"The Hurt Locker" Wins Best Picture at 2010 Oscars

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The big winner at the 2010 Academy Awards was “The Hurt Locker” by Kathryn Bigelow. The movie received a total of six Oscars out of nine nominations. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to receive an Oscar for Best Director. The Hurt Locker won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Original Screenplay. “Avatar” by James Cameron won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Visual Effects, and Art Direction. Here is a closer look at the box office performance, production budget, approval rating and total gross. The winners for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday, March 7th. The source is based on estimates by professional researchers and movie industry writers. Movie information is subject to change. For a complete list of the Nominees and their box office performance, click here. Here is a closer look at the box office performance, production budget, approval rating and total gross.

WINNER: “The Hurt Locker”
The movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. “The Hurt Locker” was released June 26, 2009 and grossed $145,352 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $15 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 98% overall approval rating. “The Hurt Locker” grossed $12,671,105 in total domestic box office and generated $16,107,592 worldwide.

“Avatar”
The movie was directed by James Cameron. “Avatar” was released December 18, 2009 and grossed $77,025,481 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $237 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 82% overall approval rating. “Avatar” grossed $710,842,764 in total domestic box office and generated $2,549,842,764 worldwide. Avatar received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture

“The Blind Side”
The movie was directed by John Lee Hancock. “The Blind Side“ was released November 20, 2009 and grossed $34,119,372 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budge of $29 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 92% overall approval rating. “The Blind Side” grossed $249,075,698 in total domestic box office and generated $249,601,945 worldwide.

“District 9”
The movie was directed by Peter Jackson. “District 9” was released August 14, 2009 and grossed $37,354,308 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $30 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 90% overall approval rating. “District 9” grossed $115,646,235 in total domestic box office and generated $204,837,942 worldwide.

“An Education”
The movie was directed by Lone Scherfig. “An Education” was released October 9, 2009 and grossed $763,234 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $7.5 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 94% overall approval rating. “An Education” grossed $11,679,616 in total domestic box office and generated $16,724,468 worldwide.

“Inglourious Basterds”
The movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino. “Inglourious Basterds” was released August 21, 2009 and grossed $38,054,676 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $70 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 88% overall approval rating. “Inglourious Basterds” grossed $120,540,719 in total domestic box office and generated $313,597,370 worldwide.

“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
The movie was directed by Lee Daniels. Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire was released November 6, 2009 and grossed $10,881,772 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $10 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 91% overall approval rating. “Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire” grossed $47,213,987 in total domestic box office and generated $53,132,692  worldwide.

“A Serious Man”,br>The movie was directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. “A Serious Man” was released October 2, 2009 and grossed $251,337 over the opening weekend. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 87% overall approval rating. “A Serious Man” grossed $9,228,768 in total domestic box office and generated $24,173,665 worldwide.

“Up”
The movie was directed by Pete Docter. “Up” was released May 29, 2009 and grossed $68,108,790 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $175 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 94% overall approval rating. Avatar grossed $293,004,164 in total domestic box office and generated $723,012,453 worldwide. Up won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

“Up in the Air”
The movie was directed by Jason Reitman. Up In The Air was released December 4, 2009 and grossed $11,270,248 over the opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $25 million. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 90% overall approval rating. Up In The Air grossed $82,403,758in total domestic box office and generated $152,842,552 worldwide.

For a complete list of the Oscar nominees and winners, click here.

Source:

Oscars.go.com
RottenTomatoes.com
Boxofficemojo.com
the-numbers.com

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