‘Troubled’ Spider-man musical turns into Box Office hit
London: Broadway show `Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark` which was besieged by troubles in the beginning has turned around and become a runaway success at the box office.
The 70 dollars show, the most expensive in Broadway history, had been plagued by disaster and had seemed in danger of becoming a huge flop, the Telegraph reported.
Its troubles included script and staging problems and injuries to cast members.
Director Julie Taymor also left in March.
Reviews were scathing and cast member Christopher Tierney suffered serious injury when a safety rope snapped during a preview and he plunged more than 20 feet into the orchestra pit.
The preview performances began last November but the show then closed for three weeks so problems could be addressed.
But now it has become a success at the box office with more than half a million people having seen the show, and raking in 1.7 million dollars a week over the summer.