First time 'Book of Mormon' takes top box office spot on Broadway
It's hard to believe that "The Book of Mormon" has never occupied the No. 1 box-office spot since opening on Broadway in March. But for the most recent week, the Tony-winning musical from the creators of "South Park" took the top position, beating out perennials "Wicked" and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
"The Book of Mormon" took in approximately $1.5 million for the week ending Sunday. "Wicked" brought in a little more than $1.3 million while "Spider-Man" grossed a little less than $1.3 million.
The box-office tally for "Mormon" wasn't a record high for the musical. Its all-time high so far was the Christmas-New Year's week when it brought in about $1.8 million.
As previously reported, "Mormon" uses dynamic ticket pricing and charges some of the highest prices on Broadway for the most in-demand seats and days.
The national tour of the musical kicks off this summer in Denver. L.A. audiences will have to wait until September when the tour touches down at the Pantages Theatre for a 12-week run from Sept. 5-Nov. 25.
On Sunday the Tony-winnng musical will will vie for a Grammy in the musical theater category.
-- David Ng
Photo: The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, with the marquee for "The Book of Mormon." Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press