Sony Makes Online Sales History with 'The Interview'

Once again proving that controversy creates cash, Sony has scored with the online release of its headline-making comedy, The Interview. In less than a week, Sony has reached a new online sales record. The Interview has already generated more than $18 million to become Sony’s new all time best-selling online film. Although the film’s weekend …   Read More

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Sony Makes Online Sales History with 'The Interview'Once again proving that controversy creates cash, Sony has scored with the online release of its headline-making comedy, The Interview.

In less than a week, Sony has reached a new online sales record. The Interview has already generated more than $18 million to become Sony’s new all time best-selling online film.

Although the film’s weekend release on iTunes has helped propel sales even further, the biggest source of revenue at Sony has been Google.

Sources tell Re/Code that the “vast majority” of online sales can, for the time being, be attributed to Google’s YouTube and Play stores.

Additionally, Sony says “The Interview” raked in more than a cool million in ticket sales on Christmas Day, which is when the comedy debuted in a limited theatrical release.

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