Low Budget Earns Big Reward


Hurt Locker, which I haven’t seen, is the lowest-grossing Oscar winner in modern history … the limited-release film earned $14 million in box-office receipts.

Is there a long tail? In terms of Twitter buzz, Hurt Locker beat out Sandra Bullock with 39,951 tweets in its peak hour. Here’s more if you care to know what an Oscar will do for your Twitter rank.

How life has changed.

Update: Hurt Locker was made for less than $15 million and has made over $50 million as of September, 2010.

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