The Interview Chalked Up £9.6m in Online Sales Over Christmas

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The Interview may be over-hyped and not really worth the drama. It may have been torrented by the world and his hacker. But it also managed to take in an impressive $15 million (£9.6 million) over the Christmas period just in online sales.

That beats by a significant margin the estimated $2.8 million (£1.8 million) the film earned in actual cinemas—but then, it's only been showing in a small selection of indies. It's also enough to make it Sony Pictures' most successful online film of all time. The income is a result of over 2 million official viewings of the film, most of them apparently through Google Play and YouTube.

Bear in mind, this is all from North America as well, since Sony didn't release the film globally for some bizarre, unknown reason.