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Jan 7 6 tweets 3 min read
Oscar films tank at box office because they’re 'misery and degradation' scholar says: 'Give us a laugh or two'
Critic said movie audiences aren't eager to see films with heavy social messages #WinterStorm #westandwithmegan #worldintrovertday…
A New York Times article questioned Friday why audiences don't flock to see "highbrow" Oscar-oriented films in theaters, suggesting these movies' "depressing" content could be one reason.

Despite audiences returning to theaters after the…
COVID-19 pandemic, certain Oscar buzz films are still losing millions at the box office.

The Times spoke to film critics and production studios to see why that is. Answers varied, with some blaming streaming services and others claiming that box office… results were an outdated model of success.

Ask 10 different specialty film executives to explain the box office and you will get 10 different answers," Times reporter Brooks Barnes wrote. However, one film historian suggested the heavy social messages… in these films turned off audiences.People like to call it ‘escape,’ but that’s not actually what it is," scholar and author Jeanine Basinger told The Times. "It’s entertainment. It can be a serious topic, by the way. But when films are too introspective,

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