Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Break Box Office Records; Musicals Set House Records

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Manuel Harlan

Broadway productions celebrated the end of 2018 by shredding box office records like so much confetti, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and To Kill a Mockingbird setting all-time weekly ticket sale highs for, respectively, a play and an American play.

Potter, the two-part play that premiered in London, took in $2,525,850 at the 1,622-seat Lyric Theatre for the week ending Dec. 30, while Mockingbird, at the 1,435-seat Shubert, grossed $1,701,683.

Disney’s trio of productions – the musicals Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King – broke house records with, respectively, $2,584,549, $2,624,495 and $3,696,974.

The National Theatre production of Network broke its own previous house record at the Belasco with $1,367,012.

Also breaking its own house record, Mean Girls, at the August Wilson, took in $1,994,386.

And The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays became what its producers say is the best-selling magic show in Broadway history with a weekly box office at the Marquis Theatre of $2,978,348.

Deadline will update this post with a full weekly box office report later this afternoon, as numbers from the Broadway League become available.

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