"Spider-Man" broadway sales up despite bad reviews

Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:41pm EST

The marquee for the Broadway show ''Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark'' is seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre in New York December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The marquee for the Broadway show ''Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark'' is seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre in New York December 21, 2010.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Despite an onslaught of bad reviews -- The Hollywood Reporter called it "chaotic, dull and a little silly" -- "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" enjoyed strong tickets sales on Broadway last week.

The ill-starred $65 million musical grossed $1,330,014, an increase of almost 3 percent over the previous week, reported the New York Times.

It still took a back seat to "Wicked," which grossed $1.44 million for the same number of performances as Spider-Man.

"Spider-Man" producers have been asking audiences to participate in focus groups to help identify problems before its long-delayed official March 15 opening.

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