Box office returns improved once again this past week with ticket sales reporting $22,037,015. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending March 20...

Box office returns improved once again this past week with ticket sales reporting $22,037,015. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending March 20 were $22,207,681, an increase of $170,666. The same week last season reported $20,739,845. Comparing numbers for this season to the last, ticket sales are 2.7 percent ahead.

Four of the 35 current productions reported box office receipts in excess of $1 million including “Wicked” at the Gershwin, leading again at $1,627,422, “The Lion King” at the Minskoff, $1,577,631, “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” at the Foxwoods, at $1,517,600 and “Jersey Boys” at the August Wilson, $1,011,357.

Attendance reported for the week overall was 85.65 percent, with 10 shows reporting 95 percent or better. The attendance leaders were the musical “The Book of Mormon” at 101.9 percent, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 100.47 percent, “Sister Act” at 100.02 percent, “The Lion King” at 100.04 percent with “Wicked” and “War Horse” tied at 100 percent. “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Nederlander reported the lowest percentage of capacity at 59.54 percent.

“Wicked” again ranked highest in achieving its Gross Gross Potential at 103.89 percent this week. Reporting the lowest figure was “High” at the Booth in its first week, 21.91 percent.

Six shows posted tickets with face values at or exceeding $300, including “Jersey Boys” at $350. The best bargain-priced average ticket was $30.51 for the new play “High” at the Booth.

Other news:
– “Ghetto Klown” opened March 22 at the Lyceum
– “The Book Of Mormon” and opened March 24 at the Eugene O’Neill
– “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” opened March 27 at the Hirschfeld
– “Rock of Ages” returned from its hiatus and resumed performances on March 24 at the Helen Hayes
– “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” is in previews at the Rodgers and opens March 31
– “Anything Goes” is in previews at the Sondheim and opens April 7
– “Catch Me if You Can” is in previews at the Neil Simon and opens April 10
– “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” is in previews at the Schoenfeld and opens April 11
– “War Horse” is in previews at the Beaumont and opens April 14
– “Wonderland” is in previews at the Marquis and opens April 17
– “High” is in previews at the Booth and opens April 19
– “Baby It’s You!” is in previews at the Broadhurst and opens April 27
– “Sister Act” is in previews at the Broadway and opens April 20
– “Spider-Man” is in previews at the Foxwoods and will open June 14

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending March 27, 2011

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
American Idiot
(St. James)
$474,804 8,336 0 8 1,709 $56.96 61.0%
Anything Goes
(Sondheim)
$571,560 8,051 8 0 1,026 $70.99 98.1%
Arcadia
(Barrymore)
$518,645 7,183 0 8 1,035 $72.20 86.8%
Baby It’s You!
(Broadhurst)
$73,130 1,060 1 0 1,152 $68.99 92.0%
Bengal Tiger…
(Rodgers)
$556,666 8,140 8 0 1,356 $68.39 75.0%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$971,957 11,320 0 8 1,421 $85.86 99.6%
Catch Me…
(Simon)
$630,207 9,335 7 0 1,422 $67.51 93.8%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$551,844 7,144 0 8 1,080 $77.25 82.7%
Driving Miss Daisy
(Golden)
$406,629 4,597 0 7 804 $88.46 81.7%
Ghetto Klown
(Lyceum)
$322,533 4,801 1 5 922 $67.18 86.8%
Good People
(Friedman)
$384,821 5,184 0 8 650 $74.23 99.7%
High
(Booth)
$58,791 1,927 4 0 780 $30.51 61.8%
How to Succeed…
(Hirschfeld)
$746,872 11,446 7 1 1,424 $65.25 100.5%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,011,357 9,265 0 8 1,228 $109.16 94.3%
La Cage aux Folles
(Longacre)
$321,261 6,014 0 8 1,057 $53.42 71.1%
Lombardi
(Circle in Square)
$252,334 4,017 0 8 790 $62.82 63.6%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$709,895 9,053 0 8 1,498 $78.42 75.5%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$909,660 12,838 0 8 1,797 $70.86 89.3%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$821,504 10,553 0 8 1,470 $77.85 89.7%
Million Dollar Quartet
(Nederlander)
$420,527 5,783 0 8 1,214 $72.72 59.5%
Priscilla…Desert
(Palace)
$962,163 11,925 0 8 1,689 $80.68 88.3%
Rain
(Atkinson)
$363,145 5,647 0 8 1,058 $64.31 66.7%
Rock of Ages
(Hayes)
$254,808 2,973 0 6 583 $85.71 85.0%
Sister Act
(Broadway)
$291,811 4,462 3 0 1,487 $65.40 100.0%
Spider-Man…Dark
(Foxwoods)
$1,517,600 14,670 8 0 1,930 $103.45 95.0%
That Championship Season
(Jacobs)
$620,774 6,639 0 8 1,071 $93.50 77.5%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$686,549 8,621 0 8 1,519 $79.64 70.9%
The Book of Mormon
(O’Neill)
$624,456 7,604 3 4 1,066 $82.12 101.9%
The Importance…Earnest
(American Airlines)
$321,398 4,105 0 8 740 $78.29 69.3%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,577,631 13,281 0 8 1,677 $118.79 99.0%
The Mother****…Hat
(Schoenfeld)
$290,280 4,926 7 0 1,071 $58.93 65.7%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$962,081 12,188 0 8 1,615 $78.94 94.3%
War Horse
(Beaumont)
$633,752 7,476 7 0 1,068 $84.77 100.0%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,627,422 14,472 0 8 1,809 $112.45 100.0%
Wonderland
(Marquis)
$588,153 12,103 8 0 1,612 $48.60 93.9%