Oscar in Box Office History (Week 12, 2019)

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. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. 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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Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing.

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 21-23, 2014

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $6,787,955 ($12,998,474 total) {week 3}
  2. The Lego Movie – $4,149,244 ($243,385,918 total) {week 7}
  3. Frozen – $735,601 ($397,744,862 total) {week 18}
  4. 12 Years a Slave – $439,762 ($56,030,347 total) {week 23}
  5. American Hustle – $232,315 ($149,806,721 total) {week 15}
  6. Gravity – $225,092 ($273,089,375 total) {week 25}
  7. Philomena – $207,666 ($37,089,371 total) {week 18}
  8. The Wind Rises – $204,350 ($4,689,109 total) {week 5}
  9. The Wolf of Wall Street – $192,237 ($116,688,943 total) {week 13}
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $148,465 ($27,065,809 total) {week 21}
  11. Lone Survivor – $141,370 ($124,810,301 total) {week 13}
  12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $135,467 ($258,039,176 total) {week 15}
  13. Her – $70,572 ($25,377,942 total) {week 14}
  14. August: Osage County – $62,169 ($37,601,052 total) {week 13}
  15. Saving Mr. Banks – $49,758 ($83,201,604 total) {week 15}
  16. The Great Beauty – $41,645 ($2,716,628 total) {week 19}
  17. The Book Thief – $16,469 ($21,431,886 total) {week 20}
  18. The Invisible Woman – $12,296 ($1,194,742 total) {week 13}
  19. Ernest & Celestine – $10,867 ($93,758 total) {week 4}
  20. The Missing Picture – $10,148 ($12,784 total) {week 1}
  21. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $4,236 ($8,316,027 total) {week 17}
  22. Blue Jasmine – $3,849 ($33,401,342 total) {week 35}
  23. 20 Feet from Stardom – $2,100 ($4,934,900 total) {week 41}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $7,593,869 ($14,541,744 total)
  2. The Lego Movie – $4,641,872 ($272,282,410 total)
  3. Frozen – $822,937 ($444,967,936 total)
  4. 12 Years a Slave – $491,974 ($62,682,665 total)
  5. American Hustle – $259,897 ($167,592,831 total)
  6. Gravity – $251,817 ($305,512,471 total)
  7. Philomena – $232,322 ($41,492,883 total)
  8. The Wind Rises – $228,612 ($5,245,833 total)
  9. The Wolf of Wall Street – $215,061 ($130,543,077 total)
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $166,092 ($30,279,253 total)
  11. Lone Survivor – $158,154 ($139,628,660 total)
  12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $151,551 ($288,675,406 total)
  13. Her – $78,951 ($28,390,990 total)
  14. August: Osage County – $69,550 ($42,065,314 total)
  15. Saving Mr. Banks – $55,666 ($93,079,885 total)
  16. The Great Beauty – $46,589 ($3,039,165 total)
  17. The Book Thief – $18,424 ($23,976,431 total)
  18. The Invisible Woman – $13,756 ($1,336,590 total)
  19. Ernest & Celestine – $12,157 ($104,890 total)
  20. The Missing Picture – $11,353 ($14,302 total)
  21. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $4,739 ($9,303,364 total)
  22. Blue Jasmine – $4,306 ($37,366,985 total)
  23. 20 Feet from Stardom – $2,349 ($5,520,806 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12 Years a Slave: Picture [O], Directing, Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design
  • 20 Feet from Stardom: Documentary Feature [O]
  • American Hustle: Picture, Directing, Actor (Christian Bale), Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design
  • August: Osage County: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Blue Jasmine: Actress (Cate Blanchett) [O], Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins), Original Screenplay
  • The Book Thief: Original Score
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Picture, Actor (Matthew McConaughey) [O], Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) [O], Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • Ernest & Celestine: Animated Feature
  • Frozen: Animated Feature [O], Original Song (“Let It Go”) [O]
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup and Hairstyling [O]
  • Gravity: Picture, Directing [O], Actress (Sandra Bullock), Original Score [O], Film Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Production Design, Sound Mixing [O], Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • The Great Beauty: Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Her: Picture, Original Screenplay [O], Original Song (“The Moon Song”), Original Score, Production Design
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects
  • The Invisible Woman: Costume Design
  • The Lego Movie: Original Song (“Everything Is Awesome”)
  • Lone Survivor: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Original Song (“Ordinary Love”)
  • The Missing Picture: Foreign Language Film
  • Philomena: Picture, Actress (Judi Dench), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Saving Mr. Banks: Original Score
  • The Wind Rises: Animated Feature
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Picture, Directing, Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Adapted Screenplay

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 20-22, 2009

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $2,676,369 ($137,178,177 total) {week 19}
  2. Coraline – $2,130,746 ($72,841,173 total) {week 7}
  3. The Reader – $535,983 ($32,900,557 total) {week 15}
  4. The Class – $206,232 ($2,792,008 total) {week 14}
  5. The Wrestler – $166,972 ($25,792,774 total) {week 14}
  6. Doubt – $149,360 ($33,172,718 total) {week 15}
  7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $123,045 ($126,759,635 total) {week 13}
  8. Revolutionary Road – $111,319 ($22,754,434 total) {week 13}
  9. Milk – $79,518 ($31,716,847 total) {week 17}
  10. Defiance – $67,367 ($28,390,983 total) {week 12}
  11. Frost/Nixon – $62,225 ($18,593,156 total) {week 16}
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $24,435 ($2,180,986 total) {week 13}
  13. Rachel Getting Married – $13,154 ($12,779,409 total) {week 25}
  14. Katyn – $5,426 ($70,479 total) {week 5}
  15. 12 – $5,089 ($40,531 total) {week 3}
  16. Australia – $3,588 ($49,551,662 total) {week 17}
  17. Trouble the Water – $978 ($518,004 total) {week 31}
  18. The Betrayal – $777 ($33,943 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Slumdog Millionaire – $3,261,602 ($167,174,472 total)
  2. Coraline – $2,596,669 ($88,769,109 total)
  3. The Reader – $653,185 ($40,094,812 total)
  4. The Class – $251,328 ($3,402,527 total)
  5. The Wrestler – $203,483 ($31,432,794 total)
  6. Doubt – $182,020 ($40,426,486 total)
  7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $149,951 ($154,477,742 total)
  8. Revolutionary Road – $135,661 ($27,730,070 total)
  9. Milk – $96,906 ($38,652,264 total)
  10. Defiance – $82,098 ($34,599,145 total)
  11. Frost/Nixon – $75,832 ($22,658,859 total)
  12. Waltz with Bashir – $29,778 ($2,657,895 total)
  13. Rachel Getting Married – $16,030 ($15,573,840 total)
  14. Katyn – $6,612 ($85,890 total)
  15. 12 – $6,202 ($49,394 total)
  16. Australia – $4,373 ($60,386,959 total)
  17. Trouble the Water – $1,192 ($631,274 total)
  18. The Betrayal – $947 ($41,365 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 12: Foreign Language Film
  • Australia: Costume Design
  • The Betrayal: Documentary Feature
  • The Class: Foreign Language Film
  • Coraline: Animated Feature
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Picture, Director, Actor (Brad Pitt), Supporting Actress (Taraji P. Henson), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O], Sound Mixing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Defiance: Original Score
  • Doubt: Actress (Meryl Streep), Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay
  • Frost/Nixon: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • Katyn: Foreign Language Film
  • Milk: Picture, Director, Actor (Sean Penn) [O], Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Costume Design
  • Rachel Getting Married: Actress (Anne Hathaway)
  • The Reader: Picture, Director, Actress (Kate Winslet) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography
  • Revolutionary Road: Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon), Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Picture [O], Director [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Song (“Jai Ho”) [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Sound Mixing [O], Sound Editing
  • Trouble the Water: Documentary Feature
  • Waltz with Bashir: Foreign Language Film
  • The Wrestler: Actor (Mickey Rourke), Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 19-21, 2004

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Passion of the Christ – $19,414,377 ($295,507,244 total) {week 4}
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – $8,175,198 ($8,175,198 total) {week 1}
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1,350,748 ($373,359,557 total) {week 14}
  4. Monster – $676,870 ($33,390,494 total) {week 13}
  5. Mystic River – $634,388 ($88,284,152 total) {week 24}
  6. Something’s Gotta Give – $221,982 ($124,376,112 total) {week 15}
  7. Cold Mountain – $214,684 ($95,042,960 total) {week 13}
  8. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $198,182 ($10,783,851 total) {week 15}
  9. The Triplets of Belleville – $195,610 ($6,007,873 total) {week 17}
  10. The Fog of War – $155,451 ($3,599,247 total) {week 14}
  11. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $148,656 ($93,374,871 total) {week 19}
  12. In America – $139,039 ($15,192,296 total) {week 17}
  13. My Architect – $96,329 ($1,785,849 total) {week 19}
  14. The Last Samurai – $90,896 ($110,947,183 total) {week 16}
  15. House of Sand and Fog – $74,500 ($12,924,917 total) {week 14}
  16. City of God – $53,879 ($7,299,820 total) {week 62}
  17. Lost in Translation – $42,950 ($44,566,004 total) {week 28}
  18. Brother Bear – $41,755 ($85,234,177 total) {week 22}
  19. 21 Grams – $41,088 ($16,248,701 total) {week 18}
  20. The Cooler – $30,725 ($8,243,880 total) {week 17}
  21. The Weather Underground – $1,200 ($543,125 total) {week 42}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Passion of the Christ – $28,574,461 ($434,933,367 total)
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – $12,032,417 ($12,032,417 total)
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1,988,057 ($549,517,931 total)
  4. Monster – $996,231 ($49,144,785 total)
  5. Mystic River – $933,705 ($129,938,349 total)
  6. Something’s Gotta Give – $326,717 ($183,059,205 total)
  7. Cold Mountain – $315,976 ($139,886,096 total)
  8. Girl with a Pearl Earring – $291,688 ($15,871,884 total)
  9. The Triplets of Belleville – $287,903 ($8,842,506 total)
  10. The Fog of War – $228,796 ($5,297,442 total)
  11. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – $218,795 ($137,430,970 total)
  12. In America – $204,640 ($22,360,320 total)
  13. My Architect – $141,779 ($2,628,448 total)
  14. The Last Samurai – $133,783 ($163,294,244 total)
  15. House of Sand and Fog – $109,651 ($19,023,147 total)
  16. City of God – $79,300 ($10,744,018 total)
  17. Lost in Translation – $63,215 ($65,593,120 total)
  18. Brother Bear – $61,456 ($125,449,336 total)
  19. 21 Grams – $60,474 ($23,915,157 total)
  20. The Cooler – $45,222 ($12,133,505 total)
  21. The Weather Underground – $1,766 ($799,382 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 21 Grams: Actress (Naomi Watts), Supporting Actor (Benicio Del Toro)
  • Brother Bear: Animated Feature
  • City of God: Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography
  • Cold Mountain: Actor (Jude Law), Supporting Actress (Renee Zellweger) [O], Original Song (“Scarlet Tide”), Original Song (“You Will Be My Ain True Love”), Original Score, Editing, Cinematography
  • The Cooler: Supporting Actor (Alec Baldwin)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Actress (Kate Winslet), Original Screenplay [O]
  • The Fog of War: Documentary Feature [O]
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring: Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • House of Sand and Fog: Actor (Ben Kingsley), Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Original Score
  • In America: Actress (Samantha Morton), Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou), Original Screenplay
  • The Last Samurai: Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Picture [O], Director [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Song (“Into the West”) [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup [O], Sound Mixing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Lost in Translation: Picture, Director, Actor (Bill Murray), Original Screenplay [O]
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects
  • Monster: Actress (Charlize Theron) [O]
  • My Architect: Documentary Feature
  • Mystic River: Picture, Director, Actor (Sean Penn) [O], Supporting Actor (Tim Robbins) [O], Supporting Actress (Marcia Gay Harden), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Passion of the Christ : Original Score, Cinematography, Makeup
  • Something’s Gotta Give: Actress (Diane Keaton)
  • The Triplets of Belleville: Animated Feature, Original Song (“Belleville Rendez-vous”)
  • The Weather Underground: Documentary Feature

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 19-21, 1999

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Shakespeare in Love – $2,975,498 ($73,192,745 total) {week 15}
  2. Life Is Beautiful – $2,234,686 ($35,990,202 total) {week 22}
  3. Saving Private Ryan – $1,060,406 ($210,213,533 total) {week 35}
  4. Patch Adams – $625,105 ($132,523,485 total) {week 13}
  5. Elizabeth – $610,832 ($27,857,636 total) {week 20}
  6. A Bug’s Life – $344,384 ($159,906,607 total) {week 18}
  7. Affliction – $277,500 ($4,792,678 total) {week 12}
  8. Central Station – $266,073 ($4,617,940 total) {week 18}
  9. Gods and Monsters – $227,362 ($4,706,673 total) {week 20}
  10. Mighty Joe Young – $217,399 ($50,342,330 total) {week 13}
  11. Tango – $134,688 ($814,999 total) {week 9}
  12. Hilary and Jackie – $133,112 ($4,600,661 total) {week 12}
  13. The Prince of Egypt – $121,018 ($98,411,175 total) {week 14}
  14. Pleasantville – $117,408 ($40,474,152 total) {week 22}
  15. The Thin Red Line – $113,284 ($35,948,029 total) {week 13}
  16. A Simple Plan – $59,405 ($15,847,710 total) {week 15}
  17. Children of Heaven – $47,986 ($533,699 total) {week 9}
  18. Little Voice – $44,960 ($4,556,387 total) {week 13}
  19. The Red Violin – $38,159 ($1,977,852 total) {week 21}
  20. A Civil Action – $37,771 ($55,987,961 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Shakespeare in Love – $5,353,553 ($131,689,309 total)
  2. Life Is Beautiful – $4,020,675 ($64,754,025 total)
  3. Saving Private Ryan – $1,907,896 ($378,218,837 total)
  4. Patch Adams – $1,124,697 ($238,437,924 total)
  5. Elizabeth – $1,099,017 ($50,121,810 total)
  6. A Bug’s Life – $619,620 ($287,705,982 total)
  7. Affliction – $499,281 ($8,623,047 total)
  8. Central Station – $478,722 ($8,308,656 total)
  9. Gods and Monsters – $409,073 ($8,468,305 total)
  10. Mighty Joe Young – $391,147 ($90,576,554 total)
  11. Tango – $242,332 ($1,466,356 total)
  12. Hilary and Jackie – $239,497 ($8,277,567 total)
  13. The Prince of Egypt – $217,737 ($177,062,626 total)
  14. Pleasantville – $211,242 ($72,821,604 total)
  15. The Thin Red Line – $203,822 ($64,678,147 total)
  16. A Simple Plan – $106,882 ($28,513,399 total)
  17. Children of Heaven – $86,337 ($960,238 total)
  18. Little Voice – $80,893 ($8,197,909 total)
  19. The Red Violin – $68,656 ($3,558,576 total)
  20. A Civil Action – $67,958 ($100,734,245 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Affliction: Actor (Nick Nolte), Supporting Actor (James Coburn) [O]
  • A Bug’s Life: Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Central Station: Actress (Fernanda Montenegro), Foreign Language Film
  • Children of Heaven: Foreign Language Film
  • A Civil Action: Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Cinematography
  • Elizabeth: Picture, Actress (Cate Blanchett), Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup
  • Gods and Monsters: Actor (Ian McKellen), Supporting Actress (Lynn Redgrave), Adapted Screenplay [O]
  • Hilary and Jackie: Actress (Emily Watson), Supporting Actress (Rachel Griffiths)
  • Life Is Beautiful: Picture, Director, Actor (Roberto Benigni) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score [O], Editing, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Little Voice: Supporting Actress (Brenda Blethyn)
  • Mighty Joe Young: Visual Effects
  • Patch Adams: Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • Pleasantville: Original Dramatic Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Prince of Egypt: Original Song (“When You Believe”) [O], Original Musical or Comedy Score
  • The Red Violin : Original Score [O]
  • Saving Private Ryan: Picture, Director [O], Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Makeup, Sound [O], Sound Effects [O]
  • Shakespeare in Love: Picture [O], Director, Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) [O], Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Musical or Comedy Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup, Sound
  • A Simple Plan: Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton), Adapted Screenplay
  • Tango: Foreign Language Film
  • The Thin Red Line: Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Dramatic Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 25-27, 1994

Weekend Box Office:

  1. The Paper – $7,005,640 ($7,256,295 total) {week 2}
  2. Schindler’s List – $5,698,045 ($68,354,543 total) {week 15}
  3. Philadelphia – $1,941,168 ($66,821,922 total) {week 14}
  4. Mrs. Doubtfire – $1,891,187 ($208,689,169 total) {week 18}
  5. The Piano – $1,406,175 ($36,320,307 total) {week 16}
  6. Beethoven’s 2nd – $917,825 ($49,611,980 total) {week 17}
  7. In the Name of the Father – $827,755 ($22,074,212 total) {week 13}
  8. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $672,675 ($7,809,955 total) {week 15}
  9. Jurassic Park – $186,615 ($345,316,275 total) {week 42}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. The Paper – $15,318,553 ($15,866,635 total)
  2. Schindler’s List – $12,459,362 ($149,464,240 total)
  3. Philadelphia – $4,244,564 ($146,113,006 total)
  4. Mrs. Doubtfire – $4,135,275 ($456,320,336 total)
  5. The Piano – $3,074,746 ($79,418,088 total)
  6. Beethoven’s 2nd – $2,006,919 ($108,481,698 total)
  7. In the Name of the Father – $1,809,971 ($48,267,535 total)
  8. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – $1,470,873 ($17,077,270 total)
  9. Jurassic Park – $408,053 ($755,069,558 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beethoven’s 2nd: Original Song (“The Day I Fall in Love”)
  • In the Name of the Father: Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actor (Pete Postlethwaite), Supporting Actress (Emma Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • Jurassic Park: Sound [O], Sound Effects [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Mrs. Doubtfire: Makeup [O]
  • The Paper : Original Song (“Make Up Your Mind”)
  • Philadelphia: Actor (Tom Hanks) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Philadelphia”), Original Song (“Streets of Philadelphia”) [O]
  • The Piano: Picture, Director, Actress (Holly Hunter) [O], Supporting Actress (Anna Paquin) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Schindler’s List: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Liam Neeson), Supporting Actor (Ralph Fiennes), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design, Makeup, Sound
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 24-26, 1989

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Rain Man – $3,003,521 ($134,676,210 total) {week 15}
  2. Chances Are – $2,165,800 ($10,413,267 total) {week 3}
  3. Dangerous Liaisons – $1,352,197 ($25,013,149 total) {week 14}
  4. Working Girl – $948,407 ($56,841,879 total) {week 14}
  5. The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen – $820,286 ($2,297,686 total) {week 3}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Rain Man – $6,914,907 ($310,060,594 total)
  2. Chances Are – $4,986,250 ($23,974,121 total)
  3. Dangerous Liaisons – $3,113,119 ($57,586,948 total)
  4. Working Girl – $2,183,486 ($130,865,182 total)
  5. The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen – $1,888,517 ($5,289,887 total)

Oscar Details:

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchaussen : Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects
  • Chances Are: Original Score (“After All”)
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Picture, Actress (Glenn Close), Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O]
  • Rain Man: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Dustin Hoffman) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction
  • Working Girl: Picture, Director, Actress (Melanie Griffith), Supporting Actress (Joan Cusack), Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver), Original Song (“Let the River Run”) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Mar. 23-25, 1984

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Splash – $6,667,242 ($23,878,948 total) {week 3}
  2. Footloose – $4,420,411 ($43,998,844 total) {week 6}
  3. Against All Odds – $2,218,270 ($15,151,023 total) {week 4}
  4. Terms of Endearment – $1,258,295 ($91,663,512 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Splash – $18,136,486 ($64,956,424 total)
  2. Footloose – $12,024,570 ($119,687,332 total)
  3. Against All Odds – $6,034,223 ($41,214,390 total)
  4. Terms of Endearment – $3,422,862 ($249,346,577 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Against All Odds: Original Song (“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”)
  • Footloose: Original Song (“Footloose”, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”)
  • Splash: Original Screenplay
  • Terms of Endearment: Picture [O], Directing [O], Actress (Shirley MacLaine) [O], Actress (Debra Winger), Supporting Actor (John Lithgow), Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing, Art Direction, Sound

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