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Broadway Grosses: Fall Season Gears Up with Grace, Virginia Woolf & More

Broadway Grosses: Fall Season Gears Up with Grace, Virginia Woolf & More
Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd & Michael Shannon in 'Grace'
'The Book of Mormon' holds on to the top spot at the box office.

The blockbuster musical The Book of Mormon held on to the top spot of the box office for the fourth week in a row, raking in more receipts than long-running shows The Lion King and Wicked. The first play of the new season opened as An Enemy of the People took its celebratory bows at the Barrymore Theatre. George and Martha are also back on Broadway as Tracy Letts and Amy Morton settled in to the Booth Theatre for the first week of performances of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending September 30:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,636,331)
2. The Lion King ($1,600,129)
3. Wicked ($1,536,124)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,159,061)
5. Evita ($1,061,157) 

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Grace ($440,352)*
4. Peter and the Starcatcher  ($340,839)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($190,960)**
2. Cyrano de Bergerac ($169,950)***
1. An Enemy of the People($165,381)****

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (100.00%)
3. Jersey Boys (98.18%)
4. Once (97.87%)
5. Newsies (97.85%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark (77.99%)
4. Bring It On (66.27%)
3. Cyrano de Bergerac (75.82%)
2. Peter and the Starcatcher (68.64%) 
1. Mary Poppins (65.54%)

*Number based on seven preview performances.
**Number based on five preview performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
****Number based on three preview and five regular performances.
Data Provided by the Broadway League.

 

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