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Warner Brothers donating $1 million to shooting victims

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Warner Brothers studio will make a donation to the charities that are supporting victims of the Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and E! Online websites.

FOX31 Denver has confirmed the studio’s donation is for the amount of $1 million.

The studio will contribute to a fund known as givingfirst.org, an arm of Colorado’s Community First Foundation. Some of the non-profits working with that umbrella group are the Aurora Mental Health Center, the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation. For the full list, click here.

The NY Daily News reported yesterday that fund had so far raised $32,000 for those non-profits, as of Sunday evening.

Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper has said that through his sources he will match the donations that go to givingfirst.org, reported the NY Daily News.

“The Dark Knight Rises” emerged atop the box office this weekend, despite the tragic theater massacre. The Christopher Nolan-directed film raked in a record-setting amount of over $160 million.

That is the third biggest debut on record for a 2-D film. “The Avengers” earned $200.3 million in its opening weekend, but was also shown in 3-D, which rakes in more cash due to higher ticket prices.

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For complete and up-to-date coverage of the Colorado movie theater shooting, click here.