An Academy Award nomination boosts a film’s box office — but by how much?

It really is an honor just to be nominated. Oh, you don’t believe actors and actresses when they say that? You ought to check out how much bank their films are grossing off a single nod — or a dozen nods. Read more.

IBISWorld research firm said that in the last four years the average Best Picture winner saw a bump of 22.2 percent at the box office. But it pays to even earn a Best Picture nomination. According to The New York Times, last year’s nominees earned more than 200 percent of their budget in sales. For one of this year’s Best Picture nominees, The King’s Speech, its 12 nominations have boosted its U.S. ticket sales by 70 percent.

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