Oscar in Box Office History (Week 27, 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

Thor: Love and Thunder (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound, Visual Effects.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jul. 7-9, 2017

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Baby Driver (2017, 90th) – $13,002,721 ($57,135,793 total) {week 2}
  2. The Big Sick (2017, 90th) – $3,576,646 ($6,846,969 total) {week 3}
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $860,020 ($385,560,026 total) {week 10}
  4. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $191,128 ($173,913,074 total) {week 15}
  5. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $49,452 ($503,974,884 total) {week 17}
  6. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $6,436 ($169,359,677 total) {week 29}
  7. Logan (2017, 90th) – $983 ($226,276,809 total) {week 19}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Baby Driver (2017, 90th) – $13,872,468 ($60,957,585 total)
  2. The Big Sick (2017, 90th) – $3,815,887 ($7,304,960 total)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017, 90th) – $917,546 ($411,349,994 total)
  4. The Boss Baby (2017, 90th) – $203,912 ($185,546,056 total)
  5. Beauty and the Beast (2017, 90th) – $52,760 ($537,685,579 total)
  6. Hidden Figures (2016, 89th) – $6,867 ($180,688,083 total)
  7. Logan (2017, 90th) – $1,049 ($241,412,382 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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 Jul. 6-8, 2012

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Ted (2012, 85th) – $32,202,395 ($119,849,740 total) {week 2}
  2. Brave (2012, 85th) – $19,612,370 ($173,969,341 total) {week 3}
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $4,519,195 ($26,780,989 total) {week 7}
  4. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $2,168,124 ($611,127,884 total) {week 10}
  5. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $1,815,500 ($122,390,274 total) {week 5}
  6. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $1,768,355 ($149,756,565 total) {week 6}
  7. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 85th) – $374,057 ($743,846 total) {week 2}
  8. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $246,692 ($30,105,916 total) {week 11}
  9. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $63,830 ($64,655,310 total) {week 15}
  10. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $15,746 ($1,894,713 total) {week 13}
  11. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $14,702 ($183,713 total) {week 6}
  12. The Invisible War (2012, 85th) – $2,251 ($39,801 total) {week 3}
  13. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $581 ($2,007,451 total) {week 18}
  14. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $114 ($49,818 total) {week 6}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Ted (2012, 85th) – $38,715,693 ($144,090,705 total)
  2. Brave (2012, 85th) – $23,579,194 ($209,156,607 total)
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 85th) – $5,433,253 ($32,197,747 total)
  4. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, 85th) – $2,606,652 ($734,735,408 total)
  5. Prometheus (2012, 85th) – $2,182,705 ($147,145,091 total)
  6. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 85th) – $2,126,025 ($180,046,523 total)
  7. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 85th) – $449,714 ($894,297 total)
  8. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, 85th) – $296,588 ($36,195,178 total)
  9. Mirror Mirror (2012, 85th) – $76,740 ($77,732,577 total)
  10. Monsieur Lazhar (2011, 84th) – $18,931 ($2,277,940 total)
  11. A Cat in Paris (2011, 84th) – $17,676 ($220,871 total)
  12. The Invisible War (2012, 85th) – $2,706 ($47,851 total)
  13. Footnote (2011, 84th) – $699 ($2,413,481 total)
  14. 5 Broken Cameras (2012, 85th) – $137 ($59,894 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 Jul. 6-8, 2007

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Transformers (2007, 80th) – $70,502,384 ($155,405,412 total) {week 1}
  2. Ratatouille (2007, 80th) – $29,014,293 ($109,531,598 total) {week 2}
  3. Sicko (2007, 80th) – $3,600,179 ($11,452,560 total) {week 3}
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $3,008,962 ($301,725,691 total) {week 7}
  5. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $991,175 ($56,042,318 total) {week 5}
  6. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $608,884 ($6,030,711 total) {week 6}
  7. Once (2007, 80th) – $439,648 ($4,563,755 total) {week 8}
  8. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $33,172 ($10,814,343 total) {week 22}
  9. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $23,576 ($4,501,383 total) {week 10}
  10. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $11,485 ($1,526,359 total) {week 15}
  11. Iraq in Fragments (2006, 79th) – $738 ($202,721 total) {week 34}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Transformers (2007, 80th) – $98,067,996 ($216,167,121 total)
  2. Ratatouille (2007, 80th) – $40,358,544 ($152,357,179 total)
  3. Sicko (2007, 80th) – $5,007,807 ($15,930,378 total)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, 80th) – $4,185,431 ($419,696,928 total)
  5. Surf’s Up (2007, 80th) – $1,378,713 ($77,954,213 total)
  6. La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th) – $846,951 ($8,388,649 total)
  7. Once (2007, 80th) – $611,545 ($6,348,130 total)
  8. The Lives of Others (2006, 79th) – $46,142 ($15,042,625 total)
  9. Away from Her (2007, 80th) – $32,794 ($6,261,371 total)
  10. After the Wedding (2006, 79th) – $15,976 ($2,123,148 total)
  11. Iraq in Fragments (2006, 79th) – $1,027 ($281,983 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]
  • 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
  • Transformers (2007, 80th): Sound Mixing, Sound Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • La Vie en Rose (2007, 80th): Actress (Marion Cotillard) [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O]

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jul. 5-7, 2002

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Lilo & Stitch (2002, 75th) – $12,636,421 ($103,018,879 total) {week 3}
  2. Minority Report (2002, 75th) – $12,556,624 ($97,119,723 total) {week 3}
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $2,508,748 ($23,576,174 total) {week 12}
  4. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $2,450,654 ($291,297,451 total) {week 8}
  5. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $2,204,636 ($400,058,357 total) {week 10}
  6. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $579,530 ($40,103,395 total) {week 8}
  7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $329,027 ($71,290,429 total) {week 7}
  8. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $194,194 ($175,351,002 total) {week 17}
  9. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $158,973 ($52,070,062 total) {week 9}
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $150,369 ($312,549,779 total) {week 29}
  11. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $144,326 ($13,180,920 total) {week 17}
  12. Elling (2001, 74th) – $24,576 ($100,374 total) {week 6}
  13. Promises (2001, 74th) – $2,470 ($171,369 total) {week 17}
  14. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $1,734 ($461,032 total) {week 16}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Lilo & Stitch (2002, 75th) – $20,814,208 ($169,688,584 total)
  2. Minority Report (2002, 75th) – $20,682,770 ($159,971,730 total)
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, 75th) – $4,132,310 ($38,833,732 total)
  4. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002, 75th) – $4,036,619 ($479,813,529 total)
  5. Spider-Man (2002, 75th) – $3,631,388 ($658,960,151 total)
  6. About a Boy (2002, 75th) – $954,579 ($66,056,711 total)
  7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002, 75th) – $541,960 ($117,426,748 total)
  8. Ice Age (2002, 75th) – $319,869 ($288,831,169 total)
  9. Unfaithful (2002, 75th) – $261,854 ($85,767,727 total)
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, 74th) – $247,682 ($514,819,515 total)
  11. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, 75th) – $237,728 ($21,711,085 total)
  12. Elling (2001, 74th) – $40,481 ($165,332 total)
  13. Promises (2001, 74th) – $4,068 ($282,272 total)
  14. Son of the Bride (2001, 74th) – $2,856 ($759,394 total)

Oscar Details:

  • About a Boy (2002, 75th): Adapted Screenplay
  • 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
  • Promises (2001, 74th): Documentary Feature
  • 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 Jul. 4-6, 1997

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Men in Black (1997, 70th) – $51,068,455 ($84,133,900 total) {week 1}
  2. Face/Off (1997, 70th) – $16,067,233 ($51,521,285 total) {week 2}
  3. Hercules (1997, 70th) – $12,193,152 ($50,030,540 total) {week 4}
  4. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th) – $10,818,090 ($69,281,429 total) {week 3}
  5. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $3,791,861 ($85,073,453 total) {week 5}
  6. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $2,604,420 ($218,334,199 total) {week 7}
  7. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $147,367 ($60,966,673 total) {week 9}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Men in Black (1997, 70th) – $106,476,060 ($175,416,432 total)
  2. Face/Off (1997, 70th) – $33,499,656 ($107,420,196 total)
  3. Hercules (1997, 70th) – $25,422,323 ($104,312,041 total)
  4. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th) – $22,555,364 ($144,449,515 total)
  5. Con Air (1997, 70th) – $7,905,906 ($177,375,369 total)
  6. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, 70th) – $5,430,131 ($455,219,670 total)
  7. The Fifth Element (1997, 70th) – $307,255 ($127,113,521 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
  • Men in Black (1997, 70th): Original Musical or Comedy Score, Art Direction, Makeup [O]
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, 70th): Original Comedy/Musical Score

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jul. 3-5, 1992

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Batman Returns (1992, 65th) – $13,823,658 ($123,051,215 total) {week 11}
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $562,886 ($109,651,443 total) {week 16}
  3. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $588,625 ($8,424,679 total) {week 17}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Batman Returns (1992, 65th) – $31,877,688 ($283,759,067 total)
  2. Basic Instinct (1992, 65th) – $1,298,029 ($252,858,870 total)
  3. Howards End (1992, 65th) – $1,357,383 ($19,427,513 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 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 Jul. 3-5, 1987

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Innerspace (1987, 60th) – $4,739,913 ($4,739,913 total) {week 1}
  2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $4,532,907 ($126,247,105 total) {week 7}
  3. The Witches of Eastwick (1987, 60th) – $4,255,271 ($41,107,940 total) {week 4}
  4. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $4,042,613 ($51,476,016 total) {week 5}
  5. Predator (1987, 60th) – $4,000,063 ($41,775,223 total) {week 4}
  6. Full Metal Jacket (1987, 60th) – $2,002,890 ($5,655,225 total) {week 2}
  7. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $1,198,355 ($22,852,893 total) {week 5}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Innerspace (1987, 60th) – $11,601,270 ($11,601,270 total)
  2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, 60th) – $11,094,609 ($308,998,669 total)
  3. The Witches of Eastwick (1987, 60th) – $10,415,075 ($100,614,574 total)
  4. The Untouchables (1987, 60th) – $9,894,580 ($125,991,170 total)
  5. Predator (1987, 60th) – $9,790,436 ($102,247,796 total)
  6. Full Metal Jacket (1987, 60th) – $4,902,214 ($13,841,561 total)
  7. Harry and the Hendersons (1987, 60th) – $2,933,058 ($55,934,063 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]
  • Innerspace (1987, 60th): Visual Effects [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 Jul. 2-4, 1982

Weekend Box Office:

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 55th) – $16,706,592 ($86,410,147 total) {week 4}
  2. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $5,400,555 ($72,800,555 total) {week 6}
  3. Blade Runner (1982, 55th) – $5,312,317 ($14,866,486 total) {week 2}
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $4,989,582 ($25,588,401 total) {week 7}
  5. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $4,257,743 ($37,957,743 total) {week 5}
  6. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $462,382 ($60,585,110 total) {week 41}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 55th) – $54,381,662 ($281,273,846 total)
  2. Rocky III (1982, 55th) – $17,579,358 ($236,973,235 total)
  3. Blade Runner (1982, 55th) – $17,292,134 ($48,391,929 total)
  4. Annie (1982, 55th) – $16,241,599 ($83,292,856 total)
  5. Poltergeist (1982, 55th) – $13,859,388 ($123,556,327 total)
  6. Chariots of Fire (1981, 54th) – $1,505,101 ($197,210,715 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. 8-10, 1977

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars (1977, 50th) – $6,197,462 ($42,129,994 total) {week 7}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars (1977, 50th) – $26,596,283 ($180,800,019 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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