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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.