Sony's comedy film The Interview grossed over $1 million on Christmas Day after the company decided to partially release it in US cinemas.
The distributor initially withdrew the film from cinemas last week after a cyber-attack that the FBI has blamed on North Korea - the nation whose leader is assassinated in the spoof film.
North Korea's dispute with the US over computer hacking took a new twist when the communist state lost Internet access for several hours.
A hacker group who claimed to be behind a cyber attack on Sony Pictures have posted a message online apparently mocking the FBI.
Events company Secret Cinema is planning to screen a film in protest at what they have called the 'censorship' of The Interview.