BEST PICTURE DOES NOT MEAN BEST BOX OFFICE

It is clear by last years box office numbers that the public loves sequels and horrible movies. So as long as they are making money, these films will continue to be made. Why would a movie studio want to invest in a new untested brand and risk losing millions. They know that the audience is much more willing to spend their money on the Twilight Saga than almost any other movie that they will make. None of  the top 10 money makers of 2011 received a Best Picture nomination. The closest was THE HELP in 11th place. TRANSFORMERS is one of the worst movies of the year and it managed managed to bring in $352 million. Seven of the top 10 grossing movies of 2011 were sequels. The studios will continue to make horrible movies and needless sequels when they look at these numbers.

Best Picture Box Office

The Help $169,598,523
Moneyball  $75,524,658
War Horse  $73,268,388
Midnight in Paris  $56,446,217
Hugo  $56,258,727
The Descendants  $52,011,756
The Tree of Life  $13,303,319
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close $13,193,877
The Artist  $13,068,235

2011 Box Office

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  $381,011,219
Transformers: Dark of the Moon  $352,390,543
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $273,445,000
The Hangover Part II  $254,464,305
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides  $241,071,802
Fast Five $209,837,675
Cars 2  $191,452,396
Thor   $181,030,624
Rise of the Planet of the Apes  $176,711,822
Captain America: The First Avenger $176,654,505

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