LOS ANGELES (AFP): Controversial North Korea satire ‘The Interview’ has made over $31 million on the Internet and other small-screen formats, Sony’s best-grossing online film ever, the studio said Tuesday. Including box office takings the movie has made some $36 million, approaching its reported $44 million budget, according to the Hollywood studio. ‘The Interview ,’ which triggered a hacking attack on Sony Pictures blamed by US authorities on Pyongyang, has been rented or bought online and through cable, satellite, and telecom providers more than 4.3 million times, it said.
That makes it the studio’s number one online film of all time , it said, announcing updated figures from December 24 through to January 4.