Although "Argo" took home the Oscar for best picture, it fell short against several of its competitors in another category: the domestic box office.
The thriller from Warner Bros. has grossed $129.8 million through Sunday, according to Hollywood.com, which compiles box office data. That is only the fourth biggest take among the nine films that were nominated for the top prize.
Atop the list is "Lincoln," which so far has taken in $178.6 million. The Steven Spielberg-directed film, which was distributed by Walt Disney Co., is followed closely by the Weinstein Co.'s "Django Unchained" with $158.8 million. At No. 3, Universal Pictures' "Les Misérables" has grossed $146.7 million.
For the first time ever, six best picture nominees took in more than $100 million domestically. That bests the 2010 Oscars, when five films nominated for best picture crossed the $100-million mark.