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Stacking Up Best Pictures

Nine films are in the running to win best picture at the 86th Academy Awards – and they could be compared in many ways. They all feature incredible stories, great acting, and, well, it gets pretty subjective very fast.

Let us let the masses duke it out: here are the the nine nominees for best picture with their Tomatometer scores (both all critics and audience), box office gross as of mid-January, and their total number of nominations.

2014 Oscars Infographic

The gaps between the critics and the rest of us is pretty interesting. Some films (Dallas Buyers Club, Captain Phillips) have stronger agreement  than others (American Hustle). The Wolf of Wall Street is the only one with an audience score higher than the critics.

But don’t let me, the critics, or the masses of film goers tell you what’s best. Go to the movies and see ’em for yourself!

Data from the Oscars site, RottenTomatoes & BoxOfficeMojoInfo We Trust is a data adventure exploring how to better humanize information. To learn more read the opening post hereThe creator, RJ Andrews, is an engineer and proud Northeastern University and MIT graduate. Please reach out through facebook, twitter @infowetrust, or the contact page.

 

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