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