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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Stays on Top Over Holiday Weekend

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Stays on Top Over Holiday Weekend
Andile Gumbi in 'The Lion King'
Families flock to 'The Lion King' over Labor Day weekend.

Most shows saw a slight bump in tickets sales over the Labor Day weekend, with long-running hit The Lion King claiming the top spot at the box office. The hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors ended its Broadway run playing to 97% capacity and breaking the house record at the Music Box Theatre for a fifth time, taking in $853,768. The Tony-winning play Clybourne Park also played its final performance, filling the Walter Kerr Theatre to 86% capacity in its last week. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending September 3:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,721,417)
2. Wicked ($1,700,412)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,667,593)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,430,429)
5. Evita ($1,104,048)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Bring It On ($529,972)
4. Rock of Ages ($490,670)
3. Clybourne Park ($486,336)
2. Peter and the Starcatcher ($396,386)
1. Chaplin ($390,616)*

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (101.14%)
3. The Lion King (100.03%)
4. Rock of Ages (99.34%)
5. One Man, Two Guvnors (97.82%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chaplin (75.35%)
4. Mary Poppins (73.45%)
3. Mamma Mia! (71.91%)
2. Peter and the Starcatcher (65.82%)
1. Porgy and Bess (61.27%)

*Number based on eight preview performances
Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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