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Broadway Grosses: A Christmas Story Pulls in Holiday Theatergoers

Broadway Grosses: A Christmas Story Pulls in Holiday Theatergoers
Johnny Rabe and the cast of 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'
'A Christmas Story' attracts holiday crowds.

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

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