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Broadway Grosses: Blockbuster Musicals Wicked and The Lion King Soar Past $2 Million

Broadway Grosses: Blockbuster Musicals Wicked and The Lion King Soar Past $2 Million
Katie Rose Clarke & Lindsay Mendez in 'Wicked'
Read on for the Broadway box office grosses from August 5-11.

Perennial blockbusters Wicked and The Lion King roared past the $2 million box office mark this week, while nine other musicals hauled in over $1 million. On the flip side, two of Broadway’s newest—the rockin’ rabbi show Soul Doctor and the Beatles show Let It Be—fell to the bottom of the grosses pack. The Nance closed out its Broadway run with more than 80% capacity, while long-running favorite The Phantom of the Opera landed in the capacity frontrunners, beating out the packed houses of Kinky Boots, Matilda and more. This opera ghost isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 11:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,149,242)
2. Wicked ($2,053,281)*
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,747,273)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,632,911)
5. Motown The Musical ($1,476,600)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. First Date ($416,131)
4. Rock of Ages ($407,743)
3. Forever Tango ($384,407)
2. Let It Be ($365,570)
1. Soul Doctor ($197,157)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Pippin (101.3%)
3. The Phantom of the Opera (101.04%)
4. Kinky Boots (100.77%)
5. Matilda (100.72%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Nance (81.17%)
4. Annie (80.75%)
3. Forever Tango (70.26%)
2. The Trip to Bountiful (68.19%)
1. Let It Be (42.93%)

* Number based on nine performances

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