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In the wake of the tragic shooting in Colorado we here at SuperHero Authority have refrained from reporting on this incident not only because every other news outlet covered the unfortunate events but out of respect for the families and friends who lost loved ones. Love and prayers to all in lieu of this.
Moving on to The Dark Knight Rises movie itself, it appears the tragedy may have taken away some business from Christopher Nolan's final chapter of his Batman trilogy since some are now afraid to step into theaters and need some time to pass before they can feel comfortable there once again. Understandable and a valid reason.
The Dark Knight Rises was projected to bring in at least over $170 million and potentially could have threatened The Avengers' all-time 3-day opening record, of over $200 million, had things not turned out they way they did. Midnight showings had some of the strongest ticket sales ever too. Even though the studio has refused to report any numbers this weekend until Monday—out of respect for the Colorado event—our own source has told us $160-$165 million is what The Dark Knight Rises will take in when the official announcement is made.
This figure is more than The Dark Knight made but still behind both The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.
It's hard to overcome such a tragic event, which started the weekend release of the movie, but the third film still beat the opening of its predecessor and that is a huge accomplishment in itself. Both Warner Bros. and DC should be proud of the performance of this film despite all the horrible news.
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