Box office returns rose again with the 39 current productions totaling ticket sales of $23,247,075. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending April...

Box office returns rose again with the 39 current productions totaling ticket sales of $23,247,075. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending April 3 were $22,130,171, a difference of $1,116,904. The same week last season reported $22,531,010. Comparing numbers for this season to the last, ticket sales are 2.4 percent ahead.

Only four productions reported box office receipts in excess of $1 million including “Wicked” at the Gershwin, leading all shows is sales again at $1,646,991. “The Lion King” at the Minskoff was the second highest grossing show last week with $1,560,631, followed by “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” at the Foxwoods at $1,285,912 and lastly “Jersey Boys” at $1,009,006. The lowest reported return at the box office was by “High” at just $99,292.

Attendance reported for the week overall was 80.06 percent, with eleven shows reporting 95 percent or better. The leading three were the musical “The Book of Mormon” at 102.44 percent, a carbon copy of the previous week’s percentage, with “Anything Goes” at 101.1 percent and “War Horse” at 100 percent. “Wicked” finished the week just below 100 percent with a reported 99.8 percent. “La Cage aux Folles” at the Longacre reported the lowest percentage of capacity at 48.23 percent.

No production came close to “Wicked” and “The Lion King” in reported Gross Gross Potential at 105.14 and 102.23 percent respectively this past week. Reporting the lowest figure again was “High” at the Booth, 18.5 percent for the second week in a row.

Six shows continue to post tickets with face values at or exceeding $300, including “Jersey Boys” at $350.

American Idiot” is set to close on April 24, but may go on to have a new life as a feature film with Michael Mayer directing.

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending April 10, 2011

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
American Idiot
(St. James)

$703,032 8,742 0 8 1,709 $80.42 63.9%
Anything Goes
(Sondheim)
$557,484 8,298 3 5 1,026 $67.18 101.1%
Arcadia
(Barrymore)
$343,744 4,212 0 8 1,035 $81.61 50.9%
Baby It’s You!
(Broadhurst)
$370,845 7,513 8 0 1,152 $49.36 81.5%
Bengal Tiger…
(Rodgers)
$539,283 5,739 0 8 1,356 $93.97 52.9%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$885,606 10,379 0 8 1,421 $85.33 91.3%
Born Yesterday
(Cort)
$156,152 5,303 8 0 1,079 $29.45 61.4%
Catch Me…
(Simon)
$544,957 10,807 7 1 1,422 $50.43 95.0%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$559,493 7,164 0 8 1,080 $78.10 82.9%
Driving Miss Daisy
(Golden)
$440,637 4,690 0 7 804 $93.95 83.3%
Ghetto Klown
(Lyceum)
$336,676 4,055 0 6 922 $83.03 73.3%
Good People
(Friedman)
$332,542 5,179 0 8 650 $64.21 99.6%
High
(Booth)
$99,292 3,161 8 0 780 $31.41 50.7%
How to Succeed…
(Hirschfeld)
$972,538 11,052 0 8 1,424 $88.00 97.0%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,009,006 9,474 0 8 1,228 $106.50 96.4%
Jerusalem
Music Box
$256,599 6,068 8 0 998 $42.29 76.0%
La Cage aux Folles
(Longacre)
$289,592 4,078 0 8 1,057 $71.01 48.2%
Lombardi
(Circle in Square)
$236,010 3,594 0 8 790 $65.67 56.9%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$745,627 9,593 0 8 1,498 $77.73 80.0%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$882,629 12,077 0 8 1,797 $73.08 84.0%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$768,658 9,912 0 8 1,470 $77.55 84.3%
Million Dollar Quartet
(Nederlander)
$372,776 5,954 0 8 1,214 $62.61 61.3%
Priscilla…Desert
(Palace)
$968,158 11,320 0 8 1,689 $85.53 83.8%
Rain
(Atkinson)
$305,499 5,396 0 8 1,058 $56.62 63.8%
Rock of Ages
(Hayes)
$282,327 3,677 0 8 583 $76.78 78.8%
Sister Act
(Broadway)
$600,373 11,171 8 0 1,487 $53.74 93.9%
Spider-Man…Dark
(Foxwoods)
$1,285,912 13,131 8 0 1,930 $97.93 85.0%
That Championship Season
(Jacobs)
$466,801 5,505 0 8 1,071 $84.80 64.3%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$616,774 7,883 0 8 1,519 $78.24 64.9%
The Book of Mormon
(O’Neill)
$966,075 8,736 0 8 1,066 $110.59 102.4%
The House of Blue Leaves
(Kerr)
$485,320 6,319 7 0 941 $76.80 95.9%
The Importance…Earnest
(American Airlines)
$272,530 3,882 0 8 740 $70.20 65.6%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,560,631 13,412 0 8 1,677 $116.36 100.0%
The Mother****…Hat
(Schoenfeld)
$270,309 7,102 8 0 1,071 $38.06 82.9%
The People…Picture
(Studio 54)
$157,397 4,718 8 0 997 $33.36 59.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$844,979 11,098 0 8 1,615 $76.14 85.9%
War Horse
(Beaumont)
$659,610 8,544 8 0 1,068 $77.20 100.0%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,646,991 14,454 0 8 1,809 $113.95 99.9%
Wonderland
(Marquis)
$454,214 10,158 8 0 1,612 $44.71 78.8%