Wicked made its way back to the top spot of the box office this week, followed by frequent champ The Lion King. Holiday tuner A Christmas Story continued to pack in crowds hungry for festive entertainment, playing to over 98% capacity. Broadway welcomed new plays to the neighborhood this week as Manhattan Theatre Club's The Other Place began previews in addition to the Roundabout revival of Picnic. Meanwhile the cell door closed for good on David Mamet's new prison drama The Anarchist as the Patti LuPone and Debra Winger-led production ended its brief run.
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending December 16.
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,866,094)
2. The Lion King ($1,840,393)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,677,950)
4. A Christmas Story ($1,377,131)*
5. Glengarry Glen Ross ($1,224,543)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Golden Boy ($295,970)
4. The Anarchist ($268,824)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($259,917)**
2. The Other Place ($163,000)***
1. Picnic ($101,587)****
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. A Christmas Story (98.86%)*
3. Once (98.76%)
4. Glengarry Glen Ross (98.54%)
5. The Lion King (97.18%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Evita (59.48%)
4. Chaplin (57.87%)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (56.19%)**
2. Grace (51.19%)
1. Dead Accounts (44.12%)
*Number based on nine regular performances.
**Number based on seven regular performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
****Number based on five preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League