The Hurt Locker (2009) - Box Office Mojo The movie that won the Best Picture academy award actually tanked at the box office. Domestically it only made $14.7 mil and $21 total. It's been out since June, 26 2009 (10 months) and its way down on the daily ticket sale list (not even in the top 10). Since it now won the Best Picture, do you see: (1) A mass amount of people flooding to see it? (2) A large ad campaign and a large scale release? (3) Do you plan to see it personally? Either way I can't imagine The Hurt Locker being in the pooper too long. In fact I think it will be $400 mil gross revenue movie before too long.