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batye
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2/3/2015 | 11:22:48 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@ mak63, interesting to know... I think some producers will be using this way to advertise they movies...

 
batye
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2/3/2015 | 11:20:59 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@SaneIT good point, this days you could never have a bad publicity... and hype do attract people...
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1/7/2015 | 7:38:16 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
It sure has had an impact.  I've heard that they have an international audience for the movie as well.  I doubt that the movie would have had such wide distribution without the hype.  I guess when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, right?
mak63
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1/7/2015 | 12:13:13 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
Ashu001 This movie is going to be a winner all the way to the Bank for Sony.

I have to agree with you 100%. USA Today just reported: 'The Interview' gets the job done: $31M in sales.
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1/6/2015 | 12:32:06 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
SaneIT,

Guess what?

The Hype worked.

It has become Sony's Highest Selling Online Movie[They have earned over $20 million via Online Sales of The Interview] and also was Google Play's Top Selling Movie of the Year.

I say they surely succeeded with what they started out to do.

Have'nt they?

 
Ashu001
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1/6/2015 | 12:28:52 PM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
mak63,

This Information in from Wikipidea-

 


The Interview opened to a limited release in the United States on December 25, 2014 across 331 theaters and earned over $1 million on its opening day. Variety called the opening gross "an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S."It went on to earn over $1.8 million in its opening weekend, and as of January 5, 2015 its total box office gross was $5.0 million.

In four days, The Interview earned over $15 million through online rentals and purchases, becoming Sony Pictures' highest-grossing online release,The Interview is also the top-selling Google Play/YouTube movie of 2014.

 

Not just that the Tremendous Hype around the Movie[It was the highest shared movie on Torrents as well];shows the tremendous Curiousty factor around the Movie;which eventually will translate into Ticket Sales.


This movie is going to be a winner all the way to the Bank for Sony.

 
SaneIT
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1/6/2015 | 7:22:17 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
I had a moment or two where I thought that maybe Sony was milking the attack to hype the movie.  It was never going to be a must see movie so the attacks may have done the movie some good.  People who would have just rolled their eyes at a movie about killing Kim Jong-Un now had a reason to see what the big deal was.
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1/6/2015 | 5:23:10 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@Ashu001

I won't be surprised to hear that Sony made a HUGE Profit on this venture.


The movie made a lot of publicity'hype indeed, but it didn't translate to big numbers on the box office. At least, not yet. I read that it made 5 million so far. It had a limited release though.
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1/5/2015 | 8:26:45 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@SaneIT - I trust you are right... as sometimes even very small ideas create big problem on the global scale... it all remind me of how World War 1 started... also NK do not have to drop it agents in USA... they could hire mercenaries... to create poroblems... like Putin did in Ukraine... sad reality... sad... sad...
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1/5/2015 | 7:20:44 AM
Re: theaters fear North Korea, or their own patrons?
@batye, I'm not really worried about NK or its leaders I'm more worried about people with mental instabilities getting ideas from hearing about this on the nightly news.  Even if NK somehow had agents in the US that were willing to die for a cause I doubt a goofy movie would be the best use for them.  This is how terrorism works though, you don't have to do anything you just have to make people afraid enough that they do what you say.
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