“God of Carnage” Sets Ahmanson Records

GOD OF CARNAGE

"God of Carnage" has left the Ahmanson Theatre, but not before setting a variety of records for the Los Angeles playhouse.

The Tony-winning play, starring Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini, ran April 5 through May 29.

During that eight-week run, the show grossed $7,794,941, beating the previous record of $3,724,484 set by "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" during the 2002-03 season.

"Carnage" also set the record for highest grossing week of sales ($1,149,655), and number of tickets sold (97,567).

The records are restricted to non-musical performances, said Jason Martin of Center Theatre Group. "Phantom of the Opera" is the group's current all-time titleholder for gross sales.

That show ran for 211 weeks.

"That's a record that is going to be somewhat difficult to break," said Martin.

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