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Sony Expects to Break Even on ‘The Interview’

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“The Interview,” the comedy that Sony Pictures temporarily pulled from theaters, is doing well enough from online sales and rentals to recoup the millions of dollars spent on the film, a person close to the studio said.

Most of the $36 million in sales through Jan. 6 have come online. The studio, part of Tokyo-based Sony Corp., keeps 70 percent to 80 percent of those purchases, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private financial data.