Oscar in Box Office History (Week 26, 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. 30-Jul. 2, 2017

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Baby Driver (2017, 90th) – $20,553,320 ($29,582,425 total) {week 1}
  2. The Big Sick (2017, 90th) – $1,651,958 ($2,208,448 total) {week 2}
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $1,539,519 ($383,383,494 total) {week 9}
  4. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $220,587 ($173,531,392 total) {week 14}
  5. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $77,493 ($503,860,035 total) {week 16}
  6. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $3,720 ($169,350,492 total) {week 28}
  7. Logan (2017, 90th) – $3,208 ($226,273,160 total) {week 18}
  8. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $3,001 ($100,521 total) {week 7}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Baby Driver (2017, 90th) – $21,928,124 ($31,561,183 total)
  2. The Big Sick (2017, 90th) – $1,762,457 ($2,356,170 total)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $1,642,497 ($409,027,875 total)
  4. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $235,342 ($185,138,843 total)
  5. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $82,676 ($537,563,047 total)
  6. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $3,969 ($180,678,284 total)
  7. Logan (2017, 90th) – $3,423 ($241,408,488 total)
  8. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th) – $3,202 ($107,245 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017, 90th): Documentary Feature
  • Baby Driver (2017, 90th): Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th): Production Design, Costume Design
  • The Big Sick (2017, 90th): Original Screenplay
  • 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
  • Logan (2017, 90th): Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 2012

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ted (2012, 85th) – $54,415,205 ($54,415,205 total) {week 1}
  2. Brave (2012, 85th) – $34,094,643 ($131,768,334 total) {week 2}
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $4,926,837 ($18,465,954 total) {week 6}
  4. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $4,921,254 ($118,258,102 total) {week 4}
  5. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $4,498,725 ($145,684,645 total) {week 5}
  6. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $4,421,671 ($606,504,371 total) {week 9}
  7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $281,737 ($29,587,783 total) {week 10}
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 85th) – $169,702 ($220,913 total) {week 1}
  9. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $120,504 ($64,493,993 total) {week 14}
  10. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $30,432 ($143,726 total) {week 5}
  11. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $28,727 ($1,851,675 total) {week 12}
  12. The Invisible War (2012, 85th) – $7,450 ($33,450 total) {week 2}
  13. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $3,081 ($2,004,736 total) {week 17}
  14. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $135 ($48,643 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ted (2012, 85th) – $65,421,295 ($65,421,295 total)
  2. Brave (2012, 85th) – $40,990,670 ($158,419,969 total)
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $5,923,345 ($22,200,902 total)
  4. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $5,916,633 ($142,177,140 total)
  5. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $5,408,643 ($175,151,012 total)
  6. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $5,316,004 ($729,176,737 total)
  7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $338,721 ($35,572,247 total)
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 85th) – $204,026 ($265,595 total)
  9. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $144,877 ($77,538,632 total)
  10. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $36,587 ($172,796 total)
  11. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $34,537 ($2,226,197 total)
  12. The Invisible War (2012, 85th) – $8,957 ($40,216 total)
  13. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $3,704 ($2,410,217 total)
  14. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $162 ($58,482 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th): Documentary Feature
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 85th): Picture, Directing, Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis), Adapted Screenplay
  • Brave (2012, 85th): Animated Feature [O]
  • A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th): Animated Feature
  • Footnote (2011, 84th): Foreign Language Film
  • The Invisible War (2012, 85th): Documentary Feature
  • 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
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th): Costume Design
  • Ted (2012, 85th): Original Song (“Everybody Needs a Best Friend”)

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 2007

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ratatouille (2007, 80th) – $47,027,395 ($47,027,395 total) {week 1}
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $4,960,368 ($295,703,075 total) {week 6}
  3. Sicko (2007, 80th) – $4,501,712 ($4,616,786 total) {week 2}
  4. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $2,446,757 ($53,760,658 total) {week 4}
  5. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $617,080 ($4,933,571 total) {week 5}
  6. Once (2007, 80th) – $381,336 ($3,842,578 total) {week 7}
  7. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $38,287 ($4,443,603 total) {week 9}
  8. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $29,468 ($10,748,017 total) {week 21}
  9. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $12,946 ($1,504,179 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ratatouille (2007, 80th) – $65,414,560 ($65,414,560 total)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $6,899,814 ($411,319,539 total)
  3. Sicko (2007, 80th) – $6,261,829 ($6,421,896 total)
  4. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $3,403,411 ($74,780,450 total)
  5. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $858,351 ($6,862,540 total)
  6. Once (2007, 80th) – $530,434 ($5,344,981 total)
  7. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $53,257 ($6,181,000 total)
  8. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $40,990 ($14,950,367 total)
  9. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $18,008 ($2,092,295 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]
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th): Makeup, Visual Effects
  • Ratatouille (2007, 80th): Animated Feature [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing
  • Sicko (2007, 80th): Documentary Feature
  • 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. 28-30, 2002

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Minority Report (2002, 75th) – $21,590,412 ($73,424,800 total) {week 2}
  2. Lilo & Stitch (2002, 75th) – $21,515,886 ($77,086,002 total) {week 2}
  3. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $3,668,293 ($286,253,887 total) {week 7}
  4. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $3,130,214 ($395,874,471 total) {week 9}
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $2,002,184 ($19,340,988 total) {week 11}
  6. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $939,770 ($38,912,870 total) {week 7}
  7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $752,185 ($70,374,398 total) {week 6}
  8. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $243,283 ($51,768,343 total) {week 8}
  9. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $192,820 ($174,995,186 total) {week 16}
  10. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $157,190 ($12,908,933 total) {week 16}
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $149,167 ($312,274,288 total) {week 28}
  12. Elling (2001, 74th) – $21,032 ($63,227 total) {week 5}
  13. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $9,446 ($33,201,661 total) {week 35}
  14. War Photographer (2001, 74th) – $8,986 ($35,293 total) {week 1}
  15. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $4,874 ($456,925 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Minority Report (2002, 75th) – $35,562,865 ($120,942,399 total)
  2. Lilo & Stitch (2002, 75th) – $35,440,108 ($126,972,984 total)
  3. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $6,042,266 ($471,505,972 total)
  4. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $5,155,964 ($652,068,621 total)
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $3,297,918 ($31,857,703 total)
  6. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $1,547,952 ($64,095,726 total)
  7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $1,238,969 ($115,917,898 total)
  8. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $400,726 ($85,270,747 total)
  9. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $317,605 ($288,245,083 total)
  10. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $258,917 ($21,263,079 total)
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $245,702 ($514,365,738 total)
  12. Elling (2001, 74th) – $34,643 ($104,145 total)
  13. Amelie (2001, 74th) – $15,559 ($54,688,450 total)
  14. War Photographer (2001, 74th) – $14,801 ($58,133 total)
  15. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $8,028 ($752,629 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
  • Lilo & Stitch (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]
  • Minority Report (2002, 75th): Sound Film Editing
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th): 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)
  • War Photographer (2001, 74th): Documentary Feature
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th): Original Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 27-29, 1997

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Face/Off (1997, 70th) – $23,387,530 ($23,387,530 total) {week 1}
  2. Hercules (1997, 70th) – $21,454,451 ($23,658,555 total) {week 3}
  3. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th) – $15,016,921 ($49,220,136 total) {week 2}
  4. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $5,898,935 ($78,549,925 total) {week 4}
  5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $4,536,180 ($213,223,429 total) {week 6}
  6. Ulee’s Gold (1997, 70th) – $650,730 ($2,120,506 total) {week 4}
  7. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $372,023 ($60,652,257 total) {week 8}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Face/Off (1997, 70th) – $48,762,236 ($48,762,236 total)
  2. Hercules (1997, 70th) – $44,731,829 ($49,327,314 total)
  3. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th) – $31,309,790 ($102,622,375 total)
  4. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $12,299,087 ($163,774,027 total)
  5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $9,457,787 ($444,563,881 total)
  6. Ulee’s Gold (1997, 70th) – $1,356,751 ($4,421,186 total)
  7. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $775,656 ($126,457,974 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Con Air (1997, 70th): Original Song (“How Do I Live”), Sound
  • Face/Off (1997, 70th): Sound Effects
  • The Fifth Element (1997, 70th): Sound Film Editing
  • Hercules (1997, 70th): Original Song (“Go the Distance”)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th): Visual Effects
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th): Original Comedy/Musical Score
  • Ulee’s Gold (1997, 70th): Actor (Peter Fonda)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 26-28, 1992

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Batman Returns (1992, 65th) – $25,425,426 ($96,770,068 total) {week 2}
  2. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $1,001,574 ($51,312,822 total) {week 6}
  3. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $792,189 ($108,648,808 total) {week 15}
  4. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $501,657 ($7,610,087 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Batman Returns (1992, 65th) – $58,631,645 ($223,154,109 total)
  2. Alien 3 (1992, 65th) – $2,309,654 ($118,328,604 total)
  3. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $1,826,807 ($250,546,769 total)
  4. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $1,156,833 ($17,549,044 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alien 3 (1992, 65th): Visual Effects
  • Basic Instinct (1992, 65th): Original Score, Film Editing
  • Batman Returns (1992, 65th): Makeup, Visual Effects
  • 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

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 26-28, 1987

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Witches of Eastwick (1987, 60th) – $6,309,402 ($33,555,541 total) {week 3}
  2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $5,559,475 ($118,619,024 total) {week 6}
  3. Predator (1987, 60th) – $5,222,538 ($34,925,416 total) {week 3}
  4. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $5,070,891 ($44,639,598 total) {week 4}
  5. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $2,293,075 ($20,402,273 total) {week 4}
  6. Full Metal Jacket (1987, 60th) – $2,217,307 ($2,217,307 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Witches of Eastwick (1987, 60th) – $15,442,705 ($82,129,547 total)
  2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $13,607,206 ($290,328,404 total)
  3. Predator (1987, 60th) – $12,782,529 ($85,482,412 total)
  4. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $12,411,362 ($109,258,556 total)
  5. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $5,612,462 ($49,935,998 total)
  6. Full Metal Jacket (1987, 60th) – $5,427,015 ($5,427,015 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th): Original Song (“Shakedown”)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987, 60th): Adapted Screenplay
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th): Makeup [O]
  • Predator (1987, 60th): Visual Effects
  • The Untouchables (1987, 60th): Supporting Actor (Sean Connery) [O], Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987, 60th): Original Score, Sound

40 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 25-27, 1982

Weekend Box Office:

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 55th) – $13,729,552 ($58,551,562 total) {week 3}
  2. Blade Runner (1982, 55th) – $6,150,002 ($6,150,002 total) {week 1}
  3. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $5,092,684 ($64,192,584 total) {week 5}
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $4,539,983 ($16,865,255 total) {week 6}
  5. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $4,103,235 ($31,328,050 total) {week 4}
  6. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $377,647 ($59,896,912 total) {week 40}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 55th) – $44,691,093 ($190,591,309 total)
  2. Blade Runner (1982, 55th) – $20,018,884 ($20,018,884 total)
  3. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $16,577,206 ($208,953,411 total)
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $14,778,108 ($54,898,126 total)
  5. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $13,356,449 ($101,975,999 total)
  6. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $1,229,280 ($194,970,560 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Annie (1982, 55th): Original Song Score, Art Direction
  • Blade Runner (1982, 55th): Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th): Picture [O], Director, Supporting Actor (Ian Holm), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Film Editing, Costume Design [O]
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 55th): Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound [O], Sound Effects [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Poltergeist (1982, 55th): Original Score, Sound Effects Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Rocky III (1982, 55th): Original Song (“Eye of the Tiger”)

45 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jul. 1-3, 1977

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars (1977, 50th) – $7,452,980 ($32,157,349 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars (1977, 50th) – $31,984,313 ($138,002,614 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Star Wars (1977, 50th): Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Alec Guinness), Orginal Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound [O], Visual Effects [O], Special Achievement Award (Sound Effects) [O]

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