This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, as Dave and Seth Rogen as Aaron in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Ed Araquel)
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Controversial low-brow comedy "The Interview" scored more than $15 million in online rentals and purchases, entertainment giant Sony said, following an embarrassing cyberattack and threats that led the company to pull the film from theaters.In the end the comedy, which received widespread publicity throughout the episode, played in some 330 independent movie houses that offered to show the film after Sony came under fire for the cancellation.Sony Sunday said the comedy was rented or purchased online more than two million times over four days through Saturday, for a total of more than $15 million.The film, which was snubbed at this month's Golden Globe nominations, fetched $31.7 million in its debut weekend.The flick earned $20.6 million in its second week in theaters.In its second week out, the movie brought in $16.6 million.
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