'The Interview' on track to become most successful online movie

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Seth Rogen, Randall Park and James Franco
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen, Randall Park and James Franco seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP)

LOS ANGELES (KGO) -- "The Interview" could break a record, just days before it becomes available on Netflix.

The controversial film is on track to become the most financially successful online movie release ever.

It's earned $40 million in digital sales and about $6 million at the box office.

However, Sony will likely just break even. "The Interview" cost about $40 million to make.

XBOX, YouTube and Google Play all streamed the movie. Sony called it a victory for free speech.

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