Two new shows offering two different types of thrills kicked off their Broadway runs over Columbus Day Weekend, both effectively drawing in early bird crowds.
The musical adaptation of King Kong, which began performances at the Broadway Theatre October 5, played to 100 percent capacity for its first two performances, grossing 93 percent of its capacity.
Meanwhile, the Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale-led thriller American Son reached 94 percent of its capacity for its first previews, also grossing over 90 percent of its potential.
Another recent arrival, The Ferryman, played six preview performances at 95 percent capacity. The Jez Butterworth drama grossed $572,006 (77 percent of its potential). With a lack of a recognizable title or marquee names, its starting average ticket price was below $100, but continued buzz for the acclaimed London transfer may aid in raising its figure in coming weeks.