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Sony is raking in cash thanks to online sales of 'The Interview'

Sony is raking in cash thanks to online sales of 'The Interview'
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Did you see "The Interview" over the weekend or on Christmas day? You know, the movie that everyone was buzzing about in the weeks leading up to its eventual release?

The Kim Jong Un assassination flick starring James Franco and Seth Rogen was first pulled from theatrical release following terrorist threats from North Korea, then select theaters decided to screen the film in various independent theaters across the country. And more importantly, the movie was released on a number of different streaming platforms, such as YouTube, Google Play and iTunes.

Some people claim the massive Sony hack was all just a publicity stunt to promote the movie, but I don't buy it. Sony is losing WAY too much money and credibility over this. Why would a company expose its biggest names' aliases and Social Security numbers?

But the conspiracy theorists can at least point to a HUGE online weekend for "The Interview" as evidence.

Next page: Find out just how much money it made online - and whether it's enough to make up for the cost of the picture.
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