During the final week of the 2010-11 Broadway season, which culminated with the Memorial Day weekend, there was a small slide in total ticket...

During the final week of the 2010-11 Broadway season, which culminated with the Memorial Day weekend, there was a small slide in total ticket sales. Compared to the previous week, sales were down more than $1 million to $23,738,927.

Despite the slight dip for the week ending May 29, the full 2010-11 Broadway season proved to be the highest grossing theatre season ever at $1,080,562,880. To account for variances in the calendar year, this past season that ran for 53 weeks, going from May 24, 2010 through May 29, 2011.

Thirty-four productions are currently running on Broadway, six of which reported box office receipts in excess of $1 million. In order, they are “Wicked” at the Gershwin leading at $1,323,651, “The Lion King” at the Minskoff, $1,652,879, “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” at Foxwoods, $1,323,651, “The Book of Mormon” at the Eugene O’Neill, $1,168,812, “How to Succeed in Business” at the Al Hirschfeld, $1,066,648 and “Jersey Boys” at the August Wilson, $1,033,254. Once again, the play “Arcadia” at the Barrymore reported the lowest return at the box office, $203,543.

Of the 12 plays on Broadway, “War Horse” at the Beaumont continues to lead ticket sales at $910,170, followed again by “The Motherf**ker With The Hat” at the Broadway at $687,155.

Attendance mirrored the slide in ticket sales, reporting 83 percent, which is down from 85.39 percent of the previous week. Eight shows reported 95 percent or more capacity with four reporting 100 percent or better. The musical “The Book of Mormon,” reported an unchanged 102.44 percent, with “Wicked,” “War Horse” and “The Lion King” reporting full houses at 100 percent. “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Nederlander reported the lowest percentage of capacity at 39.55 percent.

Three shows achieved 95 percent or better Gross Gross Potential with “The Book of Mormon” reporting 118.58 percent, “Wicked” reporting 110.61 percent and “The Lion King” 97.79 percent. Reporting the lowest figure again was “Arcadia” at 23.95 percent.

As in previous weeks, five shows continue to post tickets with face values at or exceeding $300, including “Jersey Boys” at $350. “Arcadia” at the Marquis offered the best bargain-priced average ticket this week at $44.24.

Opening June 14, “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” at the Foxwoods is still in previews.

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending May 29, 2011

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
Anything Goes
(Sondheim)
$837,223 8,213 0 8 1,026 $101.94 100.1%
Arcadia
(Barrymore)
$203,543 4,601 0 8 1,035 $44.24 55.6%
Baby It’s You!
(Broadhurst)
$476,071 7,557 0 8 1,141 $63.00 82.8%
Bengal Tiger…
(Rodgers)
$430,122 5,559 0 8 1,356 $77.37 51.2%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$943,216 10,790 0 8 1,421 $87.42 94.9%
Born Yesterday
(Cort)
$266,711 4,953 0 8 1,079 $53.85 57.4%
Catch Me…
(Simon)
$674,258 9,903 0 8 1,422 $68.09 87.1%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$654,479 8,000 0 8 1,080 $81.81 92.6%
Ghetto Klown
(Lyceum)
$253,846 3,817 0 6 922 $66.50 69.0%
Good People
(Friedman)
$441,849 5,187 0 8 650 $85.18 99.8%
How to Succeed…
(Hirschfeld)
$1,066,648 11,271 0 8 1,424 $94.64 98.9%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,033,254 9,530 0 8 1,228 $108.42 97.0%
Jerusalem
Music Box
$516,564 6,511 0 8 998 $79.34 81.6%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$813,461 9,930 0 8 1,498 $81.92 82.9%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$954,127 12,786 0 8 1,797 $74.62 88.9%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$801,343 10,489 0 8 1,470 $76.40 89.2%
Million Dollar Quartet
(Nederlander)
$278,860 3,841 0 8 1,214 $72.60 39.5%
Priscilla…Desert
(Palace)
$920,741 10,507 0 8 1,689 $87.63 77.8%
Rain
(Atkinson)
$322,995 5,962 0 8 1,058 $54.18 70.4%
Rock of Ages
(Hayes)
$318,994 4,098 0 8 583 $77.84 87.9%
Sister Act
(Broadway)
$859,804 11,446 0 8 1,749 $75.12 81.8%
Spider-Man…Dark
(Foxwoods)
$1,323,651 14,662 8 0 1,930 $90.28 95.0%
That Championship Season
(Jacobs)
$460,225 6,571 0 8 1,071 $70.04 76.7%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$582,994 7,951 0 8 1,519 $73.32 65.4%
The Book of Mormon
(O’Neill)
$1,168,812 8,736 0 8 1,066 $133.79 102.4%
The House of Blue Leaves
(Kerr)
$462,195 5,908 0 8 941 $78.23 78.5%
The Importance…Earnest
(American Airlines)
$220,592 3,784 0 8 740 $58.30 63.9%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,652,879 13,419 0 8 1,677 $123.17 100.0%
The Mother****…Hat
(Schoenfeld)
$687,155 7,766 0 8 1,071 $88.48 90.6%
The Normal Heart
(Golden)
$302,624 5,339 0 8 804 $56.68 83.0%
The People…Picture
(Studio 54)
$221,916 4,303 0 8 997 $51.57 53.9%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$944,855 11,926 0 8 1,615 $79.23 92.3%
War Horse
(Beaumont)
$910,170 8,552 0 8 1,069 $106.43 100.0%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,732,752 14,472 0 8 1,809 $119.73 100.0%