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'The Interview' is this year's top-selling movie on YouTube, Google Play

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The Interview became available for viewing on YouTube and Google Play Dec. 24, and now it’s the websites’ top-selling movie of 2014.

The controversial comedy was initially supposed to be released wide in theaters Dec. 25, but that plan was nixed when anonymous hackers threatened movie theaters planning to show the film. But 331 cinemas ended up screening The Interview on its intended Christmas release date, and the movie grossed $2.8 million in box-office sales over the four-day weekend.

As of Monday, The Interview has made $15 million in online sales since its Dec. 24 debut. It costs $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy.