Warner Bros. has released a statement that they will not be releasing the box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises out of respect for the victims of the tragic shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 dead with 38 wounded.
Out of respect for the victims and their families, Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises throughout the weekend. Box office numbers will be released on Monday.
While Warner Bros. will not be releasing the numbers, as THR notes, rival movie studios do have access to the numbers. However, it remains to be seen whether figures will be released through them.
I would think not.
The Dark Knight Rises is currently on track to bring in a 3-day total of between $175-180 million, with the midnight premiere already breaking records, coming in at #2 with $30.6 million.
It's also being said the shooting has not negatively effected ticket sales.
The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.
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