'The Interview' grosses $1 million on Christmas Day

December 26, 2014 5:56 PM

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Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" began its atypical release with about $1 million in ticket sales from 331 theaters on Christmas Day, the studio estimated.

"The audience reaction was fantastic - the limited release, in under 10 percent of the amount of theaters originally planned, featured numerous sell-outs and a first-day gross over $1 million," said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures' president of worldwide distribution, in a statement on Friday.

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