Will ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women’ and ‘Parasite’ Get a Box Office Boost Post-Oscar Nominations?

Jeremy Fuster

Several films in this year’s Best Picture Oscar race have already finished their theatrical runs, but three contenders could get a box office boost from Monday’s nominations. Those films are Neon’s “Parasite,” Sony’s “Little Women,” and the film that just earned a No. 1 wide opening, Universal’s “1917.” Of those three films, “1917” has the biggest potential to capitalize on its 10 nominations. Sam Mendes’ World War I action film opened domestically to $36.5 million this past weekend, with $60 million grossed worldwide. Universal is following in the path of films like “American Sniper” and “La La Land,” releasing a critically acclaimed film late in the calendar and using the ensuing word of mouth from limited release and Golden Globe success to build into a strong wide theatrical run in January. Also Read: 'Joker' Leads With 11 Oscar Nominations, Followed by 'Irishman,' '1917' and 'Once Upon a Time' “It’s a strategy that really allows films to build interest in December without competing directly against the holiday blockbusters,” Universal Domestic Distribution President Jim Orr told TheWrap. “And that’s especially the case when you have a quality film like the one we did. We’re so amazed with the work Sam Mendes and...

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