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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 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
2 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
3 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
4 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
5 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
6 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
7 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
8 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
9 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.0% $316.6 90.4% $30.1 8.6% $350.1 Nom
10 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
11 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
12 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
13 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
14 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
15 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
16 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
17 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
18 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
19 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
20 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
21 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
22 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
23 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
24 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
25 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
26 Hidden Figures 2016 $85.0 50.2% $67.7 40.0% $16.6 9.8% $169.4 Nom
27 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
28 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
29 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
30 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
31 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
32 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
33 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
34 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
35 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
36 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
37 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
38 The Revenant 2015 $54.1 29.5% $116.5 63.4% $13.0 7.1% $183.6 Nom
39 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
40 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
41 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
42 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
43 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
44 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
45 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
46 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
47 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
48 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
49 La La Land 2016 $90.5 59.9% $50.5 33.4% $10.2 6.7% $151.1 Nom
50 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
51 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
52 Lion 2016 $16.5 32.0% $26.3 50.9% $8.9 17.2% $51.7 Nom
53 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
54 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
55 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
56 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 46.9% $41.1 45.1% $7.2 7.9% $91.1 Nom
57 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
58 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
59 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
60 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
61 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
62 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
63 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
64 Spotlight 2015 $28.8 64.0% $10.3 22.8% $5.9 13.2% $45.1 Win
65 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
66 Moonlight (2016) 2016 $15.9 56.9% $6.4 22.9% $5.6 20.2% $27.9 Win
67 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
68 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
69 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
70 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
71 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
72 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
73 Birdman 2014 $26.6 62.8% $11.2 26.4% $4.6 10.8% $42.3 Win
74 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
75 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
76 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
77 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
78 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
79 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
80 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
81 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
82 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
83 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
84 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
85 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
86 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
87 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
88 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
89 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
90 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
91 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
92 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
93 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
94 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
95 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
96 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
97 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
98 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
99 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
100 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
101 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
102 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
103 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
104 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
105 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
106 Selma 2014 $16.5 31.8% $33.0 63.4% $2.5 4.9% $52.1 Nom
107 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
108 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
109 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
110 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
111 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
112 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
113 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
114 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
115 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
116 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
117 Brooklyn 2015 $22.8 59.5% $13.7 35.8% $1.8 4.7% $38.3 Nom
118 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 47.4% $5.1 39.1% $1.8 13.5% $13.1 Nom
119 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 73.0% $7.9 22.1% $1.8 4.9% $35.9 Nom
120 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
121 The Big Short 2015 $44.6 63.5% $23.9 34.0% $1.7 2.5% $70.3 Nom
122 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
123 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
124 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
125 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
126 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
127 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
128 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
129 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
130 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
131 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
132 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
133 Room 2015 $5.2 35.7% $8.2 56.1% $1.2 8.2% $14.7 Nom
134 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
135 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
136 Fences 2016 $48.8 84.7% $7.7 13.4% $1.1 2.0% $57.7 Nom
137 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
138 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
139 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
140 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
141 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
142 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
143 Manchester by the Sea 2016 $39.0 81.8% $7.9 16.5% $820k 1.7% $47.7 Nom
144 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
145 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
146 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
147 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
148 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
149 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
150 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
151 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
152 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
153 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
154 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
155 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
156 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
157 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
158 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
159 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
160 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
161 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
162 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
163 Hacksaw Ridge 2016 $65.5 97.5% $1.4 2.1% $274k 0.4% $67.2 Nom
164 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
165 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
166 Arrival 2016 $95.7 95.2% $4.6 4.6% $211k 0.2% $100.5 Nom
167 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
168 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
169 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
170 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
171 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
172 The Martian 2015 $226.6 99.2% $1.8 0.8% $53.5k 0.0% $228.4 Nom
173 Bridge of Spies 2015 $70.8 97.9% $1.4 2.0% $49.5k 0.1% $72.3 Nom
174 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
175 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
176 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 96.1% $943k 3.7% $36.8k 0.1% $25.4 Nom
177 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
178 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
179 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 99.6% $208k 0.4% $7.9k 0.0% $59.3 Nom
180 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
181 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
182 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
183 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
184 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
185 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
186 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
187 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 $130.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $130.7 Win
188 Toy Story 3 2010 $415.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $415.0 Nom
189 Inglourious Basterds 2009 $120.5 100.0% n/a - n/a - $120.5 Nom
190 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 $153.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $153.6 Nom
191 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 Nom
192 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
193 District 9 2009 $115.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $115.6 Nom
194 Missing 1982 $14.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $14.0 Nom
195 Inception 2010 $292.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $292.6 Nom
196 Witness 1985 $68.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $68.7 Nom
197 A Serious Man 2009 $9.2 100.0% n/a - n/a - $9.2 Nom
198 Erin Brockovich 2000 $125.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $125.6 Nom
199 Up 2009 $293.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $293.0 Nom
200 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
201 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 Nom
202 The Tree of Life 2011 $13.3 100.0% n/a - n/a - $13.3 Nom
203 Field of Dreams 1989 $64.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $64.4 Nom
204 Apollo 13 1995 $172.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $172.1 Nom
205 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 $35.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $35.4 Nom
206 Hell or High Water 2016 $27.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $27.0 Nom
207 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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