The Interview finally made it to theaters and homes across America (and even other parts of the world). How well did it do?
The Interview was more than just a silly movie to go watch during a slow Christmas day. Going to watch this film down right became a protest in support of freedom of expression. This is why it managed to make over $1 million on its launch date.
This happens to be a remarkable amount of cash for a movie that was only filmed by select theaters (331 of them). In fact, it was very hard to find a theater where the movie was played.
Opinion: It would be interesting to see how much this movie made in streams. These numbers are not included in this report, and most people probably watched it from the comfort of their homes.
It’s not easy to make it to YouTube’s “Popular Right Now” list. Furthermore, it’s extremely hard to make it to the top of said list. If you are also curious about how much money The Interview made online, this news will make it obvious to you that it was a significant amount. The comedy film already reached the very top of YouTube top charts.
Opinion: I doubt this whole thing is a publicity stunt (as many call it), but I can tell you the whole ordeal really did make the movie more popular. You want to know what really gets us wanting to do something? When someone tells us we can’t, or shouldn’t do it.
No movie can be called successful if it hasn’t also become a hit in the piracy world. Let us tell you that The Interview was not missing in this world. The movie has been estimated to have been pirated approximately 900,000 times in its first 24 hours. Wow!
This information comes from an Excipio report, which claims the movie was downloaded by 904,237 clients at around 4 PM Eastern.
Opinion: I wonder just how many of these pirated counts come from the USA. After all, it was easily available for purchase here. IT makes sense that the numbers are high when the release was only in the USA.