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Broadway Grosses: Evita Breaks Box Office Records

Broadway Grosses: Evita Breaks Box Office Records
Elen Roger & the cast of 'Evita'
'Evita' breaks the house record at the Marquis Theatre.

The money keeps rolling in for Evita! The Tony-nominated revival broke the house record at the Marquis Theatre for the seventh time, securing a spot among the top three highest grossing shows alongside long-running hits The Lion King and Wicked. Broadway said farewell to the hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which just ended its 14 month run), but also welcomed back Jim Parsons as previews for the revival of Harvey began. The comedy filled Studio 54 to a healthy 93.59% capacity for its first five performances.

Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending May 20:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,843,265)
2. Wicked ($1,831,193)
3. Evita ($1,586,902)
4. The Book of Mormon ($1,579,712)
5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,377,399)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Other Desert Cities ($303,425)
4. The Columnist ($295,815)*
3. Godspell ($245,846)
2. The Lyons ($209,210)
1. Don’t Dress For Dinner ($186,144)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (100.91%)
3. The Lion King (100.04%)
4. Death of a Salesman (99.77%)*
5. Once (98.51%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Jesus Christ Superstar (64.72%)
4. End of the Rainbow (64.44%)
3. Priscilla Queen of the Desert (58.76%)
2. Venus in Fur (58.42%)
1. The Lyons (44.83%)

*Number based on seven regular performances

Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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