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JERSEY BOYS Film Keeps Frankie Valli CD at No. 1; Tix for Broadway Musical Up 4.8%

JERSEY BOYS Film Keeps Frankie Valli CD at No. 1; Tix for Broadway Musical Up 4.8%

Despite the fact that the big screen adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys failed to deliver at the box office, it appears as if it still having a positive effect on both ticket sales for the Broadway production and the music of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons.

Showbiz411 reports that ticket sales for the Broadway show were up 4.8% last week. The musical is doing better than it has done in months, due to the unusually severe winter in New York City. According to the report, the show sold out 90% of its tickets and took in over $900,000 last week.

In addition, the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons greatest hits package holds on to the No. 1 spot on for the second week in a row. Likewise, the soundtrack to the "Jersey Boys" film has moved to the Number 3 spot on amazon, up from last week's Number 4 position. The cast recording for the Broadway show "Jersey Boys" also makes a return to the amazon charts, as does another Four Seasons greatest hits album, selling at full price.

Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys film, which opened in nearly 3,000 theaters over the weekend, took in a disappointing $13.5M for Warner Bros. performing even worse than expected. The movie, based on the hit Tony Award winning Broadway musical skewed towards a much older audience than expected and opened in the No. 4 spot. The studio now faces criticism over its decision to debut the film during the summer months. The film was produced with a budget of approximately $38M.

Click here for BWW's Review Roundup on the film.

Jersey Boys follows the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio,Tommy DeVitoand Nick Massi. It is about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the Tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What A Night," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."

JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People¹s Choice and What¹s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production won three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia¹s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

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