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The two shows that closed this week had two different endings: the Judy Garland bio-play, End of the Rainbow finished where it started - at the bottom of the pile; Ghost: The Musical showed a decent, but not overwhelming bump at the BO and in attendance. The big dropper of the week was Mary Poppins, showing its usual long-run merry-go-round summer box office, while the biggest gainer, up 10 on the chart, was Evita, which came with the return of Ricky Martin to the Marquis Theatre. Porgy and Bess was up slightly, as was The Best Man, but they, like other shows getting ready to close, are showing a slow run down at the BO. This coming week will have the departure of Sister Act on August 26, September 2 will have the closing of One Man, Two Guvnors and Tony-winner Clybourne Park, and September 9 is the closing date of The Best Man. On the upside, a new musical, Chaplin, begins previews tomorrow. Meanwhile, The Book of Mormon set a 39th house record at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, with an average ticket price over $188 per.
To see how this chart is calculated, click the "Box Office" tab at the top of the page.
|1||The Book of Mormon||Musical||Eugene O'Neill||1||Same|
|2||Disney's The Lion King||Musical||Minskoff||2||Same|
|3 tie||Once||Musical||Bernard B. Jacobs||4||+1|
|3 tie||Disney's Newsies||Musical||Nederlander||5||+2|
|6||Rock of Ages||Musical||Helen Hayes||6||Same|
|7||Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark||Musical||Foxwoods||7||Same|
|8||Jersey Boys||Musical||August Wilson||8||Same|
|9||One Man, Two Guvnors||Play||Music Box||9||Same|
|11||The Phantom of the Opera||Musical||Majestic||15||+4|
|12||Mamma Mia!||Musical||Winter Garden||14||+2|
|14||War Horse||Play||Vivian Beaumont||16||+2|
|15||Nice Work If You Can Get It||Musical||Imperial||12||-3|
|16||Mary Poppins||Musical||New Amsterdam||10||-6|
|17||Gore Vidal's The Best Man||Play Revival||Gerald Schoenfeld||19||+2|
|19||Ghost: The Musical||Musical||Lunt-Fontanne||23||+4|
|20||The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess||Musical Revival||Richard Rodgers||22||+2|
|21 tie||Clybourne Park||Play||Walter Kerr||20||-1|
|21 tie||Peter and the Starcatcher||Play||Brooks Atkinson||18||-3|
|23||Bring It On: The Musical||Musical||St. James||24||+1|
|24||End of the Rainbow||Play||Belasco||25||+1|
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