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Ohio man found sane for Batman movie weapons case trial

Scott Smith

An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The defense and prosecution in the case against 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, told the judge on Monday they accepted the findings of the court-ordered psychiatric exam.


Ohio Man Indicted in Batman Movie Weapons Case

An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three weapons counts.


'Bourne,' 'Campaign' bump Batman from No. 1 spot

The Bourne Legacy

"The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.
Jeremy Renner's action tale "The Bourne Legacy" took over as the No. 1 movie with a $40.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' political comedy "The Campaign" opened at No. 2 with $27.4 million.


Police: Ohio man had gun, knives at Batman showing

Ohio police say a man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie so he could protect himself, not because he had sinister intentions. Westlake Police Sgt. Mark Krumheuer said 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, brought the weapons to a Saturday showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" for "his protection," but he would not elaborate.


`Dark Knight' on top for third straight week

Dark Knight

"The Dark Knight Rises" topped the box office for the third week in a row, making $36.4 million this past weekend. The finale in Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy has now made nearly $355 million domestically alone, according to Sunday estimates from Warner Bros.


Colo. theater lacked security, unlike some peers

The Colorado movie theater complex that was the scene of a gunman's massacre this month didn't have any uniformed security guards on duty the night of the shooting, even though other theaters operated by the same company did provide such protection for the busy premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."...


AURORA AFTERMATH: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ wins 2nd weekend, but turnout still dampened

“THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” remained atop the box office this weekend — but the Aurora shooting tragedy on the night of the Batman film’s debut apparently continues to affect some of the public willingness to go see it. “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed nearly $64.1-million in its second weekend in North American theaters — a sizable 60-percent drop from its debut weekend, according to estimates reported Sunday by Warner Bros. Final numbers are expected Monday.


Christian Bale Visits Colorado Victims

The actor Christian Bale, who stars as Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises," visited those who were wounded in the shooting at a Friday showing of the movie.


Nearly $2M donated to Colo shooting victim fund

The film studio that released the Batman film playing during the Colorado theater shooting is among the donors that have given a total of nearly $2 million to a fund set up for victims....


‘Dark Knight’ Leads at Box Office in the Shadow of Massacre

The Dark Knight Rises

The finale of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy took in about $162 million in North America, less than expected, in the wake of the deadly theater shooting in Colorado.


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