Thursday's Academy Award nominations energized the box office of "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
After receiving 12 nods, including one for best picture, director Steven Spielberg's big-screen portrayal of the 16th U.S. president generated 17% more at the box office than the weekend before. With $6.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Walt Disney Studios, its domestic total is now a fantastic $152.6 million.
"Lincoln" was financed by DreamWorks Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Participant Media and Dune Entertainment.
After taking home eight nominations, including best picture, "Silver Linings Playbook" got a 38% box office bump to $5 million. Its total gross is now a healthy $41.3 million and the movie has yet to play nation-wide.
The Weinstein Co. plans to expand the comedy, which stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, to theaters around the country next weekend.