Since the rumors of its mere ideation, Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview has been the focus of major media attention. Links to cyberterrorist counteractions by North Korea – the country of consideration in this dark comedy – did little to deter Sony from petitioning online platforms such as Google Play and YouTube.
It seems the gamble has, literally, paid off though, as the controversial film has reportedly generated over $15 million USD in online rentals and purchases since its debut just days ago – making it Sony’s most successful online film ever. Drawn from 2 million customers, it seems as if the global audience, which could have well ignored The Interview, has instead fearlessly supported the film in the face of consequence.
If you haven’t already, rent the film here.