As we head into the Directors Guild this Saturday and this race comes to a sputtering close, it’s time to take another look at how the contenders have stacked up so far – in terms of international box office, really the big story is Life of Pi, which has made $525 million worldwide. But for these purposes, domestic box office only.
1. Lincoln $167 million
2. Django Unchained $147 million
3. Les Miserables $138 million
4. Argo $117 million
5. Life of Pi $103 million
6. Zero Dark Thirty $70 million
7. Silver Linings Playbook $70 million
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild $12 million
9. Amour $2 million
Total take: $841 million!
From $2 million all the way up to $167 million. That is a startling range.