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Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City. - 

For some culture watchers it feels like  there's a discernible lack of pre-Oscar buzz surrounding this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Is it possible that the Sochi Olympics have us distracted? Or that, with the one-two (-three?) punch of the Super Bowl, the Golden Globes and the Grammy Awards we've hit 'peak TV?'

Who knows.

As we approach the Academy Awards, we've assembled a list of how the most-nominated films have done at the domestic box office: 

  • American Hustle | 10 Academy Award nominations | $142 million at the domestic box office 
  • Gravity10 nominations $268 million
  • 12 Years a Slave 9 nominations $48 million
  • Nebraska | 6 nominations $16 million
  • Dallas Buyers Club | 6 nominations $24 million
  • Captain Phillips 6 nominations $106 million 

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