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Broadway Grosses: Wicked Flies Back Into the Top Spot

Broadway Grosses: Wicked Flies Back Into the Top Spot
Chandra Lee Schwartz & Jackie Burns in 'Wicked'
'Wicked' unseats 'The Lion King' as the week's highest grossing show.

After three weeks in the top position, The Lion King ended its reign as Broadway’s highest grossing show as the blockbuster musical Wicked flew back into its usual number one position with $2,055,433. The comedy Harvey, starring Emmy winner Jim Parsons, continued to play to the most packed houses on the Rialto alongside perennial leaders The Book of Mormon and The Lion King, plus 2012 Tony winner Once and its Tony night rival Newsies. Although Bring It On was among the underdogs in a high-grossing week, the previewing musical played to a healthy 94.77% of capacity at the St. James Theatre.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending July 29:

1. Wicked ($2,055,433)
2. The Lion King ($2,039,698)
3. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark ($1,768,619)
4. The Book of Mormon ($1,629,488)
5. Evita ($1,253,587)

5. Peter and the Starcatcher ($470,317)
4. Bring It On: The Musical ($467,219)*
3. Clybourne Park ($375,483)
2. Fela! ($348,776)
1. End of the Rainbow ($219,181)

1. Harvey (103.74%)
2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
3. Newsies (101.84%)
4. The Lion King (100.01%)
5. Once (99.17%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Ghost (63.43%)
4. War Horse (63.39%)
3. Porgy and Bess (62.70%)
2. Fela! (59.31%)
1. End of the Rainbow (43.48%)

*Number based on eight previews.
Data provided by the Broadway League.

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