'The Interview' Made $15 Million In Online Sales Over Christmas

The Interview Chalked Up $US15 Million in Online Sales Over Christmas

The Interview may have been funny but not really worth the drama. It may have been torrented by the world and his hacker. But it also managed to take in an impressive $US15 million over the Christmas period just in online sales.

That beats by a significant margin the estimated $US2.8 million the film earned in actual theatres -- but then, it's only been showing in a small selection of indies. It's also enough to make it Sony Pictures' most successful online film of all time. The income is a result of over 2 million official viewings of the film, most of them apparently through Google Play and YouTube.

If you've not yet seen the movie, you can now also stream it on iTunes.