INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/2 - Records for ONCE, ROCK OF AGES, ANNIE, MORMON & More!
Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!
Rock of Ages set a new box office record at the Helen Hayes Theater, earning $745,205 in the week ending December 31, 2012. With the week's gross, ROCK OF AGES sets the Helen Hayes record for a 9-performance week for the second year in a row, topping its previous high of $652,172 for the week ending January 1, 2012.
ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record of Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show earned $1,447,598 for the week ending Sunday, December 30, 2012.
The acclaimed new production of ANNIE, which opened November 8 at the Palace Theatre, had its best week yet on Broadway and joined the $2 million club. The show grossed $2,054,710 for the week ending 12/30/12.
THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house records in three different cities for the week ending December 30, 2012.
On Broadway, THE BOOK OF MORMON broke the house record at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) for the 43rd time, grossing $2,158,595.
The First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON in its final week at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, broke the house record for the 2nd time, grossing $1,607,677. The production began performances last night at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, OR, and continues on to Seattle, Des Moines, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Rochester, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Boston, Toronto, Cleveland and Washington, DC.
The Second National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which opened in Chicago on December 19 to rave reviews, set the house record for the 2nd time, grossing $1,645,201 at the Bank of America Theatre (19 West Monroe Street).
Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/30/2012.
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