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.