Were you eager to show the infamous Sony hack cyber-terrorists that they would not win, but you weren't ready to open your wallet to do so? Good news!
The Interview began streamingon Netflix on Saturdayfor subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Interview, starring James Franco as a talk show host asked to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, went from screwball comedy to political firestarter when North Korean hackers allegedly released internal studio emails and information as retaliation for the movie's content. One of the hackers' demands was that the film not be released in theaters.
Sony pulled The Interview from wide release in theaters, but distributed the film via on-demand through cable companies and services such as YouTube and iTunes starting on Christmas Eve. On Tuesday, Sony Pictures said that The Interview was rented or purchased more than 5.8 million times, making $40 million in the process. The film made about $6 million in limited theatrical release. That's still well off the film's alleged $75 million price tag to make and market, and the movie likely won't make up the difference.
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