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Several stations interrupted network broadcasts with live news coverage of the storm.

ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today” show and “CBS This Morning” were expected to air live as usual Tuesday with extensive storm coverage. The daytime talk show “Live! With Kelly and Michael” planned to air a rerun Tuesday.

Sandy took a toll on the movie box office even before it made landfall. Ticket sales were down more than 11 percent compared to the same weekend last year, said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. This weekend’s top film, “Argo,” collected $12.1 million. The top film during the same weekend in 2011, “Puss in Boots,” earned $34 million.

Several movie theaters remained closed Money night.

Concerts planned for New York and New Jersey were canceled or postponed, including performances by Journey, comedian Louis C.K., and the “Freedom to Love Now” show featuring Rufus Wainwright and fun., which is now set for spring of 2013.

Radio City Music Hall was shuttered until Wednesday. Carnegie Hall postponed concerts planned for Tuesday. Off-Broadway shows and even national tours of Broadway shows like “Anything Goes,” currently in Wilmington, Del., closed their doors.

It was the most detrimental storm for the theater community since the threat of Hurricane Irene in late August 2011 prompted producers to cancel matinee and evening performances on both a Saturday and Sunday.

East Coast charity galas were also canceled, and fashion designer Prabal Gurung postponed the unveiling of his anticipated collection for Target until next week.

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AP Entertainment Writers Mark Kennedy and Jake Coyle in New York, and Sandy Cohen and Lynn Elber in Los Angeles contributed to this report.