'To Kill a Mockingbird' Makes History With Broadway Box Office Record in 118 Years
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Opened on December 13, the new critically acclaimed play by Aaron Sorkin grossed over of $1.58 million in its first full week of performances.

AceShowbiz - Jeff Daniels' new critically acclaimed play "To Kill a Mockingbird" has shattered the weekly box office record for any Broadway show in the 118-year history of the Shubert Organization.

In its first full week of performances, producer Scott Rudin's new production grossed over of $1.58 million (£1.25 million) with sell outs across the board.

The show, in which Daniels portrays lawyer Atticus Finch, opened on 13 December.

The production was bolstered by a legal spat leading up to opening night after the estate of late writer Harper Lee clashed with producers over Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of the beloved novel.

They claimed it veered too far from the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

The two parties eventually settled, enabling the show to proceed.

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