Grosses down during the holiday week ending July 8, 2012

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The Lion King finds itself on top during the holiday week. The show saw ticket sales just shy of the $2 million mark. Wicked came in as a not so close second with $1,920,563 is grosses. Spider-man, The Book of Mormon, Newsies and Once finish off the millionaire club. The Book of Mormon broke the house record at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre for the 37th time, grossing $1,618,774 and the familiar capacity of 102.63%.

Evita took a huge dip over the holiday. With Ricky Martin away on vacation, the show saw its grosses fall more than $500,000. The production grossed $643,663 and played to a capacity of 69.03%.

Anything Goes and The Columnist both played their final performances. In its 32 preview and 521 regular performances, Anything Goes grossed $47,288,859 and played to an average capacity of 90.94. The Columnist, starring Jon Lithgow, grossed $3,505,086 in its 23 preview and 86 regular performances. It played to an average capacity of 84.27%.

Averages and Totals:

  • 9 plays, 19 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $22,394,730
  • 6 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 82.63%
  • Average Ticket Price -$90.78
  • Revenue Per Seat – $75.01
  • Total attendance – 234,943
  • Empty Seats- 49,761
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE LION KING $1,998,159 13,365 13,416 99.62% $149.51
WICKED $1,920,563 13,836 14,472 95.61% $138.81
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,690,296 14,225 15,440 92.13% $118.83
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,618,774 8,752 8,528 102.63% $184.96
NEWSIES $1,026,372 9,721 9,560 101.68% $105.58
ONCE $1,006,526 8,394 8,464 99.17% $119.91
MARY POPPINS $954,480 12,743 14,376 88.64% $74.90
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $938,917 11,090 12,840 86.37% $84.66
JERSEY BOYS $918,130 9,458 9,824 96.27% $97.07
MAMMA MIA! $847,933 10,104 11,984 84.31% $83.92
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $732,755 7,649 11,512 66.44% $95.80
SISTER ACT $701,755 10,154 14,040 72.32% $69.11
HARVEY $664,442 7,966 8,032 99.18% $83.41
EVITA $643,663 8,902 12,896 69.03% $72.31
GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN $636,961 6,624 8,504 77.89% $96.16
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS $600,469 6,257 7,800 80.22% $95.97
GHOST $578,050 8,583 12,040 71.29% $67.35
CHICAGO $572,439 7,097 8,640 82.14% $80.66
PORGY AND BESS $553,531 6,660 10,680 62.36% $83.11
WAR HORSE $534,720 6,264 8,552 73.25% $85.36
MEMPHIS $534,109 8,004 11,760 68.06% $66.73
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $520,608 6,786 8,400 80.79% $76.72
ROCK OF AGES $497,212 4,543 4,664 97.41% $109.45
ANYTHING GOES $483,885 7,691 8,208 93.70% $62.92
CLYBOURNE PARK $412,922 6,130 7,608 80.57% $67.36
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE $379,955 5,924 9,344 63.40% $64.14
END OF THE RAINBOW $224,618 3,787 7,920 47.82% $59.31
THE COLUMNIST $202,489 4,234 5,200 81.42% $47.82