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Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies

Broadway Grosses: Disney Flies High With Aladdin, The Lion King & Newsies
Courtney Reed & Adam Jacobs in 'Aladdin'
Disney's 'Aladdin,' 'The Lion King' and 'Newsies' together grossed $5,048,392.

It's hotter than hot in all sorts of ways! Aladdin took in its highest gross this past week since it began performances in February. The Disney tuner was one of 11 shows to surpass $1 million last week. Another hit from the Mouse, Newsies, entered its final month on a high note with its biggest gross since April. Expect numbers to climb as its final show on August 24 approaches. Meanwhile, the two top grossing shows, usual suspects The Lion King (another Disney title!) and Wicked, added a ninth performance, resulting in the highest grossing week of the year for the first and highest of the summer for the latter. The top five was rounded out by box office perennials The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 3:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,559,076)*
2. Wicked ($2,181,109)*
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,645,580)
4. Aladdin ($1,570,266)
5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,308,762)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Chicago ($614,092)
4. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill ($529,942)**
3. Once ($512,632)
2. Rock of Ages ($378,386)
1. Violet ($365,789)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.34%)**
3. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (100.91%)
4. Matilda (100.79%)
5. The Lion King (100.04%)*

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Rocky (83.71%)
4. If/Then (81.36%)
3. Once (80.74%)
2. Cinderella (75.40%)
1. Bullets Over Broadway (69.23%)

*Number based on 9 regular performances
**Number based on 7 regular performances

Source: The Broadway League

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