KTLA’s Sam Rubin Talks ‘Dark Knight’ Box Office Details [AUDIO]

July 23, 2012 8:10 am

After the horrific shooting that occurred at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, it’s understandable that people would be hesitant to see the movie. KTLA‘s Sam Rubin broke down what actually happened at the box office during “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on Monday.

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Did the ‘Dark Knight Massacre’ Deter People From Seeing The Film?
“I guess the big question was, ‘Omigosh, this is going to prevent people from going to the movie’ and this is gonna poison our desire to go to movies, and the precise opposite happened. The movie performed extraordinarily well and the one thing that I thought that would happen is people have these tickets, but they’re not going to physically show up, that didn’t happen either.”

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“So in a weird way Warner Bros. feels awkward about what I’m about to talk about. They said, ‘Oh, we’re not going to report box office numbers because that’s inappropriate in the course of all this.’ Nonetheless, $161 million. It’s the second highest opening for a movie that’s not a 3D movie with that up charge. It did incredibly well. This didn’t prevent people from going.”

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Will They Put The Promotion Back On Track After This Weekend?
“I think those premieres are not going to happen. I think it will be awkward for everybody. In light of this do you say to Anne Hathaway, ‘Hey, what are you wearing?’ If none of this had happened, and don’t we all wish that were the case, this would be the front runner for “Best Picture” for the Oscars. There’s all this awards talk, as we talked about on Friday the movie is awfully good.”

According to Rubin, there are many questions still left unanswered including whether or not the movie’s stars should visit the shooting victims in the hospital. Is that the appropriate thing to do? Check out what he had to say about those two questions below.


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