The Oscars Big Money Quiz: Who Won and Lost Financially in Hollywood

OscarsThis weekend, the Oscars will celebrate the best in American film -- and American marketing. After all, while the little gold statuettes go to the country's finest writers, directors, actors and actresses, they also honor the massive, multimillion dollar marketing campaigns that studios undertake in an effort to push their movies over the top. And, from the looks of things, this year's Oscar season was even more expensive than most.

With that in mind, we've compiled some interesting facts about the money behind the movies -- how much they cost, how much they make, and how badly some of history's biggest duds failed. If you've ever wondered about the dollars behind the dream factory, take a peek!

Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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