As the holiday season approaches, families are filing into the Palace Theatre where Annie had its best week since the revival began performances, taking in $883,946. Meanwhile things were going great for Broadway's reigning family show as The Lion King celebrated a significant milestone: its 15th anniversary! In non-family friendly show news, the porn comedy The Performers officially opened...and then closed after just six performances. Broadway also welcomed two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone back to the boards as The Anarchist began previews.
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending November 18:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,620,206)
2. Wicked ($1,598,476)
3. The Lion King ($1,402,169)*
4. Glengarry Glen Ross ($1,157,319)**
5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,112,179)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Cyrano de Bergerac ($284,502)
4. The Performers ($218,095)***
3. Golden Boy ($186,734)****
2. Scandalous ($147,572)*****
1. An Enemy of the People ($110,560)
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Glengarry Glen Ross (100.92%)**
3. Once (97.39%)
4. The Lion King (97.22%)*
5. Rock of Ages (95.15%)
(tie) Wicked (95.15%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chaplin (61.99%)
4. Mamma Mia! (61.64%)
3. Bring It On (61.13%)
2. Golden Boy (55.19%) ****
1. Grace (44.43%)
*Number based on seven regular performances.
**Number based on seven preview performances.
***Number based on two preview and six regular performances.
****Number based on eight preview performances.
*****Number based on one preview performance and five regular performances
Data provided by the Broadway League