Grosses Jump for the Week Ending Sept. 16

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There’s a bump at the box office for this week end. Broadway Blockbuster, The Book of Mormon, holds onto the top spot, again edging out The Lion King and Wicked to become the top grossing production for the week ending September 16, 2012. It’s likely due to the fact that The Book of Mormon’s average ticket price is $64.01 more than The Lion King, the next highest average ticket price. Spider-man and Evita also perform well, completing the Millionaire Club.

Broadway added a couple of plays during the week, including the new comedy Grace, starring Paul Rudd, Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. In only 3 performances Grace grossed $219,944, playing to an 89.34% capacity. While, Cyrano de Bergerac grosses $103,184 in five performances with house about three quarters full.

Averages and Totals:

  • 5 plays, 17 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $17,402,736
  • 5 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 88.18%
  • Average Ticket Price -$87.00
  • Revenue Per Seat – $76.72
  • Total attendance – 189,930
  • Empty Seats- 25,278
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,618,059 8,752 8,528 102.63% $184.88
THE LION KING $1,599,094 13,230 13,416 98.61% $120.87
WICKED $1,435,082 13,449 14,472 92.93% $106.71
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,222,322 13,459 15,440 87.17% $90.82
EVITA $1,174,627 11,467 12,896 88.92% $102.44
ONCE $982,878 8,327 8,464 98.38% $118.04
JERSEY BOYS $962,514 9,451 9,824 96.20% $101.84
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $930,380 10,087 11,512 87.62% $92.24
NEWSIES $866,351 9,542 9,560 99.81% $90.79
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $864,177 11,912 12,840 92.77% $72.55
MAMMA MIA! $820,085 10,461 11,984 87.29% $78.39
PORGY AND BESS $794,242 8,867 10,680 83.02% $89.57
MARY POPPINS $667,919 9,917 14,376 68.98% $67.35
CHICAGO $633,465 7,781 8,640 90.06% $81.41
WAR HORSE $591,941 7,976 8,552 93.26% $74.22
CHAPLIN $460,925 7,286 8,360 87.15% $63.26
ROCK OF AGES $459,775 4,510 4,664 96.70% $101.95
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $442,787 7,412 10,672 69.45% $59.74
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $373,814 6,443 8,304 77.59% $58.02
GRACE $219,944 2,892 3,237 89.34% $76.05
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE $179,173 4,005 5,152 77.74% $44.74
CYRANO DE BERGERAC $103,184 2,704 3,635 74.39% $38.16