Oscar Impact: Best Years of Our Lives–Commercial Appeal

A more dramatic Oscar impact was felt in 1947, when William Wyler’s post-WWII drama, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” turned out to be the most commercially successful Oscar-winner of its time, grossing in domestic rentals over $11 million.

Winning the Best Picture Oscar, acting, and other awards translated into at least $2 more million at the box-office.