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‘Of Mice and men’ sets Broadway record

July 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - James Franco's play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar - a box office record.

The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1.038 million for the week ending Sunday, setting an eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.

The play, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, follows two tragic migrant workers trying to make their way through the Depression.

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This image released by Polk & Co. shows Chris O'Dowd, left, and Leighton Meester in a scene from 'Of Mice and Men' in New York. James Franco’s play 'Of Mice and Men' has left Broadway with a box office record. setting an 8-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre. (AP photo)

The play recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just 12 weeks and ended its 19-week run Sunday. It is the first American production chosen to be filmed by National Theatre Live.



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