Commercial success and major Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director) go together--but not always. At the Mar. 27 Academy Awards, the ticket-sales winner among studios with major nominees will be Paramount, home of 1994's No.2 box office hit, Forrest Gump. Revenue champ The Lion King, from Disney, didn't bag any major nominations. (After all, it's a cartoon.) Still, Disney-owned Miramax scored big bucks and nominations with Pulp Fiction, starring John Travolta.

MOVIE REVENUE: TOP OSCAR NOMINEES

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director

STUDIO FILM / NO. TOP NOMINATIONS GROSS* MILLIONS

PARAMOUNT Forrest Gump 3 Nobody's Fool 1 $334

MIRAMAX Bullets Over Broadway 1 Tom and Viv 1 104

Pulp Fiction 3 Red 1

WARNER BROTHERS The Client 1 92

COLUMBIA Little Women 1 The Shawshank Redemption 2 70

GRAMERCY Four Weddings and a Funeral 1 53

20TH CENTURY FOX Nell 1 33

BUENA VISTA Quiz Show 2 24

SAMUEL GOLDWYN The Madness of King George 1 10

ORION Blue Sky 1 3

*As of Mar. 17

DATA: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES

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