Will ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women’ and ‘Parasite’ Get a Box Office Boost Post-Oscar Nominations?

Universal and Sony hope to push their contenders past $100 million mark while NEON expands the Korean nominee this weekend

Several films in this year’s Best Picture Oscar race have already finished their theatrical runs, but three contenders could get a box office boost from Monday’s nominations. Those films are Neon’s “Parasite,” Sony’s “Little Women,” and the film that just earned a No. 1 wide opening, Universal’s “1917.”

Of those three films, “1917” has the biggest potential to capitalize on its 10 nominations. Sam Mendes’ World War I action film opened domestically to $36.5 million this past weekend, with $60 million grossed worldwide. Universal is following in the path of films like “American Sniper” and “La La Land,” releasing a critically acclaimed film late in the calendar and using the ensuing word of mouth from limited release and Golden Globe success to build into a strong wide theatrical run in January.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster