Warner Bros. will not report 'The Dark Knight Rises' box office results this weekend 'out of respect for the victims'
Following the tragic shooting in Colorado, Warner Bros. has issued a statement that the studio does not intend to report opening weekend box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises.
“Out of respect for the victims and their families,” the statement reads, “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.”
The shooter, James Holmes, opened fire in an Aurora, CO theater during a midnight screening of the film, leaving 12 dead and dozens wounded. Director Christopher Nolan released his own statement today, calling the incident “unbearably savage.” While Warner Bros. will not be announcing the weekend’s figures, other studios will also have them, so it’s doubtful they will remain completely unknown until Monday.
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