Angelina Jolie’s latest film Unbroken launched with a great success in around 2000 theaters in North America. It has earned a collection of $850,000 in Christmas Eve showing.
Meanwhile, Sony’s The Interview managed to earn a collection of $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day.
The Interview was earlier cancelled by the studio to be screened in theatres in the wake of emails hack. However, later Sony announced The Interview is to be released in limited theatres in North America as well as it will be released on YouTube and streamed online on Google Play.
Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken is upon the life of an Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini who died at the age of 97 this year in July. Portrayed by Jack O’Connell, the war hero survived in a raft for 47 days during WWII.
Universal expects the film to grab a collection of up to $19 million in the four-day Christmas weekend.
The movie has been co-produced by Legendary Entertainment.
In terms of competition with other released films, Sony’s The Interview has opened up at more than 300 independent theaters while Disney’s Into The Woods has hit 2,440 sites. Similarly, The Gambler has released at 2,478 theaters.