According to the figures released Sunday afternoon by Sony, ‘The Interview‘ has already generated $15 million in online sales. Following a world-wide ban of the film after alleged cyber attacks from North Korea, Sony Pictures reversed their decision and made the film available on Dec 24.
Yahoo News Reports: The movie has been rented or purchased over 2 million times, already making it the studio’s biggest online film of all time.
Online consumers had access to The Interview via YouTube, Google Play and Xbox one day before hitting select theaters on Christmas Day. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the majority of the film’s online sales came from Google Play and YouTube.
In regards to its theatrical run, the controversial film grossed an estimated $2.8 million from 331 independent cinemas over the four-day weekend.’