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More on Oscars and Long Tail January 25, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.

Per my prior post, I got this from my Box Office Mojo newsletter. Invaluable site, btw, bookmark it now.

    As a whole, this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees had grossed $243.7 million when nominations were announced. While it was a rise over last year’s $186.4 million–which was the least popular group on record–the tally was still relatively low in attendance. For the third year in a row, the Academy did not nominate a true blockbuster, but one movie had crossed the $100 million mark (‘The Departed’) unlike the previous two years.

And if you think the Best Pictures are “obscure,” check out where the Best Actors and Actresses come from. I’m thinking this — and Ellen DeGeneres — means lousy ratings for Oscar night. Memo from ABC to Hollywood: Thanks a bunch, guys.

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