Update corrects Aladdin gross figure: Aladdin, Newsies and the unsinkable Lion King tallied up box office receipts of $5,048,322 for the week ending Sunday. That’s a hair shy of 20% of the total box office of $26,391,544 for all 26 shows, according to the trade group Broadway League. The Lion King, pumped by an extra. ninth performance, took in a Street-leading $2,559,076 at the Minskoff. Newcomer Aladdin continues to improve weekly at the New Amsterdam flagship, taking in $1,570,266, up $57,802 from the week before. And Newsies, heading into its home stretch at the Nederlander before shuttering later this month, hit $919,050, up $22,287 at 84% of its gross potential.
Overall b.o. for Week 10 of the season was down $646,680 from the week before, as was attendance, 241,795 versus the earlier 247,370. Wicked had the biggest take for eight performances, $2,181,109 or 115% of gross potential at the Gershwin. The Book of Mormon continues to lead with the top average ticket price of $188.02, but Lion King and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are doggin’ its heels at $167.19 and $160.76 respectively.