Interview Hits iTunes, North Korea Next?

Coming in late to the party, Apple’s U.S. iTunes store is finally offering Sony’s controversial comedy “The Interview” for rent and purchase. The release follows on from the film being available on YouTube, Google Play and XBox starting this past Wednesday along with a theatrical release on Thursday.

The movie took in an estimated $2.8 million from 331 theaters over the four-day weekend, following its wide release having been canceled. Details on how much the film made on VOD and streaming services however is not available. A report from Free North Korea Radio (via Screenrant) suggests North Koreans are willing to pay as much as $50 for a pirated copy of the film.

The North Korean government has reportedly taken steps to keep the “offending” film out of the hands of its people, ramping up security checks going both in and out of the country’s borders and placing a temporary ban on the importation of any kind of American made movie by its various black market dealers.

Source: THR