The Dark Knight Rises has the third highest opening day in box office history

The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and Tom Hardy in

If you want someone to step on a soapbox and proclaim that all box office news related to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is off limits “out of respect for the victims and their families”, then you’ve come to the wrong place.  First, I think that the very notion is completely misguided.  It’s not respectful to the families, it’s almost like giving respect to the POS coward that opened fire in that theater.  Personally, I don’t want to acknowledge his existence at all and I don’t think we, or anyone in Hollywood should be altering their lives because of what he did.  He doesn’t deserve it.  We pay our respect to the families and treat the situation with as much delicacy as we can, but let’s not let this guy change the way we live or act.  Okay, maybe there was a soapbox there, just not the one you might have thought.  All of that is stemming from Warner Bros. and Rentrak’s decision to not report box office numbers, which again, I feel is misguided.

This is an entertainment website, and there is a point to this post, which is to point out that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (read our review by clicking the link) pulled in $77.2 million, making it the third highest opening day gross ever, behind this summer’s THE AVENGERS and last summer’s HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2.  However, it’s important to point out that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES didn’t have the inflated 3D ticket prices to fatten up the numbers.

However, as much as I hate to admit it, the shooting in Colorado is probably having an impact on sales, which is sad because it will always taint whatever records THE DARK KNIGHT RISES had a chance to break.  Hopefully, Americans will not let the tragedy dissuade them from seeing the film they’ve been waiting for the past four years and the numbers will increase as days go by. (Deadline)

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