So The Interview has received a fair bit of backlash for turning a complex political conflict into a raging bro fest, but creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Dan Sterling are laughing all the way to the bank. It didn’t matter that the Sony hack and threats resulted in the movie being pulled from theatres. After its Wednesday release, The Interview made $15 million on online sales alone.

Seth Rogen, James Franco
If you were offended by The Interview, this information might make your head explode. 

In just three days following Christmas Eve, The Interview has gone on to become Sony’s most downloaded title of all time. So... er... given the terrible reviews and comments online, are we seeing reverse psychology at work here? Or just good old fashioned American rebellion?

Watch the trailer for The Interview below.

The film, about a fictional American plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, had previously been pulled from release over security fears. It triggered a now infamous security hack by a group, calling itself the Guardians of Peace, which then leaked scripts, confidential documentation, emails and actors’ salaries.

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According to BBC News, Sony said in a statement on Sunday that the movie was made available in the US and Canada through Google services YouTube and Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and its dedicated website in HD versions for 48-hour rental at $5.99 and for purchase at $14.99.

It made $15m (£9.6m) in its first three days on sale.