Skip to comments.‘Dark Knight’ Leads at Box Office in the Shadow of Massacre
Posted on 07/22/2012 11:53:23 AM PDT by Zakeet
The mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater on Friday dented ticket sales for The Dark Knight Rises, but not by much: The film, which is the culmination of Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy, took in about $162 million over the weekend in North America.
That huge No. 1 total fell below prerelease expectations of ticket sales totaling about $190 million, an indication that some moviegoers were either not in the mood to watch a violent comic book caper or worried about theater safety after the carnage in Aurora, Colo.
Still, the highly anticipated Dark Knight Rises managed to score one of the best opening weekends at the box office. Marvels The Avengers took in $207.4 million over its first three days, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, opened with $169.2 million in ticket sales.
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I'm glad that my friends in Hollyweird were not hurt financially ... but we still need to take guns away from you right wing nuts before they are!
There’s no such thing as bad publicity anymore.
If people wanted to see this movie, there is no reason not to see it. I saw it Friday afternoon. Enjoying this movie anyway is the first step in the process of forgetting James Holmes ever existed.
Penn State is proof of that.
I saw it last night and really enjoyed it. It opens the door for future possibilities.
Are you saying that Penn State is benefiting from the current publicity?
Didn’t care to see it before. Don’t care to see it now. I’d rather pay the bills with that $50.
No. Please integrate a more macroscopic interpretation.
I saw it and liked it. The criminal enterprise represented by Bane led an uprising by appealing to the mass anti-Wall Street and anti-capitalist system, where, like Revolutionary France, people were hauled in, told they were convicted of crimes agains the people and forced to walk across a frozen East River (or whatever fictional equivalent would apply to Gotham), where they broke through the ice and died. This would considered “exile” — after convicted people were told they could chose death or exile. When Commissioner Gordon chose death, he was told he would get “death by exile.”
It was good. I loved how Bane was basically an Occupy Wall Street thug.
Darth, you so and so! :) I thought the same thing.
I also found this one to be better than the last one with The Joker.
Agree or Disagree?
Yes it was. The Joker movie was limited because they were restricted to using scenes when Heath Ledger was alive.
I thought the latest film moved along faster then the previous one.
I thought this was supposed to be the last one.
I did too, but the storyline leaves it very open for more.
Heath died a few weeks after filming was complete. The Dark Knight is a complete film.