Monday, December 29, 2014

Two Record Breakers in A Week

This week became a week of records for the world of Broadway when two theater-related productions set some money-making records.  The first is the record-breaking run of the current revival of The Elephant Man.  The show brought in $1,058,547 for the week ending December 28th -- the first time any show brought in more than $1 million in a single week at the Booth Theatre.  The show has also announced that, six and a half weeks after opening, the show has recouped its entire $3.1 million capitalization -- one of the fastest in memory.

The other record in our orbit that was set this week came with the release of the Hollywood adaptation of Into the Woods.  The movie, released on Christmas day, brought in $46.1 million dollars at the box office in its opening weekend -- the most money of any movie adapted from a Broadway musical.

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