Hairspray: Biggest Musical Opening Ever
Hairspray opened big this weekend with $27.8M in ticket sales, making it the biggest opening weekend ever for a musical. With ticket prices adjusted for inflation, Hairspray edged out Best Little Whorehouse In Texas and Grease for the record. The original Hairspray only grossed $6.7M over its entire run. Unbelievably, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Lousy was #1 this weekend, bringing in $38.4M. This despite an abysmal 14% positive reviews percentage, as tracked by Rotten Tomatoes.