Grosses drop week ending 6-3-12

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Overall, Broadway grosses were $24.2 million for the week ending 6-3-12, as opposed to $26.6 million the week before. While many shows saw a drop in their weekly grosses, Wicked was able to hold relatively steady and remain on top, grossing $1,802,133. Usual contenders The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Evita and Spider-Man followed it. Completing the millionaire club is the Tony Award nominated revival of Death of a Salesman. The production played its final performance on June 2, breaking the house record at the Barrymore for the eighth time during its limited run.  The production set another record in its final seven performances. This one for the highest ticket price ever charged by a Broadway musical or play. Death of a Salesman charged $499, just slightly more than the previous record price of $480 set it 2001 by the musical The Producers. The hefty price helped the show gross $1,066,582.

The Columnist has extended its run for the third and final time. The show, which will now close on July 8, grossed $277,403 playing at a capacity of 82.81%. Godspell finds itself at the bottom of the list. Even with Corbin Bleu heading its cast, the show, which received no Tony Award nominations, grossed only $168,046.

Averages and Totals:

  • 14 plays, 22 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $24,157,232
  • 6 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 73.26%
  • Average Ticket Price -$87.98
  • Revenue Per Seat – $64.45
  • Total attendance – 257,495
  • Empty Seats- 93,149
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,802,133 14,258 14,472 98.52% $126.39
THE LION KING $1,781,682 13,420 13,416 100.03% $132.76
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,604,455 8,752 8,528 102.63% $183.32
EVITA $1,360,168 11,069 12,896 85.83% $122.88
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,242,960 11,607 15,440 75.17% $107.09
DEATH OF A SALESMAN $1,066,582 7,234 7,252 99.75% $147.44
NEWSIES $974,540 9,669 9,560 101.14% $100.79
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $887,413 11,662 12,840 90.83% $76.09
JERSEY BOYS $865,602 8,453 9,824 86.04% $102.40
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $846,027 8,244 11,512 71.61% $102.62
ONCE $827,501 8,284 8,464 97.87% $99.89
MARY POPPINS $724,463 10,087 14,376 70.17% $71.82
MAMMA MIA! $670,373 8,402 11,984 70.11% $79.79
GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN $603,681 5,867 8,504 68.99% $102.89
SISTER ACT $600,976 8,487 14,040 60.45% $70.81
WAR HORSE $573,435 5,728 8,552 66.98% $100.11
GHOST $544,943 7,112 12,040 59.07% $76.62
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT $520,550 6,962 13,512 51.52% $74.77
PORGY AND BESS $514,894 6,499 10,680 60.85% $79.23
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS $501,008 5,296 7,800 67.90% $94.60
CHICAGO $497,826 6,297 8,640 72.88% $79.06
HARVEY $491,643 7,366 8,032 91.71% $66.74
MEMPHIS $491,602 7,480 11,760 63.61% $65.72
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR $454,745 5,822 11,392 51.11% $78.11
ROCK OF AGES $431,991 4,386 4,664 94.04% $98.49
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $424,628 5,601 8,512 65.80% $75.81
ANYTHING GOES $417,358 6,304 8,208 76.80% $66.21
CLYBOURNE PARK $402,653 5,656 7,608 74.34% $71.19
END OF THE RAINBOW $321,977 4,188 7,920 52.88% $76.88
VENUS IN FUR $305,997 3,851 7,248 53.13% $79.46
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE $299,657 4,900 9,344 52.44% $61.15
THE COLUMNIST $277,403 4,306 5,200 82.81% $64.42
OTHER DESERT CITIES $260,834 3,727 6,088 61.22% $69.99
THE LYONS $207,654 3,786 8,632 43.86% $54.85
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER $189,832 3,702 5,824 63.56% $51.28
GODSPELL $168,049 3,031 5,880 51.55% $55.44