Turkish firm cancels Batman screening after Colorado shooting
Hürriyet photoA Turkish firm has canceled a special screening of the new Batman movie following a shooting rampage that killed 12 people during a midnight showing of the movie in Colorado last week, daily Hürriyet reported today.
Turkish appliance company Vestel was organizing the film night for several people who were picked to attend the special screening as part of a promotional campaign.
Vestel, however, chose to cancel the event following the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20. The firm assured the winners that they would be compensated in alternate ways.
Twelve people were killed and over 50 more were wounded when doctoral student James Holmes allegedly walked into a movie theater and opened fire on members of the audience during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."
"The Dark Knight Rises" took in $160.8 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, which was well below pre-opening estimates that the film would debut with figures of between $170 million and $198 million. Nonetheless, observers said the figures were still strong given the July 20 shooting.