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‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Uncle Vanya’ Posting Strong Broadway Box Office Numbers

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Broadway continues to build the momentum and stack on the wins as they continue to thrive in a very busy time that has led to some box office success as a total of 36 productions combined for $34,650,614, according to Deadline.

The numbers represent a 10% increase over last year at this time, as attendance numbers also improved.

Per the report, a total attendance of 299,107 led to 92% occupied seats and led to 15% greater year-over-year results.

Here are some of the breakdowns, according to Deadline:

  • The Wiz opened at the Marquis on April 17th, grossing $1,481,592 and filling 99% of seats
  • Suffs opened April 18th at the Music Box, filling 93% of seats and grossing $555,012
  • Stereophonic opened April 19th, selling out at the Golden and grossing $335,737
  • Hell’s Kitchen opened April 20th, 98% capacity at the Shubert and grossing $776,634
  • Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club filled all seats for six shows at the August Wilson grossing $823,217
  • Patriots took in $375,842, attendance at 92% of capacity
  • The Heart of Rock and Roll, in its final full week of previews (opening night at the James Earl Jones was April 22nd), filled 81% of seats, grossing $262,179;
  • Mary Jane was at 96% at the Friedman, grossing $373,284
  • Uncle Vanya, at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont, was at 98% of capacity, grossing $928,893. Opening night is April 24th
  • Mother Play, at the Hayes, grossed $520,636, 99% capacity. Opening night is April 25th
  • The Great Gatsby, previewing at the Broadway, was at 95% of capacity, grossing an impressive $1,033,970.

Broadway has grossed $1,394,808,704, with total attendance at 11,110,524 this season to date.

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Sony Lands Film, TV Rights to ‘Clue’

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Sony has landed the film and television rights to ‘Clue’ and Hasbro Entertainment closing a deal with TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Television to develop new adaptations of the iconic murder mystery game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This means that characters from the game such as Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White and Miss Scarlet will be heading to screens in the future, in some form or fashion, and it won’t be the first time.

Back in 1985 a comedy film adaptation of the game was released starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd and while the film was considered a flop at the box office, it did garner some favorable reviews from critics and it is now in cult classic film territory.

“Sony is the perfect partner to adapt a property as culturally impactful and mystery-defining as Clue” Hasbro film boss Zev Foreman and TV head Gabriel Marano said in an official statement. “Nicole Brown, Katherine Pope, and their teams are tremendous creative collaborators and ideal partners to help us figure out after 75 years if it was Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick.”

 

 

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‘CSI: Vegas’ Officially Cancelled

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The short-lived excitement over the return of the CSI franchise to CBS has come to an abrupt end as the network has decided not to renew ‘CSI: Vegas’ for a fourth season, according to Deadline.

Now, the stars of the show are sharing their thoughts about the cancellation.

“Each & every person involved with the making of this series brought their A game each & every day,”  CSI and CSI: Vegas star Marg Helgenberger wrote on social media platform Instagram along with a photo of the cast. “It was truly a pleasure & honor to work/play alongside such a fun & talented company of story tellers. Immeasurable thanks & gratitude to all for making this experience such a memorable ride. And to all the fans; we did it all for you.”

Lex Medlin, who joined the series in the 2nd season, also took to Instagram to comment.

“I am going to miss this cast and crew so very much” Medlin wrote. “Most of all I’ll miss Beau. He was so fun to play. Thanks all for the support. On to the next adventure.”

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‘Civil War’ Posts Strong Second Weekend Box Office Numbers

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A24’s new political thriller film ‘Civil War’ is winning the box office battles with a second weekend that saw the film click $11.1 million following a $3.25 million day on Friday and a $4.6 million day on Saturday, according to Deadline.

The strong numbers not only help the film win a battle with some other new releases, but it also launches the film into A24’s Top 5.

Per the report, Civil War earned $1.9M on Imax screens globally, which lifted it’s total to $8.5 million, with $2 million of that number being from offshore venues.

It’s a big win for the film ahead of its release across 25 Imax screen around the Middle East this coming Thursday.

 

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