Broadway Grosses week of 4-7-13 start to dip but heavyweights stay strong

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Square-TA-Logo-grossesLife is not fair on Broadway, some shows are killing it with massive sales while others can’t seem to generate any interest at all. Rumor has it that Hands on a Hardbody will announce its closing this week and while sad, it isnot surprising considering the show has not caught on with ticket buyers. Sales for the show have consistently been low and this week it comes in 28 out of 32 behind even the one woman show Ann which only sold 50% of its tickets last week.

Overall Broadway grosses fell 11% from the prior week but the big boys, Wicked, The Lion king and Th2 Book of Mormon, continue to take in the lion’s share of sales with 25% of overall sales for the week. The top ten shows accounted for over 50% of all sales. 2 newcomers entered the scene last week, Macbeth made a strong debut for one show at 85% and $105 avg ticket price while Jekyll & Hyde did OK with 57% capacity and an avg ticket price of $75.

Averages and Totals:

  • 12 Plays, 20 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $25,899,686
  • 12 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 86%
  • Average Ticket Price— $94.69
  • Revenue Per Seat— $84.742
  • Total Attendance— 255,957
  • Empty Seats— 36,591
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $2,257,034 14,290 14,472 98.74% $157.94
THE LION KING $2,081,319 13,600 13,600 100.00% $153.04
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,705,678 8,752 8,528 102.63% $194.89
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,409,174 13,154 15,440 85.19% $107.13
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,368,904 12,594 12,840 98.08% $108.69
CINDERELLA $1,243,857 12,783 14,008 91.25% $97.31
LUCKY GUY $1,226,451 9,607 9,456 101.60% $127.66
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,130,744 12,056 11,640 103.57% $93.79
ANNIE $1,120,203 12,406 13,664 90.79% $90.30
NEWSIES $1,091,883 9,611 9,560 100.53% $113.61
MAMMA MIA! $1,027,152 11,226 11,984 93.67% $91.50
JERSEY BOYS $1,015,051 9,002 9,824 91.63% $112.76
ONCE $951,033 8,284 8,472 97.78% $114.80
MATILDA $915,507 9,996 9,996 100.00% $91.59
KINKY BOOTS $775,687 11,271 11,392 98.94% $68.82
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $771,078 9,128 11,512 79.29% $84.47
CHICAGO $702,715 7,544 8,640 87.31% $93.15
PIPPIN $661,104 7,486 7,920 94.52% $88.31
ORPHANS $595,471 7,539 8,568 87.99% $78.99
ROCK OF AGES $458,868 4,315 4,664 92.52% $106.34
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $441,915 6,297 8,504 74.05% $70.18
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $371,075 4,818 6,296 76.52% $77.02
THE NANCE $367,937 5,895 7,328 80.44% $62.42
JEKYLL & HYDE $341,454 4,513 7,950 56.77% $75.66
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S $337,621 4,532 8,632 52.50% $74.50
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $313,705 2,345 2,346 99.96% $133.78
ANN $308,202 4,398 8,904 49.39% $70.08
HANDS ON A HARDBODY $240,040 4,879 8,312 58.70% $49.20
THE BIG KNIFE $223,376 4,328 5,920 73.11% $51.61
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $196,495 5,030 6,601 76.20% $39.06
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $156,671 3,402 4,550 74.77% $46.05
MACBETH $92,285 876 1,025 85.46% $105.35

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