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Broadway's Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Post Record Grosses

Hugh Panaro in
The Phantom of the Opera
(© Joan Marcus)
Three Broadway musicals have reported that they have broken their respective theater's records for highest weekly grosses during the week ending January 2. The Broadway League has reported that grosses for the week for all shows totaled $34,997,571.

Wicked, at the Gershwin Theatre, grossed $2,153,110, surpassing the record it had set for the week of November 28, 2010, when it grossed $2,150,665. It is also the record for the largest weekly gross in Broadway history.

The Lion King, which became Broadway's seventh-longest running show this month, grossed $1,993,370 at the Minskoff Theatre, surpassing the musical's previous gross of $1,870,145, which was set during the week ending November 28, 2010.

The Phantom of the Opera, at the Majestic Theatre, had its highest weekly gross in 23 years: $1,390,530.53 which surpasses the show's previous record of $1,374,874.96 for the week ending January 3, 2010.

In addition, 14 other shows grossed over $1 million for the week.