The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

We are a little over two weeks out from Oscar night, and today sees the opening of the second phase of voting. Right now, and over the next ten days, Academy members will be filling out ballots and deciding who’s actually going to be taking home the statues on Sunday, February 24th.

There’s still plenty of awards stuff coming up before then, including the BAFTAs this weekend, and the WGAs next, but this seems like a good opportunity to run over the nominees, with some cold hard facts. So below, we’ve gone through each Oscar nominee by the numbers, from their budget and box office to their critical scores and Oscar form. You could even print them, cut them onto cards and play Top Trumps with them, next time you have a long car journey or prison sentence! It’s literally seconds of fun.

Amour
Budget: $8.9 million
World Premiere Date: May 20th 2012 (Cannes)
U.S. Release Date: December 19th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 3
Opening Weekend: $68,266
U.S. Gross To Date: $2,441,260
International Gross To Date: $13,100,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $15,541,260
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 15%
Widest Release: 94 screens
Best Screen Average: $22,755
Box office rise after Oscar nominations announced: +330%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 87%
Metacritic Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
IMDB Score: 8.0
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “I saw Jules Et Jim in college and did not understand that one at all either”
Total Oscar Nominations: 5
Total Awards Nominations: 63
Total Awards Wins: 17
Previous Films By Director: 12
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 2
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 0
Credited Roles: 14
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 13
Running Time: 127 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Playlist Grade: B+
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 36
Google Results For Film’s Title: 287,000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -4
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “With movies like this, it’s easy to see how evil men like Adolph Hitler and his henchmen came to power and caused so many people to lose their souls and millions of other people to lose their lives”

“Argo”
Budget: $44.5 million
World Premiere Date: August 31st 2012 (Telluride)
U.S. Release Date: October 12th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 3232
Opening Weekend: $19,458,109
U.S. Gross To Date: $121,022,406
International Gross To Date: $75 million
Worldwide Gross To Date: $196,022,406
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 61.7%
Widest Release: 3247
Best Screen Average: $6020
Box office rise after Oscar nominations announced: +59.1%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 9%
Metacritic Score: 86
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%
IMDB Score: 8.1
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “I don’t really like Ben Affleck and I am not sure why he is an actor let alone a director! I enjoyed his last movie thu, the town! so I gave him another chance! but that’s it! i am never wanna watch any movie from this guy! I think this movie was an insult to my intelligence! all sense were made so dramatic and looked so fake!… there are many scenes that they speak farsi and there is no subtitle for it so you’ll be totally screwed if you don’t know farsi! acting is ok but script is just terrible, i am not sure who wrote the script! Ben Affleck started as a script write so…”
Total Oscar Nominations: 7
Total Awards Nominations: 73
Total Awards Wins: 44
Previous Films By Director: 2
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 1 (Best Original Screenplay, “Good Will Hunting”)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 1
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 2
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 3 (Alan Arkin, nominated for “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming” and “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,” winner for “Little Miss Sunshine“)
Credited Roles: 115
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 11
Running Time: 120 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.25: 1
Playlist Grade: A-
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 69
Google Results For Film’s Title: 83,300,000
Bodycount: 1
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -2
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “The voiceover sounds like the Anti-American, pro-communist revisionist history that the left, including the Democratic Party leadership and its neo-fascist education establishment, has been promoting since the 1960s, if not earlier.”

“Beasts Of The Southern Wild”
Budget: $1.8 million
World Premiere Date: January 20th 2012 (Sundance)
U.S. Release Date: June 27th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 4
Opening Weekend: $169,702
U.S. Gross To Date: $11,876,675
International Gross To Date: $5,350,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $17,226,675
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 68%
Widest Release: 318
Best Screen Average: $42,426
Box office rise after Oscar nominations announced: 0 (film had left theaters, was re-released after)
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 5%
Metacritic Score: 86
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86
IMDB Score: 7.4
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “I suppose someone thinks the Louisiana water people are worth a story for diversity’s sake, but why? They are an ignorant, revolting bunch who subject their offspring to a life of poverty and abuse.”
Total Oscar Nominations: 4
Total Awards Nominations: 114
Total Awards Wins: 50
Previous Films By Director: 0
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 0
Credited Roles: 18
Number Of Credited Writers: 2
Number Of Credited Producers: 13
Running Time: 93 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85: 1
Playlist Grade: A
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 38
Google Results For Film’s Title: 43,200,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -2
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “It contains some environmentalist baloney about melting icecaps and giant creatures. Also, Hushpuppy’s father and the community around them drink an awful lot of beer.”

“Django Unchained”
Budget: $100 million
World Premiere Date: December 25th 2012
U.S. Release Date: December 25th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 3010
Opening Weekend: $30,122,888
U.S. Gross To Date: $151,922,855
International Gross To Date: $158,200,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $310,122,855
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 49%
Widest Release: 3,012
Best Screen Average: $10,008
Box office rise after Oscar nominations announced: -44.8%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 31%
Metacritic Score: 81
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89
IMDB Score: 8.6
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “What Hitler has done to the world is nothing compared to what Tarantino did to the world of spaghetti western genre”
Total Oscar Nominations: 5
Total Awards Nominations: 62
Total Awards Wins: 19
Previous Films By Director: 8
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 1 (Best Original Screenplay, “Pulp Fiction“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 4 (Best Original Screenplay & Director, “Pulp Fiction,” Best Original Screenplay & Director, “Inglourious Basterds“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 16
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 1 (Christoph Waltz, won Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds“)
Credited Roles: 79
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 9
Running Time: 165 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35: 1
Playlist Grade: B+/B/C-
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 153
Google Results For Film’s Title: 160,000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -4
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “There’s already too much revisionist history on the issue of slavery, much of which is done just to make the United States and the South seem as evil as possible.”

“Les Miserables”
Budget: $61 million
World Premiere Date: December 5th 2012 (London)
U.S. Release Date: December 25th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 2814
Opening Weekend: $27,281,735
U.S. Gross To Date: $142,197,130
International Gross To Date: $198,400,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $340,597,130
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 41.7%
Widest Release: 2927
Best Screen Average: $9,695
Box office change after Oscar nominations announced: -39.8%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 27%
Metacritic Score: 63
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70
IMDB Score: 7.9
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “Also, as I know nothing of French history of that period, I don’t understand what the “siege” was about either.”
Total Oscar Nominations: 8
Total Awards Nominations: 118
Total Awards Wins: 31
Previous Films By Director: 3
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 1 (Best Director, “The King’s Speech“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 1
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 12
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 1 (Anne Hathaway, Best Actress, “Rachel Getting Married“)
Credited Roles: 206
Number Of Credited Writers: 3
Number Of Credited Producers: 12
Running Time: 158 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85: 1
Playlist Grade: C
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 70
Google Results For Film’s Title: 101,000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -1
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “The movie’s strong Christian worldview showing God’s transformational powers is brilliantly done in a brilliant way.”

“Life Of Pi”
Budget: $120 million
World Premiere Date: September 28th 2012 (NYFF)
U.S. Release Date: November 21st 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 2927
Opening Weekend: $22,451,514
U.S. Gross To Date: $106,613,388
International Gross To Date: $442,400,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $549,013,388
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 19.4%
Widest Release: 2,946
Best Screen Average: $7,670
Box office change after Oscar nominations announced: -3.9% (but up 24% the week after,when it added an extra 500 screens)
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 15%
Metacritic Score: 79
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88
IMDB Score: 8.2
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “I have a history of missing the point of these artistic movies, but I don’t understand how lying about what happened when you got shipwrecked makes anyone closer to God”
Total Oscar Nominations: 11
Total Awards Nominations: 92
Total Awards Wins: 24
Previous Films By Director: 12
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 1 (Best Director, “Brokeback Mountain“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 3 (Best Picture & Director, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” Best Director, “Brokeback Mountain“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 27
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 0
Credited Roles: 41
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 11
Running Time: 127 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.33: 1/1.85:1/2.00:1/2.35:1
Playlist Grade: A-
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 52
Google Results For Film’s Title: 181,000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -2
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “There are good points directing to Christianity, but the underlying premise is that every religion leads to heaven… Strong caution is advised for the movie’s mixed messages.”

Lincoln
Budget: $65 million
World Premiere Date: October 8th 2012 (NYFF)
U.S. Release Date: November 9th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 11
Opening Weekend: $944,308
U.S. Gross To Date: $171,504,042
International Gross To Date: $32,500,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $204,004,042
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 84.1%
Widest Release: 2,293
Best Screen Average: $85,846
Box office change after Oscar nominations announced: +17%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 16%
Metacritic Score: 86
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90
IMDB Score: 7.8
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “Instead of being disgusted by thoughtless behavior, characters are constantly caught up in admiration of it. Instead of avoiding self-absorbed, arrogant, belittling, self-diluted, self-righteous mannerisms from them, the audience is forced deep into it, knowing that no one in a Spielberg movie will ever have the good sense to call it out.”
Total Oscar Nominations: 12
Total Awards Nominations: 151
Total Awards Wins: 47
Previous Films By Director: 27
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 4 (Irving G. Thalberg Award, Best Picture & Director, “Schindler’s List,” Best Director, “Saving Private Ryan”)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 13
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 112
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 9 (Daniel Day Lewis won for “My Left Foot” and “There Will Be Blood,” nominated for “In The Name Of The Father” and “Gangs Of New York,” Tommy Lee Jones won for “The Fugitive,” nominated for “JFK” and “In The Valley Of Elah,” Sally Field won for “Norma Rae” and “Places in the Heart“)
Credited Roles: 134
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 7
Running Time: 150 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Playlist Grade: C
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 69
Google Results For Film’s Title: 575,000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -2
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “In the end, however, there’s a politically correct scene of the rabble-rousing Stevens having a quiet moment in bed with the black woman who served as his housekeeper for many years”

“Silver Linings Playbook”
Budget: $21 million
World Premiere Date: September 8th 2012 (TIFF)
U.S. Release Date: November 16th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 16
Opening Weekend: $443,003
U.S. Gross To Date: $82,331,474
International Gross To Date: $29,966,120
Worldwide Gross To Date: $112,297,594
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 73.3%
Widest Release: 2,809
Best Screen Average: $27,688
Box office change after Oscar nominations announced: +38.8%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 58%
Metacritic Score: 81
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92
IMDB Score: 8.1
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “In every scene, there was nothing but tension and conflict. I kept waiting for it to turn around, for the “good parts” to show up, but they never did.”
Total Oscar Nominations: 8
Total Awards Nominations: 106
Total Awards Wins: 40
Previous Films By Director: 6
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 0
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 1 (Best Director, “The Fighter“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 7
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 8 (Jennifer Lawrence nominated for “Winter’s Bone,” Jacki Weaver nominated for “Animal Kingom,” Robert De Niro won for ‘The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull,” nominated for “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Awakenings,” “Cape Fear‘)
Credited Roles: 35
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 9
Running Time: 122 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Playlist Grade: A
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 50
Google Results For Film’s Title: 89,800,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -3
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “There are also many references to luck, lucky charms ‘reading the signs’ and gambling. Extreme caution is therefore advised, especially for sensitive viewers.”

“Zero Dark Thirty”
Budget: $40 million
World Premiere Date: December 19th 2012
U.S. Release Date: December 19th 2012
Initial Theatre Count: 5
Opening Weekend: $417,150
U.S. Gross To Date: $78,647,876
International Gross To Date: $13,000,000
Worldwide Gross To Date: $91,647,876
Percentage of Total Made In The US: 85%
Widest Release: 2,946
Best Screen Average: $83,430
Box office change after Oscar nominations announced: +807%
Percentage of Total Gross Made After Oscar Nominations Announced: 95%
Metacritic Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94
IMDB Score: 7.7
Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review: “After Homeland and the manic Carrie and this with the crazy Maya, I would expect lots of off the wall women thinking they were ideal candidates to be front-line CIA officers in the fight against terrorism. A missed opportunity to tell a stirring tale, possibly because a woman director wanted to make a feminist statement”
Total Oscar Nominations: 5
Total Awards Nominations: 120
Total Awards Wins: 56
Previous Films By Director: 8
Previous Oscar Wins For Director: 2 (Best Picture & Director, “The Hurt Locker“)
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director: 2
Previous Oscar Nominations For Director’s Films: 9
Previous Oscar Nominations For Nominated Cast Members: 1 (Jessica Chastain, nominated for “The Help“)
Credited Roles: 90
Number Of Credited Writers: 1
Number Of Credited Producers: 11
Running Time: 157 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Playlist Grade: B+
Number Of Playlist Stories About Film: 89
Google Results For Film’s Title: 131, 000,000
Grade From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: -2
Key Comment From Moralistic Reviews Site Movieguide.org: “However, you never see the villain in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ So the villain is always behind the shadows. A great hero needs a great villain.”

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Comments

josh

this article could really use a graph that makes all the stats easily comparable..

ap

Why so many aspect ratios for life of pi??
And this movieguide.org…. truly ridiculous

Tom

"In every scene, there was nothing but tension and conflict. I kept waiting for it to turn around, for the 'good parts' to show up, but they never did." LOL

Jamie

If the moralistic reviews site is going to be included, how about something to balance the total "Christian" slant since there are a few other ethical and religious perspectives in the world.

Vincent

The "key" comments from that moralistic website only pissed me off to no end.

john

The addition of the "Key Comment From Negative IMDB Review" was a nice touch. gave me some good chuckles. thanks!

Melissa

What is the point of including "key" negative comments from IMDb? I like that website as a whole, but many of the comments written on there are authored by trollish morons with low intelligence and suspect taste in movies and certainly don't merit being repeated.

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