(NEW YORK) — In the wake of the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. announced it would hold off reporting the film’s opening grosses.
“Out of respect for the victims and their families,” the studio said in a statement Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reported. “Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises throughout the weekend. Box office numbers will be released on Monday.”
This is an unprecedented move because the practice of releasing box office numbers for an opening weekend is standard for Warner Bros. and most major Hollywood studios.
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