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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns During Holiday Week

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reigns During Holiday Week
The cast of 'The Lion King'
'Evita' takes a big hit during Ricky Martin's vacation.

The Lion King reclaimed the top spot at the box office during the Fourth of July week, as many shows played different schedules to accomodate the holiday. Once again The Book of Mormon broke the house record at the Eugune O'Neill Theatre, marking the 37th time the blockbuster musical has done so. Meanwhile Ricky Martin has proved to be a huge asset to the Evita revival. During Martin's vacation week the show saw its grosses dip over $500,000. Also it was bon voyage for Anything Goes as the Tony-winning revival played its final performance, as did the John Lithgow-starring drama The Columnist

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending July 8:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,998,159)
2. Wicked ($1,920,563)
3. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,690,296)
4. The Book of Mormon ($1,618,774)
5. Newsies ($1,006,526)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Anything Goes ($483,885)
4. Clybourne Park ($412,922)
3. A Streetcar Named Desire ($379,955)
2. End of the Rainbow ($224,618)
1. The Columnist ($202,487)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (101.68%)
3. The Lion King (99.62%)
4. Harvey (99.18%)
5. Once (99.17%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Memphis (68.06%)
4. Nice Work If You Can Get It (66.44%)
3. A Streetcar Named Desire (63.40%)
2. Porgy and Bess (62.63%)
1. End of the Rainbow (47.82%)

Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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