Academy Awards


The Color Purple

Studio: Warner Bros.
Release Date: December 20, 1985
Domestic Gross: $98,467,863
Running Time: 154 mins.
Genre: Period Drama
MPAA: PG-13

Academy Awards Nominations

Picture
Actress: Whoopi Goldberg
Supporting Actress: Oprah Winfrey
Supporting Actress: Margaret Avery
Adapted Screenplay
Cinematography
Art Direction
Costume Design
Makeup
Original Score
Original Song: "Miss Celie's Blues"

Total Nominations: 11
Total Wins: 0

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1985 Nominee Box Office Breakdown

Period Dates Gross % of Total Theaters
Pre-Nom up to 2/11/86 $46,445,351 49.3% 1,109
Post-Nom 2/11–3/24/86 $31,512,782 33.5% 1,109
Post-Award after 3/24/86 $16,217,721 17.2% 1,082
Total Gross - $94,175,854 100% 1,109

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