Grosses Rise as Holiday Season Approaches- Week Ending Nov. 18, 2012

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Broadway is gearing up for the big holiday season and family friendly productions are reaping the benefits, especially the long-time favorite Annie at the Palace Theatre. The production had its most profitable week to date, grossing $883,946 and playing to a capacity of 72.89%. The Book of Mormon, however, came out on top, with Wicked and The Lion King, which celebrated 15 years on Broadway this week, following closely behind.

The Performers, a new play by David West Read, opened on Broadway. Then, just six performances later, closed. In all, the production grossed $737,219 and played an average capacity of only 61.47 through 30 total performances. 

Broadway  welcomed two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in The Anarchist, which also features Debra Winger.

Averages and Totals:

  • 12 Plays, 21 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $20,881,272 
  • 5 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 75.48%
  • Average Ticket Price— $83.28
  • Revenue Per Seat— $62.86
  • Total Attendance— 236,771
  • Empty Seats— 78,307
Show Name Gross TotalAttn Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,620,206 8,752 8,528 102.63% $185.12
WICKED $1,598,476 13,243 14,472 91.51% $120.70
THE LION KING $1,402,169 11,413 11,739 97.22% $122.86
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,157,319 7,566 7,497 100.92% $152.96
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,112,179 11,533 15,440 74.70% $96.43
ONCE $983,986 8,243 8,464 97.39% $119.37
JERSEY BOYS $892,074 8,725 9,824 88.81% $102.24
ANNIE $883,946 9,960 13,664 72.89% $88.75
EVITA $828,669 8,072 12,896 62.59% $102.66
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $821,857 8,507 11,512 73.90% $96.61
NEWSIES $801,915 8,515 9,560 89.07% $94.18
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $659,195 8,496 12,840 66.17% $77.59
MARY POPPINS $635,633 9,307 14,376 64.74% $68.30
THE HEIRESS $614,916 6,185 7,608 81.30% $99.42
MAMMA MIA! $584,024 7,387 11,984 61.64% $79.06
ELF $545,080 8,630 11,392 75.75% $63.16
A CHRISTMAS STORY $533,800 10,229 11,768 86.92% $52.18
WAR HORSE $509,747 6,167 8,552 72.11% $82.66
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $475,838 6,524 10,672 61.13% $72.94
CHICAGO $447,236 5,602 8,640 64.84% $79.83
ROCK OF AGES $437,407 4,268 4,664 91.51% $102.49
THE ANARCHIST $379,862 4,723 6,416 73.61% $80.43
CHAPLIN $379,776 5,182 8,360 61.99% $73.29
DEAD ACCOUNTS $367,170 5,007 8,072 62.03% $73.33
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $329,322 6,480 8,032 80.68% $50.82
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $321,666 3,820 5,474 69.78% $84.21
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $310,496 5,367 8,304 64.63% $57.85
GRACE $299,850 3,835 8,632 44.43% $78.19
CYRANO DE BERGERAC $284,502 5,141 5,824 88.27% $55.34
THE PERFORMERS $218,095 5,674 8,616 65.85% $38.44
GOLDEN BOY $186,734 4,371 7,920 55.19% $42.72
SCANDALOUS $147,572 6,208 8,184 75.86% $23.77
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE $110,560 3,639 5,152 70.63% $30.38