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Broadway Grosses: The Top Ten Hold Strong

Speaking of "holding strong," Hands on a Hardbody grosses almost 10 percent more than the previous week. logo
Broadway grosses for the week ending March 24, in a nifty (if we don't say so ourselves) pie.
© Kelley L. Smith

The top-ten highest-grossing Broadway plays held their stance last week. As was true in the week prior, Wicked, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon were the biggest winners. (For the full list of grosses, click here.)

1. Wicked: $1, 940, 002

2. The Lion King: $1, 892, 803

3. The Book of Mormon: $1, 661, 180

4. Lucky Guy: $1, 270, 733

5. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark: $1, 160, 466

6. Cinderella: $ 1, 122, 2624

7. Phantom of the Opera: $1, 042, 563

8. Motown: The Musical: $1, 015, 331

9. Once: $ 966, 182

10. Newsies: $945, 008

Several musicals, even those that maintained their spot on the list, had higher grosses in the week ending March 24 than in the week prior: Annie and Hands on a Hardbody saw their profits go up roughly nine percent, Mamma Mia! grossed roughly seven percent more, The Lion King had a profit increase of roughly three percent, and both Rock of Ages and Newsies fared slightly better.

Lucky Guy held down the number-four slot, which we have deemed "The Nora Ephron Memorial Slot." It remains the only non-musical in the top ten.