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Broadway Grosses: Hurricane Sandy Hits Broadway Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Hurricane Sandy Hits Broadway Box Office
Hurricane Sandy hit NYC.
Broadway ticket sales were down as New York recovers from Hurricane Sandy.

As Hurricane Sandy made its way through New York, all Broadway shows were forced to cancel at least one performance, and with various transportation systems shut down in the city and surrounding areas, the storm's effects lingered throughout the week. Long-running shows The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Wicked still pulled in over $1 million, but many shows struggled to fill their houses to even 50% capacity.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending November 4.

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,332,221)*
2. Wicked ($1,166,275)* 
3. The Lion King ($1,121,501)**
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($810,685)**
5. Once  ($783,614)* 

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. The Performers ($149,584)*** 
4. An Enemy of the People  ($142,175)*
3. The Mystery of Edwin Drood  ($130,347)***
2. Cyrano de Bergerac ($123,220)*
1. Scandalous ($117,402)****

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)*
2. Glengarry Glen Ross (95.89%)*****
3. Once (89.31%)* 
4. The Lion King (88.07%)**
5. Rock of Ages (86.87%)* 

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It (49.09%)*
4. Scandalous (46.50%)****
3. Bring It On  (42.68%)**
2. Cyrano de Bergerac (41.95%)*
1. Grace  (38.32%)* 

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

 

 
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