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'The Interview' still enjoys online success, racking up rentals, sales

"The Interview" may not have been a theater box office hit, but continues to rack up sales and rentals online
By: Michael Hatamoto | Online Video News | Posted: Jan 8, 2015 7:31 am

"The Interview" has racked up $31 million in on-demand and digital sales, closing in on the $41 million it cost to create the film. The movie was released online on Christmas Eve, and while it was an instant hit among Internet pirates, has also generated impressive sales and rental figures from paid users.

 

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The controversial movie racked up $15 million in sales during the four days it was released, and continues to generate success. Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and cable video on-demand services now offer the movie for rental and sale.

 

"The Interview" will receive a UK release in the future, Sony noted, and it appears Netflix want access to the film. Just a few days after the movie was released, there was talk as to whether or not the film could help spur same-day online launches for future Hollywood films.

NEWS SOURCES:Readwrite.com, Cdn.mtlblog.com

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