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'Book of Mormon' smashes 1-day box office record

March 23, 2013

NEW YORK ? The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record ? this time on the other side of the Atlantic.

The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history.

Between 10 a.m. and midnight Friday, 2,107,972 million pounds ($3.2 million) worth of tickets were sold at the box office, according to final figures. By comparison, the Broadway version only earned $1.5 million the day after it opened to rapturous reviews.

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