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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reclaims Its Throne at the Top of the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Reclaims Its Throne at the Top of the Box Office
Andile Gumbi in 'The Lion King'
'The Lion King' returns to the top spot at the box office.

The Lion King roared its way back to the top of the box office this week. The cast of Picnic packed up their checkered blankets (and Sebastian Stan's impeccible abs) as the Roundabout revival played its final performance. And with just a week of performances left, audiences seem to be arranging final play dates with Mary Poppins. The Disney musical played to a strong 93% capacity and took in over $1 million. The spring season is starting to show signs of life, however, as Holland Taylor's Ann began its run, and the new musical Hands on a Hardbody pulled into town. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending February 18:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,779,324)*
2. Wicked ($1,657,584)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,607,985)
4. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($1,212,082)
5. Cinderella ($1,045,064)**

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Picnic ($331,975)
4. The Other Place ($296,168)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($277,424)***
2. Ann ($262,436)****
1. Hands on a Hardbody ($53,229)*****

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Once (99.75%)
3. Cinderella (99.66%)
4. Newsies (97.02%)
5. The Lion King (96.33%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (69.36%)
4. Nice Work If You Can Get It (67.76%)
3. The Mystery of Edwin Drood  (67.13%)
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (65.17%)
1. Ann (61.94%)

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

 
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