Much of the attention has been focused on the opening weekend results for "The Dark Knight Rises," but last week's mass killing was a "likely factor" in a 7.5 percent overall box office drop compared with a year earlier, according to SNL Kagan. This weekend could also see lower numbers because of continued concerns. From The Wrap:
Many of the other big films in the box office top ten experienced steep drop-offs from the previous week -- among them "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (-56 percent), "The Amazing Spider-Man"(-69 percent) and "Ted" (-55 percent). Though it still had a monster weekend, bringing in $160.9 million at the domestic box office, "The Dark Knight Rises" had a softer debut than some analysts had projected. Speculation prior to the shootings in Colorado had been that the Batman film could score an opening of $190 million.