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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Beats the Blizzard to Be the Main Stem's Valentine

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Beats the Blizzard to Be the Main Stem's Valentine
Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, and Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'
'Wicked' took the top spot from 'The Book of Mormon.'

Broadway audiences made Beautiful: The Carole King Musical their Valentine this week, as it set a new box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, despite the blizzard conditions on the Great White Way. Over at the Belasco Theatre, those two plays in rep, Twelfth Night and Richard III, took their final Main Stem bow, breaking the house box office record for the seventh time. Meanwhile, Wicked took the top spot from The Book of Mormon, with The Lion King coming in third. 

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending February 16:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,803,846)
2. The Book of Mormon ($1,705,114)
3. The Lion King ($1,570,787)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,431,140)
5. Motown The Musical ($1,197,720)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Rock of Ages ($369,131)
4. Outside Mullingar ($362,896)
3. The Bridges of Madison County ($348,594)*
2. Machinal ($216,017)
1. Bronx Bombers ($177,559)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1.The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2.Twelfth Night/Richard III (102.13%)
3.The Lion King (97.82%)
4. Wicked (95.43%)
5. Outside Mullingar (94.54%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. All The Way (71.67%) **
4. The Phantom of the Opera (71.37%)
3. Jersey Boys (66.15%)
2. Machinal (64.70%)
1. Bronx Bombers (62.57%)


*Number based on 8 preview performances
**Number based on 8 preview performances

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