Between streaming availability and lack of mainstream interest in most titles, the 2022 Oscars brought nearly nothing in terms of theatrical revenue
After Academy Awards nominations were announced last month, all signs pointed to the usual box office bump from moviegoers heading back to theaters to check out the Best Picture nominees, especially since audiences had been largely absent this year. But on Oscar Sunday, that omen turned out to be accurate.
According to data from Comscore, the seven Best Picture contenders that got a full theatrical release have grossed a combined total of $10.1 million in the seven weeks since the nomination list was released on Feb. 8. That’s roughly the same amount as the $10.2 million that 2020 Best Picture winner “Parasite” alone earned in just four weeks between nomination day and Oscar Sunday, a total that was followed by a $6.6 million boost the weekend after its historic victory.