The excitement over its much-awaited theatrical debut quickly turned to sadness after a tragic shooting rampage claimed numerous lives in Aurora, Colorado, but "The Dark Knight Rises" still managed to deliver a dominant box office topping performance over the weekend of July 20-22, 2012.
Just two days after the tragic shootings at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, Christian Bale has released a statement expressing his sadness towards the horrible occurrence.
While en route from Paris with the rest of his co-stars, the 38-year-old star of the Batman trilogy wrote, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."
As the world struggles to understand the terrible tragedy that befell the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, the film's director Christopher Nolan took time to express his sympathy.
On Friday, the British Academy Award nominee released a statement aimed at the mourning families and movie audiences around the world.
He’s been busy trying to secure his re-election this November, but President Barack Obama put his schedule on hold today to address the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado in the wee hours of this morning.
The Commander-in-Chief was troubled by the twelve deaths and dozens of injuries that occurred when a gunman opened fire at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The details of the tragic shooting spree in a Denver movie theater during “The Dark Knight Rises” midnight showing are still streaming in, and Warner Bros has canceled the film’s French premiere in Paris today.
According to a report, the Paris event, scheduled for this evening, has been axed and all interviews with the cast are also off.