HOLLYWOKE! None of 10 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Grossed $1 MILLION Opening Weekend

Hollywood continued to nominate critic darlings and foreign films for this year’s Best Picture contenders at the Academy Awards, with users on social media pointing-out that none of the movies grossed $1 million in their opening weekend.

The nominees are: Drive My Car, Nightmare Alley, Don’t Look Up, Dune, Belfast, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, King Richard, and CODA.

From TheWrap.com:

The usual box office boost from Oscar nominations largely failed to materialize for this year’s Best Picture nominees, as none of them even grossed over $1 million in theaters this weekend. 

Of all the nominees that screened this weekend, the highest-grossing one was MGM/United Artists’ “Licorice Pizza,” which grossed $922,500 from 1,977 theaters, its widest release yet. The next best result was Focus Features’ “Belfast” with just $285,000 from 928 theaters, though that film is having much better fortunes in the U.K. and Ireland, where its exploration of family life during The Troubles helped drive it to a $1.4 million weekend and a $15.2 million total in the territory, nearly double its total in the U.S. 

Read the full report here.