Broadway Grosses Up for the Week Ending December 23, 2012!

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The holidays were good to Broadway for the week ending December 23, as audiences flocked to theaters. A Christmas Story and Elf both had healthy weeks, taking in more than $1 million in sales and Broadway standards, The Lion King and Wicked both reached the $2 million mark. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Ms. Scarlett Johansson, started preview performances and got off to a nice start, reached more than $800,000 in grosses and playing to a capacity of nearly 85% in its first week of performances.

Averages and Totals:

  • 11 Plays, 20 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $25,850,274
  • 9 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 7.26%
  • Average Ticket Price— $99.41
  • Revenue Per Seat— $76.81
  • Total Attendance— 240,913
  • Empty Seats— 65,692
Show Name Gross Total Attn Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE LION KING $2,129,609 13,421 13,416 100.04% $158.68
WICKED $2,100,170 13,426 14,472 92.77% $156.43
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,684,372 8,752 8,528 102.63% $192.46
A CHRISTMAS STORY $1,491,488 12,784 13,635 93.76% $116.67
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,471,237 12,386 15,440 80.22% $118.78
ELF $1,233,926 10,547 12,816 82.30% $116.99
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,194,666 8,284 8,568 96.69% $144.21
ANNIE $1,156,962 11,156 13,664 81.65% $103.71
ONCE $1,070,355 8,335 8,464 98.48% $128.42
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $978,948 11,394 12,840 88.74% $85.92
NEWSIES $952,451 8,871 9,560 92.79% $107.37
JERSEY BOYS $950,424 8,166 9,824 83.12% $116.39
MARY POPPINS $888,346 10,968 14,376 76.29% $80.99
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF $843,215 8,194 9,688 84.58% $102.91
EVITA $774,870 7,718 12,896 59.85% $100.40
MAMMA MIA! $761,891 8,701 11,984 72.61% $87.56
WAR HORSE $749,792 8,294 8,552 96.98% $90.40
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $720,127 7,216 11,512 62.68% $99.80
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $664,725 8,848 10,672 82.91% $75.13
CHICAGO $558,489 6,018 7,560 79.60% $92.80
ROCK OF AGES $490,315 4,323 4,664 92.69% $113.42
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $413,229 5,832 8,032 72.61% $70.86
THE HEIRESS $406,273 4,292 7,608 56.41% $94.66
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $402,773 5,493 8,304 66.15% $73.32
CHAPLIN $327,970 4,912 8,360 58.76% $66.77
GOLDEN BOY $319,723 4,815 7,920 60.80% $66.40
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $286,937 3,205 5,474 58.55% $89.53
GRACE $284,889 3,927 8,632 45.49% $72.55
DEAD ACCOUNTS $243,154 3,076 8,072 38.11% $79.05
THE OTHER PLACE $149,652 3,610 5,152 70.07% $41.45
PICNIC $149,300 3,949 5,920 66.71% $37.81