Monday, December 11, 2017

Hollywood puts box office revenue reports on hold until Monday

Hollywood studios aligned in a rare show of solidarity to give their weekend box-office reporting a rest because of the shootings in Colorado at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Sony, Fox, Disney, Universal, Fox and Lionsgate said Saturday that they are joining Dark Knight Rises distributor Warner Bros. in withholding their box-office numbers for the weekend.

Warner Bros. announced Friday that it would forgo the usual revenue reports until Monday out of respect for the victims and their families in the shooting that killed 12 and wounded 58 at the midnight show earlier in the day.

The other studios said they also would not be reporting numbers until Monday.

Box-office tracking service Rentrak said it would not report figures this weekend.

More world premieres canceled: Warner Bros. Pictures said it canceled appearances by Dark Knight Rises cast and filmmakers in Mexico and Japan.

The studio says actors Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon Levitt will no longer hold press or red carpet events on Monday at Mexico City's National Auditorium. Premiere events in Paris were also canceled Friday. The studio said it would continue with screenings for special guests and promotion winners so as not to disappoint fans.

In Finland, public broadcaster YLE television said movie distributor FS-Film's entire Internet campaign for the film has temporarily been shut down and that TV spots have been withdrawn.

Bale mourns for victims: Christian Bale, who plays the caped crusader in the Dark Knight Rises, said his heart goes out to the victims of the Colorado shootings.

"I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them," he said in a statement.

Associated Press

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