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Poll: Blockbuster Oscar Nominated Best Picture Movies

Generally, movies nominated for a Best Picture Oscar are better known for their artistic accomplishments rather than for their financial results. However, some films buck this trend by being successful by both measures. These movies are the highest grossing inflation adjusted box office films to ever secure an Oscar Best Picture nomination. Source: Box Office Mojo

Which movie* is the best combined commercial and critical success story? * Oscar Best Picture nominee with a minimum $0.5 billion inflation adjusted USA Box Office in 2017 dollars

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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1940 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,747,686,000

    Major Awards History

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    The Godfather (1972)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1973 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $682,680,200

    Major Awards History

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Best Picture Oscar: 2004 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $533,183,400

    Major Awards History

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    Titanic (1997)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1998 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,171,854,200

    Major Awards History

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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1978 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,540,734,500

    Major Awards History

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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1995 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $680,016,600

    Major Awards History

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    Avatar (2009)

    Best Picture Oscar: 2010 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $841,258,100

    Major Awards History

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    The Sound of Music (1965)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1966 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,231,893,000

    Major Awards History

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1982 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $765,756,700

    Major Awards History

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1983 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,227,040,000

    Major Awards History

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    Jaws (1975)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1976 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,107,881,800

    Major Awards History

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    The Sting (1973)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1974 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $771,085,700

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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1960 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $847,700,000

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1970 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $610,325,400

    Major Awards History

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    My Fair Lady (1964)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1965 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $519,000,000

    Major Awards History

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    Doctor Zhivago (1965)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1966 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,073,771,700

    Major Awards History

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    Mary Poppins (1964)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1965 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $676,272,700

    Major Awards History

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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1974 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $956,682,800

    Major Awards History

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    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1957 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $1,133,150,000

    Major Awards History

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    Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1957 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $558,923,100

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    The Graduate (1967)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1968 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $740,239,500

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    American Graffiti (1973)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1974 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $568,428,600

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    The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1953 Winner

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $519,000,000

    Major Awards History

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    The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1946 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $542,745,100

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    Love Story (1970)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1971 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $605,484,000

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    Cleopatra (1963)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1964 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $581,136,900

    Major Awards History

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    Airport (1970)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1971 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $571,862,600

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    The Robe (1953)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1954 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $566,181,800

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    The Towering Inferno (1974)

    Best Picture Oscar: 1975 Nominee

    Inflation Adjusted Box Office: $530,899,500

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