Academy Awards helps films at box office
February 25th, 2011
06:12 PM ET

Academy Awards helps films at box office

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 milestoneĀ  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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  2. Mario

    Once again, the Academy Awards should be called the BAFTA Awards. Not a problem, but please stop confusing US with another name other than what the BAFTA's are doing. Other than that, what a shame, shame, shame that all 'minorities' were completely locked out of the awards, once more. Jews and Whites were the only ones who are noteworthy, I guess? YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. ??

    U r not the real rebel

    February 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rebel

    Wunderbar ! Ya ! Ya !

    February 25, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Superhiro

    Doesn't this happen every year during the Academy Awards? Isn't that almost their only purpose? Didn't the Hurt Locker do poorly in the box office until it was nominated?

    February 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |

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