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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 12 Years a Slave 2013 $39.0 68.9% $11.3 19.9% $6.3 11.2% $56.7 Win
2 127 Hours 2010 $11.3 61.7% $6.6 36.0% $420k 2.3% $18.3 Nom
3 The Accidental Tourist 1988 $24.2 74.2% $8.4 25.8% n/a - $32.6 Nom
4 Amadeus 1984 $25.7 49.9% $9.1 17.6% $16.8 32.5% $51.6 Win
5 American Beauty 1999 $74.7 57.4% $33.8 26.0% $21.6 16.6% $130.1 Win
6 American Hustle 2013 $104.6 69.7% $42.1 28.1% $3.4 2.3% $150.1 Nom
7 American Sniper 2014 $3.4 1.0% $316.6 90.4% $30.1 8.6% $350.1 Nom
8 Amour 2012 $371k 5.5% $4.8 70.9% $1.6 23.6% $6.7 Nom
9 Apollo 13 1995 $172.1 100.0% n/a - n/a - $172.1 Nom
10 Argo 2012 $110.3 81.1% $19.3 14.2% $6.4 4.7% $136.0 Win
11 The Artist 2011 $12.4 27.7% $19.4 43.5% $12.9 28.9% $44.7 Win
12 As Good as It Gets 1997 $92.6 62.4% $33.4 22.5% $22.5 15.1% $148.5 Nom
13 Atonement 2007 $32.7 64.1% $16.7 32.9% $1.5 3.0% $50.9 Nom
14 Avatar 2009 $598.5 79.8% $122.2 16.3% $29.2 3.9% $749.8 Nom
15 The Aviator 2004 $58.5 57.0% $35.2 34.3% $9.0 8.7% $102.6 Nom
16 Awakenings 1990 $36.8 70.6% $11.0 21.2% $4.3 8.2% $52.1 Nom
17 Babe 1995 $58.2 91.4% $4.6 7.3% $865k 1.4% $63.7 Nom
18 Babel 2006 $23.8 69.5% $10.0 29.1% $497k 1.4% $34.3 Nom
19 Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 $11.3 88.2% $1.3 10.0% $224k 1.7% $12.8 Nom
20 A Beautiful Mind 2001 $113.7 66.6% $41.0 24.0% $16.0 9.4% $170.7 Win
21 Beauty and the Beast 1991 $106.6 73.1% $19.0 13.0% $20.3 13.9% $145.9 Nom
22 The Big Chill 1983 $52.5 93.2% $3.7 6.5% $181k 0.3% $56.3 Nom
23 The Big Short 2015 $44.6 63.5% $23.9 34.0% $1.7 2.5% $70.3 Nom
24 Birdman 2014 $26.6 62.8% $11.2 26.4% $4.6 10.8% $42.3 Win
25 Black Swan 2010 $83.7 78.3% $19.8 18.5% $3.4 3.2% $107.0 Nom
26 The Blind Side 2009 $238.1 93.0% $12.3 4.8% $5.5 2.1% $256.0 Nom
27 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 $48.7 69.5% $16.9 24.2% $4.4 6.3% $70.0 Nom
28 Boyhood 2014 $24.4 96.1% $943k 3.7% $36.8k 0.1% $25.4 Nom
29 Braveheart 1995 $67.0 88.7% $6.3 8.3% $2.3 3.0% $75.6 Win
30 Bridge of Spies 2015 $70.8 97.9% $1.4 2.0% $49.5k 0.1% $72.3 Nom
31 Broadcast News 1987 $36.7 71.6% $11.3 22.0% $3.3 6.4% $51.2 Nom
32 Brokeback Mountain 2005 $51.7 62.2% $27.2 32.8% $4.2 5.0% $83.0 Nom
33 Brooklyn 2015 $22.8 59.6% $13.7 35.9% $1.7 4.5% $38.3 Nom
34 Bugsy 1991 $38.9 79.2% $8.9 18.1% $1.3 2.7% $49.1 Nom
35 Capote 2005 $15.4 53.6% $10.1 35.0% $3.3 11.4% $28.8 Nom
36 Captain Phillips 2013 $105.1 98.1% $2.0 1.9% n/a - $107.1 Nom
37 Chicago 2002 $64.6 37.8% $69.4 40.7% $36.7 21.5% $170.7 Win
38 Children of a Lesser God 1986 $22.1 69.5% $5.3 16.6% $4.4 13.9% $31.9 Nom
39 Chocolat 2000 $27.1 37.9% $33.6 47.0% $10.9 15.2% $71.5 Nom
40 The Cider House Rules 1999 $20.7 36.0% $28.9 50.2% $7.9 13.7% $57.5 Nom
41 The Color Purple 1985 $46.4 49.3% $31.5 33.5% $16.2 17.2% $94.2 Nom
42 Crash 2005 $53.4 97.8% n/a - $1.2 2.2% $54.6 Win
43 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 $60.8 47.4% $45.5 35.5% $21.8 17.0% $128.1 Nom
44 The Crying Game 1992 $14.0 22.4% $33.6 53.7% $14.9 23.9% $62.5 Nom
45 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 $104.4 81.9% $19.8 15.5% $3.3 2.6% $127.5 Nom
46 Dallas Buyers Club 2013 $16.8 61.6% $8.5 31.2% $2.0 7.2% $27.3 Nom
47 Dances with Wolves 1990 $104.3 56.6% $32.7 17.8% $47.1 25.6% $184.2 Win
48 Dangerous Liaisons 1988 $6.7 19.3% $25.0 72.0% $3.0 8.7% $34.7 Nom
49 Dead Poets Society 1989 $95.9 100.0% n/a - n/a - $95.9 Nom
50 The Departed 2006 $121.8 92.0% $10.0 7.6% $579k 0.4% $132.4 Win
51 The Descendants 2011 $51.5 62.3% $27.0 32.7% $4.1 5.0% $82.6 Nom
52 District 9 2009 $115.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $115.6 Nom
53 Django Unchained 2012 $112.5 69.1% $46.3 28.5% $4.0 2.5% $162.8 Nom
54 The Dresser 1983 $563k 10.6% $4.7 89.4% n/a - $5.3 Nom
55 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 $33.6 31.5% $41.6 39.0% $31.4 29.5% $106.6 Win
56 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 $329.4 91.7% $12.7 3.5% $17.1 4.8% $359.2 Nom
57 An Education 2009 $8.8 70.1% $3.2 25.7% $533k 4.2% $12.6 Nom
58 Elizabeth  1998 $21.4 71.1% $6.5 21.5% $2.2 7.4% $30.1 Nom
59 The English Patient 1996 $42.3 53.8% $21.2 27.0% $15.1 19.2% $78.7 Win
60 Erin Brockovich 2000 $125.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $125.6 Nom
61 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 $11.4 35.9% $19.8 62.1% $633k 2.0% $31.8 Nom
62 Fargo 1996 $24.1 97.9% $183k 0.7% $346k 1.4% $24.6 Nom
63 Fatal Attraction 1987 $142.3 90.8% $9.3 6.0% $5.0 3.2% $156.6 Nom
64 A Few Good Men 1992 $120.1 85.0% $14.3 10.1% $7.0 4.9% $141.3 Nom
65 Field of Dreams 1989 $64.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $64.4 Nom
66 The Fighter 2010 $73.0 78.0% $17.4 18.6% $3.2 3.5% $93.6 Nom
67 Finding Neverland 2004 $32.7 63.3% $15.4 29.7% $3.6 7.0% $51.7 Nom
68 Forrest Gump 1994 $300.6 91.2% $16.9 5.1% $12.2 3.7% $329.7 Win
69 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 $52.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $52.7 Nom
70 Frost/Nixon 2008 $8.9 47.7% $8.5 45.6% $1.2 6.6% $18.6 Nom
71 The Fugitive 1993 $179.4 97.6% $4.4 2.4% $89.8k 0.0% $183.9 Nom
72 The Full Monty 1997 $38.9 84.6% $5.5 11.9% $1.6 3.5% $46.0 Nom
73 Gandhi 1982 $11.9 22.5% $27.0 51.2% $13.9 26.3% $52.8 Win
74 Gangs of New York 2002 $70.1 90.1% $6.9 8.9% $790k 1.0% $77.8 Nom
75 Ghost 1990 $213.6 98.1% $2.9 1.3% $1.1 0.5% $217.6 Nom
76 Gladiator 2000 $186.6 99.4% $260k 0.1% $835k 0.4% $187.7 Win
77 The Godfather Part III 1990 $62.5 93.8% $3.2 4.8% $956k 1.4% $66.7 Nom
78 Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 $25.2 79.7% $6.0 19.1% $384k 1.2% $31.6 Nom
79 Good Will Hunting 1997 $68.9 49.7% $47.2 34.1% $22.3 16.1% $138.4 Nom
80 Goodfellas 1990 $41.0 87.6% $2.9 6.2% $2.9 6.3% $46.8 Nom
81 Gosford Park 2001 $22.3 53.9% $15.5 37.5% $3.6 8.6% $41.3 Nom
82 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 $59.1 99.6% $208k 0.4% $7.9k 0.0% $59.3 Nom
83 Gravity 2013 $256.4 93.5% $14.1 5.2% $3.6 1.3% $274.1 Nom
84 The Green Mile 1999 $120.6 88.2% $14.4 10.6% $1.7 1.3% $136.8 Nom
85 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 $35.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $35.4 Nom
86 The Help 2011 $169.6 99.9% $97.4k 0.1% $10.8k 0.0% $169.7 Nom
87 Her (2013) 2013 $10.4 40.9% $14.1 55.3% $974k 3.8% $25.6 Nom
88 Hope and Glory 1987 $5.2 52.1% $4.5 44.7% $314k 3.1% $10.0 Nom
89 The Hours 2002 $21.9 52.5% $17.0 40.8% $2.8 6.7% $41.7 Nom
90 Howards End 1992 $8.7 33.7% $14.2 54.7% $3.0 11.6% $26.0 Nom
91 Hugo 2011 $56.0 75.8% $13.4 18.1% $4.5 6.1% $73.9 Nom
92 The Hurt Locker 2009 $12.7 74.5% $2.0 11.9% $2.3 13.6% $17.0 Win
93 Il Postino 1995 $10.7 49.0% $5.7 26.2% $5.4 24.9% $21.8 Nom
94 The Imitation Game 2014 $42.8 46.9% $41.1 45.1% $7.2 7.9% $91.1 Nom
95 In the Bedroom 2001 $19.5 54.3% $14.7 40.9% $1.7 4.8% $35.9 Nom
96 In the Name of the Father 1993 $6.5 26.0% $14.4 57.2% $4.2 16.7% $25.1 Nom
97 Inception 2010 $292.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $292.6 Nom
98 Inglourious Basterds 2009 $120.5 100.0% n/a - n/a - $120.5 Nom
99 The Insider 1999 $26.6 91.4% $1.9 6.5% $609k 2.1% $29.1 Nom
100 Jerry Maguire 1996 $121.5 78.9% $21.7 14.1% $10.8 7.0% $154.0 Nom
101 JFK 1991 $58.1 82.5% $10.3 14.6% $2.0 2.9% $70.4 Nom
102 Juno 2007 $87.1 60.7% $43.3 30.2% $13.1 9.1% $143.5 Nom
103 The Kids Are All Right 2010 $20.8 100.0% n/a - n/a - $20.8 Nom
104 The Killing Fields 1984 $11.7 33.6% $16.2 46.6% $6.9 19.8% $34.7 Nom
105 The King's Speech 2010 $57.9 42.8% $56.3 41.6% $21.2 15.7% $135.5 Win
106 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 $13.1 77.3% $2.0 11.7% $1.9 11.0% $17.0 Nom
107 L.A. Confidential 1997 $39.7 61.5% $17.9 27.8% $6.9 10.7% $64.6 Nom
108 The Last Emperor 1987 $11.9 27.1% $13.5 30.6% $18.6 42.3% $44.0 Win
109 Les Miserables (2012) 2012 $107.7 72.4% $39.0 26.2% $2.1 1.4% $148.8 Nom
110 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 $2.6 18.9% $10.2 74.4% $921k 6.7% $13.8 Nom
111 Life Is Beautiful 1998 $18.5 32.3% $17.5 30.6% $21.3 37.1% $57.2 Nom
112 Life of Pi 2012 $91.8 73.4% $21.7 17.4% $11.5 9.2% $125.0 Nom
113 Lincoln 2012 $145.5 79.9% $33.1 18.1% $3.6 2.0% $182.2 Nom
114 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 $59.6 99.5% $237k 0.4% $59.6k 0.1% $59.9 Nom
115 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
116 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
117 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $321.1 94.5% $13.7 4.0% $5.0 1.5% $339.8 Nom
118 Lost in Translation 2003 $34.8 78.1% $9.0 20.3% $714k 1.6% $44.6 Nom
119 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 $153.6 100.0% n/a - n/a - $153.6 Nom
120 The Martian 2015 $226.6 99.2% $1.8 0.8% $53.5k 0.0% $228.4 Nom
121 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
122 Michael Clayton 2007 $39.4 80.4% $9.1 18.6% $516k 1.1% $49.0 Nom
123 Midnight in Paris 2011 $56.4 99.4% $272k 0.5% $96.5k 0.2% $56.8 Nom
124 Milk 2008 $20.7 64.9% $7.5 23.4% $3.7 11.7% $31.8 Nom
125 Million Dollar Baby 2004 $8.5 8.5% $56.4 56.1% $35.6 35.5% $100.5 Win
126 Missing 1982 $14.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $14.0 Nom
127 The Mission 1986 $11.1 64.5% $5.3 31.0% $782k 4.5% $17.2 Nom
128 Mississippi Burning 1988 $18.6 53.8% $15.3 44.2% $713k 2.1% $34.6 Nom
129 Moneyball 2011 $75.5 99.9% $72.6k 0.1% n/a - $75.6 Nom
130 Moonstruck 1987 $25.4 31.5% $34.6 42.9% $20.7 25.7% $80.6 Nom
131 Moulin Rouge! 2001 $57.1 99.6% $212k 0.4% $39.9k 0.1% $57.4 Nom
132 Munich 2005 $40.8 86.0% $6.0 12.6% $672k 1.4% $47.4 Nom
133 My Left Foot 1989 $2.1 14.4% $6.8 45.8% $5.9 39.8% $14.7 Nom
134 Mystic River 2003 $59.1 65.6% $23.1 25.7% $7.9 8.8% $90.1 Nom
135 Nebraska 2013 $8.6 48.7% $8.5 48.2% $536k 3.0% $17.7 Nom
136 No Country for Old Men 2007 $48.9 65.8% $15.4 20.7% $10.0 13.5% $74.3 Win
137 Out of Africa 1985 $55.6 63.8% $16.2 18.6% $15.3 17.6% $87.1 Win
138 A Passage to India 1984 $13.5 49.6% $11.4 42.0% $2.3 8.4% $27.2 Nom
139 Philomena 2013 $22.5 59.7% $12.1 32.1% $3.1 8.2% $37.7 Nom
140 The Pianist 2002 $9.2 28.1% $11.0 33.9% $12.4 38.0% $32.6 Nom
141 The Piano 1993 $25.7 63.9% $8.5 21.3% $5.2 12.9% $40.2 Nom
142 Places in the Heart 1984 $31.2 89.5% $2.3 6.6% $1.3 3.9% $34.9 Nom
143 Platoon 1986 $39.3 28.4% $64.8 46.7% $34.5 24.9% $138.5 Win
144 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire 2009 $45.5 95.6% $1.9 4.0% $171k 0.4% $47.6 Nom
145 The Prince of Tides 1991 $59.3 79.3% $12.0 16.0% $3.5 4.6% $74.8 Nom
146 Prizzi's Honor 1985 $26.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $26.7 Nom
147 Pulp Fiction 1994 $76.3 70.7% $19.0 17.6% $12.6 11.6% $107.9 Nom
148 The Queen 2006 $35.9 63.5% $17.0 30.1% $3.6 6.3% $56.4 Nom
149 Quiz Show 1994 $21.9 88.4% $2.4 9.7% $475k 1.9% $24.8 Nom
150 Rain Man 1988 $97.0 56.1% $60.8 35.2% $15.1 8.7% $172.8 Win
151 Ray 2004 $73.1 97.0% $2.0 2.7% $252k 0.3% $75.3 Nom
152 The Reader 2008 $8.1 23.6% $14.9 43.7% $11.2 32.7% $34.2 Nom
153 The Remains of the Day 1993 $19.5 84.0% $2.4 10.2% $1.3 5.8% $23.2 Nom
154 The Revenant 2015 $54.1 29.5% $116.5 63.5% $12.8 7.0% $183.5 Nom
155 The Right Stuff 1983 $15.7 74.0% $5.5 26.0% n/a - $21.2 Nom
156 Room 2015 $5.2 35.7% $8.2 56.1% $1.2 8.2% $14.7 Nom
157 A Room with a View 1986 $11.5 54.8% $2.5 12.1% $6.9 33.1% $21.0 Nom
158 Saving Private Ryan 1998 $194.9 90.0% $15.3 7.1% $6.3 2.9% $216.5 Nom
159 Scent of a Woman 1992 $34.1 54.1% $18.5 29.4% $10.4 16.5% $63.1 Nom
160 Schindler's List 1993 $29.6 30.9% $30.7 31.9% $35.8 37.2% $96.1 Win
161 Seabiscuit 2003 $120.2 100.0% $46.3k 0.0% n/a - $120.3 Nom
162 Secrets & Lies 1996 $5.9 44.2% $5.9 43.8% $1.6 11.9% $13.4 Nom
163 Selma 2014 $16.5 31.8% $33.0 63.4% $2.5 4.9% $52.1 Nom
164 Sense and Sensibility 1995 $24.6 57.0% $14.5 33.6% $4.0 9.4% $43.2 Nom
165 A Serious Man 2009 $9.2 100.0% n/a - n/a - $9.2 Nom
166 Shakespeare in Love 1998 $36.5 36.4% $36.6 36.5% $27.1 27.0% $100.3 Win
167 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 $16.8 59.2% $8.1 28.5% $3.5 12.3% $28.3 Nom
168 Shine 1996 $16.1 44.9% $16.4 45.7% $3.4 9.3% $35.9 Nom
169 Sideways 2004 $32.4 45.4% $30.7 43.0% $8.3 11.7% $71.5 Nom
170 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 $130.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $130.7 Win
171 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 $35.7 27.1% $71.4 54.1% $24.9 18.9% $132.1 Nom
172 The Sixth Sense 1999 $278.4 94.9% $11.9 4.0% $3.2 1.1% $293.5 Nom
173 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 $44.7 31.6% $53.6 38.0% $43.0 30.4% $141.3 Win
174 The Social Network 2010 $95.4 98.4% $1.5 1.5% $44.8k 0.0% $97.0 Nom
175 A Soldier's Story 1984 $21.4 98.0% $436k 2.0% n/a - $21.8 Nom
176 Spotlight 2015 $28.8 64.1% $10.3 22.8% $5.9 13.0% $45.0 Win
177 Tender Mercies 1983 $8.4 100.0% n/a - n/a - $8.4 Nom
178 Terms of Endearment 1983 $72.9 67.2% $21.8 20.1% $13.7 12.7% $108.4 Win
179 The Theory of Everything 2014 $26.2 73.0% $7.9 22.1% $1.8 4.9% $35.9 Nom
180 There Will Be Blood 2007 $8.7 21.6% $26.4 65.7% $5.1 12.7% $40.2 Nom
181 The Thin Red Line 1998 $30.6 84.1% $5.3 14.6% $452k 1.2% $36.4 Nom
182 Titanic 1997 $338.7 56.4% $156.9 26.1% $105.2 17.5% $600.8 Win
183 Tootsie 1982 $100.8 56.9% $51.2 28.9% $25.2 14.2% $177.2 Nom
184 Toy Story 3 2010 $415.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $415.0 Nom
185 Traffic 2000 $71.2 57.4% $36.5 29.4% $16.4 13.2% $124.1 Nom
186 The Tree of Life 2011 $13.3 100.0% n/a - n/a - $13.3 Nom
187 True Grit 2010 $138.5 80.9% $28.6 16.7% $4.1 2.4% $171.2 Nom
188 Unforgiven 1992 $75.3 74.4% $7.6 7.5% $18.3 18.0% $101.2 Win
189 Up 2009 $293.0 100.0% n/a - n/a - $293.0 Nom
190 Up in the Air 2009 $73.5 87.7% $9.5 11.4% $812k 1.0% $83.8 Nom
191 The Verdict 1982 $39.7 73.5% $12.2 22.5% $2.1 4.0% $54.0 Nom
192 War Horse 2011 $72.6 90.8% $6.5 8.1% $843k 1.1% $79.9 Nom
193 Whiplash 2014 $6.2 47.4% $5.1 39.1% $1.8 13.5% $13.1 Nom
194 Winter's Bone 2010 $6.3 96.0% $231k 3.5% $28.8k 0.4% $6.5 Nom
195 Witness 1985 $68.7 100.0% n/a - n/a - $68.7 Nom
196 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 $81.7 69.9% $32.8 28.1% $2.3 2.0% $116.9 Nom
197 Working Girl 1988 $42.1 65.9% $20.0 31.4% $1.7 2.7% $63.8 Nom
198 Zero Dark Thirty 2012 $5.2 5.4% $86.3 90.2% $4.2 4.4% $95.7 Nom
Note: All grosses displayed in millions.



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