Box office update: Studios not releasing numbers today
In light of the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colo., Hollywood has followed Warner Brothers' lead and will not be reporting box office numbers today. It is unclear which studios will release weekend grosses tomorrow, though EW has confirmed that at least one of the major ones has plans to do so.
Late on Friday, Warner Brothers released this statement: "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."
This morning a rep for Disney said, "Disney will not be reporting box office data at this time in light of the tragedy in Colorado." A rep for Sony had a similar message: "We're joining our colleagues at Warner Bros. and not reporting grosses during this period of mourning."
Going into the weekend, all eyes were on The Dark Knight Rises, which was set to challenge The Avengers' box office record. Now official numbers for the film, which earned an "A" CinemaScore grade, will have to wait until Monday.
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