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Studios to delay reporting weekend numbers

Hollywood studios are aligning in a rare show of solidarity to give their weekend box-office reporting a rest because of the Colorado shooting at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

"Dark Knight" distributor Warner Bros. said Friday it would forgo the usual revenue reports until Monday out of respect for victims and their families.

Sony, Disney, Universal and Lionsgate said Saturday they would not report numbers until Monday, while Chris Aronson, head of distribution for Fox, said the studio plans to announce box-office receipts today. Paramount didn't say whether the studio was joining as well. Box-office tracking service Rentrak said it would not report figures this weekend.

Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported estimates of roughly $75 million to $77 million for the film on Friday. That would put the film on track for somewhere around $165 million for the weekend -- the second highest weekend opening ever, after "The Avengers."

Moviegoers faced security and, in some places, bag checks. AMC Theaters said costumed fans wouldn't be allowed in.

Warner Bros. canceled a Friday night premiere in Paris. Yesterday it also canceled red-carpet extravaganzas in Mexico City and Tokyo. The studio also moved to pull trailers of its "Gangster Squad" from theaters. The trailer includes a scene of mobsters firing into a crowded movie theater.

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