Oscar in Box Office History (Week 22, 2022)

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 Jun. 2-4, 2017

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $9,839,370 ($355,580,702 total) {week 5}
  2. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $658,056 ($502,136,527 total) {week 12}
  3. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $621,139 ($170,921,703 total) {week 10}
  4. Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th) – $211,867 ($167,755,562 total) {week 13}
  5. Get Out (2017, 90th) – $75,385 ($175,428,355 total) {week 15}
  6. Logan (2017, 90th) – $42,993 ($226,187,306 total) {week 14}
  7. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $9,159 ($169,332,972 total) {week 24}
  8. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, 89th) – $3,065 ($7,120,626 total) {week 18}
  9. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $1,794 ($33,024 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $10,497,522 ($379,365,364 total)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $702,073 ($535,724,255 total)
  3. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $662,687 ($182,354,593 total)
  4. Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th) – $226,039 ($178,976,670 total)
  5. Get Out (2017, 90th) – $80,427 ($187,162,693 total)
  6. Logan (2017, 90th) – $45,869 ($241,316,892 total)
  7. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $9,772 ($180,659,592 total)
  8. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, 89th) – $3,270 ($7,596,922 total)
  9. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $1,914 ($35,233 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th): Documentary Feature
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th): Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Boss Baby (2017, 90th): Animated Feature
  • Get Out (2017, 90th): Picture, Directing, Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Original Screenplay [O]
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th): Visual Effects
  • Hidden Figures (2016, 89th): Picture, Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Adapted Screenplay
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016, 89th): Documentary Feature
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th): Visual Effects
  • Logan (2017, 90th): Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 1-3, 2012

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $56,217,700 ($56,217,700 total) {week 1}
  2. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $20,486,418 ($552,950,398 total) {week 5}
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $876,881 ($1,737,093 total) {week 2}
  4. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $630,622 ($28,560,404 total) {week 6}
  5. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $368,669 ($62,911,808 total) {week 10}
  6. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $78,375 ($1,596,218 total) {week 8}
  7. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $34,554 ($34,554 total) {week 1}
  8. The Artist (2011, 84th) – $30,063 ($44,615,355 total) {week 28}
  9. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $15,304 ($1,915,563 total) {week 13}
  10. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $6,674 ($8,888 total) {week 1}
  11. A Separation (2011, 84th) – $5,834 ($7,088,898 total) {week 23}
  12. Undefeated (2011, 84th) – $2,548 ($561,054 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $67,588,365 ($67,588,365 total)
  2. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $24,630,028 ($664,790,868 total)
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $1,054,240 ($2,088,440 total)
  4. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $758,172 ($34,337,069 total)
  5. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $443,236 ($75,636,432 total)
  6. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $94,227 ($1,919,071 total)
  7. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $41,543 ($41,543 total)
  8. The Artist (2011, 84th) – $36,144 ($53,639,315 total)
  9. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $18,399 ($2,303,007 total)
  10. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $8,024 ($10,686 total)
  11. A Separation (2011, 84th) – $7,014 ($8,522,708 total)
  12. Undefeated (2011, 84th) – $3,063 ($674,534 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th): Documentary Feature
  • The Artist (2011, 84th): Picture [O], Directing [O], Actor (Jean Dujardin) [O], Supporting Actress (Bérénice Bejo), Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design [O]
  • A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th): Animated Feature
  • Footnote (2011, 84th): Foreign Language Film
  • Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th): Visual Effects
  • Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th): Costume Design
  • Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th): Foreign Language Film
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th): Original Screenplay
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th): Animated Feature
  • A Separation (2011, 84th): Original Screenplay, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th): Costume Design
  • Undefeated (2011, 84th): Documentary Feature [O]

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 1-3, 2007

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $44,206,660 ($217,545,728 total) {week 2}
  2. Once (2007, 80th) – $434,923 ($1,062,046 total) {week 3}
  3. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $425,481 ($3,208,980 total) {week 5}
  4. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $95,720 ($10,379,393 total) {week 17}
  5. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $66,757 ($1,281,077 total) {week 10}
  6. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 79th) – $5,166 ($37,614,762 total) {week 23}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $61,490,950 ($302,603,578 total)
  2. Once (2007, 80th) – $604,973 ($1,477,294 total)
  3. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $591,839 ($4,463,654 total)
  4. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $133,145 ($14,437,615 total)
  5. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $92,858 ($1,781,963 total)
  6. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 79th) – $7,186 ($52,321,697 total)

Oscar Details:

  • After the Wedding (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • Away from Her (2007, 80th): Actress (Julie Christie), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Lives of Others (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • Once (2007, 80th): Original Song [O]
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 79th): Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Makeup [O], Foreign Language Film
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th): Makeup, Visual Effects

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of May 31-Jun. 2, 2002

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $21,002,876 ($232,324,823 total) {week 3}
  2. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $14,317,411 ($353,823,544 total) {week 5}
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $11,303,814 ($38,750,089 total) {week 2}
  4. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $4,126,600 ($27,846,180 total) {week 3}
  5. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $2,942,606 ($45,674,344 total) {week 4}
  6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $910,901 ($8,863,863 total) {week 7}
  7. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $324,415 ($11,597,315 total) {week 12}
  8. Monsters, Inc. (2001, 74th) – $312,742 ($254,252,781 total) {week 31}
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $224,662 ($311,053,126 total) {week 24}
  10. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $223,374 ($173,444,869 total) {week 12}
  11. Monster’s Ball (2001, 74th) – $48,254 ($31,252,964 total) {week 23}
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 74th) – $20,801 ($52,307,676 total) {week 25}
  13. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $15,101 ($33,058,090 total) {week 31}
  14. Gosford Park (2001, 74th) – $13,411 ($41,300,105 total) {week 23}
  15. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $13,123 ($414,247 total) {week 11}
  16. Elling (2001, 74th) – $9,606 ($11,956 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $34,595,099 ($382,676,171 total)
  2. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $23,583,068 ($582,804,013 total)
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $18,619,191 ($63,827,599 total)
  4. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $6,797,171 ($45,867,116 total)
  5. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $4,846,943 ($75,232,956 total)
  6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $1,500,400 ($14,600,201 total)
  7. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $534,363 ($19,102,634 total)
  8. Monsters, Inc. (2001, 74th) – $515,136 ($418,795,028 total)
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $370,054 ($512,354,288 total)
  10. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $367,933 ($285,691,462 total)
  11. Monster’s Ball (2001, 74th) – $79,482 ($51,478,634 total)
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 74th) – $34,263 ($86,159,115 total)
  13. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $24,874 ($54,451,966 total)
  14. Gosford Park (2001, 74th) – $22,090 ($68,027,884 total)
  15. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $21,616 ($682,331 total)
  16. Elling (2001, 74th) – $15,823 ($19,693 total)

Oscar Details:

  • About a Boy (2002, 75th): Adapted Screenplay
  • Amelie (2001, 74th): Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, Foreign Language Film
  • Elling (2001, 74th): Foreign Language Film
  • Gosford Park (2001, 74th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith), Original Screenplay [O], Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Ice Age (2002, 75th): Animated Feature
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Ian McKellen), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Original Song (“May It Be”), Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound, Visual Effects [O]
  • Monster’s Ball (2001, 74th): Actress (Halle Berry) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001, 74th): Animated Feature, Original Song (If I Didn’t Have You [O]), Original Score, Sound Film Editing
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th): Original Screenplay
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 74th): Original Screenplay
  • Son of the Bride (2001, 74th): Foreign Language Film
  • Spider-Man (2002, 75th): Sound, Visual Effects
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th): Animated Feature
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th): Visual Effects
  • Unfaithful (2002, 75th): Actress (Diane Lane)
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th): Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of May 30-Jun. 1, 1997

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $34,116,390 ($141,544,334 total) {week 2}
  2. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $4,032,169 ($51,503,359 total) {week 4}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $71,131,558 ($295,115,311 total)
  2. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $8,406,941 ($107,382,820 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Fifth Element (1997, 70th): Sound Film Editing
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th): Visual Effects

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of May 29-31, 1992

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $8,366,727 ($35,208,201 total) {week 2}
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $2,345,436 ($101,378,802 total) {week 11}
  3. Beauty and the Beast (1991, 64th) – $1,271,804 ($137,332,388 total) {week 29}
  4. The Player (1992, 65th) – $1,192,505 ($13,899,054 total) {week 8}
  5. My Cousin Vinny (1992, 65th) – $747,875 ($48,402,869 total) {week 12}
  6. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $511,785 ($4,130,686 total) {week 12}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $19,293,874 ($81,190,960 total)
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $5,408,632 ($233,781,960 total)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (1991, 64th) – $2,932,811 ($316,691,796 total)
  4. The Player (1992, 65th) – $2,749,945 ($32,051,553 total)
  5. My Cousin Vinny (1992, 65th) – $1,724,618 ($111,618,182 total)
  6. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $1,180,189 ($9,525,461 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alien 3 (1992, 65th): Visual Effects
  • Basic Instinct (1992, 65th): Original Score, Film Editing
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991, 64th): Picture, Original Song (“Be Our Guest”, “Beauty and the Beast” [O], “Belle”), Original Score [O], Sound
  • Howards End (1992, 65th): Picture, Director, Actress (Emma Thompson) [O], Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992, 65th): Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei) [O]
  • The Player (1992, 65th): Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of May 29-31, 1987

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $17,126,642 ($64,775,368 total) {week 2}
  2. Platoon (1986, 59th) – $850,043 ($130,600,043 total) {week 24}
  3. Lethal Weapon (1987, 60th) – $830,816 ($59,932,279 total) {week 13}
  4. Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th) – $700,014 ($169,014,205 total) {week 34}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $41,918,661 ($158,542,269 total)
  2. Platoon (1986, 59th) – $2,080,540 ($319,652,791 total)
  3. Lethal Weapon (1987, 60th) – $2,033,481 ($146,688,468 total)
  4. Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th) – $1,713,333 ($413,674,154 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th): Original Song (“Shakedown”)
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th): Original Screenplay
  • Lethal Weapon (1987, 60th): Sound
  • Platoon (1986, 59th): Picture [O], Director [O], Supporting Actor (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe), Original Screenplay, Film Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound [O]

40 Years Ago: The Weekend of May 28-30, 1982

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $16,015,408 ($16,015,408 total) {week 1}
  2. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $1,736,022 ($55,994,257 total) {week 36}
  3. Victor/Victoria (1982, 55th) – $1,488,417 ($19,088,417 total) {week 11}
  4. On Golden Pond (1981, 54th) – $771,239 ($106,463,649 total) {week 26}
  5. Annie (1982, 55th) – $767,277 ($1,575,484 total) {week 2}
  6. Diner (1982, 55th) – $361,224 ($660,491 total) {week 13}
  7. Quest for Fire (1982, 55th) – $319,218 ($20,959,585 total) {week 11}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $52,131,787 ($52,131,787 total)
  2. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $5,650,929 ($182,267,020 total)
  3. Victor/Victoria (1982, 55th) – $4,844,949 ($62,134,745 total)
  4. On Golden Pond (1981, 54th) – $2,510,462 ($346,550,041 total)
  5. Annie (1982, 55th) – $2,497,565 ($5,128,361 total)
  6. Diner (1982, 55th) – $1,175,821 ($2,149,966 total)
  7. Quest for Fire (1982, 55th) – $1,039,087 ($68,225,588 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Annie (1982, 55th): Original Song Score, Art Direction
  • Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th): Picture [O], Director, Supporting Actor (Ian Holm), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing, Costume Design [O]
  • Diner (1982, 55th): Original Screenplay
  • On Golden Pond (1981, 54th): Picture, Director, Actor (Henry Fonda) [O], Actress (Katharine Hepburn) [O], Supporting Actress (Jane Fonda), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound
  • Quest for Fire (1982, 55th): Makeup [O]
  • Rocky III (1982, 55th): Original Song (“Eye of the Tiger”)
  • Victor/Victoria (1982, 55th): Actress (Julie Andrews), Supporting Actor (Robert Preston), Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song Score [O], Art Direction, Costume Design

40 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 3-5, 1977

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, 50th) – $830,976 ($3,468,000 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, 50th) – $3,566,117 ($14,882,852 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Smokey and the Bandit (1977, 50th): Film Editing

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