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NEW YORK During a week cut by Hurricane Irene, "The Lion King" managed to snag the top spot from "Wicked."
As expected, overall box office figures fell steeply in Week 13 (Aug. 22-28), with some shows playing as few as four perfs each due to the weekend cancellations prompted by Irene.
Most legiters probably didn't expect two shows to still come in above the $1 million mark. "The Lion King" ($1,081,144) and "Wicked" ($1,031,290) each made it into the millionaires' club playing just five shows each.
Given the disparity in regular playing skeds, it's tough to compare numbers between individual shows, since some productions--including "The Phantom of the …