Broadway audiences are obviously having "nothing but a good time" at '80s jukebox tuner Rock of Ages, which played to over 98% capacity this week. The Lion King is still tops at the box office, earning an impressive $2,219,736 in receipts after a jam packed nine-performance week. Wicked isn't far behind with just over $2.1 million (also with nine performances), while The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man and Once still prove to be box office dynamos with well over $1 million in sales each. Newsies continues to be one of the hottest tickets in town—this week, the Disney hit brought in crowds at over 101% capacity.
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending August 12:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,219,736)*
2. Wicked ($2,147,261)*
3. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,691,184)
4. The Book of Mormon ($1,634,876)
5. Once ($1,060,427)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Porgy and Bess ($495,426)
4. Peter and the Starcatcher ($474,252)
3. Bring it On ($472,810)
2. Clybourne Park ($396,645)
1. End of the Rainbow ($252,527)
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (101.62%)
3. Once (100.56%)
4. The Lion King (98.86%)*
5. Rock of Ages (98.50%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Clybourne Park (68.91%)
4. Ghost (65.82%)
3. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (61.54%)**
2. Porgy and Bess (53.71%)
1. End of the Rainbow (52.07%)
*Number based on nine regular performances.
**Number based on six regular performances.
Data Provided by the Broadway League.