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Musical Book of Mormon breaks record in Atlanta

The Book of Mormon has a new reason to boast: It just set the record for the highest weekly gross in history for a national tour.

The musical took in $2.8 million (Dh10 million) over eight shows for the week ending on Sunday at Atlanta’s 4,678-seat Fox Theatre. It takes the crown from Wicked, which had a one-week gross of $2.75 million at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis in 2012.

The Book of Mormon by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez tells the story of two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda.

The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including best musical. The show also won a Grammy Award and recouped its $11.4 million capitalisation after just nine months.