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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reclaims Top Spot During Busy Holiday Weekend

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reclaims Top Spot During Busy Holiday Weekend
Dashaun Young in 'The Lion King'
Eight shows hit the $1 million mark over Columbus Day weekend.

Many shows saw a jump in ticket sales over the Columbus Day weekend. After The Book of Mormon spent a month at the top of the box office, The Lion King reclaimed the number one spot. Eight shows earned over $1 million in receipts, with Newsies, Phantom and Mamma Mia! just shy of the million mark. Broadway welcomed two famous redheads to the stage this week as the highly anticipated Annie revival began performances, as did the Jessica Chastain-led revival of The Heiress.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending October 7:

1. The Lion King ($1,831,098)
2. Wicked ($1,806,846) 
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,668,832)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,291,290)
5. Jersey Boys ($1,156,115) 

5. Peter and the Starcatcher ($422,517)
4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  ($267,184)*
3. An Enemy of the People ($235,576)
2. Cyrano de Bergerac ($205,262)**
1. The Heiress ($151,328)***

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (100.02%)
3. Wicked (99.94%)
4. Once (99.88%)
5. Newsies (99.51%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. An Enemy of the People (80.07%)
4. Evita (79.72%)
3. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark (79.61%)
2. Bring It On (76.93%) 
1. Peter and the Starcatcher (71.10%) 

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



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