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BROADWAY THE HITS WAY

The Top 10 Grossing Shows on Broadway

Extra! Extra! Read all about it, buddy. And by "it," we're referring to the millions raked in by the top grossing shows on Broadway this past week.

You may notice a new face, as Finding Neverland debuts at #9 after its first week of previews. The show tells the story of author J.M. Barrie and what inspired him to create Peter Pan.

1. The Lion King $1.9m
2. Wicked $1.85m
3. The Book of Mormon $1.5m
4. Aladdin $1.4m
5. Fish in the Dark $1.2m
6. The Audience $1.2m
7. Kinky Boots $1.1m
8. Matilda $1.0m
9. Finding Neverland $1.0m
10. Beautiful $993k

In other stage-related news, it's been confirmed that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has been snatched up for a silver-screen production. It will be produced by Tom Hanks' production company and released through Sony Pictures.

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