Oscar in Box Office History (Week 24, 2017)

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

Cars 3 (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Animated Feature, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing.

The Journey (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Actor (Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney).

Maudie (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Actress (Sally Hawkins).

5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 15-17, 2012

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Prometheus – $20,712,174 ($89,370,301 total) {week 2}
  2. Snow White and the Huntsman – $13,265,635 ($122,062,670 total) {week 3}
  3. Marvel’s The Avengers – $8,905,467 ($586,794,371 total) {week 7}
  4. Moonrise Kingdom – $2,237,726 ($6,839,462 total) {week 4}
  5. Mirror Mirror – $235,632 ($63,915,264 total) {week 12}
  6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $91,998 ($29,140,953 total) {week 8}
  7. Monsieur Lazhar – $33,604 ($1,747,064 total) {week 10}
  8. Footnote – $15,366 ($1,971,111 total) {week 15}
  9. A Cat in Paris – $13,097 ($89,821 total) {week 3}
  10. The Artist – $6,969 ($44,667,095 total) {week 30}
  11. 5 Broken Cameras – $2,336 ($30,348 total) {week 3}
  12. A Separation – $1,968 ($7,098,492 total) {week 25}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Prometheus – $21,258,601 ($91,728,060 total)
  2. Snow White and the Huntsman – $13,615,608 ($125,282,916 total)
  3. Marvel’s The Avengers – $9,140,410 ($602,275,127 total)
  4. Moonrise Kingdom – $2,296,761 ($7,019,900 total)
  5. Mirror Mirror – $241,848 ($65,601,471 total)
  6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $94,425 ($29,909,747 total)
  7. Monsieur Lazhar – $34,491 ($1,793,155 total)
  8. Footnote – $15,771 ($2,023,113 total)
  9. A Cat in Paris – $13,443 ($92,191 total)
  10. The Artist – $7,153 ($45,845,498 total)
  11. 5 Broken Cameras – $2,398 ($31,149 total)
  12. A Separation – $2,020 ($7,285,764 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 5 Broken Cameras: Documentary Feature
  • The Artist: 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: Animated Feature
  • Footnote: Foreign Language Film
  • Marvel’s The Avengers: Visual Effects
  • Mirror Mirror: Costume Design
  • Monsieur Lazhar: Foreign Language Film
  • Moonrise Kingdom: Original Screenplay
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Animated Feature
  • Prometheus: Visual Effects
  • A Separation: Original Screenplay, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Snow White and the Huntsman: Costume Design

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 15-17, 2007

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – $12,411,786 ($274,145,510 total) {week 4}
  2. Surf’s Up – $9,254,793 ($34,625,490 total) {week 2}
  3. La Vie en Rose – $660,278 ($2,806,173 total) {week 3}
  4. Once – $543,334 ($2,503,419 total) {week 5}
  5. Away from Her – $215,158 ($4,114,817 total) {week 7}
  6. The Lives of Others – $55,037 ($10,606,828 total) {week 19}
  7. After the Wedding – $31,624 ($1,417,064 total) {week 12}
  8. Iraq in Fragments – $580 ($201,426 total) {week 32}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – $14,738,996 ($325,547,793 total)
  2. Surf’s Up – $10,990,067 ($41,117,769 total)
  3. La Vie en Rose – $784,080 ($3,332,330 total)
  4. Once – $645,209 ($2,972,810 total)
  5. Away from Her – $255,500 ($4,886,345 total)
  6. The Lives of Others – $65,356 ($12,595,608 total)
  7. After the Wedding – $37,554 ($1,682,764 total)
  8. Iraq in Fragments – $689 ($239,193 total)

Oscar Details:

  • After the Wedding: Foreign Language Film
  • Away from Her: Actress (Julie Christie), Adapted Screenplay
  • Iraq in Fragments: Documentary Feature
  • The Lives of Others: Foreign Language Film
  • Once: Original Song [O]
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End: Makeup, Visual Effects
  • Surf’s Up: Animated Feature
  • La Vie en Rose: Actress (Marion Cotillard) [O], Costume Design, Makeup [O]

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 14-16, 2002

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – $9,438,607 ($270,752,531 total) {week 5}
  2. Spider-Man – $7,515,984 ($382,537,669 total) {week 7}
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – $5,223,491 ($63,496,649 total) {week 4}
  4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $1,755,197 ($13,642,098 total) {week 9}
  5. About a Boy – $1,482,425 ($35,290,380 total) {week 5}
  6. Unfaithful – $763,458 ($50,549,588 total) {week 6}
  7. Ice Age – $273,500 ($174,215,931 total) {week 14}
  8. Monsters, Inc. – $202,642 ($255,157,707 total) {week 33}
  9. Y Tu Mama Tambien – $202,626 ($12,379,239 total) {week 14}
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – $178,838 ($311,705,137 total) {week 26}
  11. Amelie – $31,412 ($33,142,876 total) {week 33}
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums – $9,842 ($52,353,636 total) {week 27}
  13. Elling – $6,711 ($34,605 total) {week 3}
  14. Promises – $6,535 ($165,667 total) {week 14}
  15. Son of the Bride – $4,063 ($436,707 total) {week 13}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – $13,272,533 ($380,731,184 total)
  2. Spider-Man – $10,568,948 ($537,923,022 total)
  3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – $7,345,253 ($89,288,747 total)
  4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $2,468,151 ($19,183,467 total)
  5. About a Boy – $2,084,580 ($49,625,199 total)
  6. Unfaithful – $1,073,572 ($71,082,639 total)
  7. Ice Age – $384,595 ($244,981,782 total)
  8. Monsters, Inc. – $284,954 ($358,801,801 total)
  9. Y Tu Mama Tambien – $284,932 ($17,407,639 total)
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – $251,481 ($438,318,583 total)
  11. Amelie – $44,171 ($46,605,387 total)
  12. The Royal Tenenbaums – $13,840 ($73,619,485 total)
  13. Elling – $9,437 ($48,661 total)
  14. Promises – $9,189 ($232,960 total)
  15. Son of the Bride – $5,713 ($614,096 total)

Oscar Details:

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

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 13-15, 1997

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Con Air – $15,674,022 ($49,892,781 total) {week 2}
  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park – $12,477,515 ($190,697,964 total) {week 4}
  3. The Fifth Element – $1,483,840 ($57,922,135 total) {week 6}
  4. Hercules – $249,567 ($249,567 total) {week 1}
  5. Ulee’s Gold – $89,563 ($89,563 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Con Air – $27,899,076 ($88,806,976 total)
  2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park – $22,209,433 ($339,434,067 total)
  3. The Fifth Element – $2,641,171 ($103,098,876 total)
  4. Hercules – $444,218 ($444,218 total)
  5. Ulee’s Gold – $159,418 ($159,418 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Con Air: Original Song (“How Do I Live”), Sound
  • The Fifth Element: Sound Editing
  • Hercules: Original Song (“Go the Distance”)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park: Visual Effects
  • Ulee’s Gold: Actor (Peter Fonda)

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 12-14, 1992

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Alien 3 – $2,734,370 ($46,605,194 total) {week 4}
  2. Basic Instinct – $1,108,665 ($105,695,021 total) {week 13}
  3. Fried Green Tomatoes – $616,560 ($77,932,324 total) {week 25}
  4. Howards End – $470,156 ($6,119,245 total) {week 14}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Alien 3 – $5,383,085 ($91,750,466 total)
  2. Basic Instinct – $2,182,601 ($208,079,114 total)
  3. Fried Green Tomatoes – $1,213,806 ($153,423,394 total)
  4. Howards End – $925,584 ($12,046,803 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Alien 3: Visual Effects
  • Basic Instinct: Original Score, Editing
  • Fried Green Tomatoes: Supporting Actress (Jessica Tandy), Adapted Screenplay
  • Howards End: Picture, Director, Actress (Emma Thompson) [O], Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score, Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 12-14, 1987

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Predator – $12,031,638 ($12,031,638 total) {week 1}
  2. The Witches of Eastwick – $9,454,238 ($9,454,238 total) {week 1}
  3. Beverly Hills Cop II – $8,592,335 ($97,747,913 total) {week 4}
  4. The Untouchables – $7,013,085 ($25,219,776 total) {week 2}
  5. Harry and the Hendersons – $4,193,643 ($10,441,383 total) {week 2}
  6. Platoon – $540,865 ($132,761,962 total) {week 26}
  7. Crocodile Dundee – $473,826 ($170,735,036 total) {week 38}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Predator – $25,140,277 ($25,140,277 total)
  2. The Witches of Eastwick – $19,754,763 ($19,754,763 total)
  3. Beverly Hills Cop II – $17,953,805 ($204,245,639 total)
  4. The Untouchables – $14,653,940 ($52,697,077 total)
  5. Harry and the Hendersons – $8,762,676 ($21,817,417 total)
  6. Platoon – $1,130,145 ($277,407,987 total)
  7. Crocodile Dundee – $990,066 ($356,753,259 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Beverly Hills Cop II: Original Song (“Shakedown”)
  • Crocodile Dundee: Original Screenplay
  • Harry and the Hendersons: Makeup [O]
  • Platoon: Picture [O], Director [O], Supporting Actor (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe), Original Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography, Sound [O]
  • Predator: Visual Effects
  • The Untouchables: Supporting Actor (Sean Connery) [O], Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • The Witches of Eastwick: Original Score, Sound

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jun. 11-13, 1982

Weekend Box Office:

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – $11,835,389 ($11,835,389 total) {week 1}
  2. Rocky III – $8,222,095 ($43,748,403 total) {week 3}
  3. Victor/Victoria – $732,939 ($21,626,758 total) {week 13}
  4. Chariots of Fire – $649,362 ($55,593,332 total) {week 38}
  5. Annie – $374,950 ($2,751,328 total) {week 4}
  6. Diner – $198,419 ($1,312,893 total) {week 15}
  7. Diner – $198,419 ($1,312,893 total) {week 15}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – $32,889,499 ($32,889,499 total)
  2. Rocky III – $22,848,475 ($121,572,943 total)
  3. Victor/Victoria – $2,036,773 ($60,098,848 total)
  4. Chariots of Fire – $1,804,520 ($154,488,953 total)
  5. Annie – $1,041,953 ($7,645,697 total)
  6. Diner – $551,389 ($3,648,414 total)
  7. Diner – $551,389 ($3,648,414 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Annie: Original Song Score, Art Direction
  • Chariots of Fire: Picture [O], Director, Supporting Actor (Ian Holm), Original Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Editing, Costume Design [O]
  • Diner: Original Screenplay
  • Diner: Original Screenplay
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Sound [O], Sound Effects [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Rocky III: Original Song (“Eye of the Tiger”)
  • Victor/Victoria: Actress (Julie Andrews), Supporting Actor (Robert Preston), Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song Score [O], Art Direction, Costume Design

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