15 Highest-Grossing Best Picture Oscar Winners

By Kevin Fallon

A ranked list of the Academy Award-winning films that have made the most money at the box office:


To determine the box-office ranking of the Best Picture winners, we adjusted their domestic grosses for inflation. The research team at The-Numbers.com provided us with each film's theatrical gross from the year it was released. We adjusted that number for inflation using a ratio of today's average movie ticket price to the average cost the year the film was released.

We also ranked the 15 lowest-grossing Best Picture winners, and here Bill Wyman discusses the Oscars and the box office: "A Tale of Two Hollywoods."

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/01/15-highest-grossing-best-picture-oscar-winners/69456/