The Interview Makes $15 Million On-Line And Costs One Man $650

the-interviewThe controversial film, The Interview, ended up having its Christmas release in some small independent theaters where it made over 2.8 million. The real news is that Sony also released the Seth Rogen / James Franco comedy to some on-line distributors where the film made an amazing 15 million dollars. The price of the on-line showing is half of that of a normal theater ticket. So not the big money I'm sure Sony wanted for the film originally, but with all that happened it's an impressive result.

Now to the guy from Cincinnati.

When Jason Best heard that The Interview was going to be playing at the Esquire Theater in Clifton, Ohio… the only theater in the region carrying it… the industrious young man decided to try and make a profit by purchasing 50 tickets for the film for $650.00 ($13.00 each plus service charges) and then trying to scalp the tickets. But when Sony released the film on-line, it made the in theater demand a lot less causing Best to not be able to resell his tickets.

Best tried returning the tickets for a refund which the theater refused, saying he's trying to get paid for a scalping scheme that went awry, but they did offer to donate the $650 to charity. Best says he can't afford that and is demanding his money back.

[Source: Deadline]

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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