Broadway grosses climb as Spring Breakers head to shows week ending 3-24-12

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Weekly Broadway GrossesSpring break boosted overall sales for Broadway but not much changed in the top ten listings of Broadway grosses. The usual suspects remained at the top and almost every show increased their sales from the prior week.

Newcomer Pippin came out strong with over 99% capacity and over $101 average ticket price for only 2 preview performances.  3 new plays started performances this week, The Assembled Parties, The Big Knife and The Nance , however only The Nance showed promise at the box office with 76% capacity and $71 avg. ticket priice.

Averages and Totals:

  • 8 Plays, 19 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $21,709,082
  • 8 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 87.14%
  • Average Ticket Price— $91.17
  • Revenue Per Seat— $82.02
  • Total Attendance— 222,408
  • Empty Seats— 31,373
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,940,002 14,161 14,472 97.85% $137.00
THE LION KING $1,892,803 13,467 13,416 100.38% $140.55
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,661,180 8,752 8,528 102.63% $189.81
LUCKY GUY $1,270,733 9,451 9,456 99.95% $134.45
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,160,466 12,866 15,440 83.33% $90.20
CINDERELLA $1,122,624 12,108 14,008 86.44% $92.72
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,042,563 12,452 12,840 96.98% $83.73
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,015,331 10,552 10,255 102.90% $96.22
ONCE $966,182 8,222 8,464 97.14% $117.51
NEWSIES $945,008 9,578 9,560 100.19% $98.66
ANNIE $941,132 10,906 13,664 79.82% $86.29
JERSEY BOYS $883,045 9,062 9,824 92.24% $97.44
KINKY BOOTS $852,171 10,893 11,392 95.62% $78.23
MAMMA MIA! $842,657 10,128 11,832 85.60% $83.20
MATILDA $834,560 9,935 9,996 99.39% $84.00
CHICAGO $667,034 7,707 8,640 89.20% $86.55
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $658,957 7,659 11,512 66.53% $86.04
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF $647,429 6,836 11,072 61.74% $94.71
ROCK OF AGES $460,871 4,527 4,664 97.06% $101.80
ANN $363,340 5,500 8,904 61.77% $66.06
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $358,395 5,073 6,296 80.57% $70.65
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S $357,127 6,116 8,632 70.85% $58.39
HANDS ON A HARDBODY $211,083 6,415 8,312 77.18% $32.90
PIPPIN $199,935 1,974 1,988 99.30% $101.28
THE NANCE $199,627 2,795 3,664 76.28% $71.42
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $109,183 2,474 3,250 76.12% $44.13
THE BIG KNIFE $105,646 2,799 3,700 75.65% $37.74

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