"And the winner is...a movie from South Korea", President Donald Trump mocked this week at a rally in Colorado.
The president bemoaned the fact that a foreign film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, asking "What the hell was that about? We've got enough problems with South Korea with trade, on top of it they give them the best movie of the year?"
If that didn't please him, though, he'll be even less delighted to learn that Parasite has been dominating Amazon's ($AMZN) Movies & TVs category sales ranks ever since it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film.
On February 10, Parasite grabbed the #1 sales-rank spot and has remained in the top-10 since. It's selling better than Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", which Trump also bemoaned after Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt took a dig at Trump in his acceptance speech.
However, Pitt's movie is doing just fine, having shot up Amazon's sales ranks in the afterglow of his win for playing Cliff Booth.
On the same day that "Parasite" shot to the #1 spot, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" grabbed the #5 spot. And while it's sunk out of the top-10, it continues to chart well at Amazon, both for the DVD and Blu-Ray versions.
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