Best Picture winner enjoys retail bump
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
(Mar. 8) -- Oscar gold became real gold for best-picture winner "Crash" -- its DVD sales spiked after Sunday's Academy Awards.
On Monday, Lionsgate, the film's distributor, sold 17,500 copies of "Crash," more than half the previous week's entire total of 33,000.
The DVD was No. 19 on Amazon.com's top-sellers list on Wednesday, up more than 80 places from last week.
"Crash," which was released on DVD on Sept. 6, 2005, has sold about 4 million copies to date, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Sales also spiked after the Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 31.
A two-disc "director's cut" edition of the film will be released on April 4.
"Crash" opened in theaters in May 2005.