Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Batman 'The Dark Knight Rises' Comes In With Lower Box Office Due To Mass Murder In Colorado Movie Theater

A still from the "Dark Knight" with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway

After the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 21, 2012, which left 12 people dead and 58 injured, during a screening of the new Batman sequel "The Dark Knight Rises" box office receipts for the film have come in lower than expected. 

Some initially thought "The Dark Knight Rises" would rival record holder "The Avengers" which is also a superhero film, with $206,000,000 in box office receipts during its opening week. Others pegged "The Dark Knight Rises" would come in with $170,000,000 in box office receipts.

Batman sequel "The Dark Knight Rises"

However, the film studio behind the movie, Warner Bros, released sales figures for the film, which indicate "The Dark Knight Rises" grossed $160,000,000 in its opening week, with half of the gross going to theater owners. As such, the film is in the red, regarding production and promotional costs. Forthcoming lawsuits, if litigated properly and hopefully before honest judges, shall push the very violent film even further into the red.