Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oscar contenders and box office

Look at the box office for the main Oscar contenders. Not real impressive at this point. Nothing except Button is really capturing the imagination at this point. Slumdog has done nice business, but far from Juno-esque. Are they all waiting for the noms before expanding? And is Frost/Nixon in danger of not getting a Best Picture nom? It's at $2,600 a screen at 200 screens with a $5.3 million cumulative. You must wonder if the F/N box office thud is going to kill its Best Picture chances. I don't mean to say that a great film would have to be a hit in order to get a nomination, but most of these films are not truly great films.

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