Did you see The Interview already?
If you weren’t lucky enough to live in a city screening the film, perhaps you were one of the 900,000 torrent users who streamed it?
“It’s unsurprising that ‘The Interview’ was quickly pirated, particularly given worldwide interest in the movie after the devastating hack on SPE and allegations by U.S. government that North Korea was responsible for the attack,” reported Variety.
The mass pirating of the film, which was also streaming for a fee ($5.99 to rent, $14.99 to buy) on YouTube (where it tops the most-popular list), Google Play, Microsoft’s Xbox Video and at SeeTheInterview.com, occurred within 24 hours of release, and about 28 percent of it came from within the United States.
More than 300 independent theaters also screened the film, many sold-out shows, including this rousing review of a one from The Verge attending a screening in Austin, Texas. The film banked $1 million on opening day, and could “make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend,” according to CNN Money.
If you saw it, let us know in the comments. What did you think?