Broadway productions celebrated the end of 2018 by shredding box office records like so much confetti, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and To Kill a Mockingbird setting all-time weekly ticket sale highs for, respectively, a play and an American play.
Potter, the two-part play that premiered in London, took in $2,525,850 at the 1,622-seat Lyric Theatre for the week ending Dec. 30, while Mockingbird, at the 1,435-seat Shubert, grossed $1,701,683.
The National Theatre production of Network broke its own previous house record at the Belasco with $1,367,012.
Also breaking its own house record, Mean Girls, at the August Wilson, took in $1,994,386.
And The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays became what its producers say is the best-selling magic show in Broadway history with a weekly box office at the Marquis Theatre of $2,978,348.
Deadline will update this post with a full weekly box office report later this afternoon, as numbers from the Broadway League become available.
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