1. Daniel Craig's A Steady Rain boosts Broadway box office

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-09-22
    Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig

    The presence of both Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman proved to be a recipe for success in the just-released Broadway play A Steady Rain.

    According to Variety, the gritty drama was a huge success, making it’s way into the top three at Broadway’s box office last week.

    Opening at Manhattan’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, A Steady Rain grossed a stunning $1,167,954 for eight performances in the production’s first full week on the boards—it proved to be a new house total for the theatre.

    As Variety notes, it’s quite a rare occurrence for a non-musical to crack the top 10, much less the top three. Craig and Jackman knocked Jersey Boys ($1,126,009) out of the number three slot, landing behind Wicked ($1,441,683) and Billy Elliot ($1,342,233). The average ticket price paid for the play was $136.

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