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Broadway Grosses: A Time to Kill Packs the Courtroom for Its Opening Arguments

Broadway Grosses: A Time to Kill Packs the Courtroom for Its Opening Arguments
The cast of 'A Time to Kill'
Check out the Broadway box office grosses for the week ending September 29.

OK, so it’s a theater and not a courtroom, but that didn’t stop A Time to Kill from filling the seats for its very first preview performance this week. Earning just under $55,000 for its first performance, the stage adaptation of John Grisham’s legal thriller sailed its way to the capacity big leagues. The jury's still out on how hot this ticket will be, but if the verdict comes back with strong buzz for the show, then chalk up a win for stars Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page, Tom Skerritt and the whole cast.

Here’s a look at what else rose to the top—and what didn’t—for the week ending September 29:

1. The Lion King ($1,710,914)
2. The Book of Mormon ($1,699,204)
3. Kinky Boots ($1,604,362)
4. Wicked ($1,467,774)
5. Motown The Musical ($1,384,216)

5. First Date ($306,593)
4. A Night with Janis Joplin ($271,564)
3. The Winslow Boy ($166,477)
2. Soul Doctor ($134,027)*
1. A Time to Kill ($54,952)**

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Kinky Boots (100.77%)
3. The Lion King (99.9%)
4. Pippin (98.03%)
5. A Time to Kill (96.76%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Winslow Boy (61.89%)
4. Romeo and Juliet (57.15%)
3. Annie (55.59%)
2. First Date (55.36%)
1. Cinderella (54.89%)

* Number based on seven performances
** Number based on one preview performance

Data provided by the Broadway League

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