Friday evening, Warner Bros announced they would postpone any reporting of box office sales from The Dark Knight Rises until Monday.
This decision was made out of respect to everyone involved in the terrible Colorado shooting.
But analysts estimate opening night's numbers to be right around $75M. This puts the film on track for a $170M weekend total.
It should be noted that $30M of Friday's numbers came from the massive midnight sales — before the movie theater massacre made headlines.
We've seen a number of internet polls show a range of 20-40% of movie-goers deciding not to attend DKR this weekend specifically because of the tragedy.
So when you factor that in with the numbers, it seems like Christopher Nolan's final Batman baby could have challenged The Avengers' monstrous $207M opening weekend.
But now it seems we'll never know… well, until Monday anyways.
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