The controversial Sony Pictures feature “The Interview” — which was at the center of a cyberattack against Sony that has been attributed to North Korea — racked up $15 million in online sales and rentals in the first four days after it was released, The New York Times reports, citing Sony Pictures.
The studio didn’t reveal how much of the $15 million came from the $6 digital rentals versus $15 to buy the digital version of the movie, the story adds.
The limited theatrical run, which came after Sony withdrew the release in response to a terror threat but then reconsidered, generated $2.9 million from Thursday to Sunday, the piece reports. The comedy depicts the killing of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Apples iTunes added the movie on Sunday, joining digital streaming services owned by Google and Microsoft in offering the movie for rental and purchase.