February 25th, 2011
06:12 PM ET
The buzz surrounding the Oscars is helping the nominated films at the box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The King's Speech" has earned more than $200 million worldwide, followed closely by "Black Swan" and "True Grit." Meanwhile, "The Social Network" surpassed that milestone in January and "The Fighter" has made more than $100 million.
"It's pretty impressive what the Academy dramas have done, and not just in the U.S. but all over the world," Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chair Jeff Blake told THR.
Could this mean more of the same kind of cinema in the future? Perhaps. "The stunning box-office performance of small awards films this season has rocked the conventional thinking in Hollywood," THR notes, "prompting many to speculate on whether studios will rush to release more adult dramas."
Will you be catching any of the nominated films this weekend in anticipation of Sunday night's telecast of the Academy Awards?
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