“Cursed Child” Breaks Box Office Record in San Francisco
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is used to breaking records, and the San Francisco production just added another accolade to the show’s résumé. The West Coast production, which officially opened at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre on December 1, set a new record at the end of the year. The show grossed over $2 million for the week ending on December 29, which means it now has the distinction of holding the record for highest weekly gross of a play in San Francisco history.
Reviews of the San Francisco production praise the “stellar” acting, particularly Benjamin Papac and Jon Steiger as Albus and Scorpius, respectively. MuggleNet’s own review applauded the two, in addition to John Skelley as Harry. American Potter fans now have the chance to see two versions of this spectacular show.
The Broadway production of Cursed Child also had a successful final week of 2019, grossing $2,049,310. The show has been running in New York City for almost two years and shows no signs of slowing down. The Lyric Theatre’s Cursed Child is still the best-selling play in Broadway history, and as of the end of 2019, the show had grossed a total of $163,017,626.
The West End production of the show also had an exciting year, being voted Best Play of the Decade by LondonTheatre.co.uk fans. The show was up against quite a few other plays, including The Ferryman, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and The Inheritance.
Fans can currently see Cursed Child in London, New York City, San Francisco, and Melbourne. Hamburg’s show begins next month, and the Toronto production will open in the fall. You can purchase tickets to any production of the show on the Cursed Child website (except Toronto, but you can sign up for the newsletter).