Five of the nine Best Picture nominees are certifiable blockbusters. So what does it mean for Oscar viewership?
FOX News Radio's Sabrina Sabbagh previews some of the films nominated in that category:
The Oscars are about giving out awards, but producers are hoping to pull in big numbers in the process, and Harry Medved with Fandango says that won't be a problem.
Medved: "People will watch it because they want to see what is going to happen with "Life Of Pi" or "Les Miserables" or "Argo" or "Django" or "Lincoln". These are movies that made over 100 million dollars."
In fact, they made double, triple and even five times that much. The biggest blockbuster of them all: "Life Of Pi", pulled in more than $564 million dollars.
("Life Of Pi") "Here it's yours.. roar...mine mine"
The other box office heavy hitter, "Les Miserables", making over $379 million dollars.
("Les Miserables") "I dreamed a dream in time gone by.''
Also in the $300 million dollar range, "Django Unchained".
("Django Unchained") "Kill white folks and they pay you for it, it's not the life."
Rounding out the Best Picture big box office nominees, the two front runners. "Lincoln", which brought in $235 million dollars and "Argo", the lowest budget film, made more than $204 million.
("Argo") "This is the best bad idea we have sir."
Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.