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'The Hurt Locker' Could Be Lowest Grossing Oscar-Winning Film in History

"The Hurt Locker " has taken in only $14 million in the U.S. so far. That's less than 2 percent of what "Avatar" has made in domestic ticket sales. If "The Hurt Locker" wins on Sunday, it will be the lowest-grossing film to take home the best-picture statuette in modern history-and maybe ever.Woody Allen's " Annie Hall ," which made $38 million after its 1977 release, or about $130 million when adjusted for inflation, holds the current record. "Crash," the lowest-grossing film to win the Oscar this decade, in 2006, made $53 million.Since its release last June, "The Hurt Locker" has won top prizes from the Producers Guild, Director's Guild, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts . It also won best-picture accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle as well as similar associations in Los Angeles and other cities.But Summit Entertainment, the film's distributor, has never managed to get the movie into wide release. "The Hurt Locker" hit its peak when it played in 535 thea...

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