Current box office takings for the five films nominated for best picture:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - $104.3M
- Slumdog Millionaire - $44.7M
- Milk - $20.6M
- Frost/Nixon - $8.9M
- The Reader - $8M
That’s a combined total of $186M. In comparison, The Dark Knight passed that mark soon after its first 4 days.
The Oscars live in a strange world where they don’t represent popular movies (other than maybe Titanic) and they often don’t represent the types of intellectual movies that I find appealing (eg. Crash and Gladiator both won best picture, yet I hated them).25 January 2009 - 05:58 | Tags: film, oscars