Skip Navigation

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



Video On Demand
Sponsored by:
This Show is in
High Demand
Tickets to Hamilton on Broadway are extremely limited and sell out quickly. If you are unable to find tickets today, keep checking back for newly released seats.