Grosses Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird Surpasses $2 Million

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird Surpasses $2 Million
 
The Aaron Sorkin-penned drama becomes the first American play to reach the milestone in a single week.
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Celia Keenan-Bolger Julieta Cervantes

As it turns out, "all rise" applies to box office figures as well.

The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird grossed $2,018,314—141 percent of its potential—in the week ending June 23, marking the first time an American play has surpassed $2 million in a single week. The tally tops the play's previous box office record of $1,950,347 (from the week prior).

Click here for an in-depth look at this week's grosses.

The play, adapted by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels, opened in December last year, playing to Standing Room Only since. Earlier this month, Celia Keenan-Bolger earned a Tony Award for her performance as Scout.

Among the frontrunners for the week was another straight play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which grossed 91 percent of its potential with $1,530,640. The two-part production holds the record for the highest-grossing Broadway play, having earned $2,525,850 in the final week of 2018.

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