Grosses fall after holiday: Broadway Grosses for the Week Ending December 2, 2012

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Broadway stepped back into reality for the week ending December 2.

After the crazy holiday week, grosses settled into a more moderate range. Still, seven shows made the Millionaire Club, including Glengarry Glen Ross ($1,177,056), which will celebrate its opening on December 8. The production played to sold out crowds and remains the only play to crack the top ten.

Wicked had another stellar week. The production came out on top and grossed nearly $1.7 million. However, the next three productions in line (The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Glengarry) all played to greater capacities.

Dead Accounts, written by Theresa Rebeck and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes, opened on November 29. After modest reviews, the show grosses $410,308 and played to 84% capacity.

Below is the breakdown:

Averages and Totals:

  • 9 Plays, 21 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $22,154,853
  • 7 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 73.71%
  • Average Ticket Price— $95.60
  • Revenue Per Seat— $70.46
  • Total Attendance— 220,611
  • Empty Seats— 81,056
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,696,781 12,403 14,472 85.70% $136.80
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,672,310 8,752 8,528 102.63% $191.08
THE LION KING $1,647,968 12,607 13,416 93.97% $130.72
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,177,056 7,590 7,497 101.24% $155.08
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,098,685 10,598 15,440 68.64% $103.67
ONCE $1,046,542 8,073 8,464 95.38% $129.63
JERSEY BOYS $1,018,387 8,788 9,824 89.45% $115.88
A CHRISTMAS STORY $976,184 10,196 12,120 84.13% $95.74
ANNIE $948,150 10,204 13,664 74.68% $92.92
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $897,600 8,408 11,512 73.04% $106.76
EVITA $846,483 8,087 12,896 62.71% $104.67
ELF $845,719 8,971 12,816 70.00% $94.27
NEWSIES $841,298 8,495 9,560 88.86% $99.03
MARY POPPINS $699,157 9,284 14,376 64.58% $75.31
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $682,365 8,591 12,840 66.91% $79.43
MAMMA MIA! $623,646 7,366 11,984 61.47% $84.67
WAR HORSE $603,197 6,558 8,552 76.68% $91.98
THE HEIRESS $546,017 5,417 7,608 71.20% $100.80
ROCK OF AGES $473,722 4,291 4,664 92.00% $110.40
CHICAGO $464,224 5,365 8,640 62.09% $86.53
DEAD ACCOUNTS $410,308 6,789 8,072 84.11% $60.44
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $391,162 5,906 10,672 55.34% $66.23
SCANDALOUS $370,243 4,099 10,912 37.56% $90.33
CHAPLIN $354,820 4,713 8,360 56.38% $75.29
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $351,796 5,688 8,032 70.82% $61.85
THE ANARCHIST $350,479 5,129 6,416 79.94% $68.33
GRACE $323,974 4,197 8,632 48.62% $77.19
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $293,426 3,317 5,474 60.60% $88.46
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $289,982 5,176 8,304 62.33% $56.02
GOLDEN BOY $213,174 5,553 7,920 70.11% $38.39