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February 23, 2009

Are the Oscars really more out of touch than ever?

Box-office-wise, I mean.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has already grossed over $100 million, and Slumdog Millionaire could very well cross that line by tomorrow.

The last time two Best Picture nominees grossed over $100 million was four years ago, when The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby just barely crossed that line.

Of course, the other nominees that year were Ray ($75 million), Sideways ($71 million) and Finding Neverland ($51 million), whereas this year's also-rans -- Milk, The Reader and Frost/Nixon -- are all, at the moment, somewhere below $30 million.

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