'Spider-man' musical breaks Broadway box office records
Broadway's Spider-Man musical gained notoriety for its actors breaking body parts during risky, high-flying stunts.
Now, the show is breaking something it can actually brag about: box office records.
The Broadway League said Tuesday that "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" earned more than $2.94 million in nine performances last week, crowning it the highest grosser in Broadway history.
Spidey's amazing feat crushed the previous record held by "Wicked," which grossed $2.2 million for eight shows over a one-week period in January 2011.
The financial success of Spider-Man and several other shows over the holiday week can be attributed in part to theater owners jacking up ticket prices for tourists.
Spider-Man cost $75 million to produce and finally opened in June after several months of previews marred by injured cast members and backstage drama among its creators.