Box office returns edged up again this past week with ticket sales reporting $22,130,171. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending March 27...

Box office returns edged up again this past week with ticket sales reporting $22,130,171. Ticket sales of the previous reporting period ending March 27 were $22,037,015, a difference of $93,156. The same week last season reported $24,454,021. Comparing numbers for this season to the last, ticket sales are 2.4 percent ahead.

Three of the 38 current productions reported box office receipts in excess of $1 million including “Wicked” at the Gershwin, leading again at $1,623,653, followed by “The Lion King” at the Minskoff, $1,580,848 and “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” at the Foxwoods, at $1,387,356.

Attendance reported for the week overall was 79.61 percent, with nine shows reporting 95 percent or better. The leading three were the musical “The Book of Mormon” at 102.44 percent, with “Wicked” and “War Horse” tied at 100 percent for the second week in a row. “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Nederlander reported the lowest percentage of capacity at 47.2 percent.

“Wicked” again ranked highest in achieving its Gross Gross Potential at 103.65 percent this week. Reporting the lowest figure was “High” at the Booth, 17.67 percent.

Six shows posted tickets with face values at or exceeding $300, including “Jersey Boys” at $350. The best bargain-priced average ticket was $25.44 for the play “High.”

Other news:
– “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” opened at the Rodgers 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
– “Sister Act” is in previews at the Broadway and opens April 20
– “Jerusalem” is in previews at the Music Box and opens April 21
– “Born Yesterday” is in previews at the Cort and opens April 24
– “Baby It’s You!” is in previews at the Broadhurst and opens April 27
– “The People in the Picture” is in previews at Studio 54 and opens April 28
– “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” is in previews at the Foxwoods and opens June 14

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending April 3, 2011

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
American Idiot
(St. James)
$419,383 6,995 0 8 1,709 $59.95 51.2%
Anything Goes
(Sondheim)
$501,618 8,147 8 0 1,026 $61.57 99.3%
Arcadia
(Barrymore)
$419,802 4,970 0 8 1,035 $84.47 60.0%
Baby It’s You!
(Broadhurst)
$299,096 5,968 7 0 1,152 $50.12 74.0%
Bengal Tiger…
(Rodgers)
$459,237 6,968 3 4 1,356 $65.91 73.4%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$896,052 10,593 0 8 1,421 $84.59 93.2%
Born Yesterday
(Cort)
$137,391 3,279 5 0 1,079 $41.90 60.8%
Catch Me…
(Simon)
$662,623 10,225 8 0 1,422 $64.80 89.9%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$515,641 6,706 0 8 1,080 $76.89 77.6%
Driving Miss Daisy
(Golden)
$384,942 4,357 0 7 804 $88.35 77.4%
Ghetto Klown
(Lyceum)
$348,447 4,257 0 6 922 $81.85 77.0%
Good People
(Friedman)
$393,537 5,159 0 8 650 $76.28 99.2%
High
(Booth)
$94,829 3,728 8 0 780 $25.44 59.7%
How to Succeed…
(Hirschfeld)
$972,524 11,357 0 8 1,424 $85.63 99.7%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$992,577 9,405 0 8 1,228 $105.54 95.7%
Jerusalem
Music Box
$90,736 1,474 2 0 1,009 $61.56 73.0%
La Cage aux Folles
(Longacre)
$282,683 4,136 0 8 1,057 $68.35 48.9%
Lombardi
(Circle in Square)
$221,624 3,521 0 8 790 $62.94 55.7%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$710,008 9,015 0 8 1,498 $78.76 75.2%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$867,638 11,812 0 8 1,797 $73.45 82.2%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$815,708 10,281 0 8 1,470 $79.34 87.4%
Million Dollar Quartet
(Nederlander)
$336,302 4,584 0 8 1,214 $73.36 47.2%
Priscilla…Desert
(Palace)
$926,273 10,978 0 8 1,689 $84.38 81.2%
Rain
(Atkinson)
$367,807 5,652 0 8 1,058 $65.08 66.8%
Rock of Ages
(Hayes)
$269,634 3,694 0 8 583 $72.99 79.2%
Sister Act
(Broadway)
$518,355 9,701 7 0 1,487 $53.43 93.2%
Spider-Man…Dark
(Foxwoods)
$1,387,356 13,595 8 0 1,930 $102.05 88.1%
That Championship Season
(Jacobs)
$500,315 5,409 0 8 1,071 $92.50 63.1%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$575,903 7,181 0 8 1,519 $80.20 59.1%
The Book of Mormon
(O’Neill)
$891,410 8,736 0 8 1,066 $102.04 102.4%
The Importance…Earnest
(American Airlines)
$269,707 3,714 0 8 740 $72.62 62.7%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,580,848 13,384 0 8 1,677 $118.11 99.8%
The Mother****…Hat
(Schoenfeld)
$239,221 4,975 7 0 1,071 $48.08 66.4%
The People…Picture
(Studio 54)
$87,141 2,688 4 0 997 $32.42 67.4%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$871,091 11,304 0 8 1,615 $77.06 87.5%
War Horse
(Beaumont)
$687,246 8,544 8 0 1,068 $80.44 100.0%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,623,653 14,472 0 8 1,809 $112.19 100.0%
Wonderland
(Marquis)
$511,817 9,830 7 0 1,612 $52.07 87.1%