Academy Awards nominations and Oscar statues can provide a big boost at the box office.
Some films benefit enormously. The domestic box-office take for 2009 best picture winner "Slumdog Millionaire" jumped to $141.3 million from $98.3 million after its Oscar Sunday moment in the limelight.
"The King's Speech" box-office take grew to $138 million from $114 million after it got the best picture award in 2011. "Million Dollar Baby" racked up $35 million of its $100-million total in the weeks after taking the 2005 best picture statue.
But that's not always the rule. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" had already made $364 million at the domestic box office when it took Oscar gold in 2004 and added a scant $12 million afterward.