Christian Bale, Gary Oldman Release Statements Regarding Aurora, CO Movie Theater Shooting
07.21.12 by Chris
Christian Bale and Gary Oldman are the latest Dark Knight Rises castmember to release statements regarding the tragic shooting that left 12 dead, including a 6-year-old, and 58 injured at a midnight screening of the movie at an Aurora theater. Bale had this to say about the horrible incident:
Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.
Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, also released a statement.
My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.
Both statements follow Nolan's staement on Friday. The director, speaking for the cast and crew, said he expressed their "profound sorrow" for the entire Aurora community.
Information about the shooting victims and survivors has slowly been coming out. The Aurora Sentinel is publishing information about those involved as it becomes available.
Despite the shooting, the movie is projected to have one of the biggest opening weekends in box office history. Warner Bros. said it was not reporting on box office grosses through the weekend "out of respect for the victims and their families." Even without WB reporting numbers, Deadline is reporting that the movie grossed $77M on Friday, for the third-best opening day ever and is projected to gross $170M over the weekend, short of The Avengers box office record but good enough for second place (knocking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 from the spot).