Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

7/24/2012 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Colorado shootings rightfully take precedence over ticket sales - no official top ten lists yet

While "The Dark Knight Rises" recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, the midnight screening in Colorado that erupted in gunfire from a lone gunman that led to the shooting deaths of at least 12 moviegoers has understandably cast a pall over ticket showings. Some film fans have stayed away from the film due to the rampage in Aurora, Colorado last week. 

Box office forecasters had previously predicted sales in a range of $170 million to $198 million from Friday through Sunday, just shy of the record $207 million set by superhero movie 'The Avengers' in May.

Box office forecasters had previously predicted sales in a range of $170 million to $198 million from Friday through Sunday, just shy of the record $207 million set by superhero movie "The Avengers" in May.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/24/2012 (4 years ago)

Published in Movies


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Dark Knight" grossed an estimated $162 million in showings through Sunday in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters, lower than the $173 million that had been based on Friday receipts.

As one of the most anticipated films of this year, "The Dark Knight Rises" is now strongly linked to a national tragedy, perhaps discouraging ticket sales.

Box office forecasters had previously predicted sales in a range of $170 million to $198 million from Friday through Sunday, just shy of the record $207 million set by superhero movie "The Avengers" in May.

It appears the shootings had a chilling effect on motion picture attendance overall. Fox's animated family movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift," which grossed $44.6 million last week and was the top-selling film, had a larger-than-anticipated 51 percent drop for its second week.

"The Amazing Spider-Man," which opened with near-record sales on July 3, collected $10.5 million over the weekend. Universal Pictures' raunchy fantasy "Ted," about a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear, notched $10.1 million at the box office. Disney's animated film "Brave" grossed $5.8 million.

Companies had previously withheld weekend results in deference for the shooting victims.

"The cable news networks were wall-to-wall with the shooting, so it had some shock value that will keep people away," former Columbia Pictures marketing Chief Peter Sealey said. "But it will be short-term. This movie will play for five or six weeks and still do great business."

Warner Bros. cancelled a Paris premiere and appearances by the cast and crew in Mexico and Japan.

"Dark Knight Rises" is the third and final film in a popular Batman series starring Christian Bale as the crime-fighting hero and directed by Christopher Nolan. Warner Bros. spent $250 million to produce it in addition to tens of millions on marketing.

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, "Batman Begins" (2005), "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "The Dark Knight Rises" are considered by some fans as being cursed due to Heath Ledger's death by accidental overdose. Ledger, who played The Joker in "The Dark Knight," died months before its premiere.

"There will be a dark shadow hanging over this (trilogy) for as long as people remember the massacre," says Scott Mantz, film producer and critic for Access Hollywood. "And people aren't going to forget."

.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for DECEMBER 2016
Universal:
End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



Comments


More Movies

Pope Francis meets Oscar-winning directer of new faith-based film 'Silence' Watch

Image of Pope Francis meets Oscar-winning director of

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis welcomed Oscar-winning film director Martin Scorses and his family to the Vatican Wednesday to discuss "Silence," a film starring Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Silence" was inspired by the true story of ... continue reading


There's a secret Catholic message hidden in 'Arrival' Watch

Image of 'Arrival' contains a hidden Catholic message. It's unknown if it was intended as such.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Stop. If you haven't seen the latest sci-fi thriller, Arrival and you plan to do so, read no further. This story contains spoilers. If you've already seen the movie, let's talk about the hidden Catholic message contained in the movie. LOS ANGELES, CA (California ... continue reading


Mel Gibson slays in latest faith-based film 'Hacksaw Ridge' Watch

Image of Mel Gibson's latest faith-based film performs well in the box office.

By Nikki Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mel Gibson rises from a ten-year reprieve to release his latest faith-based film. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For the first time since "The Passion," Mel Gibson has taken the director's chair to produce another faith-based film."Hacksaw Ridge" is based on the ... continue reading


Powerful Film Sheds Light on Modern Day Holocaust

Image of

By KingdomWorks Studios

A powerful, new short film sheds light on the modern day Holocaust and challenges the church to take a stand. Sing A Little Louder, a heart wrenching short film based on the Holocaust during World War II isshedding light on abortion and calling churches to raise their ... continue reading


'I'm Not Ashamed' - Atheists slam faith-based Columbine massacre film Watch

Image of

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Movies based on true stories come out every year - but of course the faith-based films get the most controversy, primarily from Atheist hate groups. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I'm Not Ashamed" is a new faith-based film focused on the Columbine massacre that ... continue reading


Mark Wahlberg is set to play his most Catholic role ever Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Well-known Hollywood movie star and Catholic, Mark Wahlberg is gearing up for his most Catholic role ever. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Mark Wahlberg, alongside director David O Russell, is working on an inspirational biopic about Father Stuart Long, an American ... continue reading


'The Story of Christ' to be told in Virtual Reality Watch

Image of Imagine standing next to Christ while he delivers the Sermon on the Mount.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new film will allow people to experience the life of Christ in full virtual reality (VR). The new film aims to bring people closer to Christ by allowing them to experience key events in His life. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - "Jesus VR - The Story of Christ" ... continue reading


JESUS RETURNS: A sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ' confirmed Watch

Image of Jim Caviezel as

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mel Gibson has confirmed a sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ' is coming. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In an interview with evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium, Gibson announced there would be a follow-up to the hit independent film. "Of ... continue reading


Inside scoop for latest Clint Eastwood film 'Sully' - An interview with writer Todd Komarnicki Watch

Image of Take a behind-the-scenes look at

By Nikki Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Todd Komarnicki, a writer, producer and director, shares insight into the making of Clint Eastwood's "Sully," which saw a $35.5 million opening weekend. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Todd Komarnicki is known for writing scripts for "Perfect Stranger," "Sully," ... continue reading


Miracle on the Hudson - 'Sully' film review (NO SPOILERS) Watch

Image of A review of

By Nikki Crawford & Marisel Maldonado

The latest Clint Eastwood film, "Sully," will be released in theaters Friday, September 9. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Sully" is based on the real story of Flight 1549, when Canadian geese flew into the U.S. Airways Airbus' engines.Both engines lost thrust and ... continue reading


All Movies News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 35:1-6, 10
1 Let the desert and the dry lands be glad, let the wasteland rejoice and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
6 who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them. He keeps ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 11:2-11
2 Now John had heard in prison what Christ was doing and he sent his ... Read More

Reading 2, James 5:7-10
7 Now be patient, brothers, until the Lord's coming. Think of a farmer: ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 11th, 2016 Image

Pope Saint Damasus I
December 11: All lovers of Scripture have reason to celebrate ... Read More