Grosses Keep Steady for the Week Ending Dec. 16

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Wicked made its way back to the top for the week ending December 16. The production grossed $1.8 million, edging out The Lion King. The Book of Mormon assumed its usual position at number 3, while A Chistmas Story and Glengarry Glen Ross rounded out the top five. Of the top five, Wicked scored the lowest average capacity, with about 93%. The other four played to nearly full houses.

The Great White Way welcomed two new plays as Manhattan Thatre Club’s The Other Place and Roundabout’s revival of Picnic began previews. Broadway also said goodbye to David Mamet’s recently opened The Anarchist, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger. In its brief run of 23 preview and 17 regualr performances, the play grossed $1,651,411, with an average capcity of 70.4%.

  • Averages and Totals:
  • 11 Plays, 20 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $23,488,097
  • 10 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 75.4%
  • Average Ticket Price— $94.34
  • Revenue Per Seat— $71.13
  • Total Attendance— 230,745
  • Empty Seats— 71,448
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,866,094 13,452 14,472 92.95% $138.72
THE LION KING $1,840,393 13,038 13,416 97.18% $141.16
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,677,950 8,752 8,528 102.63% $191.72
A CHRISTMAS STORY $1,377,131 13,479 13,635 98.86% $102.17
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,224,543 8,443 8,568 98.54% $145.04
ELF $1,137,915 11,150 12,816 87.00% $102.06
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,121,302 10,516 15,440 68.11% $106.63
ANNIE $1,081,871 11,753 13,664 86.01% $92.05
ONCE $1,069,427 8,359 8,464 98.76% $127.94
JERSEY BOYS $1,012,884 8,681 9,824 88.37% $116.68
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $910,619 8,747 11,512 75.98% $104.11
NEWSIES $895,240 8,712 9,560 91.13% $102.76
EVITA $810,297 7,671 12,896 59.48% $105.63
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $757,858 9,441 12,840 73.53% $80.27
MARY POPPINS $691,677 8,984 14,376 62.49% $76.99
WAR HORSE $672,506 7,705 8,552 90.10% $87.28
MAMMA MIA! $594,417 6,993 11,984 58.35% $85.00
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $536,398 7,835 10,672 73.42% $68.46
CHICAGO $486,418 5,588 8,640 64.68% $87.05
ROCK OF AGES $478,863 4,316 4,664 92.54% $110.95
THE HEIRESS $450,505 4,704 7,608 61.83% $95.77
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $393,684 5,696 8,032 70.92% $69.12
CHAPLIN $345,699 4,838 8,360 57.87% $71.45
DEAD ACCOUNTS $337,545 3,561 8,072 44.12% $94.79
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $330,938 5,243 8,304 63.14% $63.12
GRACE $296,626 4,419 8,632 51.19% $67.13
GOLDEN BOY $295,970 5,329 7,920 67.29% $55.54
THE ANARCHIST $268,824 3,900 6,416 60.79% $68.93
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $259,917 3,115 5,474 56.91% $83.44
THE OTHER PLACE $163,000 3,639 5,152 70.63% $44.79
PICNIC $101,587 2,686 3,700 72.59% $37.82