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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 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
6 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 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 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
15 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 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 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
21 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
22 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
23 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
24 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 99.6% $208k 0.4% $7.9k 0.0% $59.3 Nom
25 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
26 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
27 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
28 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
29 The Martian 2015 $226.6 99.3% $1.5 0.7% n/a - $228.1 Nom
30 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
31 Bridge of Spies 2015 $70.8 98.3% $1.2 1.7% n/a - $72.1 Nom
32 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
33 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
34 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
35 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
36 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
37 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
38 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
39 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 96.1% $943k 3.7% $36.8k 0.1% $25.4 Nom
40 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
41 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
42 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
43 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
44 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
45 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
46 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
47 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
48 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
49 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
50 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
51 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
52 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
53 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
54 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
55 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
56 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
57 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
58 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
59 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
60 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
61 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
62 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
63 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
64 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
65 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
66 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
67 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
68 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
69 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
70 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
71 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
72 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
73 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
74 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
75 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
76 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
77 Spotlight 2015 $28.8 79.9% $7.3 20.1% n/a - $36.1 Nom
78 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
79 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
80 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
81 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
82 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
83 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
84 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
85 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
86 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
87 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
88 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
89 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
90 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
91 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
92 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
93 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
94 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
95 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
96 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 73.0% $7.9 22.1% $1.8 4.9% $35.9 Nom
97 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
98 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
99 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
100 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
101 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
102 Brooklyn 2015 $22.8 70.4% $9.6 29.6% n/a - $32.4 Nom
103 The Big Short 2015 $44.6 70.1% $19.0 29.9% n/a - $63.7 Nom
104 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
105 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
106 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
107 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
108 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
109 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
110 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
111 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
112 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
113 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
114 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
115 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
116 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
117 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
118 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
119 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
120 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
121 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
122 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
123 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
124 Birdman 2014 $26.6 62.8% $11.2 26.4% $4.6 10.8% $42.3 Win
125 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
126 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
127 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
128 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
129 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
130 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
131 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
132 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
133 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
134 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
135 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
136 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
137 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
138 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
139 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
140 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
141 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
142 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
143 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
144 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
145 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
146 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
147 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
148 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
149 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
150 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
151 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
152 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
153 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
154 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
155 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
156 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
157 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
158 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
159 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 47.4% $5.1 39.1% $1.8 13.5% $13.1 Nom
160 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 46.9% $41.1 45.1% $7.2 7.9% $91.1 Nom
161 Room 2015 $5.2 46.8% $6.0 53.2% n/a - $11.2 Nom
162 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
163 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
164 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
165 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
166 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
167 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
168 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
169 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
170 The Revenant 2015 $54.1 36.2% $95.4 63.8% n/a - $149.5 Nom
171 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
172 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
173 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
174 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
175 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
176 Selma 2014 $16.5 31.8% $33.0 63.4% $2.5 4.9% $52.1 Nom
177 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
178 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
179 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
180 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
181 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
182 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
183 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
184 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
185 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
186 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
187 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
188 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
189 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
190 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
191 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
192 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
193 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
194 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
195 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
196 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
197 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
198 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.0% $316.6 90.4% $30.1 8.6% $350.1 Nom
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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