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Broadway Grosses: Matilda Hits the $1 Million Mark

Broadway Grosses: Matilda Hits the $1 Million Mark
Lauren Ward, Bertie Carvel & the cast of 'Matilda'
'Matilda' takes in over $1 million at the box office.

Sorry Miss Trunchbull, looks like audiences don't find those Matilda children revolting at all. After opening to glowing reviews, the new musical took in over $1 million for the first time during its run. Bette Midler broke the house record over at the Booth Theatre where I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers earned $686,031. This week also marked the reunion of '60s rockers The Rascals as their show Once Upon a Dream took in a healthy $646,622 for five performances. Meanwhile Holly Golightly said farewell to the Great White Way as Breakfast at Tiffany's played its final performance. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending April 21:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,835,410)
2. Wicked ($1,810,911)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,670,782)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,412,001)
5. Motown ($1,151,759)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's ($323,655)
4. Ann ($266,291)
3. The Big Knife ($216,091)
2. The Assembled Parties ($205,596)* 
1. The Testament of Mary ($189,737)**

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Lucky Guy (101.49%)
3. I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (101.07%)**
4. Pippin (101.01%)***
5. Motown (100.59%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Annie (68.82%)
4. Jekyll & Hyde (61.13%)****
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (61.13%)
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's (54.40%)
1. Ann (40.55%)

*Number based one preview and seven regular performances.
**Number based on seven preview performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
****Number based on two preview and six regular performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League

 
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