After taking a beating in the press for its accident-prone stunts, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has some good news to share: The $65 million Julie Taymor-directed musical was Broadway’s biggest grosser last week with a $1,588,514 haul, besting evergreen hit Wicked by a mere $58. Both shows played at 100 percent capacity, though Spider-Man‘s Foxwoods Theater is slightly larger than Wicked‘s Gershwin Theater. Since its first preview on Nov. 28, Spider-Man has proven its ability to draw crowds despite controversies over its safety and tepid advance reviews. Time will tell if the high-profile show can hang onto the top spot; Spider-Man is still in previews leading up to its official Feb. 7 opening, while Wicked has been a Broadway stalwart since 2003.
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