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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/23/2012

After Aurora shooting, studios withhold box office numbers

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and Michael Caine as Alfred in “The Dark Knight Rises.” (Ron Phillips)
In the wake of last week’s horrific shooting at an Aurora, Co. premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner and other Hollywood studios decided to hold off on reporting their box office earnings through the weekend. (The information still has not been released as of this posting). The Associated Press has more information on what went into the decision, and here’s an essay about what box office numbers really mean in the context of the movie business.

Actors are also responding to the shooting. Celebritology has information about a new statement of sympathy released by Anne Hathaway, who stars as Selina Kyle in the movie.

If you’re wondering whether “The Dark Knight Rises” topped the weekend box office by many millions of dollars, the answer is almost definitely yes. The AP reports that on Friday alone, the movie took in $30.6 million domestically, which is second only to the premiere of the “Harry Potter” finale.

For now, check out the reviews of “The Dark Knight Rises” and last week’s other new movie releases, and we’ll keep you updated on box office numbers as they come in.

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