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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 Toy Story 3 2010 $415.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $415.0 Nom
2 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 $130.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $130.7 Win
3 Inglourious Basterds 2009 $120.5 100.0% n/a - n/a - $120.5 Nom
4 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 $153.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $153.6 Nom
5 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 Nom
6 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
7 District 9 2009 $115.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $115.6 Nom
8 Missing 1982 $14.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $14.0 Nom
9 Inception 2010 $292.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $292.6 Nom
10 Witness 1985 $68.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $68.7 Nom
11 A Serious Man 2009 $9.2 100.0% n/a - n/a - $9.2 Nom
12 Erin Brockovich 2000 $125.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $125.6 Nom
13 Up 2009 $293.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $293.0 Nom
14 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 Nom
15 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
16 The Tree of Life 2011 $13.3 100.0% n/a - n/a - $13.3 Nom
17 Apollo 13 1995 $172.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $172.1 Nom
18 Field of Dreams 1989 $64.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $64.4 Nom
19 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 $35.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $35.4 Nom
20 Hell or High Water 2016 $27.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $27.0 Nom
21 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
22 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
23 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
24 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
25 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
26 Hacksaw Ridge 2016 $65.5 97.9% $1.4 2.1% n/a - $66.9 Nom
27 Arrival 2016 $95.7 95.4% $4.6 4.6% n/a - $100.3 Nom
28 Fences 2016 $48.8 86.4% $7.7 13.6% n/a - $56.6 Nom
29 Manchester by the Sea 2016 $39.0 83.2% $7.9 16.8% n/a - $46.9 Nom
30 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
31 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
32 Moonlight (2016) 2016 $15.9 71.7% $6.3 28.3% n/a - $22.1 Nom
33 La La Land 2016 $90.5 64.2% $50.5 35.8% n/a - $140.9 Nom
34 Hidden Figures 2016 $85.0 55.6% $67.7 44.4% n/a - $152.7 Nom
35 Lion 2016 $16.5 38.6% $26.3 61.4% n/a - $42.8 Nom
36 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
37 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
38 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 99.6% $208k 0.4% $7.9k 0.0% $59.3 Nom
39 The Martian 2015 $226.6 99.2% $1.8 0.8% $53.5k 0.0% $228.4 Nom
40 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
41 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
42 Bridge of Spies 2015 $70.8 97.9% $1.4 2.0% $49.5k 0.1% $72.3 Nom
43 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
44 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
45 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 96.1% $943k 3.7% $36.8k 0.1% $25.4 Nom
46 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
47 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
48 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
49 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
50 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
51 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
52 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
53 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
54 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
55 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
56 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
57 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
58 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
59 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
60 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
61 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
62 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
63 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
64 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
65 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
66 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
67 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
68 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
69 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
70 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
71 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
72 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
73 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
74 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
75 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
76 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
77 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
78 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
79 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
80 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
81 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
82 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
83 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
84 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
85 The Big Short 2015 $44.6 63.5% $23.9 34.0% $1.7 2.5% $70.3 Nom
86 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
87 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
88 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
89 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
90 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
91 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
92 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
93 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
94 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
95 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
96 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
97 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
98 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
99 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
100 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
101 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
102 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
103 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
104 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
105 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
106 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
107 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
108 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
109 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
110 Brooklyn 2015 $22.8 59.5% $13.7 35.8% $1.8 4.7% $38.3 Nom
111 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
112 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
113 Selma 2014 $16.5 31.8% $33.0 63.4% $2.5 4.9% $52.1 Nom
114 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 73.0% $7.9 22.1% $1.8 4.9% $35.9 Nom
115 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
116 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
117 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
118 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
119 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
120 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
121 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
122 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
123 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
124 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
125 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
126 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
127 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
128 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
129 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
130 The Revenant 2015 $54.1 29.5% $116.5 63.4% $13.0 7.1% $183.6 Nom
131 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
132 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
133 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 46.9% $41.1 45.1% $7.2 7.9% $91.1 Nom
134 Room 2015 $5.2 35.7% $8.2 56.1% $1.2 8.2% $14.7 Nom
135 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
136 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
137 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
138 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
139 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.0% $316.6 90.4% $30.1 8.6% $350.1 Nom
140 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
141 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
142 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
143 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
144 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
145 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
146 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
147 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
148 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
149 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
150 Birdman 2014 $26.6 62.8% $11.2 26.4% $4.6 10.8% $42.3 Win
151 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
152 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
153 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
154 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
155 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
156 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
157 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
158 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
159 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
160 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
161 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
162 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
163 Spotlight 2015 $28.8 64.0% $10.3 22.8% $5.9 13.2% $45.1 Win
164 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
165 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
166 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 47.4% $5.1 39.1% $1.8 13.5% $13.1 Nom
167 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
168 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
169 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
170 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
171 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
172 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
173 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
174 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
175 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
176 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
177 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
178 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
179 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
180 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
181 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
182 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
183 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
184 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
185 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
186 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
187 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
188 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
189 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
190 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
191 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
192 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
193 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
194 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
195 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
196 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
197 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
198 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
199 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
200 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
201 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
202 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
203 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
204 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
205 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
206 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
207 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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