Movie Theater Stocks Fall in Early Trading After ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting (Updated)

Stocks fell for most theater chains and affiliated companies in the wake of the shooting

Updated 1:15 p.m. PST

Movie theater stocks plummeted on Wall Street Friday in the wake of a shooting spree at a suburban Denver premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." 

Cinemark, the company that owns the theater where a gunman killed 12 and injured up to 59, took a dive in early trading, falling to -4.6 percent.

The country's largest chain, Regal, also sank -4.4 percent.

IMAX faired slightly better, falling to -2 percent.

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Originally an outlier, Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas rallied into the black at 0.2 percent Friday morning, but nosedived to -2.3 percent by markets' close.

But theater chains were not the only companies whose prices plummeted.

National CineMedia, an ad sales company, steadily declined to -4.2 percent and 3D technology firm RealD fell to -0.2 percent in the morning and plateaued.