The Book of Mormon, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical co-created by the South Park team and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez raked in an astounding $1,428,663 last week for eight performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre this weekend. On January 3rd it was reported that the previous week had shattered the theater’s box office records for the 24th consecutive week in a row by bringing in $1,752,601. The Book of Mormon premiered on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011 and its cast soundtrack also debuted the best Billboard sales since The Little Mermaid‘s Broadway edition.
The show has consistently been one of the top five selling shows on Broadway. Vogue Magazine described the show as “the filthiest, most offensive, and – surprise – sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.” The show was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards in 2011 and blessed with 9 Tony Awards.