This is a reasonable assumption anywhere but Hollywood:

When a movie costs $7.5 million to make and takes in $180 million around the world, it seems logical to think that the people who created the film would have become very rich.

‘Crash’ Principals Still Await Payments for Their Work – New York Times

Then again, considering how much Lion’s Gate spent to buy those Academy Awards

This blog’s Crash review
Essay: Why did Crash win?