Report on Grosses Week of January 1st—7th, 2007 by Carol-Ann Rudy Every theatre saw a drop in grosses this post-holiday week, but Wicked is...

Report on Grosses

Week of January 1st—7th, 2007

by Carol-Ann Rudy

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Every theatre saw a drop in grosses this post-holiday week, but Wicked is wowing them in the top dog position at $1,404,787, with Mary Poppins at $1,240,899, The Lion King at $1,222,828, and Jersey Boys at $1,196,388.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas dropped attendance like Christmas trees drop their needles. Still, at 54% attendance—11,938—it continued its popularity to the end of its run on January 7th. Gross was $718,568, down from $1,708,885 for the previous reporting period.

Continuing to shine with between 95–100% capacity were Spamalot, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, The Coast of Utopia, Avenue Q, and Beauty and the Beast.

Other productions did well with between 75% and 94% of capacity: . Chicago $610,776, Mamma Mia! $895,165, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me $621,946, Rent $465,719, Spring Awakening $485,466, Tarzan $672,317, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee $231,322, The Apple Tree $339,680, The Drowsy Chaperone $852,133, and The Phantom of the Opera $839,849.

Losing some of its luster around the 50% capacity mark this past week was The Little Dog Laughed in spite of great reviews.

Other productions with more respectable grosses were Grey Gardens $389,439, and The Vertical Hour $397,993, at about 68% capacity, The Color Purple $648,157, at about 69%, Company $424,132, Butley $301,263, The Producers $614,990 at about 70% and Hairspray $562,487 at about 74%.

The total grosses for the week were $19,509,823.

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS:

Translations previewed on January 4th at the Biltmore Theatre with attendance of 49.13% capacity and grosses of $119,161. It opens January 25th.

The Wedding Singer closed on December 31st with grosses of $889,596 as reported previously.

Broadway Gross Reports, January 7th, 2006

All data provided by The League of American Theatres and Producers

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly GrossTotal Atten.Prev.Perf.Total CapacityAvg. Ticket PriceAtten. %
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$807,8808,014081,069$100.8193.7%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$422,3526,16308796$68.5396.8%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$590,2599,699081,509$60.8680.3%
Butley
(Booth)
$330,2874,79908780$68.8276.9%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$500,3996,758081,080$74.0578.2%
Company
(Barrymore)
$420,6275,561081,046$75.6466.5%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$467,3466,04108922$77.3681.9%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$569,6518,480081,428$67.1874.2%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,197,9019,847081,222$121.65100.7%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$666,3917,834081,122$85.0687.3%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$854,71611,060081,498$77.2892.3%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,104,24313,205081,791$83.6292.2%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$445,1787,606081,181$58.5380.5%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$934,29711,273081,441$82.8897.8%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$481,2746,735081,090$71.4677.2%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$613,3548,869081,319$69.1684.1%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$255,8624,12708684$62.0075.4%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$372,3526,898081,006$53.9885.7%
The Coast of Utopia
(Beaumont)
$287,2824,051041,047$70.9296.7%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$724,29410,317081,718$70.2075.1%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$812,24810,411081,611$78.0280.8%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,032,61211,543081,598$89.4690.3%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$215,2384,604081,082$46.7553.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$672,47010,245081,607$65.6479.7%
The Producers
(St. James)
$537,9038,302081,706$64.7960.8%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$436,3835,80808993$75.1373.1%
Translations
(Biltmore)
$180,8544,46880650$40.4885.9%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,408,03714,472081,809$97.29100.0%

Last Updated on March 29, 2007 by