- According to data from Fandango, tickets sales for this year’s best-picture nominees rose significantly after the Oscar nominees were announced last week.
- “The Shape of Water,” which has 13 nominations, saw the biggest increase in ticket sales on the site.
- “Get Out” and “Dunkirk,” which have been out of theatres for a while, saw a rise in views on Fandango’s streaming service, FandangoNOW.
The Oscar nominations were announced last week, and they gave the best-picture nominees a bump in ticket sales, according to the movie-ticket site Fandango.
Fandango compared the nominees’ total sales for the entire day of Monday, January 22, the day before the Oscar nominations announcement, to their total sales for the entire day of Tuesday, January 23, the day of the announcement.
“The Shape of Water,” which has the most nominations of any movie in 2018 (with 13 total), had the biggest rise in ticket sales, with a 241% increase. In second came Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” with ticket sales increasing 102%.
Sales for the controversial nominee “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” went up 102%. Ticket sales for “Call Me by Your Name,” which had its wide release several days before the nominations came out, rose 56%.
Historical dramas “The Post” and “Darkest Hour” had the lowest increases in ticket sales, at 46%.
Since “Get Out” was released in theatres around this time last year, and “Dunkirk” came out over the summer, Fandango factored in the increase in their plays on its streaming service, FandangoNOW.
These numbers show that Oscar nominations actually mean something to a lot of people, since they’re more likely to see a film once it’s been nominated for best picture.
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