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Out of the Blue

There is non-stop coverage in the media about the shooting at the Batman premiere, with an obsession with the answer to "why" this would happen. The answer is easy: To get non-stop coverage in the media.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2012, 11:44 kanniballl
 
Verno wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 11:33:
Yakubs wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 11:13:
That's bullshit. An excuse that studio suits would use to cover their asses.

You honestly don't think there's even a possibility it might have an impact? Don't get me wrong, I think there's several reasons (long runtime, people wanting to avoid massive crowds, etc) but to say it's just total bullshit from studio execs seems like a stretch.

I agree, there's a solid chance this factored into things. I'm not saying a majority of people decided to skip it to be safe... but you figure if even 10% of families decided to wait... that's probably a big difference right there (since each family might be 2-4 people). Add another another x% of couples and singles that decided to skip, and it all adds up.

Throw in the various talking heads saying "fears of copycats are abound" and maybe some people decide to stay in the that weekend. Throw in the fact that some people took the news hard, making it difficult to enjoy a movie with so much death behind it and thus decided to skip.


As for saying the Exec's are "all heart" because they're donating to the families even though it's not their fault... 10-to-1 says that's mostly for PR. It makes them look good in general, while taking the heat off of them if people decide to blame them (violent film, part of the problem, etc).



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