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Broadway Grosses: Motown Takes in Over $1 Million During First Week of Previews

Broadway Grosses: Motown Takes in Over $1 Million During First Week of Previews
Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae
'Motown' plays to sold out crowds during its first week.

Audiences are eager to groove to the hits of Motown. The new musical had a fantastic first week of previews taking in over $1 million in ticket sales and playing to a packed 102.92% capacity. The also previewing Lucky Guy continues to pull in crowds early as the Tom Hanks-led show again played to full houses. However even with many new productions showing early signs of becoming hits, long-running tuners like Wicked, The Lion King and The Book of Mormon remained the top shows at the box office this week. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending March 17:

1. Wicked ($1,950,727)
2. The Lion King ($1,776,767)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,667,180)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,294,233)*
5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,264,081)

5. Rock of Ages ($420,521)
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's ($396,866)*
3. Ann ($376,134)
2. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ($338,621)**
1. Hands on a Hardbody ($196,151)***

1. Motown (102.92%)***
2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
3. Lucky Guy (100.94%)*
4. Once (100.09%)
5. Newsies (99.94%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It (71.99%)
4. Annie (70.61%)
3. Hands on a Hardbody (68.72%)*
2. Ann (66.52%)
1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (65.56%)

*Number based on eight preview performances.
**Number based on three preview and five regular performances.
***Number based on seven preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League



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