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'Spider-Man' Broadway Sales Up Despite Onslaught of Bad Reviews

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Jacob Cohl

The $65 million musical saw almost a 3 percent spike in sales over the previous week.

Despite an onslaught of bad reviews (THR called it “chaotic, dull and a little silly”), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark had strong tickets sales last week.

The long-plagued $65 million Broadway musical (which was spoofed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend) grossed $1,330,014, an increase of almost 3 percent over the previous week, reports the New York Times.   It still took a back seat to Wicked, which grossed $1.44 million for the same number of performances as Spider-Man.   Producers on the show have been soliciting audiences to participate in focus groups to help the identify problems before its official March 15 opening.