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Broadway Grosses: Book of Mormon Braves the Snow, Outside Mullingar Officially Takes a Bow

Broadway Grosses: Book of Mormon Braves the Snow, Outside Mullingar Officially Takes a Bow
Brían F. O'Byrne as Anthony & Debra Messing as Rosemary in 'Outside Mullingar'
'Outside Mullingar,' starring Debra Messing, made a splash on the Great White Way this week.

The polar vortex made things chilly this past week with snow, slush and below freezing temperatures, and the theaters on the Main Stem felt it too. While the box office suffered, long-running stalwarts The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Wicked stayed hot, keeping a hold of the top three spots in grosses. Meanwhile, Outside Mullingarstarring Emmy winner Debra Messing, officially opened to respectable crowds at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and A Night with Janis Joplin announced it would be departing Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.

Read below to find out who was on top and who was not for the week ending January 26:


FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)

1. The Book of Mormon ($1,660,267)
2. The Lion King ($1,608,611)
3. Wicked ($1,598,920)

4. Kinky Boots ($1,385,078)
5. Motown the Musical ($1,115,402)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)

5. Rock of Ages ($350,837)
4. A Night with Janis Joplin ($314,542)
3. Outside Mullingar ($225,870)*
2. Machinal ($189,739)
1. Bronx Bombers ($157,099)**


FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)

2. Twelfth Night/Richard III (100.02%)

3. The Lion King (98.71%)
4. Wicked (98.30%)

5. Matilda (96.94%)



UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)

5. Jersey Boys (72.46%)
4. Cinderella (65.46%)
3. Bronx Bombers (63.25%)**
2. A Night with Janis Joplin (63.13%)
1. Machinal (62.43%%)



*Number based on 3 preview performances and 5 regular performances
**Number based on 8 preview performances

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