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Broadway Grosses: Make Way for Prince Ali! Aladdin Breaks House Record

Broadway Grosses: Make Way for Prince Ali! Aladdin Breaks House Record
Adam Jacobs in 'Aladdin'
'Aladdin' broke the New Amsterdam house record.

Aladdin just set a whole new record. The Disney tuner made $1,602,785 this past week—its highest take since it began performances in February. The show broke the New Amsterdam Theatre's house record, which was previously held by Mary Poppins. Rounding out the top five were The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Beautiful. Meanwhile, in its final few performances, Violet saw its highest-grossing week and was just shy of hitting full capacity. The Roundabout production, starring Sutton Foster, began performances at in March and ended its limited engagement on August 10 as scheduled.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 10:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,295,313)
2. Wicked ($2,059,477)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,647,095)
4. Aladdin ($1,602,785)
5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,325,505)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Chicago ($622,094)
4. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill ($567,272)*
3. Once ($493,177)
2. Violet ($416,276)
1. Rock of Ages ($350,119)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.40%)*
3. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (100.77%)
4. Matilda (100.35%)
5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.11%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Motown the Musical (84.65%)
4. If/Then (80.29%)
3. Cinderella (76.14%)
2. Once (74.27%)
1. Bullets Over Broadway (72.53%)

*Number based on seven regular performances

Source: The Broadway League

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