Grosses take a dive for the week ending March 4, 2012

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Weekly Broadway GrossesAfter several weeks of strong showings, Porgy and Bess takes a hit. The show played at only 64% capacity and grossed $639,026, $242,200 less than last week’s end. In fact, many shows saw a dip in grosses this week—the Book of Mormon serving as the exception. The show surged back to the number 2 spot, grossing $1,493,754 and breaking the Eugene O’Neill Theatre box office record for the 29th time.

The Road to Mecca and Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It both finished their limited engagements. In its 90 performances,The Road to Mecca grossed a total of $2,082,656 and had an average capacity of 64.74%. Shatner’s World played for only 19 performances before it hits the road. The show grossed a total of $914,006, playing at 72.16% capacity.

Two new shows joined the mix. Jesus Christ Superstar began performances on March 1, 2012. After only four performances, the show grossed $370,699, playing at 92% capacity. Once made its transfer to Broadway official. The production began performances on February 28, 2012. It grossed $525,050 in eight performances.

Averages and Totals:

  • 7 plays, 19 musicals, 1 special
  • Gross Revenue – $16,890,522
  • 4 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 76.97%
  • Average Ticket Price -$83.85
  • Revenue Per Seat – $64.54
  • Total attendance – 192,998
  • Empty Seats – 61,592
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,501,011 13683 14472 94.55% $109.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,493,754 8752 8528 102.63% $170.68
THE LION KING $1,396,438 13005 13416 96.94% $107.38
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,263,936 13234 15440 85.71% $95.51
JERSEY BOYS $829,842 8116 9824 82.61% $102.25
WAR HORSE $765,398 7316 8552 85.55% $104.62
DEATH OF A SALESMAN $661,262 6959 7252 95.96% $95.02
ANYTHING GOES $649,167 7445 8208 90.70% $87.19
MAMMA MIA! $643,246 8738 11984 72.91% $73.61
PORGY AND BESS $639,026 6854 10680 64.18% $93.23
MARY POPPINS $627,330 10101 14376 70.26% $62.11
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $621,644 8420 12840 65.58% $73.83
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING $530,319 7359 11392 64.60% $72.06
ONCE $525,050 7726 8464 91.28% $67.96
MEMPHIS $517,240 7804 11760 66.36% $66.28
SISTER ACT $482,165 6744 14040 48.03% $71.50
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT $442,658 6209 13512 45.95% $71.29
CHICAGO $424,527 5476 8640 63.38% $77.52
OTHER DESERT CITIES $406,966 4575 6088 75.15% $88.95
ROCK OF AGES $381,600 4326 4664 92.75% $88.21
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR $370,699 5060 5484 92.27% $73.26
SEMINAR $357,973 4585 6432 71.28% $78.07
VENUS IN FUR $306,609 3718 5664 65.64% $82.47
SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT $295,534 4057 5982 67.82% $72.85
GODSPELL $279,527 4335 5880 73.72% $64.48
THE ROAD TO MECCA $250,244 4456 5816 76.62% $56.16
WIT $227,360 3945 5200 75.87% $57.63