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Fan Interest in Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Soars After Attack

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The cyber attack that crippled Sony Pictures computers has one kernel of good news for the beleaguered studio: millions have raced online to see clips of “The Interview,” the film that may have led to the seige.

Views of trailers for the film, a comedy about a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, soared almost 10-fold on YouTube to 406,000 a day through Dec. 3 from Nov. 24, when the computers crashed at Sony Pictures and the studio released the final clip, according to data provided by Tubular Labs. Social media chatter also soared.