Broadway Grosses: In the Heights Goes Out Strong; Spider-Man Soars
The number of shows continues to contract during Broadway’s hibernation season, but the remaining hits showed plenty of strength in spite of the threat of weekend winter snow. The top three frontrunners (Spider Man, Turn Off the Dark, Wicked and The Lion King) each raked in more than $1.5 million, and departing hit In the Heights also joined the $1 million club in its final week of performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In addition to the Tony-winning tuner, Broadway said farewell to A Free Man of Color, A Little Night Music and La Bete.
Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending January 9:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,588,514)*
2. Wicked ($1,588,456)
3. The Lion King ($1,550,640)
4. The Merchant of Venice ($1,114,050)**
5. In the Heights ($1,083,254)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. La Bete ($335,673)
4. Lombardi ($329,843)
3. A Free Man of Color ($286,415)
2. The Importance of Being Earnest ($269,557)*
1. Colin Quinn: Long Story Short ($217,312)
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Merchant of Venice (102.49%)**
2. Next to Normal (101.28%)
3. In the Heights (100.78%)
4. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (100.02%)*
5. Wicked (100%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (75.87%)
4. La Bete (67.59%)
3. A Free Man of Color (65.74%)
2. Million Dollar Quartet (65.51%)
1. Time Stands Still (64.99%)**
*Number based on eight preview performances.
**Number based on seven regular performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League.
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