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Best Picture Nomination Effect

Below is a breakdown, by year or by movie, showing what box office effect the Oscars may have had on Best Picture nominees. Viewing by year shows the average effect of all five movies nominated in a given year, while viewing by movie shows a detailed breakdown of all movies nominated between 1982 and the present.



RowMovie TitleYearPre-Nom / PercPost-Nom / PercPost-Awards / PercTotal GrossOscar
1 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
2 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
3 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
4 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 Nom
5 A Serious Man 2009 $9.2 100.0% n/a - n/a - $9.2 Nom
6 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
7 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 50.6% $5.1 41.7% $935k 7.6% $12.3 Nom
8 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
9 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
10 The Tree of Life 2011 $13.3 100.0% n/a - n/a - $13.3 Nom
11 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
12 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
13 Missing 1982 $14.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $14.0 Nom
14 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
15 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
16 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
17 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
18 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
19 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
20 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
21 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
22 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
23 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
24 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
25 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
26 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
27 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
28 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
29 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
30 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 96.0% $943k 3.7% $63.6k 0.3% $25.4 Nom
31 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
32 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
33 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 Nom
34 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
35 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
36 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
37 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
38 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
39 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
40 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
41 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
42 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
43 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
44 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
45 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
46 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
47 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
48 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
49 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
50 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
51 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
52 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 74.7% $7.9 22.6% $953k 2.7% $35.1 Nom
53 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 $35.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $35.4 Nom
54 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
55 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
56 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
57 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
58 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
59 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
60 Birdman 2014 $26.6 65.9% $11.2 27.7% $2.6 6.4% $40.4 Win
61 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
62 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
63 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
64 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
65 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
66 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
67 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
68 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
69 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
70 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
71 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
72 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
73 Selma 2014 $16.5 32.8% $33.0 65.4% $888k 1.8% $50.4 Nom
74 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
75 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
76 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
77 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
78 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
79 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
80 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
81 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
82 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
83 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
84 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
85 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
86 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
87 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
88 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
89 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
90 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $59.1 Nom
91 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
92 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
93 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
94 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
95 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
96 Field of Dreams 1989 $64.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $64.4 Nom
97 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
98 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
99 Witness 1985 $68.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $68.7 Nom
100 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
101 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
102 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
103 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
104 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
105 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
106 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
107 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
108 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
109 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
110 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
111 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
112 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
113 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
114 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
115 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
116 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
117 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 49.2% $41.1 47.3% $3.0 3.5% $86.9 Nom
118 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
119 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
120 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
121 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 $85.3 90.8% $7.2 7.7% $1.4 1.4% $93.9 Nom
122 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
123 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
124 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
125 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
126 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
127 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
128 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
129 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
130 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
131 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
132 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
133 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
134 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
135 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
136 District 9 2009 $115.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $115.6 Nom
137 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
138 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
139 Inglourious Basterds 2009 $120.5 100.0% n/a - n/a - $120.5 Nom
140 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
141 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
142 Erin Brockovich 2000 $125.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $125.6 Nom
143 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
144 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
145 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
146 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 $130.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $130.7 Win
147 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
148 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
149 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
150 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
151 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
152 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
153 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
154 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
155 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
156 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
157 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
158 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
159 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
160 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
161 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
162 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
163 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
164 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
165 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
166 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
167 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
168 Apollo 13 1995 $172.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $172.1 Nom
169 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
170 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
171 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
172 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
173 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
174 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
175 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
176 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
177 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
178 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
179 Inception 2010 $292.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $292.6 Nom
180 Up 2009 $293.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $293.0 Nom
181 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
182 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 $271.7 86.7% $25.9 8.3% $15.8 5.1% $313.4 Nom
183 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
184 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.0% $316.6 95.6% $11.3 3.4% $331.3 Nom
185 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
186 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
187 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 $338.3 89.7% $25.8 6.8% $12.9 3.4% $377.0 Win
188 Toy Story 3 2010 $415.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $415.0 Nom
189 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
190 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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