Theaters clamor for Oscar contenders 'Budapest,' 'Birdman'

January 16, 2015 12:57 AM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What impact does an Oscar nomination have on a film's prospects at the box office? Look no further than "The Grand Budapest Hotel," a movie released 10 months ago that generated a flurry of phone calls from theater owners to studio Fox Searchlight on Thursday morning.

Wes Anderson's quirky comedy scored nine Academy Award nods on Thursday, including best picture, raising new interest in a film that for months has been available on DVD and digital formats.

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