For those who haven’t yet pirated The Interview, Netflix will exclusively release the film to U.S. and Canadian viewers this Saturday, January 24—just 30 days after it debuted in a limited theatrical release and through VOD platforms like Crackle, YouTube, and Google Play. Since Sony’s heavily publicized flipping and flopping over how to put out a film that centers on the murder of a sitting world leader, the studio has brought in $40 million in digital sales and $6 million in ticket sales.

That technically puts Sony in the green over the The Interview’s reported $44 million production budget, not including the unknown specifics of the Netflix deal. However, considering marketing costs, revenue splits, and, you know, that crippling hacking ordeal, the company may still have a way to go before deeming the controversial Seth Rogen film a “success.”

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