Grosses are up week ending 4-1-12: ‘Lion King’ trumps ‘Wicked’

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The Lion King jumps in front of Wicked this week end. The show grossed $1,843,641, about $100,000 more than last, and played at just more than 100% capacity. Wicked, however, is not far behind, with a total gross of $1,841,661, which happens to be $32,888 more than it grossed at last week’s end.

Total gross revenue is up about $1M, with the addition of four productions on the roster (Clybourne Park, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Peter and the Starcatcher.) Nice Work If You Can Get It did very well in its four performances. The new Gershwin musical, starring Mathew Broderick, grossed $504, 314 and played at about 90% capacity. The others haven’t quite worked up the steam to post solid numbers and find themselves at the bottom of the list.

Sister Act is benefiting from its recent swap. Raven Symoné joined the cast on March 27, replacing Patina Miller who originated the role. The show grossed $760,041, $152,671 more than last week. Capacity is up about 15%.

Averages and Totals:

  • 11 plays, 23 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $23,815,594
  • 5 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 82.33%
  • Average Ticket Price -$84.70
  • Revenue Per Seat – $70
  • Total attendance – 262,118
  • Empty Seats – 54,909
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE LION KING $1,843,641 13,420 13,416 100.03% $137.38
WICKED $1,841,661 14,002 14,472 96.75% $131.53
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,519,872 14,184 15,440 91.87% $107.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,485,024 8,752 8,528 102.63% $169.68
EVITA $1,424,700 11,936 12,512 95.40% $119.36
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $972,899 12,042 12,840 93.79% $80.79
JERSEY BOYS $935,727 9,200 9,824 93.65% $101.71
MARY POPPINS $912,570 11,285 14,376 78.50% $80.87
WAR HORSE $803,872 7,417 8,552 86.73% $108.38
NEWSIES $763,682 9,620 9,576 100.46% $79.38
SISTER ACT $760,041 10,857 14,040 77.33% $70.00
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR $750,241 8,995 11,392 78.96% $83.41
MAMMA MIA! $744,229 9,299 11,984 77.60% $80.03
MEMPHIS $677,692 9,421 11,760 80.11% $71.93
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING $672,564 8,115 11,392 71.23% $82.88
ONCE $664,936 7,620 8,464 90.03% $87.26
PORGY AND BESS $622,297 6,772 10,680 63.41% $91.89
GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN $621,920 7,738 8,504 90.99% $80.37
ANYTHING GOES $590,573 6,576 8,208 80.12% $89.81
CHICAGO $580,175 7,119 8,640 82.40% $81.50
GHOST $574,817 8,577 10,136 84.62% $67.02
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT $551,229 7,216 13,512 53.40% $76.39
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $504,314 5,160 5,756 89.65% $97.74
DEATH OF A SALESMAN $457,568 4,138 4,144 99.86% $110.58
SEMINAR $426,562 5,014 5,628 89.09% $85.07
ROCK OF AGES $395,943 4,324 4,664 92.71% $91.57
VENUS IN FUR $316,010 3,814 5,664 67.34% $82.86
GODSPELL $313,431 4,476 5,880 76.12% $70.02
END OF THE RAINBOW $257,090 5,881 7,912 74.33% $43.72
OTHER DESERT CITIES $240,862 3,399 6,088 55.83% $70.86
CLYBOURNE PARK $233,486 5,902 7,608 77.58% $39.56
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $143,579 3,624 4,256 85.15% $39.62
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER $110,317 2,741 3,640 75.30% $40.25
MAGIC/BIRD $102,073 3,482 7,539 46.19% $29.31