Why is The Dark Knight Rises not out yet in the Middle East?

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Batman the Dark Knight Rises releases 26 days later in MENA after International release.

Joseph Chacra & Sons – The Warner Bros. Licensee of the region decided to postpone the release of “The Dark Knight Rises”, the latest Batman movie that is showing worldwide on July 20th. The new release date in the MENA region is August 16th. Which is 24 days behind the international date, the reasons they’re claiming behind this delay are: Ramadan being a slow season for them with 45% drop in sales + Watching movies in Ramadan is Haram for Muslims (according to them as well).

An online campaign by Blogger Moey has failed so far to make Warner Bros Middle East change their minds about the release date. I don’t think they will listen to any of us to be honest, but it’s quite strange to delay the release of movies such as Batman by 24 days. It will probably be available online and in illegal DVD stores in few days time now and that will surely cause a drop in sales as well.

Via 248am.com

13 thoughts on “Why is The Dark Knight Rises not out yet in the Middle East?

  1. dre

    The placement of ‘is’ in ‘Why the Dark Knight IS not yet out in the Middle East’ makes it a statement and not a question.

    It should read ‘Why IS the Dark Knight not yet out in the Middle East?’, which would make it a proper question.

    The difference is small but important.

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  2. Ahmad

    Its haram to watch movies during Ramadan? That’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard. Which muslims were you talking to? The Taliban?

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  3. Alphonse

    i guess they’re waiting for a decent BDRip ;)
    These take time, and they do not want to disappoint their audience..

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  4. Ali Sleeq

    This movie is more important to me than Ramadan, and Warner Brothers is offending my beliefs.

    I’m going to block the roads at Ras El-Nabeh with tires until they release the movie.

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    1. Sami

      I’d say Batman is worth the tires more than politicians. Go for it, you have the support.

      The movie was released thursday the 19th here in Canada. Hearing about this ridiculous delay is just sad. ino la2aymtan?

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  5. Matt

    I tried emailed Grand Cinemas 2 weeks ago with this very question and i got no answer in return. Speaks a lot about the company’s public image i guess.

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