Nick Nolte Hopes Oscars Nod Will Boost 'Warrior' Sales

1/31/2012 1:27pm EST

Nick Nolte

Veteran star Nick Nolte is hopeful his Academy Awards nomination will boost DVD sales of Warrior - because he was "disappointed" with the movie's box office reception.

The 2011 sports drama, about two estranged brothers entering a mixed martial arts tournament, took just $23 million at cinemas, $2 million less than its $25 million budget.

Nolte has been tipped in the Actor in a Supporting Role category at the upcoming Oscars, and he's hoping the high-profile nod will encourage movie fans to watch the fight film.

He tells FOX411's Pop Tarts, "It means we might have better DVD sales. But we were all disappointed - the studio was disappointed, I was disappointed that it didn't do as well as we thought it could."

"But that is just something you can't predict, and you can't say it is anybody's fault."


Nick Nolte

Photo Credits: PR Photos , Lions Gate Entertainment

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