Audiences were hungry for holiday entertainment in the week leading up to Christmas as A Christmas Story and Elf both took in over $1 million in sales. Long-running hits The Lion King and Wicked also attracted family crowds with both shows surpassing the $2 million mark. Audiences are also eager to see Scarlett Johansson back on Broadway as the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof revival got off to a great start, taking in $843,215 in its first week of previews.
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending December 23.
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,129,609)
2. Wicked ($2,100,170)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,684,372)
4. A Christmas Story ($1,491,488)*
5. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($1,471,237)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($286,937)**
4. Grace ($284,889)
3. Dead Accounts ($243,154)
2. The Other Place ($149,652)***
1. Picnic ($149,300)***
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (100.04%)
3. Once (98.48%)
4. War Horse (96.98%)
5. Glengarry Glen Ross (96.69%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chaplin (58.76%)
4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (58.55%)
3. The Heiress (56.41%)**
2. Grace (45.49%)
1. Dead Accounts (38.11%)
*Number based on nine regular performances.
**Number based on seven regular performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League