EDISON, NJ – Following a $1 million-plus Christmas Day launch for "The Interview," Sony's political comedy is heading for a $3 million finish over the four-day holiday period at 331 U.S. locations, according to Variety. The closest location to Warren to see the film on a big screen is at Big Cinema in Edison at 1655 Oak Tree Road. Rutgers Cinema in Piscataway is expected to show the film beginning Jan. 1. Sony also released the movie digitally, on platforms including YouTube, Xbox Video, Google Play and a proprietary Sony website.
In "The Interview", Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show 'Skylark Tonight.' When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to 'take out' Kim Jong-un.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, an online movie review site, "The Interview" received an average rating (5.9/10) on the Tomatometter. The Tomatometer rating is based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics. It is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.