Benedict Cumberbatch Outsells Jayoncé

August 14, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch

Pretty much everyone is crazy about Benedict Cumberbatch, we just didn’t know exactly how much. His impending run of “Hamlet” has become the most in-demand theater production ever and that is a great showcase of his popularity.

According to ticket website Viagogo, the forthcoming show – which will take place at the Barbican Theatre – is outselling “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Young Vic by four to one.

Yeah, this is pretty impressive, but the wow factor is that the opening night will not happen for a year!

According to official site traffic, the show has registered 214 per cent more ticket searches than Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run tour.

In fact, as soon as tickets went on sale at 10am on August 11, fans found themselves queuing with 20,000 ahead of them. You know you’re good when you’ve outsold the hip hop royalty basically in hours.

In fact, the Barbican Theater is releasing 100 tickets per each performance to keep up with demand.

The “Sherlock” actor is set to play the disturbed Dane in the new version of the William Shakespeare tragedy.

Meanwhile, Benedict is continuing to keep busy with various films including crime drama “Black Mass”, which he’s currently filming alongside Johnny Depp.

The crime drama is based on the 2001 book “Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob” written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

The movie also stars 24-year-old Dakota Johnson, who plays Whitey Bulger’s love interest Lindsey Cyr.

Bulger was found guilty last August on 31 counts that included racketeering charges and involvement in 11 murders and is currently incarcerated at the US Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona.

Corrupt Boston FBI agents protected Bulger for years while he worked simultaneously as a crime boss and an FBI informant who ratted out the rival New England Mafia and other crime groups.

Bulger was tipped off by his former FBI handler in 1994 about a pending indictment and went into hiding until his arrest in 2011 outside of a quiet apartment complex in Santa Monica, California.

Benedict Cumberbatch has also just been announced as one of the lead characters in “Flying Horse”, a biopic on the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, which will be directed by Gary Oldman.