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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Stays on Top; Harvey Plays to Full Houses

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Stays on Top; Harvey Plays to Full Houses
Adam Jacobs in 'The Lion King'
An extra performance spells big box office for 'The Lion King' and 'Wicked.'

Family favorite The Lion King continues its sold-out Broadway reign, bringing in a whopping $2,219,534 in box office receipts in a narrow victory over the smash hit Wicked, both of which gave nine performances. Harvey, starring Jim Parsons and a six-foot invisible rabbit, hopped ahead with more than 102% of capacity, while long-running hits Spider-Man, The Book of Mormon and Tony darling Once brought in impressive box office sales of more than $1 million each. Although Newsies didn't make the list of the five highest earning shows this week, the newsboys are still selling papes at more than 101% of capacity.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending July 22:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,219,534)*
2. Wicked ($2,145,927)*
3. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark ($1,770,424)
4. The Book of Mormon ($1,628,157)
5. Once ($1,069,942)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Rock of Ages ($490,703)
4. Bring It On: The Musical ($374,495)**
3. Clybourne Park ($358,048)
2. Fela! ($305,190)
1. End of the Rainbow ($232,719)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. Harvey (102.95%)
2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
3. Newsies (101.63%)
4. The Lion King (100.05%)*
5. Once (99.07%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. War Horse (61.82%)
4. Ghost (56.91%)
3. Porgy and Bess (56.80%)
2. Fela! (53.01%)
1. End of the Rainbow (47.03%)

*Number based on nine regular performances.
**Number based on seven previews.
Data provided by the Broadway League.

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