Monday, 23 July 2012


Batman
The screening of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ in Ghana ended on Friday night with applauds from hundreds of invited guests and Ghanaian movie stakeholders who thronged the Silverbird Cinema to see the film.
The film recorded a large turnout. 
Hours to the film’s premiere in Ghana however, reports from the USA said Click hereat least 12 people had been killed and several others injured in a shooting at a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Colorado.
The reports caused panic in some sections of Ghana’s entertainment industry with the fear that the incident could happen in Ghana.
But nothing of a sort happened as the blue carpet premiere, organized by Silverbird Cinema in partnership with Samsung and Coca Cola, ended peacefully on Friday night. 
Among guests at the ceremony were Africa’s best actor Majid Michel, and 2011 African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress, Ama K. Abebrese.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is the final part of the ‘Batman’ trilogy directed by award-winning director Christopher Nolan.
The film, based on the comic character ‘Batman’, has a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman.
Reports said the film set out to challenge ‘The Avengers’ box office record despite the tragic movie theater massacre.
On Friday, Los Angeles Times’ sources estimated that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ grossed about $70 million in the U.S. and Canada, making it the fifth highest Friday gross of all time. Based on that, sources estimated it would bring in $165 million to $170 million through Sunday. The figures are slightly below estimates projected for its opening based on pre-release surveys, which had it at $180 million to $200 million.
Official estimates are not available because Warner Bros., and other major Hollywood studios, decided not to issue weekend box office revenue numbers out of consideration for the victims and their families. Rentrak, the company that usually compiled studio box office estimates, had also vowed not to report numbers this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The film is plotted around the eight years after the events of ‘The Dark Knight’. Gotham City is in a state of peace. Under powers granted by the Dent Act, Commissioner James Gordon has nearly eradicated violent and organized crime. However, he still feels guilty about the cover-up of Harvey Dent’s crimes. At a function celebrating Dent, he plans to admit to the conspiracy, but decides that the city is not ready to hear the truth. While following a lead in the abduction of a congressman from the function, Gordon's speech is stolen by terrorist leader Bane. Gordon is shot in the process, and he promotes patrol officer John Blake to detective, allowing Blake to report directly to him.
This is when the intrigues in the film set in.  


Credit: NEWS-ONE
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