The controversial comedy about North Korea has scored big at the box office. According to Sony Pictures, The Interview brought it a cool million at the box office on Christmas day.
After being released online on Wednesday (Dec. 24), the film hit a select 300 independent theaters across the U.S. on Thursday (Dec. 25).
Sony’s president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer released a statement thanking moviegoers for supporting the movie despite its drama.
“Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience The Interview on the first day of its unconventional release,” Bruer said.
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The Seth Rogen-James Franco flick almost didn’t make it to movie theaters after anonymous terrorists began issuing threats of “9/11 style” attacks on the theaters to showed it. The threats caused Sony to pull The Interview from theaters but they later changed their minds on Tuesday (Dec. 23) and made the movie available to purchase or rent on services like Google Play and YouTube. Sony has not announced the estimates of online streams, rents or sales yet.