The Dark Knight Rises breaks The Avengers Midnight Record! —
The superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan grossed over $27 million for its Thursday (July 19) midnight opening, according to Deadline. The Dark Knight Rises midnight showings number shattered the $18.4 million generated by Marvel’s The Avengers midnights earlier this summer.
NYPD to provide protection post Colorado —
NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly says: ”As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is playing in the five boroughs.”