The Interview made $15 million dollars over the Christmas weekend.
Despite the mishandling of the release, The Interview
has been able to make over $15 million in online sales in less than five days, plus an additional $3 million more in theaters. According to Sony, the movie was "rented or purchased online more than 2 million times" between Wednesday and Satruday, making it one of the most successful straight to Video On Demand releases of all time.
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However, The Interview
has not made a profit. The movie cost $80 million to make The Interview
a huge failure for Sony.
"We worked hard to get the film out there by Christmas day," Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures president of worldwide distribution, told Variety
. "It was such a whirlwind to get it done that it kind of amazes me that we were able to make it happen."
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Of course it was chaos because Sony, concerned about threats from hackers, pulled the movie from theaters. However, they were still managed to make $15 million only, 65 million dollars left to go...
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