View Full Version : Colorado shooting brings sad end to Warner Bros 'Batman' franchise

07-20-2012, 11:50 AM
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/YnMUUpUfQosSggwlY6DECw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9ODU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-07-20T130357Z_1_CBRE86J10BN00_RTROPTP_2_FILM-US-WARNER-FILM-BATMAN.JPG (http://news.yahoo.com/batman-warner-bros-hunts-next-super-hero-130357129--finance.html)LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - High box office expectations for "The Dark Knight Rises," the final film in Warner Bros' Batman franchise, were clouded Friday by a shooting at a Colorado midnight screening of the film which killed 12 people. The incident, in which a masked gunman opened fire on moviegoers, including children, brings a tragic conclusion to one of Hollywood's most-enduring franchises, as Warner Bros bids to find a new movie franchise capable of matching Batman's box office success. The Time Warner-owned studio has been Hollywood's King of Franchises for years. ...

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