It’s been a splendid holidays for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the maligned Broadway musical that suffered production delays, actor injuries, and a critical shellacking. All the negativity hasn’t hurt its popularity, and the show received a shot in the arm on New Years’ Eve when its characters were featured in a Times Square stunt with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Now, more good news: the musical shattered the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in history with a total gross of $2,941,790.20, besting the previous record set by Wicked in 2011. “What a fantastic bit of news to kick off 2012,” said the show’s producers, Bono and the Edge, in a 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.”

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