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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Continues Reign During Milestone Week

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Continues Reign During Milestone Week
Dashaun Young in 'The Lion King'

The Lion King had a lot to celebrate during the past week. Not only did the musical remain at the top of the box office, but it also became the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history! This week also marked the final performances of End of the Rainbow and Ghost.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending August 19:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,958,780)
2. Wicked ($1,818,537)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,651,064)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,542,699)
5. Evita ($1,039,196)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Porgy and Bess ($508,052)
4. Rock of Ages ($480,779)
3. Peter and the Starcatcher ($429,784)
2. Clybourne Park ($380,155)
1. End of the Rainbow ($325,001)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (101.49%)
3. The Lion King (100.01%)
4. Once (98.18%)*
5. Rock of Ages (97.34%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Best Man (69.87%)
4. Peter and the Starcatcher (68.38%)
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (65.00%)
2. End of the Rainbow (62.54%)
1. Porgy and Bess (56.08%)

Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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