13 Of The Lowest-Grossing Oscar Nominees Ever

1) The Last Emperor (1987)

When this incredible film was released, which follows the tumultuous reign of China’s last ever emperor Pu Yi, for some reason it didn’t initially capture the general public’s imagination! He was captured by the Red Army for being a war criminal and as a young man is surrounded by a complicated and complex political situation. Despite a low box office turnover, the Bernardo Bertulocci film, earned an incredible nine Oscars, but never got a wider release than 877 theaters, making its per-screen average a rather impressive $50,153.

Original Gross: $43,984,000
Adjusted Gross: $91,660,178