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(The Hollywood Reporter)   There will be no box office report this weekend as movie studios extend a gesture of solidarity and sympathy with Warner Bros. and the victims of the Aurora Movie Massacre   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 295
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2012-07-21 12:09:09 PM
Pardon my french, but this is dumb as hell. What the hell is the connection between these two things?
 
2012-07-21 12:24:17 PM
Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.
 
2012-07-21 12:46:45 PM
I love how the author just couldn't resist slipping a prediction of DKR's weekend gross into the last sentence.
 
2012-07-21 01:16:11 PM

DamnYankees: Pardon my french, but this is dumb as hell. What the hell is the connection between these two things?


Well, obviously, the nutjob shot up the theater because he was afraid that Dark Knight was going to gross higher than Avengers, or something.
 
2012-07-21 01:22:35 PM

DamnYankees: Pardon my french, but this is dumb as hell. What the hell is the connection between these two things?


There's PR to be gained from doing it. And there's PR to be lost by declaring how much money you made when part of that money was from people shot and killed before they fully enjoyed your product.
 
2012-07-21 01:25:58 PM

DrySocket: Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.


^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
2012-07-21 01:35:03 PM

DrySocket: Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.


Bingo. And it doesn't help that this will affect the returns for this movie, so they're going the pseudo-moral route in the most jackass way possible. I'm really sure the victims' family members are really going to be touched because Warner didn't lose that much cash.
 
2012-07-21 01:38:40 PM
We all know the movie made a killing.


Too soon?
 
2012-07-21 01:39:35 PM
And don't forget the multiple parts in that article when the media can take a guess at the number anyway.
 
2012-07-21 01:39:48 PM
Hmm. Aren't they hiding losses from investors? Cause it sure sounds like it.
 
2012-07-21 01:42:18 PM
The worst part of this whole tragedy is that The Dark Knight Rises was just not a very good film. It was pretty poor on most levels, though very expensive looking, and some stuff definitely happened. But now we can't talk about it because of the shootings, and that sucks because as a fan of Nolan's Batman I really want to rag on this film.
 
2012-07-21 01:43:10 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: We all know the movie made a killing.


Too soon?


You sick bastard. Well played, sir.
 
2012-07-21 01:43:40 PM
DamnYankees: Pardon my french, but this is dumb as hell. What the hell is the connection between these two things?

Rather than focus on the box office returns, it's more appropriate to focus on the tragedy.

DrySocket: Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.

The returns are going to be fine, but it's more appropriate to let the business side take a back seat.

It's a really good movie, the best in the trilogy.
 
2012-07-21 01:44:03 PM
Whatever the reason, I have no doubt whatsoever that The Dark Knight Rises still made - and will continue to make - a whole helluva lot of money. As it should.
 
2012-07-21 01:44:18 PM

DrowningLessons: The worst part of this whole tragedy is that The Dark Knight Rises was just not a very good film.


I know I'd feel better being murdered during a screening of Rashomon.
 
2012-07-21 01:49:56 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: We all know the movie made a killing.


Too soon?


Yes, it's too soon to call your fark handle "Abe Vigoda's Ghost". Mr Vigoda is still alive.
 
2012-07-21 01:52:35 PM

DrowningLessons: The worst part of this whole tragedy is that The Dark Knight Rises was just not a very good film. It was pretty poor on most levels, though very expensive looking, and some stuff definitely happened. But now we can't talk about it because of the shootings, and that sucks because as a fan of Nolan's Batman I really want to rag on this film.


It was also probably really stupid. It is a superhero movie.
 
2012-07-21 01:53:41 PM

spammuncher:
It's a really good movie, the best in the trilogy.


i'll give you a 4/10... that's definately a good flick of the wrist cast, (it caught me..)

but I hated it for all the reasons Harry writes about here..

tl:dr?

"At least if you know the kind of stories and action that are inherent to this property. I found the film to be, essentially a mess. I expected a lot more out of this. A lot more. I found it to feel exactly like what happens when someone that thinks they're better than the source material gets a hold of something and just is in the process of washing their hands with it. "
 
2012-07-21 01:54:56 PM

DrowningLessons: The worst part of this whole tragedy is that The Dark Knight Rises was just not a very good film.


O_o
 
2012-07-21 01:57:11 PM
I assume this is temporary. There are lots of websites that keep track of these things long-term. There can't be a permanent hole in this information.
 
2012-07-21 01:58:47 PM

Rapmaster2000: It was also probably really stupid. It is a superhero movie.


A Midsummer Night's Dream was a stupid play. It's about fairies.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a stupid book, it's just about a submarine and a giant squid.

Beowulf is a stupid myth, it's about an iron age superhero.


Or maybe you're irrationally full of it and want to pretend that lacking imagination is the same thing as "maturity".
 
2012-07-21 02:01:53 PM
Ridiculous.
 
2012-07-21 02:06:18 PM
During the witness interviews, anybody ask for a candid review of the movie? I'd like to know if TDKR is worth seeing.
 
2012-07-21 02:07:34 PM

spammuncher: Rather than focus on the box office returns, it's more appropriate to focus on the tragedy.


And NBC just grabbed a 14 year old (who wasn't there and didn't know any victims) out of the mall to ask her what she thought.

Viewers will be relieved to know her "prayers go out" to everyone and she wanted to see it in the theater but now she's not going to - and they should have a memorial service.

The important thing is to keep viewers watching TV!
 
2012-07-21 02:15:22 PM
Eh, I can understand where they're coming from. It's a bit in poor taste to release big, triumphant press releases bragging about how much your movie made just a few days after a bunch of people got shot while watching it. It can wait.
 
2012-07-21 02:16:47 PM
This will probably piss Holmes off. He was probably relishing the news that TDKR made tens of millions less than everyone was expecting, so he could tell himself he made the earth shake by keeping people away from the theaters for the weekend. Incredibly petty and stupid, but you can't expect much better from a guy desperate to feel significant.
 
2012-07-21 02:18:23 PM

DrySocket: Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.


Anecdotal, I know, but I went to see it on Friday afternoon and the theater was still packed.

Also, I'm not going to stop doing things I enjoy because someone, somewhere, tried to ruin it for everyone.
 
2012-07-21 02:21:07 PM
This is bullshiat. Totally crass. They're not doing this for the families. And they sure as hell wouldn't do it for Joe Blow Independent movie. They're doing it for the press. They do not want weeks -- years even -- of newspaper and blog speculation about how much money was lost or how the rankings were affected by the shooting. They have too much money wrapped up in their PR and marketing shiat. They had this shiat mapped out from the beginning.

Next week they get a mulligan.

Meanwhile, in the wayback machine, Glitter was the number one movie in America that week. If that incident couldnt stop the box office reports, then why should this incident stop the box office reports because it's going to affect the pre-anointed number one movie? 15, 20 years ago they would have rolled with it.

I guess because those shootings where people were getting killed at the Number One movie of the week were classified as 'gang related'.
 
2012-07-21 02:21:11 PM
Spoiler...
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Why does Batman talk in his raspy voice to Catwoman after she's aware of his real identity and there's nobody else around?
 
2012-07-21 02:22:02 PM
So does this delay the usual Fark circle cliche of good hyped movies:
We had hype
We had preparation
We had very good reviews (listing it as one of the better trilogy conclusions)
Today should have been at least two threads about how great it was and how rare it is to see a third movie actually succeed with a lot of Nolan love
Monday was when everyone would go all hipster about how the movie was terrible, Bane was unbelievable, and the spoilers WERE SOOOOOOO PREDICTABLE

Does this mean that Monday will be love day and Wednesday will be hate day?
 
2012-07-21 02:22:31 PM

Richard Roma: This will probably piss Holmes off. He was probably relishing the news that TDKR made tens of millions less than everyone was expecting, so he could tell himself he made the earth shake by keeping people away from the theaters for the weekend. Incredibly petty and stupid, but you can't expect much better from a guy desperate to feel significant.


Holmes' actions made the theatres do something unprecedented.
Yeah, there's something to relish in that for attention whores.
Holmes got over. Bottom line.
 
2012-07-21 02:22:56 PM

Happy Hours: spammuncher: Rather than focus on the box office returns, it's more appropriate to focus on the tragedy.

And NBC just grabbed a 14 year old (who wasn't there and didn't know any victims) out of the mall to ask her what she thought.

Viewers will be relieved to know her "prayers go out" to everyone and she wanted to see it in the theater but now she's not going to - and they should have a memorial service.

The important thing is to keep viewers watching TV!


Enough of this crap! Where are the real journalists in all of this? I need to know what any Kardashian thinks of this! Has this tragedy put a damper on Tom's emotional reunion with Suri? Was this connected to smallpox vaccinations in any way?
 
2012-07-21 02:23:00 PM

DrowningLessons: that sucks because as a fan of Nolan's Batman I really want to rag on this film.


Please, allow me.

While I didn't dislike TDKR it was not one of Nolan's best efforts and certainly the worst of the series.

My complaints in no particular order (some spoilers ahead):

1. Too many characters and storylines, particularly too many new ones for the final film of a series.

2. The plot and pacing just felt off for most the film. I thought TDK had a little of that near the end starting with the ferry scene but this entire movie seemed that way for nearly the entire length..

3. I'll probably come off sounding like a pussy, but here goes: I get and enjoy Nolan's quest for a sense of realism, but I'm not sure I really needed the hanging of the soldiers on the bridge. I already saw Blackhawk Down. Just seemed like a bit much for a PG-13 comic book movie and I'm pretty sure we already gathered Bane was a ruthless bastard.

While all three Batman movies were of nearly equal length this is was the first that felt too long to me. Like I said, it wasn't terrible, but I really expected a tighter story. Aside from that bridge scene I'll avoid nitpicking the movie to death.
 
2012-07-21 02:23:08 PM
*movie studios, I mean, not theatres.
 
2012-07-21 02:24:01 PM

DamnYankees: What the hell is the connection between these two things?


We don't need connections nowadays. Get with the program!
 
2012-07-21 02:24:29 PM
Now my having not gone to a movie in over ten years is looking like a pretty smart move, isn't it??
 
2012-07-21 02:25:02 PM
Movie was good, but easily the worst of the trilogy. It felt like Nolan was "sprinting" through at least 1.5 hours of the runtime. It would have probably been better split in 2 parts and more fleshed out.
 
2012-07-21 02:25:26 PM
Spoiler...
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How is Bruce able to scale the walls of the prison pit, when earlier in the film, he could barely walk without the aid of a cane or his super knee brace?
 
2012-07-21 02:26:59 PM
What, specifically, does this accomplish?
 
2012-07-21 02:28:19 PM

consider this: Spoiler...
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SPOILER: Because he's Batman.
 
2012-07-21 02:28:57 PM

DubyaHater: During the witness interviews, anybody ask for a candid review of the movie? I'd like to know if TDKR is worth seeing.


I'll give it a shot. I hear it is to die for.
 
2012-07-21 02:29:05 PM

casual disregard: What, specifically, does this accomplish?


Keeps uptight people from claiming that the studio is being disrespectful to the victims.
 
2012-07-21 02:29:23 PM
consider this:/b> Spoiler...
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How is Bruce able to scale the walls of the prison pit, when earlier in the film, he could barely walk without the aid of a cane or his super knee brace?



This: Link
 
2012-07-21 02:31:00 PM
Aurora Movie Massacre

Cool, was this a double feature or can I see it separately?
 
2012-07-21 02:32:15 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: consider this: Spoiler...
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SPOILER: Because he's the goddamn Batman.


FTFY
 
2012-07-21 02:33:57 PM

DrySocket: Also because they probably know the returns are going to be abysmal because nobody wants to go to the movies now.


Abysmal? I just got back from a 9am show. There were two lines, one for people who hadn't bought their tickets online, and the second line for people who had tickets to get into the theaters itself. The second line was outside the building and around the block. and the theater I was in was close to sold out (I saw empty seats here and there). Maybe the figures won't exceed the projections, but I bet it either hits it or isn't too much below. Wouldn't expect it to be abysmal.

I was surprised there was no security/bag check at the entrance.
 
2012-07-21 02:34:09 PM
Pure and utter bullsh*t. They all know the numbers. They may not publish them publicly, but they all know how much money they are making.
 
2012-07-21 02:34:55 PM

GBmanNC: Movie was good, but easily the worst of the trilogy. It felt like Nolan was "sprinting" through at least 1.5 hours of the runtime. It would have probably been better split in 2 parts and more fleshed out.


Sounds like typical Nolan as of late. While TDK and Inception were both good, they also annoyed me because they had two movies worth of story crammed into one. Each one of his movies just moves faster and faster (and the score gets louder and louder) and it's hard to appreciate any of the scenes because they're over just as soon as you're getting into them.
 
2012-07-21 02:36:32 PM

Thorak: Rapmaster2000: It was also probably really stupid. It is a superhero movie.

A Midsummer Night's Dream was a stupid play. It's about fairies.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a stupid book, it's just about a submarine and a giant squid.

Beowulf is a stupid myth, it's about an iron age superhero.


Or maybe you're irrationally full of it and want to pretend that lacking imagination is the same thing as "maturity".


Nah, I just like to hate on things.
 
2012-07-21 02:38:38 PM
No one wants to say "Number one with a bullet" do they.
 
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