'Wicked' brings in $1.5 mil

Boffo almost doesn’t cover it: Thanksgiving auds gorged on Broadway offerings during the week ending Nov. 27, pushing grosses to an outstanding $20,812,266.

That’s the highest-grossing Turkey Day week ever on Broadway, and the third highest tally for any week.

A handful of shows broke house records, most notably top earner “Wicked,” which cracked the $1.5 million mark at $1,521,159. The week’s capacity crowd ponied up an impressively high average ticket price of $105.11.

“Jersey Boys” ($802,858) and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” ($501,130) also set new house records, while “Mamma Mia!” ($1,082,934) posted its best Thanksgiving tally in four years on the boards.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” ($925,721) jumped a huge $468,418 from the previous sesh, while “The Lion King” ($1,414,201) and “Beauty and the Beast” ($839,636) rose more than $300,000 each. “The Phantom of the Opera” ($924,689) and “Fiddler on the Roof” ($695,591) climbed more than $250,000.

Spurred by the release of the movie version, “Rent” also pulled in big numbers, taking in $683,252 and playing to 98.6% capacity.

Heading into its opening week, “The Color Purple” ($764,868) stepped up by $173,968, and “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life” took in $250,614 for its first seven perfs.

Still, not all productions felt the holiday love, with “In My Life” ($124,904), “Seascape” ($104,624), “Latinologues” ($88,424) and “Souvenir” ($71,525) among those left out of the sales binge.

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