‘King’s Speech’ Gets Post-Oscar Boxoffice Bump

Best Picture winner sells double the tickets it did last week; “The Fighter” and “Black Swan” don’t see sales increase

Last Updated: February 28, 2011 @ 2:09 PM

"The King's Speech" is enjoying a royal bump at the boxoffice in the wake of its Best Picture win, according to the Fandango.com ticketing service.

The King's SpeechThe Tom Hooper drama, which also won for its screenplay, direction and lead actor Colin Firth, is selling twice as many tickets as it did a week ago, and represents 21 percent of the daily sales on Fandango.

The film has made more than $114 million in the United States since its release, trailing only "Toy Story 3," "Inception" and "True Grit" among Best Picture nominees.

A Fandango spokesperson told TheWrap that its database detected no appreciable increase in ticket sales for acting winners "The Fighter" and "Black Swan," two of the other Oscar winners still in theatrical release.

Most of the night's multiple winners, including "The Social Network," "Inception" and "Toy Story 3," have already been released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The Weinstein Company plans to release an edited, PG-13 version of "The King's Speech," which was rated R for a scene in which Firth's King George VI unleashes a torrent of profanity as part of his therapy to overcome a stammer. The new release could come as early as Friday, which would make that this week all that remains to see the R-rated version of the film in theaters.

Both Hooper and Firth have said that they oppose the re-rated version, in which the king's F-words are reportedly muted.