Monday, June 17, 2024

Frankie Valli, Four Seasons Hold at Number 1, Broadway Show Up 5% Since Film Release


“Jersey Boys,” directed by Clint Eastwood, is a modest box office hit for a movie. In six days it’s made about $18 million and finish fifth each day. But somehow “Jersey Boys” the movie is having a golden glow effect on everything associated with it.

For one thing, the Broadway musical was up 4.8% in ticket sales last week. It’s doing better than it has in months after a long, fallow winter. Last week the show sold out 90% of its tickets and took in over $900,000.

At the same time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons remain at number 1 on with a greatest hits package. The soundtrack to “Jersey Boys” has moved UP to number 3 on amazon. The CD score album for the Broadway show “Jersey Boys” is back on the amazon chart. So is another greatest hits album selling for full price.

It IS 2014, isn’t it? Most of Frankie Valli’s hits came in 1961-64. The movie has reminded the world of the songs, the real reason “Jersey Boys” exists. Right now, Frankie has just four dates booked for the summer. But something tells me his schedule is about to get a lot more crowded,


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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