In honor of the Colorado victims who lost their lives or were injured in the mass shooting that occurred during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros acted with class. They announced that they would not be releasing their weekend box office results as scheduled. Instead, they chose to wait until Monday and even then, announced them with little fanfare.
Expected to earn between $170 million to $198 million, the final installment with Christopher Nolan still made an impressive $160.8 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices, despite recent events. It’s hard to argue that the fear and grief that resulted from the Colorado tragedy didn’t contribute to the less-than-expected numbers. It’s also hard to argue that in the grand scheme of things, a blockbuster movie falling short by a few million really matters much at all.