'Hamilton' Breaks Broadway Box Office Record

"Hamilton" earned $3.3 million over just eight performances.
Posted at 1:28 PM, Nov 29, 2016

"Hamilton" just broke a Broadway record for the most money made by a show in one week. 

Through eight performances the week of Thanksgiving, "Hamilton" earned almost $3.3 million. The previous record holder, "Wicked," earned $3.2 million in a week in 2013 but had nine performances. 

Plus, "Hamilton" took another record for most expensive premium ticket price ever for a Broadway box office — $998. And resellers were charging even more. 

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Thanksgiving week is usually Broadway's second-most lucrative; 13 shows earned more than $1 million this time around.  

But "Hamilton" could break its own record later this year. The week between Christmas and New Year's is usually Broadway's highest-selling.  

"Hamilton" is expected to beat out "The Lion King" for the highest-grossing show this season.