INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/26; Records for ONCE, MORMON, ANNIE, NEWSIES & More!
Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!
Amongst this week's MANY record-breakers - ONCE has broken the house record of Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show earned $1,074,642.77 for the week. THE BOOK OF MORMON, has broken the house record of Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre for the 42nd time. The show earned $1,801,627.00 for the week ending Sunday, November 25, in the 1,068-seat O'Neill, one of Broadway's smallest theatres. ANNIE, which opened November 8 on Broadway, set a house record at the Palace Theatre last week. The show grossed $1,499,197 for the week ending 11/25/12. The previous record was held by West Side Story, with $1,485,158 for the week ending 1/3/10.
NEWSIES and both the Broadway and San Francisco productions of Disney's landmark musical event THE LION KING set new house records the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For the week ending November 25, 2012, NEWSIES set its sixth house record, bringing in $1,106,383 at the Nederlander Theatre during the sold-out week. This breaks the previous record set the week ending July 22, 2012. Just one week after celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Broadway production of THE LION KING grossed $2,125,561 at the Minskoff Theatre last week, a house record for an eight-performance week. The previous eight-performance record set at the Minskoff occurred the week ending April 8, 2012.
The show's North American touring production broke San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre box office record for a Broadway engagement grossing $1,674,059 for eight performances the week ending November 25. The previous house record has been set January 3, 2010.
Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 11/25/2012.
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