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Broadway Grosses: Rocky Has a Knockout Final Week

Broadway Grosses: Rocky Has a Knockout Final Week
Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa & Terence Archie as Apollo Creed in 'Rocky'
'Rocky' played its final performance on August 17.

The last round was a hit. Rocky, in its last week of performances, brought in its highest gross ($870,165) and its largest audience (85.4%) of the summer. The Andy Karl-led tuner took its final bow on August 17. Meanwhile, another show bidding farewell to the Great White Way this month, Newsies, joined the top five shows by capacity this past week, and also hit its highest gross ($966,603) of the summer. Audiences have until August 24 to catch the paper-peddling underdogs at the Nederlander Theatre. As usual, Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris packed 'em in to the Belasco Theatre. He left Hedwig and the Angry Inch on August 17.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 17:

1. The Lion King ($2,208,482)
2. Wicked ($2,026,702)*
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,759,420)*
4. Aladdin ($1,497,976)
5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($1,301,425)

5. Chicago ($627,709)
4. Pippin ($596,032)*
3. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill ($506,840)**
2. Once ($453,259)
1. Rock of Ages ($342,772)

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)*
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (101.82%)**
3. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (100.70%)
4. Newsies (100.05%)
5. Matilda (100.03%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Motown the Musical (83.97%)
4. If/Then (80.33%)
3. Cinderella (72.72%)
2. Once (72.67%)
1. Bullets Over Broadway (70.80%)

*Number based on nine regular performances
**Number based on seven regular performances

Source: The Broadway League

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