The cast of the troubled Spider-Man musical are starting the new year with good news - the production has been named Broadway's best-selling show.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which features music by U2 stars Bono and The Edge, has been mired in delays and spiralling costs over the last 12 months, while a number of actors have sustained serious injuries since previews began in November (10).
But despite the safety concerns, the superhero show is proving wildly popular with the public - it has knocked long-running musical Wicked from the top of the Broadway box office chart.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which doesn't officially open until next month (Feb11), has topped the weekly list after earning a massive $1.6 million (£1.01 million). But the fight for the top spot was a narrow one - the musical earned just $58 (£39) more than second place Wicked, according to Variety.