Nikki Finke’s Justification for Publishing Dark Knight Rises Box Office

Her justification for continuing to update, posted yesterday morning?

“It may seem callous to post about less-than-packed theaters around the country and North American and worldwide box office this weekend after the Colorado movie theater tragedy. And of course our hearts go out to those killed and wounded. (I stayed up all Friday post-midnight/pre-dawn reporting on the shooting as the horrendous event unfolded.)  But this is an entertainment business website that tracks movie grosses.”

Ms. Finke, currently squaring off against author Bret Easton Ellis, has already posted a full box-office report for the weekend.