LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (Reuters) – “The Interview”, the comedy that won the Sony Pictures Studios worst hacking ever suffered by an American company, has passed the million dollars in revenue after its launch in the US, although it is projected that in a small number of rooms.
Yielding to threats from hackers who claimed piracy of 24 November, the Hollywood studio, a subsidiary of the Sony Group, had initially given up the film, which chronicles the adventures of two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He angered Pyongyang that saw it “an act of war” and the United States have blamed him piracy.
The Sony Pictures turnaround was hailed by Barack Obama, that the studio had “made a mistake” by allowing “some dictators” to impose censorship in the United UNite.
“The Interview” is projected from Thursday 331 halls of the United States, mostly independent cinemas, which represents less than 10% of the originally scheduled launch. The major networks have given up the offer for safety.
” They (Sony Pictures) made a million dollars in revenue, which is not so bad (…) given the fact that the launch was not what it should be, “he commented Gitesh Pandya, editor of boxofficeguru.com.
According to Boxoffice .com, revenues are expected to reach $ 20 million at the end of the weekend.
The film, which cost $ 44 million, is also available for download on Google Play and YouTube Movie or via Xbox Video as well as the www.seetheinterview.com site. (Erik Kelsey, Jean-Philippe Lefief for the French service)
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