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10 Best Picture Oscar nominees are highest grossing crop of films, expert says
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This year's 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees are the highest grossing crop of films at the time of nomination, according to Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
The films that grabbed the coveted nominations — including "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Avatar: The Way of Water", have already collectively grossed $1.574 billion domestically, Dergarabedian told FOX Business.
This compares to the $1.520 billion that the 10 films nominated for Best Picture in 2010 earned at the time of nomination. The nominees included "The Hurt Locker," which won the category, along with the original "Avatar," "The Blind Side and "Inglorious Bastards."
Those films went on to earn over $1.7 billion collectively following their nomination, including re-releases of the original "Avatar," according to Dergarabedian.
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