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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 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.7% $196.8 98.3% n/a - $200.1 Nom
2 Selma 2014 $16.5 47.0% $18.7 53.0% n/a - $35.2 Nom
3 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 70.5% $17.9 29.5% n/a - $60.6 Nom
4 Birdman 2014 $26.6 90.2% $2.9 9.8% n/a - $29.5 Nom
5 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 93.1% $461k 6.9% n/a - $6.7 Nom
6 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 93.2% $1.9 6.8% n/a - $28.1 Nom
7 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 98.5% $369k 1.5% n/a - $24.7 Nom
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $59.1 Nom
9 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
10 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
11 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
12 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
13 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
14 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
15 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
16 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
17 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
18 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
19 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
20 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
21 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
22 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
23 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
24 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
25 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
26 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
27 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
28 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
29 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
30 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
31 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
32 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
33 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
34 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
35 The Tree of Life 2011 $13.3 100.0% n/a - n/a - $13.3 Nom
36 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
37 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
38 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
39 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
40 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
41 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
42 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
43 Toy Story 3 2010 $415.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $415.0 Nom
44 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
45 Inception 2010 $292.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $292.6 Nom
46 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
47 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
48 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
49 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
50 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
51 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
52 Inglourious Basterds 2009 $120.5 100.0% n/a - n/a - $120.5 Nom
53 District 9 2009 $115.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $115.6 Nom
54 A Serious Man 2009 $9.2 100.0% n/a - n/a - $9.2 Nom
55 Up 2009 $293.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $293.0 Nom
56 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
57 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
58 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
59 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
60 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
61 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
62 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
63 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
64 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
65 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
66 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
67 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
68 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
69 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
70 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
71 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
72 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
73 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
74 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
75 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
76 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
77 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
78 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
79 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
80 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
81 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
82 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
83 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
84 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
85 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
86 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
87 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
88 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
89 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
90 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
91 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
92 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
93 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
94 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
95 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
96 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
97 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
98 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
99 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
100 Erin Brockovich 2000 $125.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $125.6 Nom
101 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
102 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
103 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
104 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
105 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
106 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
107 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
108 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
109 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
110 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
111 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
112 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
113 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
114 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
115 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
116 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
117 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
118 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
119 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
120 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
121 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
122 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
123 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
124 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
125 Apollo 13 1995 $172.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $172.1 Nom
126 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
127 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
128 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
129 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
130 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
131 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
132 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
133 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
134 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
135 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
136 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
137 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
138 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
139 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
140 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
141 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
142 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
143 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
144 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
145 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 $130.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $130.7 Win
146 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
147 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
148 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
149 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
150 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
151 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
152 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
153 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
154 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
155 Field of Dreams 1989 $64.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $64.4 Nom
156 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
157 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
158 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
159 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
160 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
161 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
162 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
163 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
164 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
165 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
166 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
167 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
168 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
169 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
170 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 $35.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $35.4 Nom
171 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
172 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
173 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
174 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 Nom
175 Witness 1985 $68.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $68.7 Nom
176 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
177 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
178 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
179 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
180 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
181 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
182 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
183 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
184 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
185 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 Nom
186 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
187 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
188 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
189 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
190 Missing 1982 $14.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $14.0 Nom
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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