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Broadway Grosses: Matilda, Aladdin and More Kid Favorites Dominate the Great White Way

Broadway Grosses: Matilda, Aladdin and More Kid Favorites Dominate the Great White Way
The cast of 'Matilda'
Revolting children, street urchins and wicked witches: fun for all ages!

Spring Break is upon us and childhood mischief is popping up all over Broadway. Miss Trunchbull may think they're just maggots, but the children of Matilda, along with family favorites Wicked and The Lion King found themselves in the top five grossing productions. Meanwhile Disney street urchin Aladdin officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre and kept up its previous preview weeks' sky-high status by playing to more than 100% capacity.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 23:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,874,352)
2. The Lion King ($1,828,835)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,639,847)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,451,463)
5. Matilda ($1,163,417)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. The Bridges of Madison County ($385,394)
4. Rock of Ages ($366,648)
3. Cabaret ($255,813) *
2. Mothers and Sons ($248,821) ***
1. Act One ($152,704) **

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Cabaret (101.70)% * 
3. Matilda (100.55%) 
4. Aladdin (100.16%) ****
5. A Raisin in the Sun (100.00%) ***

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Mamma Mia! (74.13%)
4. Once (73.19%)
3. Jersey Boys (72.97%)
2. The Bridges of Madison County (65.37%)
1. Act One (61.07%) **

*Number based on 3 preview performances
**Number based on 4 preview performances
***Number based on 8 preview performances
**** Number based on 3 preview performances and 5 regular performances

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