Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week Ending October 14, 2007 By Alfred Branch, Jr. Three Broadway heavyweights continued to dominate the weekly rankings for ticket...

Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week Ending October 14, 2007

By Alfred Branch, Jr.

Three Broadway heavyweights continued to dominate the weekly rankings for ticket sales for the period ending Oct. 14, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers.

Wicked, generating $1.43 million in ticket sales, Jersey Boys at $1.27 million, and The Lion King at $1.15 million, were the three highest grossing shows with all three exceeding 95 percent attendance.

Mauritius, which opened last week, experienced the largest increase in attendance with an 18.8 percent jump, followed by The Drowsy Chaperone at 15.4 percent and The Phantom of the Opera at 14.6 percent.

Yet, the weekly box office tallies could be a moot point after this week, and possibly beyond, if the stagehands’ union decides to go on strike. The union is slated to take a strike vote on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Broadway Grosses: October 8-14
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 Bronx Tale
(Walter Kerr)

$195,914

3,858

6

0

947

$50.78

67.9%

A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)

$509,968

7,277

0

8

1,069

$70.08

85.1%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$352,004

4,978

0

8

796

$70.71

78.2%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$504,255

7,239

0

8

1,080

$69.66

83.8%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$550,017

8,302

0

8

1,422

$66.25

73.0%

Cyrano de Bergerac
(Rogers)

$344,031

3,731

3

0

1,347

$92.21

92.3%

Grease
(Atkinson)

$776,386

7,940

0

8

1,072

$97.78

92.6%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$764,246

10,360

0

8

1,428

$73.77

90.7%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,272,077

9,854

0

8

1,222

$129.09

100.8%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$807,471

10,981

0

8

1,691

$73.53

81.2%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$489,517

7,873

0

8

1,122

$62.18

87.7%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$971,415

11,755

0

8

1,498

$82.64

98.1%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$969,635

12,590

0

8

1,791

$77.02

87.9%

Mauritius
(Biltmore)

$247,991

4,514

0

8

650

$54.94

86.8%

Pygmalion
(American Airlines)

$268,615

5,521

8

0

740

$48.65

93.3%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$268,082

4,947

0

8

1,181

$54.19

52.4%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$712,888

9,425

0

8

1,441

$75.64

81.8%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$731,705

8,638

0

8

1,090

$84.71

99.1%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$205,780

3,897

0

8

684

$52.80

71.2%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$748,722

10,264

0

8

1,718

$72.95

74.7%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$628,505

9,636

0

8

1,611

$65.22

74.8%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$1,156,289

12,602

0

8

1,654

$91.75

95.2%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$739,663

11,587

0

8

1,607

$63.84

90.1%

The Ritz
(Studio 54)

$247,958

5,714

3

5

1,006

$43.39

71.0%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,433,557

14,278

0

8

1,809

$100.40

98.7%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$276,148

3,104

0

8

596

$88.97

65.1%