Hit musical WICKED is the toast of Broadway yet again after breaking the all-time Broadway record with a weekly box office take of $1.72 million (GBP952,800). The show, which features the 'untold story of The Wizard of Oz,' broke its own previous record of $1.61 million (GBP895,000) last week (ends24NOV06). In addition to being the largest weekly gross in Broadway history, the figure also set a new house record at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, where the musical opened in October 2003.
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.