The Broadway League said Monday that "The Lion King" and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" each broke the $2 million mark over their eight Thanksgiving week shows ending Sunday. Those are new records for both.
"The Lion King" earned $2,079,616 – a jump of $547,000 over last week – while the once-mocked "Spider-Man" made $2,070,195 over a week in which it celebrated ending its first year. Both shows were directed by Julie Taymor, though she is now suing the "Spider-Man" producers over payment.
The perennial No. 1 show, "Wicked," beat both shows with $2,205,025, seeing a jump of $669,537 over last week's take. That witchy show is no stranger to breaking the $2 million-mark.
Disney's "The Lion King" showed its staying power, reaching the highest single week gross in the show's 14-year run. The previous record was set in