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Why The Academy Shouldn't Care About Box Office

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Has the Academy increasingly ignored box office success or have audiences' tastes progressively narrowed?

From IndieWire:

"Ordinary People," the 1980 Best Picture winner, had none of the characteristics of a modern box-office hit. It's essentially a drama about people talking in rooms, but its domestic gross was more than $54 million. That's $155 million in 2014 dollars, which would have landed it in the year's top 20, right between "Gone Girl" and "Divergent."

- Read the full article at IndieWire.com


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