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On Weekend Box Office, Gun Violence In Movie Theaters And Whether Metal Detectors Would Help

Deadline: This report is usually about dollars and cents as we head into the weekend box office with studios opening several new films as others try to hang in. But a tragic factor Three Killed, Seven Injured In Movie Theater Shooting In Lafayettehas entered the mix with last night’s shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, LA. While it’s clearly of nominal importance compared to a national tragedy that claimed the lives of more moviegoers, I’ve had to ask my distribution sources the obvious question: Will the specter of violence impact moviegoing this weekend?

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