Oscar in Box Office History (Week 3, 2018)

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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5 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2013

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Zero Dark Thirty – $15,797,612 ($54,142,369 total) {week 5}
  2. Silver Linings Playbook – $10,752,836 ($54,712,106 total) {week 10}
  3. Django Unchained – $7,755,800 ($137,874,535 total) {week 4}
  4. Les Miserables – $7,491,995 ($130,050,015 total) {week 4}
  5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $6,176,941 ($287,166,682 total) {week 6}
  6. Lincoln – $5,475,263 ($160,611,342 total) {week 11}
  7. Life of Pi – $3,351,625 ($99,188,930 total) {week 9}
  8. The Impossible – $2,476,238 ($10,192,803 total) {week 5}
  9. Argo – $2,262,947 ($114,784,501 total) {week 15}
  10. Wreck-It Ralph – $1,302,474 ($180,809,778 total) {week 12}
  11. Skyfall – $969,241 ($300,856,315 total) {week 11}
  12. Amour – $373,586 ($1,145,281 total) {week 5}
  13. Flight – $286,602 ($93,091,057 total) {week 12}
  14. Anna Karenina – $164,220 ($12,234,114 total) {week 10}
  15. Beasts of the Southern Wild – $149,969 ($11,455,005 total) {week 30}
  16. Frankenweenie – $71,841 ($35,146,789 total) {week 16}
  17. Hitchcock – $68,735 ($5,773,990 total) {week 9}
  18. A Royal Affair – $49,334 ($751,595 total) {week 11}
  19. The Sessions – $43,360 ($5,793,785 total) {week 14}
  20. Chasing Ice – $29,700 ($1,000,500 total) {week 10}
  21. Searching for Sugar Man – $29,354 ($3,135,746 total) {week 26}
  22. The Master – $17,426 ($16,044,361 total) {week 19}
  23. 5 Broken Cameras – $1,777 ($77,384 total) {week 34}
  24. The Invisible War – $1,361 ($64,010 total) {week 31}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Zero Dark Thirty – $17,352,113 ($59,470,031 total)
  2. Silver Linings Playbook – $11,810,926 ($60,095,831 total)
  3. Django Unchained – $8,518,978 ($151,441,525 total)
  4. Les Miserables – $8,229,215 ($142,847,064 total)
  5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $6,784,758 ($315,424,166 total)
  6. Lincoln – $6,014,034 ($176,415,656 total)
  7. Life of Pi – $3,681,428 ($108,949,218 total)
  8. The Impossible – $2,719,902 ($11,195,785 total)
  9. Argo – $2,485,623 ($126,079,409 total)
  10. Wreck-It Ralph – $1,430,639 ($198,601,638 total)
  11. Skyfall – $1,064,615 ($330,460,872 total)
  12. Amour – $410,347 ($1,257,978 total)
  13. Flight – $314,804 ($102,251,309 total)
  14. Anna Karenina – $180,379 ($13,437,963 total)
  15. Beasts of the Southern Wild – $164,726 ($12,582,189 total)
  16. Frankenweenie – $78,910 ($38,605,268 total)
  17. Hitchcock – $75,499 ($6,342,156 total)
  18. A Royal Affair – $54,189 ($825,553 total)
  19. The Sessions – $47,627 ($6,363,899 total)
  20. Chasing Ice – $32,623 ($1,098,950 total)
  21. Searching for Sugar Man – $32,242 ($3,444,306 total)
  22. The Master – $19,141 ($17,623,142 total)
  23. 5 Broken Cameras – $1,952 ($84,999 total)
  24. The Invisible War – $1,495 ($70,309 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 5 Broken Cameras: Documentary Feature
  • Amour: Picture, Directing, Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Original Screenplay, Foreign Language Film [O]
  • Anna Karenina: Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design [O]
  • Argo: Picture [O], Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin), Adapted Screenlay [O], Original Score, Film Editing [O], Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild: Picture, Directing, Actress (Quvenzhane Wallis), Adapted Screenplay
  • Chasing Ice: Original Song (“Before My Time”)
  • Django Unchained: Picture, Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Cinematography, Sound Editing
  • Flight: Actor (Denzel Washington), Original Screenplay
  • Frankenweenie: Animated Feature
  • Hitchcock: Makeup and Hairstyling
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects
  • The Impossible: Actress (Naomi Watts)
  • The Invisible War: Documentary Feature
  • Les Miserables: Picture, Actor (Hugh Jackman), Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) [O], Original Song (“Suddenly”), Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling [O], Sound Mixing [O]
  • Life of Pi: Picture, Directing [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“Pi’s Lullaby”), Original Score [O], Film Editing, Cinematography [O], Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects [O]
  • Lincoln: Picture, Directing, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) [O], Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Supporting Actress (Sally Field), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design [O], Costume Design, Sound Mixing
  • The Master: Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)
  • A Royal Affair: Foreign Language Film
  • Searching for Sugar Man: Documentary Feature [O]
  • The Sessions: Actress (Helen Hunt)
  • Silver Linings Playbook: Picture, Directing, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) [O], Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Skyfall: Original Song (“Skyfall”) [O], Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing [O]
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Animated Feature
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Picture, Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Editing [O]

10 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2008

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Juno – $9,954,874 ($85,081,407 total) {week 7}
  2. Atonement – $4,596,844 ($31,721,650 total) {week 7}
  3. There Will Be Blood – $2,941,582 ($7,976,212 total) {week 4}
  4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – $2,680,098 ($48,104,898 total) {week 5}
  5. Charlie Wilson’s War – $1,967,160 ($62,814,670 total) {week 5}
  6. No Country for Old Men – $1,214,239 ($48,592,762 total) {week 11}
  7. The Kite Runner – $1,102,367 ($12,712,767 total) {week 6}
  8. Enchanted – $988,665 ($123,783,407 total) {week 9}
  9. The Golden Compass – $479,691 ($68,297,477 total) {week 7}
  10. The Savages – $434,597 ($3,551,650 total) {week 8}
  11. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – $386,870 ($2,528,036 total) {week 8}
  12. Persepolis – $242,840 ($871,078 total) {week 4}
  13. August Rush – $205,685 ($30,889,869 total) {week 9}
  14. Into the Wild – $165,074 ($17,648,273 total) {week 18}
  15. American Gangster – $123,450 ($129,967,250 total) {week 12}
  16. I’m Not There – $57,852 ($3,532,921 total) {week 9}
  17. Michael Clayton – $44,735 ($39,388,195 total) {week 16}
  18. Lars and the Real Girl – $21,402 ($5,837,126 total) {week 15}
  19. Taxi to the Dark Side – $10,930 ($10,930 total) {week 1}
  20. Beaufort – $6,808 ($6,808 total) {week 1}
  21. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – $1,530 ($3,896,658 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Juno – $12,381,201 ($105,818,519 total)
  2. Atonement – $5,717,245 ($39,453,250 total)
  3. There Will Be Blood – $3,658,541 ($9,920,275 total)
  4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – $3,333,325 ($59,829,629 total)
  5. Charlie Wilson’s War – $2,446,621 ($78,124,652 total)
  6. No Country for Old Men – $1,510,189 ($60,436,402 total)
  7. The Kite Runner – $1,371,050 ($15,811,283 total)
  8. Enchanted – $1,229,635 ($153,953,457 total)
  9. The Golden Compass – $596,607 ($84,943,798 total)
  10. The Savages – $540,522 ($4,417,303 total)
  11. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – $481,163 ($3,144,201 total)
  12. Persepolis – $302,028 ($1,083,388 total)
  13. August Rush – $255,817 ($38,418,737 total)
  14. Into the Wild – $205,308 ($21,949,732 total)
  15. American Gangster – $153,539 ($161,644,505 total)
  16. I’m Not There – $71,952 ($4,394,009 total)
  17. Michael Clayton – $55,638 ($48,988,382 total)
  18. Lars and the Real Girl – $26,618 ($7,259,824 total)
  19. Taxi to the Dark Side – $13,594 ($13,594 total)
  20. Beaufort – $8,467 ($8,467 total)
  21. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – $1,903 ($4,846,401 total)

Oscar Details:

  • American Gangster: Supporting Actress (Ruby Dee), Art Direction
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: Supporting Actor (Casey Affleck), Cinematography
  • Atonement: Picture, Supporting Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score [O], Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • August Rush: Original Song (“Raise It Up”)
  • Beaufort: Foreign Language Film
  • Charlie Wilson’s War: Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography
  • Enchanted: Original Song (“Happy Working Song”), Original Song (“So Close”), Original Song (“That’s How You Know”)
  • The Golden Compass: Art Direction, Visual Effects [O]
  • I’m Not There: Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett)
  • Into the Wild: Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook), Editing
  • Juno: Picture, Director, Actress (Ellen Page), Original Screenplay [O]
  • The Kite Runner: Original Score
  • Lars and the Real Girl: Original Screenplay
  • Michael Clayton: Picture, Director, Actor (George Clooney), Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson), Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Score
  • No Country for Old Men: Picture [O], Director [O], Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • Persepolis: Animated Feature
  • The Savages: Actress (Laura Linney), Original Screenplay
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Actor (Johnny Depp), Art Direction [O], Costume Design
  • Taxi to the Dark Side: Documentary Feature [O]
  • There Will Be Blood: Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography [O], Art Direction, Sound Editing

15 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 17-19, 2003

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Catch Me If You Can – $10,696,726 ($134,489,853 total) {week 4}
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $10,274,388 ($297,892,450 total) {week 5}
  3. Chicago – $7,602,133 ($27,261,777 total) {week 4}
  4. About Schmidt – $5,669,076 ($29,535,854 total) {week 6}
  5. The Hours – $4,644,924 ($7,334,731 total) {week 4}
  6. Gangs of New York – $3,712,112 ($60,485,768 total) {week 5}
  7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $2,173,330 ($233,841,212 total) {week 40}
  8. Adaptation. – $1,825,241 ($11,880,773 total) {week 7}
  9. The Wild Thornberrys Movie – $1,356,826 ($36,960,254 total) {week 5}
  10. The Pianist – $1,263,509 ($4,129,765 total) {week 4}
  11. Far From Heaven – $433,998 ($12,607,842 total) {week 11}
  12. Treasure Planet – $368,672 ($37,025,542 total) {week 8}
  13. Bowling for Columbine – $341,177 ($17,159,431 total) {week 15}
  14. Talk to Her – $328,518 ($3,352,017 total) {week 9}
  15. Frida – $319,110 ($22,404,981 total) {week 13}
  16. 8 Mile – $188,190 ($115,922,750 total) {week 11}
  17. The Crime of Father Amaro – $154,275 ($5,008,741 total) {week 10}
  18. City of God – $88,292 ($88,292 total) {week 1}
  19. The Quiet American – $82,430 ($518,847 total) {week 9}
  20. Spirited Away – $16,033 ($5,516,863 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Catch Me If You Can – $15,841,088 ($199,169,882 total)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – $15,215,636 ($441,157,476 total)
  3. Chicago – $11,258,217 ($40,372,748 total)
  4. About Schmidt – $8,395,497 ($43,740,494 total)
  5. The Hours – $6,878,801 ($10,862,214 total)
  6. Gangs of New York – $5,497,373 ($89,575,109 total)
  7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – $3,218,547 ($346,302,160 total)
  8. Adaptation. – $2,703,052 ($17,594,578 total)
  9. The Wild Thornberrys Movie – $2,009,363 ($54,735,501 total)
  10. The Pianist – $1,871,167 ($6,115,887 total)
  11. Far From Heaven – $642,720 ($18,671,315 total)
  12. Treasure Planet – $545,977 ($54,832,187 total)
  13. Bowling for Columbine – $505,259 ($25,411,894 total)
  14. Talk to Her – $486,512 ($4,964,098 total)
  15. Frida – $472,579 ($33,180,179 total)
  16. 8 Mile – $278,696 ($171,673,326 total)
  17. The Crime of Father Amaro – $228,470 ($7,417,588 total)
  18. City of God – $130,754 ($130,754 total)
  19. The Quiet American – $122,073 ($768,375 total)
  20. Spirited Away – $23,744 ($8,170,081 total)

Oscar Details:

  • 8 Mile: Original Song (“Lose Yourself”) [O]
  • About Schmidt: Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates)
  • Adaptation.: Actor (Nicoals Cage), Supporting Actor (Chris Cooper) [O], Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Adapted Screenplay
  • Bowling for Columbine: Documentary Feature [O]
  • Catch Me If You Can: Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Original Score
  • Chicago: Picture [O], Director, Actress (Renee Zellweger), Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), Supporting Actress (Catherine Zeta-Jones [O], Queen Latifah), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song (“I Move On”), Editing [O], Cinematography, Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound [O]
  • City of God: Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography
  • The Crime of Father Amaro: Foreign Language Film
  • Far From Heaven: Actress (Julianne Moore), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography
  • Frida: Actress, Original Score [O], Original Song (“Burn It Blue”), Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup [O]
  • Gangs of New York: Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Original Screenplay, Original Song (“The Hands That Built America”), Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound
  • The Hours: Picture, Director, Actress (Nicole Kidman) [O], Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Editing, Costume Design
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Picture, Editing, Art Direction, Sound, Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Original Screenplay
  • The Pianist: Picture, Director [O], Actor (Adrien Brody) [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • The Quiet American: Actor (Michael Caine)
  • Spirited Away: Animated Feature [O]
  • Talk to Her: Director, Original Screenplay [O]
  • Treasure Planet: Animated Feature
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie: Original Song (“Father and Daughter”)

20 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 16-18, 1998

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Titanic – $36,014,544 ($242,748,914 total) {week 5}
  2. Good Will Hunting – $13,707,525 ($37,301,061 total) {week 7}
  3. As Good As It Gets – $10,028,920 ($66,831,247 total) {week 4}
  4. Wag the Dog – $6,472,817 ($17,975,187 total) {week 4}
  5. Amistad – $3,341,031 ($35,032,339 total) {week 6}
  6. Jackie Brown – $1,981,608 ($36,609,405 total) {week 4}
  7. Kundun – $1,620,041 ($1,948,423 total) {week 4}
  8. The Full Monty – $1,034,175 ($36,845,342 total) {week 18}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Titanic – $68,573,535 ($462,206,354 total)
  2. Good Will Hunting – $26,099,829 ($71,023,129 total)
  3. As Good As It Gets – $19,095,577 ($127,250,114 total)
  4. Wag the Dog – $12,324,575 ($34,225,676 total)
  5. Amistad – $6,361,494 ($66,703,366 total)
  6. Jackie Brown – $3,773,083 ($69,706,181 total)
  7. Kundun – $3,084,641 ($3,709,897 total)
  8. The Full Monty – $1,969,122 ($70,155,417 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Amistad: Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • As Good As It Gets: Picture, Actor (Jack Nicholson) [O], Actress (Helen Hunt) [O], Supporting Actor (Greg Kinnear), Original Screenplay, Original Musical or Comedy Score, Editing
  • The Full Monty: Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Original Musical or Comedy Score [O]
  • Good Will Hunting: Picture, Director, Actor (Matt Damon), Supporting Actor (Robin Williams) [O], Supporting Actress (Minnie Driver), Original Screenplay [O], Original Dramatic Score, Original Song (“Miss Misery”), Editing
  • Jackie Brown: Supporting Actor (Robert Forster)
  • Kundun: Original Dramatic Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Titanic: Picture [O], Director [O], Actress (Kate Winslet), Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart), Original Dramatic Score [O], Original Song (“My Heart Will Go On”) [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup, Sound [O], Sound Editing [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Wag the Dog: Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Adapted Screenplay

25 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 15-17, 1993

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Aladdin – $10,920,346 ($139,066,800 total) {week 10}
  2. A Few Good Men – $8,730,669 ($101,564,771 total) {week 6}
  3. Scent of a Woman – $5,538,840 ($15,950,914 total) {week 4}
  4. The Bodyguard – $4,840,996 ($102,236,643 total) {week 8}
  5. Chaplin – $2,069,280 ($6,678,621 total) {week 4}
  6. The Crying Game – $1,810,650 ($8,592,778 total) {week 8}
  7. Hoffa – $1,625,922 ($22,031,963 total) {week 4}
  8. Damage – $135,984 ($732,370 total) {week 4}
  9. Lorenzo’s Oil – $752,137 ($1,023,176 total) {week 3}
  10. Unforgiven – $71,913 ($75,085,412 total) {week 24}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Aladdin – $23,555,239 ($299,967,759 total)
  2. A Few Good Men – $18,832,095 ($219,075,702 total)
  3. Scent of a Woman – $11,947,305 ($34,406,199 total)
  4. The Bodyguard – $10,442,052 ($220,524,933 total)
  5. Chaplin – $4,463,447 ($14,405,818 total)
  6. The Crying Game – $3,905,581 ($18,534,664 total)
  7. Hoffa – $3,507,122 ($47,523,051 total)
  8. Damage – $293,318 ($1,579,726 total)
  9. Lorenzo’s Oil – $1,622,363 ($2,206,996 total)
  10. Unforgiven – $155,117 ($161,959,596 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Aladdin: Original Song (“A Whole New World” [O], “Friend Like Me”), Original Score [O], Sound, Sound Effects
  • The Bodyguard: Original Song (“I Have Nothing”, “Run to You”)
  • Chaplin: Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Original Score, Art Direction
  • The Crying Game: Picture, Director, Actor (Stephen Rea), Supporting Actor (Jaye Davidson), Original Screenplay [O], Editing
  • Damage: Actress (Miranda Richardson)
  • A Few Good Men: Picture, Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson), Editing, Sound
  • Hoffa: Cinematography, Makeup
  • Lorenzo’s Oil: Actress (Susan Sarandon), Original Screenplay
  • Scent of a Woman: Picture, Director, Actor (Al Pacino) [O], Adapted Screenplay
  • Unforgiven: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Clint Eastwood), Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman) [O], Original Screenplay, Editing [O], Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound

30 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 15-17, 1988

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Good Morning, Vietnam – $11,752,913 ($12,853,843 total) {week 4}
  2. Moonstruck – $5,069,508 ($6,400,879 total) {week 5}
  3. Broadcast News – $3,551,046 ($27,485,020 total) {week 5}
  4. Throw Momma From the Train – $2,814,646 ($46,703,623 total) {week 6}
  5. Wall Street – $2,103,544 ($29,808,822 total) {week 6}
  6. Fatal Attraction – $2,048,816 ($136,063,252 total) {week 18}
  7. Empire of the Sun – $1,063,063 ($16,231,776 total) {week 6}
  8. The Last Emperor – $677,383 ($7,836,417 total) {week 9}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Good Morning, Vietnam – $25,536,135 ($27,928,180 total)
  2. Moonstruck – $11,014,770 ($13,907,506 total)
  3. Broadcast News – $7,715,533 ($59,718,060 total)
  4. Throw Momma From the Train – $6,115,520 ($101,475,268 total)
  5. Wall Street – $4,570,474 ($64,767,100 total)
  6. Fatal Attraction – $4,451,564 ($295,631,348 total)
  7. Empire of the Sun – $2,309,769 ($35,267,581 total)
  8. The Last Emperor – $1,471,784 ($17,026,570 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Broadcast News: Picture, Actor (William Hurt), Actress (Holly Hunter), Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks), Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography
  • Empire of the Sun: Original Score, Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound
  • Fatal Attraction: Picture, Director, Actress (Glenn Close), Supporting Actress (Anne Archer), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
  • Good Morning, Vietnam: Actor (Robin Williams)
  • The Last Emperor: Picture [O], Director [O], Adapted Screenplay [O], Original Score [O], Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Sound [O]
  • Moonstruck: Picture, Director, Actress (Cher) [O], Supporting Actor (Vincent Gardenia), Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis) [O], Original Screenplay
  • Throw Momma From the Train: Supporting Actress (Anne Ramsey)
  • Wall Street: Actor (Michael Douglas) [O]

35 Years Ago: The Weekend of Jan. 21-23, 1983

Weekend Box Office:

  1. Tootsie – $8,407,104 ($81,181,848 total) {week 6}
  2. The Verdict – $3,262,576 ($32,482,995 total) {week 7}
  3. Gandhi – $2,324,871 ($2,456,024 total) {week 2}
  4. Sophie’s Choice – $1,786,015 ($4,548,667 total) {week 6}
  5. Best Friends – $1,661,398 ($30,592,093 total) {week 6}
  6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – $1,271,340 ($327,909,778 total) {week 33}
  7. An Officer and a Gentleman – $901,957 ($115,208,541 total) {week 26}
  8. The Year of Living Dangerously – $35,000 ($35,000 total) {week 1}

Weekend Box Office (Adjusted for Inflation):

  1. Tootsie – $23,833,473 ($230,144,096 total)
  2. The Verdict – $9,249,144 ($92,086,713 total)
  3. Gandhi – $6,590,825 ($6,962,633 total)
  4. Sophie’s Choice – $5,063,211 ($12,895,110 total)
  5. Best Friends – $4,709,931 ($86,726,156 total)
  6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – $3,604,148 ($929,598,196 total)
  7. An Officer and a Gentleman – $2,556,977 ($326,607,070 total)
  8. The Year of Living Dangerously – $99,222 ($99,222 total)

Oscar Details:

  • Best Friends: Original Song (“How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”)
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Original Score [O], Editing, Cinematography, Sound [O], Sound Effects [O], Visual Effects [O]
  • Gandhi: Picture [O], Director [O], Actor (Ben Kingsley) [O], Original Screenplay [O], Original Score, Editing [O], Cinematography [O], Art Direction [O], Costume Design [O], Makeup, Sound
  • An Officer and a Gentleman: Actress (Debra Winger), Supporting Actor (Louis Gossett Jr.) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Song (“Up Where We Belong”) [O], Original Score, Film Editing
  • Sophie’s Choice: Actress (Meryl Streep) [O], Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Tootsie: Picture, Director, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Teri Garr), Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange) [O], Original Screenplay, Original Song (“It Might Be You”), Editing, Cinematography, Sound
  • The Verdict: Picture, Director, Actor (Paul Newman), Supporting Actor (James Mason), Adapted Screenplay
  • The Year of Living Dangerously: Supporting Actress [O]

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