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Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Nabs Top Spot at Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Nabs Top Spot at Box Office
Rory O'Malley & cast in 'The Book of Mormon'
'The Book of Mormon' returns to the top of the box office.

The blockbuster musical The Book of Mormon landed at the top spot at the box office this week, surpassing long-running favorites The Lion King and Wicked. Meanwhile the starry revival of The Best Man played its final performance after a six month run, having recouped its investment earlier this month. Broadway also welcomed the first play of the new season as previews began for Manhattan Theatre Club's An Enemy of the People.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending September 9:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,639,848)
2. The Lion King ($1,566,963)
3. Wicked ($1,313,195)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,204,959)
5. Evita ($1,127,304) 

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Chaplin ($488,740)*
4. Rock of Ages ($463,916)
3. Bring It On ($416,594)
2. Peter and the Starcatcher ($347,198) 
1. An Enemy of the People ($158,664)**

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (99.52%)
3. Once (96.23%)
4. Rock of Ages (95.84%)
5. Newsies (95.59%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. An Enemy of the People (76.44%)**
4. Peter and the Starcatcher (71.28%)
3. Mary Poppins (67.42%)
2. Porgy and Bess (65.41%)
1. Bring It On (64.86%)

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

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