Oscar in Box Office History (Week 23, 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

Jurassic World: Dominion (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Sound, Visual Effects.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 9-11, 2017

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $6,312,367 ($366,431,539 total) {week 6}
  2. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $512,445 ($171,823,971 total) {week 11}
  3. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $377,898 ($502,868,344 total) {week 13}
  4. Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th) – $150,155 ($167,986,460 total) {week 14}
  5. Logan (2017, 90th) – $21,546 ($226,231,072 total) {week 15}
  6. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $12,428 ($50,465 total) {week 4}
  7. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $971 ($169,338,623 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $6,734,599 ($390,942,010 total)
  2. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $546,722 ($183,317,213 total)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $403,175 ($536,505,023 total)
  4. Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th) – $160,199 ($179,223,013 total)
  5. Logan (2017, 90th) – $22,987 ($241,363,585 total)
  6. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $13,259 ($53,841 total)
  7. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $1,036 ($180,665,621 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
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th): Visual Effects
  • Hidden Figures (2016, 89th): Picture, Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Adapted Screenplay
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017, 90th): Visual Effects
  • Logan (2017, 90th): Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 8-10, 2012

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $51,050,101 ($51,050,101 total) {week 1}
  2. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $23,058,790 ($98,537,475 total) {week 2}
  3. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $11,249,738 ($572,300,463 total) {week 6}
  4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $1,559,670 ($3,731,001 total) {week 3}
  5. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $342,921 ($63,477,027 total) {week 11}
  6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $138,811 ($28,971,705 total) {week 7}
  7. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $51,278 ($1,689,718 total) {week 9}
  8. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $22,240 ($1,944,875 total) {week 14}
  9. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $16,504 ($66,633 total) {week 2}
  10. The Artist (2011, 84th) – $14,115 ($44,650,537 total) {week 29}
  11. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $7,736 ($23,088 total) {week 2}
  12. A Separation (2011, 84th) – $3,205 ($7,095,624 total) {week 24}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $61,375,561 ($61,375,561 total)
  2. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $27,722,691 ($118,467,793 total)
  3. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $13,525,125 ($688,054,702 total)
  4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $1,875,131 ($4,485,638 total)
  5. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $412,281 ($76,315,973 total)
  6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $166,887 ($34,831,560 total)
  7. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $61,650 ($2,031,483 total)
  8. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $26,738 ($2,338,248 total)
  9. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $19,842 ($80,110 total)
  10. The Artist (2011, 84th) – $16,970 ($53,681,613 total)
  11. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $9,301 ($27,758 total)
  12. A Separation (2011, 84th) – $3,853 ($8,530,794 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
  • Prometheus (2012, 85th): Visual Effects
  • A Separation (2011, 84th): Original Screenplay, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th): Costume Design

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 8-10, 2007

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $21,143,905 ($253,441,723 total) {week 3}
  2. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $17,640,249 ($17,640,249 total) {week 1}
  3. Once (2007, 80th) – $494,340 ($1,739,619 total) {week 4}
  4. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $301,136 ($3,735,014 total) {week 6}
  5. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $179,848 ($2,046,848 total) {week 2}
  6. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $73,097 ($10,508,023 total) {week 18}
  7. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $43,870 ($1,363,868 total) {week 11}
  8. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 79th) – $4,247 ($37,623,143 total) {week 24}
  9. Iraq in Fragments (2006, 79th) – $1,390 ($199,648 total) {week 31}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $29,410,926 ($352,534,490 total)
  2. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $24,537,381 ($24,537,381 total)
  3. Once (2007, 80th) – $687,621 ($2,419,790 total)
  4. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $418,877 ($5,195,361 total)
  5. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $250,166 ($2,847,142 total)
  6. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $101,677 ($14,616,538 total)
  7. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $61,023 ($1,897,125 total)
  8. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 79th) – $5,908 ($52,333,354 total)
  9. Iraq in Fragments (2006, 79th) – $1,933 ($277,708 total)

Oscar Details:

  • After the Wedding (2006, 79th): Foreign Language Film
  • Away from Her (2007, 80th): Actress (Julie Christie), Adapted Screenplay
  • Iraq in Fragments (2006, 79th): Documentary Feature
  • 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
  • Surf’s Up (2007, 80th): Animated Feature
  • La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th): Actress (Marion Cotillard) [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O]

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 7-9, 2002

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $14,011,713 ($255,106,406 total) {week 4}
  2. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $10,311,062 ($370,428,183 total) {week 6}
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $9,303,808 ($53,648,859 total) {week 3}
  4. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $2,653,520 ($32,448,670 total) {week 4}
  5. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $1,761,814 ($48,902,958 total) {week 5}
  6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $1,688,563 ($11,002,602 total) {week 8}
  7. Monsters, Inc. (2001, 74th) – $272,111 ($254,750,332 total) {week 32}
  8. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $269,611 ($12,031,045 total) {week 13}
  9. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $252,219 ($173,812,047 total) {week 13}
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $223,059 ($311,407,091 total) {week 25}
  11. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $11,634 ($33,091,638 total) {week 32}
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 74th) – $10,763 ($52,332,741 total) {week 26}
  13. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $7,191 ($428,597 total) {week 12}
  14. Elling (2001, 74th) – $6,029 ($24,079 total) {week 2}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $23,079,534 ($420,201,085 total)
  2. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $16,983,970 ($610,154,511 total)
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $15,324,861 ($88,368,258 total)
  4. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $4,370,772 ($53,448,154 total)
  5. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $2,901,990 ($80,551,000 total)
  6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $2,781,334 ($18,123,047 total)
  7. Monsters, Inc. (2001, 74th) – $448,210 ($419,614,574 total)
  8. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $444,092 ($19,817,057 total)
  9. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $415,445 ($286,296,263 total)
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $367,414 ($512,937,325 total)
  11. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $19,163 ($54,507,225 total)
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 74th) – $17,728 ($86,200,401 total)
  13. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $11,845 ($705,968 total)
  14. Elling (2001, 74th) – $9,931 ($39,662 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
  • 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]
  • 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 Jun. 6-8, 1997

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $24,131,738 ($24,131,738 total) {week 1}
  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $18,564,605 ($171,103,734 total) {week 3}
  3. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $2,078,812 ($55,360,251 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $50,313,885 ($50,313,885 total)
  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $38,706,595 ($356,745,694 total)
  3. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $4,334,255 ($115,424,314 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Con Air (1997, 70th): Original Song (“How Do I Live”), Sound
  • The Fifth Element (1997, 70th): Sound Film Editing
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th): Visual Effects

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 5-7, 1992

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $4,011,555 ($42,107,939 total) {week 3}
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $1,509,950 ($103,845,824 total) {week 12}
  3. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, 64th) – $9,212,905 ($77,315,764 total) {week 24}
  4. Beauty and the Beast (1991, 64th) – $898,742 ($138,800,774 total) {week 30}
  5. The Player (1992, 65th) – $800,150 ($15,128,912 total) {week 9}
  6. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $418,849 ($4,737,198 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $9,250,742 ($97,101,922 total)
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $3,481,981 ($239,470,972 total)
  3. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, 64th) – $21,245,181 ($178,292,015 total)
  4. Beauty and the Beast (1991, 64th) – $2,072,521 ($320,077,929 total)
  5. The Player (1992, 65th) – $1,845,165 ($34,887,636 total)
  6. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $965,876 ($10,924,093 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
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, 64th): Supporting Actress (Jessica Tandy), Adapted Screenplay
  • 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
  • The Player (1992, 65th): Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 5-7, 1987

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $12,424,035 ($83,979,834 total) {week 3}
  2. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $10,023,094 ($10,023,094 total) {week 1}
  3. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $4,154,740 ($4,154,740 total) {week 1}
  4. Platoon (1986, 59th) – $784,403 ($131,755,562 total) {week 25}
  5. Lethal Weapon (1987, 60th) – $693,510 ($60,978,279 total) {week 14}
  6. Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th) – $645,305 ($169,927,618 total) {week 36}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $30,408,699 ($205,546,550 total)
  2. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $24,532,228 ($24,532,228 total)
  3. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $10,169,018 ($10,169,018 total)
  4. Platoon (1986, 59th) – $1,919,882 ($322,481,005 total)
  5. Lethal Weapon (1987, 60th) – $1,697,415 ($149,248,627 total)
  6. Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th) – $1,579,429 ($415,909,796 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th): Original Song (“Shakedown”)
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986, 59th): Original Screenplay
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th): Makeup [O]
  • 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]
  • The Untouchables (1987, 60th): Supporting Actor (Sean Connery) [O], Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design

40 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 4-6, 1982

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $10,028,555 ($30,860,483 total) {week 2}
  2. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $6,896,612 ($6,896,612 total) {week 1}
  3. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $912,404 ($57,282,829 total) {week 37}
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $414,685 ($2,158,219 total) {week 3}
  5. Victor/Victoria (1982, 55th) – $783,783 ($20,491,256 total) {week 12}
  6. Diner (1982, 55th) – $241,729 ($999,624 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $32,643,970 ($100,454,021 total)
  2. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $22,449,176 ($22,449,176 total)
  3. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $2,969,968 ($186,461,454 total)
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $1,349,842 ($7,025,223 total)
  5. Victor/Victoria (1982, 55th) – $2,551,294 ($66,701,129 total)
  6. Diner (1982, 55th) – $786,853 ($3,253,878 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
  • Poltergeist (1982, 55th): Original Score, Sound Effects Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • 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. 10-12, 1977

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, 50th) – $218,988 ($4,889,620 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, 50th) – $939,783 ($20,983,706 total)

Oscar Details:

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

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