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New York (CNNMoney) – "The Interview" banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend.
"The audience reaction was fantastic - the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theaters originally planned, featured numerous sellouts and a first-day gross over $1 million," Sony Pictures worldwide distribution president Rory Bruer said in a statement.
Bruer nodded to the "incredibly challenging circumstances" around the release and said "we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience 'The Interview' on the first day" it was in theaters.
The scandalous Seth Rogen comedy could potentially make a lot more money online, through $5.99 movie rentals and future sales to streaming services like Netflix.
(CNN) – 2015 marks the unofficial start of the race for the White House.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry unsuccessfully ran in 2012. Can he shake off the missteps from a few years ago and recast himself to the American people? Meanwhile, Jeb Bush appears poised to run, releasing e-mails from his eight years as Florida governor. Will he have problems with the conservative base of the Republican Party?
CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and CNS News' Terry Jeffrey tackle those questions and more in the video above.
(CNN) – Heated protests set off after 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot and killed by a police officer in Berkeley, Missouri.
Online, conspiracy theories ran amuck. People feared this could light the fuse for another Ferguson.
CNN's George Howell reports.
Austin, Texas (CNN) – Standing in the governor's mansion here, Rick Perry is eager to give us a tour, and a history lesson.
From how a nick got into the banister (a predecessor put nails in to stop his daughter from sliding down), to why Sam Houston crumpled up a telegram from Abraham Lincoln and threw it in the living room fireplace (he was too old to fight alongside Union troops).
This is not the Rick Perry the country saw during his ill-fated, at times embarrassing, 2012 presidential campaign. And that's the point.
He is about to step down as Texas governor after 14 years, the longest serving in Lone Star state history, and is trying to reintroduce himself as competent and charismatic as he test drives his message for a probable second White House run.
(CNN) - The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.
As many as five detainees are expected to be moved from the detention facility in the next few days, with several more transfers anticipated in early 2015, the official said on condition of anonymity.
The news comes less than a week after the United States announced it had repatriated four detainees from Guantanamo to Afghanistan, leaving 132 detainees at the U.S. naval base in southeastern Cuba.