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Broadway Grosses: Wicked Scores Biggest Earnings in Broadway History During Healthy Holiday Week

Broadway Grosses: Wicked Scores Biggest Earnings in Broadway History During Healthy Holiday Week
Alli Mauzey in 'Wicked'
'Wicked' breaks the record for highest-grossing 8 show performance week.

The Thanksgiving holiday brought a hefty helping of ticket sales to Broadway as 12 shows earned over $1 million. Wicked had much to celebrate as the show broke the record for the highest grossing 8 performance week in Broadway history with over $2.2 million. Once, Annie, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Newsies and Mary Poppins also all broke the house records at their respective theaters. Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Cyrano de Bergerac ended its limited run, playing to a healthy 92% capacity.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending November 25:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($2,290,819)
2. The Lion King ($2,125,661) 
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,801,672)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,779,777)
5. Annie ($1,499,879)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Grace ($320,199) 
4. The Anarchist ($317,201)*
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($304,196)**
2. Scandalous ($194,511)
1. Golden Boy ($164,198)*

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Glengarry Glen Ross (101.20%)***
3. Once (100.46%)
4. The Lion King (100.01%)
5. Newsies (99.99%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Dead Accounts (61.51%)
4. Chaplin (57.31%) 
3. Golden Boy (56.30%)
2. Grace (45.15%) 
1. Scandalous (33.28%)

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

 

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