Studios Withhold Box-Office Figures

In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting, studios said they will forgo releasing box-office numbers for the weekend. Sony, Fox, Disney, and Universal announced Saturday that they had made the decision in solidarity with Warner Bros., distributor for The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros. also cancelled cast appearances in Mexico and Japan, and pulled trailers for upcoming film Gangster Squad, which includes a depiction of gangsters firing guns in a movie theater.”Everybody is very saddened by the event. We were obviously looking for a very happy occasion for us,” a studio representative told the Associated Press. “It’s a difficult way to begin. We’re just more concerned now with the well-being of those that were injured, of course.”