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%...

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.

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)

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%