Jul 22, 2012
The Hollywood Box Office Blackout
In the wake of the Colorado shooting rampage at a premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises", Warner Bros. did not issue Friday-Sunday estimates for their summer blockbuster film.
Other major Hollywood studios followed Warner's example, so no numbers were made available for media outlets to report.
Pins can be heard dropping all over Tinseltown right now.
To many, it seems obvious that Warner Bros. benefited at the box office from the national tragedy.
Others say the Movie Massacre hurt the box office across the board because millions of moviegoers stayed home to watch TV news coverage all weekend.
At the same time, critics around the world scream that the Hollywood movie business "needs to take a bullet itself" for marketing extreme violence to the world for profit.
Even further, hard-core biblical adherents say Hollywood has yet more blood on its hands for glorifying murder through the production and marketing of graven images in violation of the Second Commandment of God.
Religious and human rights voices today proclaim that, with 7.1 billion human brains intentionally infected by Hollywood's worst imaginings made realistic, one thing cannot be ignored nor denied:
Warner Bros. is working overtime to avoid macabre publicity as any movie studio, or any other type of business, would do during a time like this.
Eyewitness reports described movie theaters as half-empty all weekend, but the real numbers will be known soon because Hollywood is merely delaying the release of weekend box office numbers.
The Hollywood Box Office Blackout is about to end, and the numbers should be interesting.
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