oscar in Box Office History (Week 11, 2021)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

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5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 11-13, 2016

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Zootopia (2016, 89th) – $51,339,887 ($143,955,013 total) {week 2}
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $2,056,262 ($179,199,399 total) {week 12}
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $1,297,752 ($930,757,012 total) {week 13}
  4. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $931,412 ($43,187,686 total) {week 19}
  5. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $306,880 ($29,702,775 total) {week 6}
  6. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $294,096 ($69,815,957 total) {week 14}
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $257,209 ($37,638,183 total) {week 19}
  8. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $182,562 ($517,563 total) {week 4}
  9. Room (2015, 88th) – $157,001 ($14,318,503 total) {week 22}
  10. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $114,211 ($52,702,065 total) {week 9}
  11. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $74,248 ($1,666,866 total) {week 13}
  12. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $70,677 ($4,087,938 total) {week 12}
  13. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $41,979 ($199,948,480 total) {week 19}
  14. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $26,601 ($53,685,194 total) {week 12}
  15. Carol (2015, 88th) – $24,997 ($12,658,244 total) {week 17}
  16. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $15,996 ($793,125 total) {week 17}
  17. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $14,803 ($2,673,061 total) {week 11}
  18. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $14,144 ($2,790,995 total) {week 7}
  19. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $13,583 ($11,105,793 total) {week 16}
  20. Joy (2015, 88th) – $12,835 ($56,443,482 total) {week 12}
  21. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $9,463 ($228,430,993 total) {week 24}
  22. A War (2015, 88th) – $4,572 ($105,182 total) {week 5}
  23. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $1,008 ($274,788 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Zootopia (2016, 89th) – $54,366,863 ($152,442,534 total)
  2. The Revenant (2015, 88th) – $2,177,498 ($189,764,913 total)
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th) – $1,374,267 ($985,634,015 total)
  4. Spotlight (2015, 88th) – $986,328 ($45,734,012 total)
  5. Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th) – $324,974 ($31,454,037 total)
  6. The Big Short (2015, 88th) – $311,436 ($73,932,274 total)
  7. Brooklyn (2015, 88th) – $272,374 ($39,857,313 total)
  8. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th) – $193,326 ($548,078 total)
  9. Room (2015, 88th) – $166,258 ($15,162,715 total)
  10. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th) – $120,945 ($55,809,354 total)
  11. Son of Saul (2015, 88th) – $78,626 ($1,765,144 total)
  12. 45 Years (2015, 88th) – $74,844 ($4,328,961 total)
  13. Spectre (2015, 88th) – $44,454 ($211,737,350 total)
  14. The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th) – $28,169 ($56,850,448 total)
  15. Carol (2015, 88th) – $26,471 ($13,404,568 total)
  16. Mustang (2015, 88th) – $16,939 ($839,887 total)
  17. Anomalisa (2015, 88th) – $15,676 ($2,830,663 total)
  18. The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th) – $14,978 ($2,955,551 total)
  19. The Danish Girl (2015, 88th) – $14,384 ($11,760,585 total)
  20. Joy (2015, 88th) – $13,592 ($59,771,364 total)
  21. The Martian (2015, 88th) – $10,021 ($241,899,179 total)
  22. A War (2015, 88th) – $4,842 ($111,383 total)
  23. Theeb (2015, 88th) – $1,067 ($290,989 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, 89th): Sound Mixing
  • The 2015 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2015, 88th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • 45 Years (2015, 88th): Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
  • Anomalisa (2015, 88th): Animated Feature
  • The Big Short (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • 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
  • The Danish Girl (2015, 88th): Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) [O], Production Design, Costume Design
  • Embrace of the Serpent (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016, 89th): Production Design
  • The Hateful Eight (2015, 88th): Supporting Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Joy (2015, 88th): Actress (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • The Martian (2015, 88th): Picture, Actor (Matt Damon), Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Mustang (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • The Revenant (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) [O], Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Room (2015, 88th): Picture, Directing, Actress (Brie Larson) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Son of Saul (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Spectre (2015, 88th): Original Song (“Writing’s On the Wall”) [O]
  • Spotlight (2015, 88th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 88th): Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Theeb (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • A War (2015, 88th): Foreign Language Film
  • Zootopia (2016, 89th): Animated Feature [O]

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 18-20, 2011

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rango (2011, 84th) – $15,076,575 ($92,338,691 total) {week 3}
  2. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $2,034,151 ($132,476,381 total) {week 17}
  3. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $616,057 ($197,714,178 total) {week 17}
  4. Jane Eyre (2011, 84th) – $466,409 ($719,514 total) {week 2}
  5. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $250,011 ($169,780,608 total) {week 13}
  6. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $219,526 ($93,367,575 total) {week 15}
  7. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $174,210 ($106,303,657 total) {week 16}
  8. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $142,392 ($3,806,536 total) {week 10}
  9. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $102,234 ($171,777,398 total) {week 14}
  10. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $92,137 ($4,701,247 total) {week 8}
  11. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $72,094 ($1,974,831 total) {week 12}
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $67,135 ($294,825,350 total) {week 18}
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $37,352 ($3,076,358 total) {week 12}
  14. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $34,366 ($9,576,561 total) {week 12}
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $25,173 ($4,237,852 total) {week 24}
  16. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $17,397 ($18,282,898 total) {week 20}
  17. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $10,614 ($2,185,206 total) {week 14}
  18. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $9,067 ($1,322,707 total) {week 6}
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $975 ($6,530,506 total) {week 41}
  20. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $550 ($110,197 total) {week 39}
  21. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $102 ($187,716 total) {week 21}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rango (2011, 84th) – $17,415,060 ($106,661,086 total)
  2. The King’s Speech (2010, 83rd) – $2,349,662 ($153,024,420 total)
  3. Tangled (2010, 83rd) – $711,612 ($228,381,068 total)
  4. Jane Eyre (2011, 84th) – $538,752 ($831,116 total)
  5. True Grit (2010, 83rd) – $288,790 ($196,114,801 total)
  6. The Fighter (2010, 83rd) – $253,576 ($107,849,557 total)
  7. Black Swan (2010, 83rd) – $201,231 ($122,792,118 total)
  8. Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd) – $164,478 ($4,396,957 total)
  9. Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd) – $118,091 ($198,421,307 total)
  10. Biutiful (2010, 83rd) – $106,428 ($5,430,444 total)
  11. The Illusionist (2010, 83rd) – $83,276 ($2,281,141 total)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd) – $77,548 ($340,554,881 total)
  13. Another Year (2010, 83rd) – $43,146 ($3,553,523 total)
  14. Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd) – $39,696 ($11,061,954 total)
  15. Inside Job (2010, 83rd) – $29,078 ($4,895,173 total)
  16. 127 Hours (2010, 83rd) – $20,095 ($21,118,707 total)
  17. Rabbit Hole (2010, 83rd) – $12,260 ($2,524,147 total)
  18. The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd) – $10,473 ($1,527,868 total)
  19. Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd) – $1,126 ($7,543,434 total)
  20. Dogtooth (2010, 83rd) – $635 ($127,289 total)
  21. Waste Land (2010, 83rd) – $118 ($216,832 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 127 Hours (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actor (James Franco), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“If I Rise”), Film Editing
  • The 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2010, 83rd): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • Another Year (2010, 83rd): Original Screenplay
  • Barney’s Version (2010, 83rd): Makeup
  • Biutiful (2010, 83rd): Actor (Javier Bardem), Foreign Language Film
  • Black Swan (2010, 83rd): Picture, Direcing, Actress (Natalie Portman) [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Blue Valentine (2010, 83rd): Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Dogtooth (2010, 83rd): Foreign Language Film
  • The Fighter (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) [O], Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, Melissa Leo [O]), Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010, 83rd): Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • The Illusionist (2010, 83rd): Animated Feature
  • Inside Job (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Jane Eyre (2011, 84th): Costume Design
  • 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)
  • Rango (2011, 84th): Animated Feature [O]
  • Tangled (2010, 83rd): Original Song (“I See the Light”)
  • Tron: Legacy (2010, 83rd): Sound Film Editing
  • True Grit (2010, 83rd): Picture, Directing, Actor (Jeff Bridges), Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Waste Land (2010, 83rd): Documentary Feature
  • Winter’s Bone (2010, 83rd): Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), Adapted Screenplay

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 17-19, 2006

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $545,919 ($82,057,408 total) {week 15}
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $542,977 ($289,847,008 total) {week 15}
  3. Capote (2005, 78th) – $418,778 ($27,865,197 total) {week 25}
  4. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $346,838 ($9,927,344 total) {week 15}
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $340,473 ($8,219,197 total) {week 16}
  6. Crash (2005, 78th) – $314,717 ($54,188,544 total) {week 46}
  7. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $300,467 ($862,254 total) {week 4}
  8. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $214,830 ($217,619,085 total) {week 14}
  9. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $203,445 ($119,148,939 total) {week 18}
  10. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $167,164 ($50,245,345 total) {week 17}
  11. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $160,150 ($23,089,926 total) {week 12}
  12. Munich (2005, 78th) – $93,405 ($47,290,275 total) {week 13}
  13. Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th) – $59,778 ($459,851 total) {week 14}
  14. The New World (2005, 78th) – $43,974 ($12,634,666 total) {week 13}
  15. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $36,902 ($217,131 total) {week 5}
  16. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $12,202 ($256,451 total) {week 15}
  17. Don’t Tell (2005, 78th) – $13,805 ($13,805 total) {week 1}
  18. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $13,220 ($7,362,100 total) {week 24}
  19. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $9,946 ($1,452,402 total) {week 21}
  20. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $3,651 ($118,916 total) {week 4}
  21. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $2,517 ($179,953 total) {week 33}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th) – $763,453 ($114,755,093 total)
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th) – $759,339 ($405,343,297 total)
  3. Capote (2005, 78th) – $585,650 ($38,968,734 total)
  4. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th) – $485,044 ($13,883,125 total)
  5. Transamerica (2005, 78th) – $476,142 ($11,494,327 total)
  6. Crash (2005, 78th) – $440,123 ($75,781,231 total)
  7. Tsotsi (2005, 78th) – $420,195 ($1,205,839 total)
  8. King Kong (2005, 78th) – $300,434 ($304,334,476 total)
  9. Walk the Line (2005, 78th) – $284,512 ($166,626,608 total)
  10. Syriana (2005, 78th) – $233,774 ($70,266,773 total)
  11. Match Point (2005, 78th) – $223,965 ($32,290,645 total)
  12. Munich (2005, 78th) – $130,624 ($66,134,186 total)
  13. Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th) – $83,598 ($643,089 total)
  14. The New World (2005, 78th) – $61,496 ($17,669,243 total)
  15. Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th) – $51,606 ($303,652 total)
  16. Days of Glory (2006, 79th) – $17,064 ($358,640 total)
  17. Don’t Tell (2005, 78th) – $19,306 ($19,306 total)
  18. The Squid and the Whale (2005, 78th) – $18,488 ($10,295,700 total)
  19. Paradise Now (2005, 78th) – $13,909 ($2,031,145 total)
  20. The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th) – $5,106 ($166,301 total)
  21. Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th) – $3,520 ($251,659 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2005, 78th): Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Short Film
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing [O], Actor (Heath Ledger), Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Cinematography
  • Capote (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) [O], Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, 78th): Makeup [O], Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
  • Crash (2005, 78th): Picture [O], Directing, Supporting Actor (Matt Dillon), Original Screenplay [O], Original Song (“In the Deep”), Film Editing [O]
  • Darwin’s Nightmare (2005, 78th): Documentary Feature
  • Days of Glory (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • Don’t Tell (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Joyeux Noel (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • King Kong (2005, 78th): Art Direction, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Film Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Match Point (2005, 78th): Original Screenplay
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005, 78th): Actress (Judi Dench), Costume Design
  • Munich (2005, 78th): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • The New World (2005, 78th): Cinematography
  • Paradise Now (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • Sophie Scholl (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film
  • 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”)
  • Tsotsi (2005, 78th): Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Walk the Line (2005, 78th): Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Actress (Reese Witherspoon) [O], Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 16-18, 2001

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $4,044,988 ($100,277,062 total) {week 15}
  2. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $3,428,184 ($55,914,814 total) {week 14}
  3. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $3,414,195 ($102,474,338 total) {week 12}
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $1,488,876 ($35,245,942 total) {week 13}
  5. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $1,229,032 ($227,682,611 total) {week 13}
  6. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $745,854 ($3,769,858 total) {week 14}
  7. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $329,973 ($86,886,146 total) {week 14}
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $251,585 ($8,354,680 total) {week 19}
  9. Memento (2001, 74th) – $235,488 ($235,488 total) {week 1}
  10. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $223,984 ($3,485,859 total) {week 13}
  11. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $198,526 ($66,450,519 total) {week 17}
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $175,950 ($21,168,395 total) {week 23}
  13. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $133,558 ($8,059,062 total) {week 12}
  14. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $103,500 ($166,142,600 total) {week 24}
  15. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $83,877 ($3,263,862 total) {week 13}
  16. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $62,222 ($6,839,584 total) {week 17}
  17. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $35,479 ($32,476,167 total) {week 27}
  18. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $27,614 ($186,825,344 total) {week 46}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd) – $6,546,306 ($162,285,846 total)
  2. Chocolat (2000, 73rd) – $5,548,086 ($90,491,112 total)
  3. Traffic (2000, 73rd) – $5,525,446 ($165,841,861 total)
  4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd) – $2,409,559 ($57,041,136 total)
  5. Cast Away (2000, 73rd) – $1,989,034 ($368,475,745 total)
  6. Pollock (2000, 73rd) – $1,207,071 ($6,101,042 total)
  7. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd) – $534,020 ($140,614,328 total)
  8. You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd) – $407,159 ($13,521,002 total)
  9. Memento (2001, 74th) – $381,108 ($381,108 total)
  10. Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd) – $362,490 ($5,641,426 total)
  11. 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd) – $321,289 ($107,541,829 total)
  12. Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd) – $284,753 ($34,258,392 total)
  13. Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd) – $216,147 ($13,042,581 total)
  14. Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd) – $167,502 ($268,880,957 total)
  15. Malena (2000, 73rd) – $135,744 ($5,282,151 total)
  16. Quills (2000, 73rd) – $100,699 ($11,069,009 total)
  17. Almost Famous (2000, 73rd) – $57,418 ($52,558,602 total)
  18. Gladiator (2000, 73rd) – $44,690 ($302,353,384 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 102 Dalmatians (2000, 73rd): Costume Design
  • Almost Famous (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing
  • Before Night Falls (2000, 73rd): Actor (Javier Bardem)
  • Billy Elliot (2000, 73rd): Directing, Supporting Actress (Julie Walters), Original Screenplay
  • Cast Away (2000, 73rd): Actor (Tom Hanks), Sound
  • Chocolat (2000, 73rd): Picture, Actress (Juliette Binoche), Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“A Love Before Time”), Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“My Funny Friend and Me”)
  • Gladiator (2000, 73rd): Picture [O], Directing, Actor (Russell Crowe) [O], Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design [O], Sound [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Malena (2000, 73rd): Original Score, Cinematography
  • Meet the Parents (2000, 73rd): Original Song (“A Fool in Love”)
  • Memento (2001, 74th): Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, 73rd): Cinematography
  • Pollock (2000, 73rd): Actor (Ed Harris), Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden) [O]
  • Quills (2000, 73rd): Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000, 73rd): Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe), Makeup
  • Traffic (2000, 73rd): Picture, Directing [O], Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing [O]
  • You Can Count on Me (2000, 73rd): Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 15-17, 1996

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Birdcage (1996, 69th) – $16,034,306 ($41,336,832 total) {week 2}
  2. Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th) – $5,196,194 ($29,963,833 total) {week 3}
  3. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $2,228,781 ($69,930,705 total) {week 12}
  4. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $1,211,581 ($28,299,423 total) {week 12}
  5. Fargo (1996, 69th) – $914,202 ($1,938,339 total) {week 2}
  6. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $274,094 ($72,888,864 total) {week 43}
  7. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $156,446 ($184,435,662 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Birdcage (1996, 69th) – $33,229,467 ($85,666,376 total)
  2. Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th) – $10,768,583 ($62,096,993 total)
  3. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th) – $4,618,922 ($144,924,266 total)
  4. Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th) – $2,510,878 ($58,647,673 total)
  5. Fargo (1996, 69th) – $1,894,591 ($4,017,010 total)
  6. Braveheart (1995, 68th) – $568,032 ($151,054,750 total)
  7. Toy Story (1995, 68th) – $324,218 ($382,224,132 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Birdcage (1996, 69th): Art Direction
  • Braveheart (1995, 68th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound, Sound Effects Film Editing [O]
  • Dead Man Walking (1995, 68th): Directing, Actor (Sean Penn), Actress (Susan Sarandon) [O], Original Song (“Dead Man Walkin'”)
  • Fargo (1996, 69th): Picture, Director, Actress (Frances McDormand) [O], Supporting Actor (William H Macy), Original Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Cinematography
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 68th): Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
  • Toy Story (1995, 68th): Original Screenplay, Original Song (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Up Close and Personal (1996, 69th): Original Song (“Because You Loved Me”)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 15-17, 1991

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $7,656,361 ($68,885,835 total) {week 5}
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $2,816,640 ($131,271,171 total) {week 19}
  3. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $2,731,894 ($249,557,920 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th) – $16,658,496 ($149,879,869 total)
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990, 63rd) – $6,128,366 ($285,616,135 total)
  3. Home Alone (1990, 63rd) – $5,943,978 ($542,981,128 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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]
  • Home Alone (1990, 63rd): Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Original Score
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991, 64th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Anthony Hopkins) [O], Actress (Jodie Foster) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Sound

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 14-16, 1986

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $3,006,827 ($73,631,931 total) {week 13}
  2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $2,707,966 ($17,220,892 total) {week 6}
  3. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $1,421,863 ($24,629,210 total) {week 12}
  4. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $1,360,825 ($69,670,271 total) {week 13}
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $498,815 ($202,484,520 total) {week 37}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Color Purple (1985, 58th) – $7,423,864 ($181,797,436 total)
  2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, 59th) – $6,685,975 ($42,518,429 total)
  3. Murphy’s Romance (1985, 58th) – $3,510,584 ($60,809,586 total)
  4. Out of Africa (1985, 58th) – $3,359,881 ($172,016,087 total)
  5. Back to the Future (1985, 58th) – $1,231,576 ($499,934,826 total)

Oscar Details:

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

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