127 Hours Getting Oscar Push

127 Hours arrived in theaters on November 5th and initially did well at the box office. Unfortunately for the film it has not done well over the long haul. Box Office Mojo is reporting that to date the film starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle has grossed just $11.1 million for Fox Searchlight.  That’s well behind The King’s Speech that’s made 49 million and Searchlight’s Black Swan starring Natalie Portman which has to date made 79 million.

127 Hours is expected to get some Oscar nominations next week when the nominations are officially announced.  Most expect a best actor nomination for James Franco and best picture nomination.

Wanting to take advantage of the nominations THR reports that Fox Searchlight is expanding its release from 76 theaters to 600 theaters on January 28th.

I saw the film on its opening weekend and I have mixed reactions about it. I thought James Franco gave a great performance but I felt the film itself was flat.  I didn’t like Danny Boyle’s direction and his editing that much.

Have you seen 127 Hours? Will you see it again? If you haven’t seen it do you plan on seeing it?

SOURCES: Box Office MojoTHR


1 Response to “127 Hours Getting Oscar Push”

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