The 2024 Academy Awards by the numbers (and there are a lot of them)

The company WalletHub this week released its 96th Academy Awards By the Numbers statistical analysis that includes a fact-filled infographic. Its sources are news reports and data from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as WalletHub’s own projections.

Here are many of the numerical takeaways (some of them approximations):

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$56.9 milli0n: Total cost of the Oscar ceremony.

$1.85 million: Cost of a 30-second ad on ABC during the Academy Awards. (By comparison, the cost this year of a 30-second Super Bowl ad: $7 million.)

$120 million+: Estimated ad revenue for ABC on Oscar Sunday.

$23 million+: Ad revenue generated for the red carpet pre-show.

$24,700: Cost of the 50,000-square-foot Oscars red carpet.

600: Number of hours required to install the 30 rolls of red carpet by a crew of 18 workers.

$400: Estimated value of the solid bronze, 24-carat gold-plated Oscar statuette.

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$10 million: Total cost of the ensemble for an A-list actress attending the Oscars.

$18.1 million: Cost of Cate Blanchett’s 2014 Oscar attire (most expensive in history).

$100 million+: Amount spent by studios on Oscar marketing, advertising, lobbying and strategy.

$170 million+: Amount that the Los Angeles economy is boosted by the Academy Awards.

$100,000+: Price for a couple to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

$20,000: Cost of streaming a single film for voters.

$1 million: Cost of delivering physical copies of a single movie to voters.

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$7.8 million: Average increase in domestic box office sales for a Best Picture winner.

20%: Average boost in pay for Best Actor/Actress winner on their next film.

$125,000: Value of the Oscar nominee goodie bag.

200+: Number of countries and territories where the Oscars will be televised.

19.9 million: Average number of viewers of the 2023 Oscarcast.

217 minutes: Length of the 2023 Academy Awards telecast.

33: Percentage of this year’s Oscar nominees that are women (highest in three years).

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7: Actors of color nominated this year.

398:  Number of members who were added to the film academy in 2023.

1: Number of Irish performers nominated this year. (Five were nominated in 2022.)

0: Number of this year’s acting nominees who were also nominated in 2022.

10: Number of this year’s acting nominees who were nominated for the first time.

92: Number of countries that submitted movies for consideration as Best International Feature. (Five were nominated: from Italy, Japan, Spain, Germany and the UK.)

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$8.90 billion: Domestic box office in 2023, the most lucrative year since before the COVID pandemic.

21%: Improvement of 2023 domestic box office over the amount generated in 2022.

448%: Improvement of the 2023 domestic box office over the amount generated in 2020, the worst year of the pandemic.

(Here is the full WalletHub report:

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