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How Does 'American Sniper' Fare Against Popularity of Other Oscar Nominees? These Maps Have Answer

Image source: Screen grab via Wall Street Journal

Drawing on Facebook data, the Wall Street Journal on Thursday published a series of maps illustrating how popular the eight Oscar nominees for "Best Picture" are across America.

Box-office hit "American Sniper" easily was the most talked about movie throughout the U.S., making up 80 percent of the chatter on Facebook, according to the Journal.

Other nominees did well in certain areas of the country. For instance, "Selma" appeared to resonate well in the South while "Imitation Game" scored high in college towns, the Journal noted.

Take a look at the maps below.

American Sniper

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Selma

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Boyhood

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Birdman

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Grand Budapest Hotel

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Imitation Game

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Theory of Everything

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Whiplash

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