Argo by the Numbers

Argo by the #'s

2/21/13 - The Oscar-nominated movie "Argo" swept the British Academy Film Awards, taking home trophies for best film, best editing, and best director  It also won two golden globes, which bodes well for Sunday night.  Here's a look at "Argo" by the numbers.

$204 million is the amount of money "Argo," which is directed by Ben Affleck and is about a CIA operation in Iran, has made worldwide.  Here's a shocker - it's made $0 in Iranian theaters. 
 
Seven is the number of Oscar nominations it has received, including best picture and supporting actor (Alan Arkin).  Arkin has three previous nominations.  He won best supporting actor in 2007 for his role in "Little Miss Sunshine."  Affleck won the Golden Globe for best director for "Argo," but he won't be thanking The Academy because he wasn't even nominated for one of the five best director spots!
 
Seven is also how old Ben Affleck was in 1979 when the Iranian hostage crisis happened.  444 is how many days those hostages were held.    
 
86 cents is how much a gallon of gasoline cost In 1979.  Here in 2013, the average is $3.61.  During the same time span, a gallon of milk has only increased from $1.62 to $3.53.  
 
55 is the number of movies in which Affleck has appeared.  He won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1998 for "Good Will Hunting" along with his "BFF" Matt Damon.
 
Two is the number of other feature films Affleck as directed: "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone," which starred his brother Casey.
 
That's "Argo" by the numbers. 
 

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