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How Much Money Did ‘The Interview’ Make? Sony Comedy Earns $18 million In Theaters And Online

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Sony Comedy Earns $18 million In Theaters And Online By Christopher Zara @christopherzara c.zara@ibtimes.com on December 29 2014 1:45 PM 0 0 Sonys assassination satire “The Interview” earned a record $15 million in online rentals and sales during the four-day holiday weekend. Sony Pictures After provoking a cyberattack, anonymous death threats and condemnation from a totalitarian government, Sony Pictures Entertainments The Interview survived its opening weekend unscathed. Although its still unclear if the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy will make back its production budget, its off to a pretty good start, grossing about $18 million during the four-day holiday weekend online and in theaters. Sonys decision to release the film online before its theatrical debut turned out to be a smart business move. The studio said Monday the film earned more than $15 million in online sales and rentals. It made $2.8 million more in box-office ticket sales, opening in limited release at 331 theaters on Christmas Day. All told, the bro comedy heard around the world was the fifth highest-grossing movie of the holiday weekend, right behind Ben Stillers Night at the Museum 3, which took in $20 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Sonys North Korea-set farce performed better than Paramount Pictures The Gambler, which also opened on Christmas Day.
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