‘The Interview’ rakes $1million on first day, Sony thanks theatre-goers for watching

Despite the unending controversy trailing Seth Rogen’s new movie, The Interview, Sony is thanking theatre-goers for watching the limited release of the movie which grossed over $1 million in its first day in theatres on Boxing Day December 26, 2014.
‘Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience ‘The Interview’ on the first day of its unconventional release,’ Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment, said in a statement.
‘The audience reaction was fantastic – the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theatres originally planned, featured numerous sell-outs and a first-day gross over $1 million.’ Hundreds of screenings of ‘The Interview’ were sold out on Christmas Day despite Sony releasing the film online the day before.
Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton explained the decision to ultimately go forward with the release, saying; ‘It was essential for our studio to distribute this movie, especially given the assault on our business and on our staff’, Lynton said in a video obtained by ABC News….

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