Ticket sales at MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT topped a healthy $1.6 million (GBP842,000) by Friday evening (18MAR05) - a day after the stage musical opened in New York City to rave reviews.

The show, which is based on the 1975 cult film MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, now has an advance of over $18 million (GBP9.5 million).

By comparison, HAIRSPRAY, one of Broadway's recent big hits, took in $3.5 million (GBP1.8 million) over a two-day period that included the opening day and the day after the opening.

21/03/2005 02:54