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originally posted by: Cambot
originally posted by: deadeyedick
WELCOME to net neutrality!
Huh? We've been living with net neutrality for quite some time. If anything this is a threat to net neutrality.
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Am I the only one that doesn't think this was all a big marketing ploy? Sony went from a typical opening release of 3000+ theaters to less than 100, and it will not likely see a lot of buyers for it's online version, before it ends up in the straight-to-DVD category. All Sony has done in this process is alienate all the major theater chains, dissed those independent theaters it did release to, and demonstrate how spineless they are in the face of adversity. Personally I hope Sony all the worst, so the studio goes bankrupt, and the rights to Spiderman can be sold back to Marvel Studios so we can finally get a proper Avengers movie.
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures (6758.T) said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea.
The studio said on Sunday the film had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million times on the four days through Saturday, making it Sony Pictures' No. 1 online movie of all time.
"That is a huge number," said Jeff Bock, a box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations.
"This is almost what it was going to do theatrically before it was pulled. It made about what people expected, but in a completely different way."