Super Bowl XLIX was played on February 1, 2015.
Box-office receipts for February 22 rank an unexceptional 6th among the 8 first Sundays of 2015.
Source: Box Office Mojo
Oscars Show Growing Gap Between Moviegoers and Academy. (The New York Times, 2/23/2015)
As the ratings demonstrated, the audience was not impressed. Perhaps they went to the movies instead: Box-office analysts noted that ticket sales on Sunday, normally a slow day at theaters, were unusually brisk.
If Oscar winners should be based on ticket sales, why bother with the whole rigmarole in the first place? (2/24/2015)