Another Plum of a Week for Patrons of Broadway Theatre to Pick Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales Report By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com Legally Blonde joined...

Another Plum of a Week for Patrons of Broadway Theatre to Pick

Legally Blonde on Broadway

Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales Report

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

Legally Blonde joined the ranks of No. six on the list of highest grossing productions on Broadway this past week with $1,006,075 and 89% capacity. The others in order were: Wicked $1,480,955 at 100% capacity; The Lion King $1,311,914 at 100%; Mary Poppins $1,223,430 at 100%; Jersey Boys $1,21,550 at 100%; and Beauty and the Beast $1,041,283 at 100% capacity.

Broadway’s ticket sales logged in at $19,838,011 this past week, improved over the previous week’s report of $18,697,151, an increase of 10.2% compared to the same time last season with an overall 10.6% increase in attendance.

Looking at the capacity of all Broadway theatres, they were filled to 90.13% this past week. Once again, Deuce was the only production struggling with just $165,085 in ticket sales and achieving only 40% of its capacity. . .


It was reported that Frost/Nixon recouped its investment of $2.5 million in just 14 weeks. Read here for more details.

BROADWAY SHOWS OPENING THIS FALL:

Mauritius will open to its first preview September 13 at the Biltmore Theatre and open on Oct. 4.

CLOSING SHOWS:

Tony Award winning Grey Gardens, 110 In the Shade, and Beauty and the Beast closed on Sunday, July 29.


Broadway Gross Reports, Week ending July 29, 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)

$361,161 7,148 0 8 996 $50.53 89.7%
A Chorus Line

(Schoenfeld)

$584,582 8,236 0 8 1,069 $70.98 96.3%
Avenue Q

(Golden)

$387,883 5,100 0 8 796 $76.06 80.1%
Beauty and Beast

(Lunt-Fontanne)

$1,041,283 12,080 0 8 1,509 $86.20 100.1%
Chicago

(Ambassador)

$603,304 8,276 0 8 1,080 $72.90 95.8%
Curtains

(Hirschfeld)

$817,700 10,850 0 8 1,422 $75.36 95.4%
Deuce

(Music Box)

$165,085 3,247 0 8 1,009 $50.84 40.2%
Frost/Nixon

(Jacobs)

$512,605 7,271 0 8 1,070 $70.50 84.9%
Grease

(Atkinson)

$882,396 8,546 8 0 1,072 $103.25 99.7%
Grey Gardens

(Kerr)

$677,169 7,366 0 8 922 $91.93 99.9%
Hairspray

(Neil Simon)

$887,500 11,558 0 8 1,428 $76.79 101.2%
Jersey Boys

(August Wilson)

$1,212,550 9,848 0 8 1,222 $123.13 100.7%
Legally Blonde

(Palace)

$1,006,075 12,058 0 8 1,691 $83.44 89.1%
Les Miserables

(Broadhurst)

$587,025 8,744 0 8 1,122 $67.13 97.4%
Mamma Mia!

(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$935,954 12,093 0 8 1,498 $77.40 100.9%
Mary Poppins

(New Amsterdam)

$1,233,430 14,416 0 8 1,791 $85.56 100.6%
Old Acquaintance

(American Airlines)

$152,400 3,682 0 8 740 $41.39 62.2%
Rent

(Nederlander)

$379,071 6,375 0 8 1,181 $59.46 67.5%
Spamalot

(Shubert)

$815,370 10,989 0 8 1,441 $74.20 95.3%
Spring Awakening

(O’Neill)

$789,652 8,527 0 8 1,090 $92.61 97.8%
The 25th…Bee

(Circle in Square)

$260,585 4,743 0 8 684 $54.94 86.7%
The Color Purple

(Broadway)

$865,975 11,323 0 8 1,718 $76.48 82.4%
The Drowsy Chaperone

(Marquis)

$561,985 8,840 0 8 1,611 $63.57 68.6%
The Lion King

(Minskoff)

$1,311,914 13,235 0 8 1,654 $99.12 100.0%
The Phantom of the Opera

(Majestic)

$839,584 12,543 0 8 1,607 $66.94 97.6%
The Year…Thinking

(Booth)

$150,431 2,773 0 7 782 $54.25 50.7%
Wicked

(Gershwin)

$1,480,955 14,472 0 8 1,809 $102.33 100.0%
Xanadu

(Hayes)

$334,388 4,507 0 8 594 $74.19 94.8%