The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker, left, and Matt Stone pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive for the opening night of 'The Book of Mormon' at The Prince of Wales theatre in central London, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - 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 to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theatre history. Between 10 a.m. and midnight Friday, 2.1 million pounds ($3.2 million) was taken in.
The exuberantly profane show by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" composer Robert Lopez tells the story of two Mormon missionaries sent to spread the word in Uganda.
A production has opened in Chicago and a national U.S. tour kicked off in August in December, where it has broken box office records as it crosses the country.