Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Films Show Post-Nom Success

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RENTRAK CORPORATION (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and movie industries, today announced domestic box office gross totals and increases for each of the films nominated for "Best Picture" during the 85th Annual Academy Awards®.

The titles with the largest box office growth since nominations were announced on January 10, include "Amour" with a 1,250 percent increase and "Zero Dark Thirty" which earned a 1,570 percent increase, according to the movie industry's box office measurement services, Rentrak's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials.

"Leading up to the Oscars, movie-goers often flock to the theater to catch films they may have missed during the original theatrical release in order to see the acclaimed films that have garnered attention from critics and consumers alike," said Ron Giambra, President of Theatrical Worldwide at Rentrak.

The chart below includes gross domestic totals from Sunday, January 6 (before nominations were announced on Thursday, January 10) until Sunday, February 24, 2013 for all nine "Best Picture" films:

BEST PICTURE
NOMINEE

GROSS DOMESTIC
TOTAL BEFORE
NOMINATION

CURRENT
DOMESTIC GROSS
TOTAL

% GROWTH
AFTER
NOMINATION

Amour

$381,277

$5,147,243

1250%

Argo

$110,404,984

$129,653,502

17%

Beasts of the Southern Wild

$11,295,200

$12,572,085

11%

Django Unchained

$114,334,122

$158,783,430

39%

Les Miserables

$109,078,720

$146,696,690

34%

Life of Pi

$92,096,152

$113,525,126

23%

Lincoln

$146,265,060

$178,603,571

22%

Silver Linings Playbook

$36,305,705

$107,176,012

195%

Zero Dark Thirty

$5,480,807

$91,539,075

1570%

Rentrak's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials are the theatrical industry's source for comprehensive global box office intelligence and are used by every studio in the United States as well as many distribution entities around the world. Boasting a global footprint of the worldwide theatrical market, Rentrak is able to provide its clients with real-time box office intelligence, streamlined through one unique system, which allows users to view real time online reports from anywhere around the world.

About Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as database currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.

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SOURCE Rentrak Corporation



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