Sunday, July 22, 2012

More Batman premieres cancelled

Warner Bros. has cancelled two more red carpet events for The Dark Knight Rises in the wake of an attack at a midnight screening of the film in the US.

It said cast members would not be making appearances in Japan and Mexico scheduled for Monday, "due to the tragic events in Colorado."

Twelve people were killed and 58 hurt in the attack at a Century 16 cinema in Aurora, near Denver.

A man wearing a gas mask opened fire as movie-goers watched the film.

Out of respect for the victims and their families, Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises throughout the weekend”

The Hollywood studio behind the Batman movies also decided to hold off publishing weekend box office figures until Monday.

"Out of respect for the victims and their families, Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises throughout the weekend," said a spokeswoman. Read More