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

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 Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$807,880 8,014 0 8 1,069 $100.81 93.7%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$422,352 6,163 0 8 796 $68.53 96.8%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$590,259 9,699 0 8 1,509 $60.86 80.3%
Butley
(Booth)
$330,287 4,799 0 8 780 $68.82 76.9%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$500,399 6,758 0 8 1,080 $74.05 78.2%
Company
(Barrymore)
$420,627 5,561 0 8 1,046 $75.64 66.5%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$467,346 6,041 0 8 922 $77.36 81.9%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$569,651 8,480 0 8 1,428 $67.18 74.2%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,197,901 9,847 0 8 1,222 $121.65 100.7%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$666,391 7,834 0 8 1,122 $85.06 87.3%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$854,716 11,060 0 8 1,498 $77.28 92.3%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,104,243 13,205 0 8 1,791 $83.62 92.2%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$445,178 7,606 0 8 1,181 $58.53 80.5%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$934,297 11,273 0 8 1,441 $82.88 97.8%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$481,274 6,735 0 8 1,090 $71.46 77.2%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$613,354 8,869 0 8 1,319 $69.16 84.1%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$255,862 4,127 0 8 684 $62.00 75.4%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$372,352 6,898 0 8 1,006 $53.98 85.7%
The Coast of Utopia
(Beaumont)
$287,282 4,051 0 4 1,047 $70.92 96.7%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$724,294 10,317 0 8 1,718 $70.20 75.1%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$812,248 10,411 0 8 1,611 $78.02 80.8%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,032,612 11,543 0 8 1,598 $89.46 90.3%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$215,238 4,604 0 8 1,082 $46.75 53.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$672,470 10,245 0 8 1,607 $65.64 79.7%
The Producers
(St. James)
$537,903 8,302 0 8 1,706 $64.79 60.8%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$436,383 5,808 0 8 993 $75.13 73.1%
Translations
(Biltmore)
$180,854 4,468 8 0 650 $40.48 85.9%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,408,037 14,472 0 8 1,809 $97.29 100.0%