“The Interview” will be available on Netflix starting this Saturday, the streaming service announced Tuesday when it released its fourth-quarter earnings.
The scandal-ridden comedy stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, who interview North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, but after threats prevented the film from being released nationwide in late December as was originally planned, the film was first only allowed to screen in independent theaters and online streaming services like Google Play.
“We always said that we would get the movie to the greatest audience possible,” Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, said.
“Achieving over $40 million in digital sales is a significant milestone.” (RELATED: Here’s The Linked Death Scene From ‘The Interview’)
So far the film has been purchased 5.8 million times online, and generated $40 million in online rentals. Theaters have only seen about $6 million.