'The Dark Knight Rises' Box Office Business Unaffected By Massacre

Fri, July 20, 2012 5:25pm EST by 8 Comments
Colorado Shooting Batman Box Office

The horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado isn’t having any effect on the early box office numbers for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ according to a new report. Read on for details.

The tragic massacre in Aurora, Colorado, where a crazed gunman opened fire in a movie theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday, July 20 would be cause for many to avoid the movie theaters. But a new report indicates that box office business for the film isn’t slowing down.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Warner Bros. executives say they are seeing no decrease in movie ticket grosses. The website states that the reason for this is because most of Friday’s grosses, and a good portion of this weekend’s, consist of $30 million in pre-sale tickets. So, whether those with tickets actually attend the screening or not, the money is already made. The real effect of the shooting won’t be felt until Saturday, at the earliest.

The official North American midnight sales figure is $30.6 million, with additional international grosses at $10.4 million. These figures, combined with the pre-sale numbers, place the film with a total gross of $71 million, currently.

Our thoughts continue to be with all those victims of, and all those affected by, the horrific shooting.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the shooting will negatively affect the film’s box office business?

– Billy Nilles

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Posted at 3:38 PM on July 22, 2012  

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Posted at 9:04 PM on July 22, 2012  

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Posted at 12:09 PM on July 21, 2012  

One stupid individual shouldn’t affect a movie. It’s tragic what he did but the batman movies didn’t cause this.If this is the case, then you should ban all forms of entertainment and let’s see how far we go as a free society. When an individual want’s to act out, they will do so no matter what we do to contain them. The information or internet is just like a weapon or a gun. Not all people who own or use one choose to commit a crime or hurt other’s,

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Posted at 3:55 AM on July 21, 2012  

In short run….yes, there can be a negative effect!!! Many box office experts predicted that TDKR will hit somewhere of U$D 175-200 million, and the impact could be reduction of couple of millions in first 03 days at box office.
However in the long run, I feel TDKR will perform strongly and will definitely be a box office success.

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Posted at 6:45 PM on July 20, 2012  

I believe it will very much effect ticket sales. Being a Colorado resident and true fan of the series, I know that i am now currently not planning on viewing the movie in theaters anytime soon, if at all. I was previously excited for the release and was planning on going. All that i have asked localy have too expressed that they wont buy tickets either.

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Posted at 6:15 PM on July 20, 2012  

It reminds me of the first Terminator movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger played a villain, he look for the three Sarah Connors in the phone book and he killed two of them.

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lorena macias

Posted at 6:14 PM on July 20, 2012  

i don’t think it will….but we just have to see what happens….

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