It was definitely a happy new year for Wicked and many other Broadway shows. The long-running musical once again broke the record for highest-grossing week in Broadway history, taking in just shy of $3 million in ticket sales. Spider-Man,The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Annie also crossed the $2 million mark during the holiday week, which saw most productions hold an addition performance to accomodate holiday crowds. Fourteen additional shows also grossed over $1 million, including A Christmas Story and Bring It On, which both played their final performances. Meanwhile shows including Once, Newsies and Rock of Ages broke the house records at their respective theaters. Way to end the year with a bang, Broadway!
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending December 30:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($2,947,172)*
2. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($2,716,990)
3. The Lion King ($2,666,616)*
4. The Book of Mormon ($2,158,595)*
5. Annie ($2,054,848)*
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Golden Boy ($396,424)
4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($344,190)
3. Dead Accounts ($327,803)
2. The Other Place ($158,737)**
1. Picnic ($154,501)***
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)*
2. Once (101.83%)*
3. Chicago (101.50%)*
4. The Phantom of the Opera (101.39%)*
5. Newsies (100.85%)*
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Picnic (62.28%)***
4. The Heiress (60.81%)*
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (56.86%)
2. Grace (58.49%)*
1. Dead Accounts (48.04%)
*Number based on nine regular performances.
**Number based on seven preview performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League