Dark Knight Rises Cast and Moviegoers Respond to Movie Theater Massacre
Posted 07.23.12 by Chris
The impact of the tragic shooting incident in Aurora, Colo., was still being felt Monday as moviegoers and the country try to comprehend the horrible incident. The cast of The Dark Knight Rises expressed their condolences via released statements. Over the weekend director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, and Gary Oldman released statements about the shootings. Anne Hathaway is the latest Dark Knight Rises castmember to comment on the massacre.
My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Despite the incident, moviegoers packed theaters all over the country over the weekend. The Dark Knight Rises movie made an expected $161M over the weekend, the third-best opening weekend ever for a movie and the best opening for a 2-D only movie. Reelz talked to audiences if the incident affected their moviegoing experience and talked to analyst Paul Dergarabedian about the potential box office impact.
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