Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales Report

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

A good week! The five highest grossing productions on Broadway were: Wicked $1,468,400 at 100% capacity; The Lion King $1,291,898 at 100%; Jersey Boys $1,211,053 at 100%; Mary Poppins $1,191,101 at 98%; and Beauty and the Beast at almost 100% capacity.

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Overall, ticket sales achieved $18,420,632 this past week, a slight drop from the previous week’s report of $18,547,128. That’s still an 8.6% increase in ticket sales over the same time last season and a 10% increase in attendance.

Other productions reporting full or almost full houses were: Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, and Spring Awakening.

Only Deuce, playing at the Music Box Theatre, dropped below the 50% capacity, reporting revenue of $193,561 with attendance just over 43%.


Xanadu opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre to good reviews and $230,521 in ticket sales. Attendance was reported to be 75%, down about 10% from the last reporting period when still in previews. However, the day after opening day, Xanadu had the honor of breaking the one-day ticket sales box-office record at the Hayes, at $150,000. Small potatoes compared to other theatres, but then the Hayes only seats 596.

Les Miserables saw a drop in attendance this past week of 11.4%; Rent saw a drop of about 10%.

Broadway Gross Reports, July 15, 2007
All data provided by The League of American Theatres and Producers

Production
(Theatre)

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Weekly Gross

Total Atten.

Prev.

Perf.

Total Capacity

Avg. Ticket Price

Atten. %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110 in the Shade
(Studio 54)

$410,515

7,400

0

8

996

$55.47

92.9%

A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)

$562,586

7,631

0

8

1,069

$73.72

89.2%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$380,003

5,585

0

8

796

$68.04

87.7%

Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)

$1,095,124

12,059

0

8

1,509

$90.81

99.9%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$552,860

7,920

0

8

1,080

$69.81

91.7%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$821,457

10,595

0

8

1,422

$77.53

93.1%

Deuce
(Music Box)

$193,561

3,494

0

8

1,009

$55.40

43.3%

Frost/Nixon
(Jacobs)

$534,389

7,725

0

8

1,070

$69.18

90.2%

Grey Gardens
(Kerr)

$485,807

6,575

0

8

922

$73.89

89.1%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$809,462

11,499

0

8

1,428

$70.39

100.7%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,211,053

9,853

0

8

1,222

$122.91

100.8%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$939,285

11,351

0

8

1,691

$82.75

83.9%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$527,806

7,807

0

8

1,122

$67.61

87.0%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$940,187

12,005

0

8

1,498

$78.32

100.2%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$1,191,101

14,098

0

8

1,791

$84.49

98.4%

Old Acquaintance
(American Airlines)

$176,162

4,023

0

8

740

$43.79

68.0%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$307,926

5,772

0

8

1,181

$53.35

61.1%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$788,409

10,576

0

8

1,441

$74.55

91.7%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$769,264

8,516

0

8

1,090

$90.33

97.7%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$226,323

3,992

0

8

684

$56.69

73.0%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$974,904

12,280

0

8

1,718

$79.39

89.3%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$523,516

7,988

0

8

1,611

$65.54

62.0%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$1,291,898

13,233

0

8

1,654

$97.63

100.0%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$790,363

11,931

0

8

1,607

$66.24

92.8%

The Year…Thinking
(Booth)

$217,751

4,178

0

7

782

$52.12

76.3%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,468,400

14,472

0

8

1,809

$101.46

100.0%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$230,521

3,560

0

8

594

$64.75

74.9%