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Japan And Mexico Cancel The Dark Knight Rises Premieres As President Obama Visits Aurora, Colorado

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After the horrific shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado early Friday morning, Warner Brothers chose to call off its Paris premiere the following evening, and now, out of respect for the families of those killed and injured, they've gone ahead and done the same for both the screenings scheduled to take place tomorrow in Japan and Mexico.

Furthermore, despite reports that the film made over $160 million this weekend - best 2D of all time and third in 3D behind Harry Potter and The Avengers - the studio, along with all the others, decided to withhold the official box-office reports until later in the week.

As Exhibitor Relations senior analyst Jeff Bock explains:

“By not releasing box office numbers this weekend, the studios are attempting to turn the focus away from the accustomed monetary rankings, and instead keep the focus on what’s really important — discussing the tragedy and its aftermath. We can all certainly wait one more day to pontificate on the tabulations.”

Very true. What's important right now is keeping our thoughts with the victims of this senseless violence.

And apparently, Barack Obama feels the same way.

The White House also announced today that the President would be making his way up to Aurora, Colorado this afternoon to visit with the families of those who were injured and killed in the massacre, as well as local officials.

We sincerely hope that he can bring comfort and hope to the devastated community of Aurora as they attempt to make sense of all of this.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to stay with them all.

[Image via WENN.]

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15 comments to “Japan And Mexico Cancel The Dark Knight Rises Premieres As President Obama Visits Aurora, Colorado”

  1. 1

    WTF does Obama need to visit Aurora for? To pretend that he cares and to try to pick up some votes? This is disgusting.

  2. 2

    Obama going to Colorado? He'll only make things worse. He's probably also using this for trying to gain momentum going into his re-election. He doesn't care about these people only himself. PIECE OF TRASH! Too bad he wasn't at the premier Friday night as well.

  3. me says – reply to this


    Obama cares more than you violence loving Republicans ever will. Enough sickness in the media already.

  4. Mouse says – reply to this


    The entire shooting massacre doesn't have anything to do this movie opening. It could have been any movie.

  5. 5

    He is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't.

  6. 6

    Re: Mouse – I agree. Any movie, and restaurant, any subway station, any classroom.

  7. 7

    Re: Mouse – I agree, except I do think this film was targeted not because of its genre but due to how massive the opening would be. I think this guy wanted a full theater (or room with lots of people) and a major summer blockbuster fits that bill sadly.

  8. 8

    What a publicity hog, be glad when he does not get reelected.

  9. 9

    You American are so stupid. If Obama goes, he's a crook. if he doesn't, he's not a real president. Look at yourselvelves, Americans! Everyone laughs at you!

  10. Chris says – reply to this


    Its so funny how 14 people died and everyone in he U.S. makes a big deal out of it when in Other parts of the world hundreds of people die everyday and people wont say anything, sorry for this comment but deal with it americans!!! Welcome to the real world

  11. 11

    Complete and utter ridiculousness. 311 million people, 200 million firearms, a single guy goes on a major shooting spree in 5 years and all hell breaks loose. How sad. Also funny how Obama is trying to save face, he jumped on that the first chance he got y visiting them.

  12. 12

    Re: overthere – It's better to be cynical and question the possibility of someones ulterior motives than to be a blind naive sheep that just accepts things as they are. ASKING QUESTIONS is always best. You fruity euros or Canadians wouldn't know anything about how screwed up our government is.

  13. 13

    Re: Chris – Yes, you brought up a good point. Governments have been responsible for the most mass murders in history. History has shown us this time and time again. We have killed thousands of innocent civilians in the middle east, the LRA has killed thousands if not millions of people in Africa, where was the uproar over that? But a single guy can do a terrible job at killing people. I mean seriously a 100rd mag and he only gets 12 people in a slam full theater? LOL.

  14. CARI says – reply to this


    GREAT! Give the douchebag shooter what he wants…disrupt a movie that really had nothing to do with it except being shown at the wrong time and attracting a large audience and shut down their premiers so the fans who HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR OVER A YEAR…get to miss out on seeing the cast and festivities! Japanese fans are going to have strokes over this! Bale's best fan website is originated in Japan. I hate what the media is doing making it worse and putting this guy in the news every five minutes! Why do you think these psychopaths do these things??

  15. shweta dhamija says – reply to this


    nice movies, i love batman so much….