Colorado massacre reportedly seen lowering "Dark Knight" ticket sales

Published July 22, 2012


Weekend box office sales for “The Dark Knight Rises” are projected to be adversely affected by the massacre during a midnight showing of the film at a Colorado movie theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured Friday morning.

Ticket sales for “Dark Knight” were brisk on Friday, adjusted to $76.1 million, but off Saturday and Sunday, according to

There was a  41 percent drop in sales Saturday, mostly due to the $30.6 million in midnight show sales from the previous day, with sales projected to be at $39.3 million Sunday, a drop of 12 percent, according to Deadline.

Still, “The Dark Knight Rises” is poised to have the largest-grossing weekend opening of a 2D film in North America, according to the site.

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