Broadway Grosses: Did Romeo and Juliet Have a Star-Crossed Box Office Debut?

first_img UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Rock of Ages ($352,664) 4. Let It Be ($321,418) 3. Romeo and Juliet ($207,375)* 2. Forever Tango ($206,708) 1. Soul Doctor ($187,435) * Number based on two preview performances With just a few more weeks of summer left, Broadway audiences are flooding the houses to get their final vacation fix of musical theater goodness. Perennial frontrunners The Lion King, Wicked and The Book of Mormon topped the list this week, though no show managed to eke past the coveted $2 million mark (which they’ve recently seemed to surpass with no trouble). New on the boards this week was the Orlando Bloom-and Condola Rashad-led revival of Romeo and Juliet, which should pick up steam next week after a full week of performances. Don’t be surprised to see this Shakespearean tragedy shucking off any traces of plague on its house—the Richard Rodgers Theatre! UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (69.33%) 4. Annie (69.25%) 3. Cinderella (63.83%) 2. Forever Tango (56.64%) 1. Let It Be (42.53%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Kinky Boots (100.77%) 3. Matilda (100.72%) 4. The Lion King (100.02%) 5. Pippin (98.98%) Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 25: FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,875,882) 2. Wicked ($1,708,781) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,698,210) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,635,009) 5. Motown The Musical ($1,401,954) Data provided by the Broadway League View Commentslast_img

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