Grosses drop for the week ending August 12

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Overall, Broadway grosses are down. With fewer productions playing, grosses slip about $2.5 million, while average capacity remains the same. The Lion King holds onto the top spot this week at the box office, earning a whopping $2,219,736 in ticket sales after a full week of performances. Wicked isn’t far behind with just more than $2.1 million. Both productions had nine performances this week. Spider-man, The Book of Mormon, Once, Mary Poppins, and Newsies complete the millioniare club.
On August 13, eight-time Tony Award winning musical Once recouped its capitalization after a run of just 21 weeks. Once, starring Tony Award winner Steve Kazee and Critin Milioti, opened March 18 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and has played a total of 169 performances to date.
Averages and Totals:
  • 6 plays, 18 musicals, 1 special
  • Gross Revenue – $22,096,552
  • 7 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 82.18%
  • Average Ticket Price -$98.32
  • Revenue Per Seat – $80.83
  • Total attendance – 218,168
  • Empty Seats- 44,516
Show   Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE LION KING $2,219,736 14,921 15,093 98.86% $148.77
WICKED $2,147,461 15,470 16,281 95.02% $138.81
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,691,184 14,334 15,440 92.84% $117.98
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,634,876 8,752 8,528 102.63% $186.80
ONCE $1,060,427 8,511 8,464 100.56% $124.59
MARY POPPINS $1,032,377 13,185 14,376 91.72% $78.30
NEWSIES $1,022,148 9,715 9,560 101.62% $105.21
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $991,092 12,010 12,840 93.54% $82.52
JERSEY BOYS $910,085 9,245 9,824 94.11% $98.44
MAMMA MIA! $872,590 9,998 11,984 83.43% $87.28
SISTER ACT $818,454 11,122 14,040 79.22% $73.59
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $809,320 8,122 11,512 70.55% $99.65
EVITA $737,920 10,002 12,896 77.56% $73.78
CHICAGO $646,016 7,921 8,640 91.68% $81.56
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS $641,423 6,774 7,800 86.85% $94.69
GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN $599,878 6,258 8,504 73.59% $95.86
GHOST $581,473 7,925 12,040 65.82% $73.37
MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH $580,122 3,977 6,462 61.54% $145.87
WAR HORSE $506,211 6,072 8,552 71.00% $83.37
ROCK OF AGES $502,103 4,594 4,664 98.50% $109.30
PORGY AND BESS $495,426 5,736 10,680 53.71% $86.37
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $474,252 6,230 8,304 75.02% $76.12
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $472,810 7,927 10,672 74.28% $59.65
CLYBOURNE PARK $396,645 5,243 7,608 68.91% $75.65
END OF THE RAINBOW $252,527 4,124 7,920 52.07% $61.23