The Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark brought in some big bucks over the Christmas holiday, shattering the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history with a total gross of $2,941,790.20. U2’s Bono and The Edge, who wrote the music for the show, were excited to hear the news. “What a fantastic bit of news to kick off 2012,” Bono and The Edge said in a joint statement. “It just goes to show that you can't keep a good superhero down. We are raising our glasses to our indefatigable cast and crew, and the theatre-goers who watch them every night. Broadway is a very special place, we love being a small part of it.”
In addition, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark also celebrated another milestone by setting the record for the highest single-week attendance by any show in Broadway history, playing to 17,375 people.