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Fri., July 20, 2012, 12:16 p.m.

High Noon: Should Movie Be Pulled?

The Dark Knight Rises' once-bright, perhaps-historic box-office prospects have clouded in the wake of the shooting at a Colorado theater that left at least 12 dead. "Nothing like this has ever happened," Exhibitor Relations' Jeff Bock said Friday. The Christopher Nolan Batman epic grossed $30.6 million in Friday midnight screenings, Warner Bros. estimated, a staggering debut that was the second-biggest such take on record, but felt beside the point as the news from the Rocky Mountain state sunk in. "i'm at a loss for words, which is rare," said Hollywood.com's Paul Dergarabedian, an always reliable sound bite on the box office. The loudest silence was at Warners, the studio behind the final chapter in Nolan's comic-book trilogy/Joel Ryan, E!. More here.

Question: Should Warner Bros. pull "Dark Knight Rises"?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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