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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/2 - Thanksgiving Special

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!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/1/2013.

Lots of shows had record-setting weeks thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday. Here's those touting their numbers!

BETRAYAL broke the house record of the Barrymore Theatre for the fifth time. For the week ending Sunday, 12/1/13, BETRAYAL grossed $1,289,324, breaking its previous house record of $1,277,952 for the week ending 11/3/13.

The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL has broken the house record at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street), grossing $1,658,265.00 over eight performances for the week ending December 1, 2013.

Kinky Boots ends a memorable Thanksgiving holiday on a high! Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, grossed $1,912,568.00 in the week ending December 1, breaking the all-time house record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The smash hit musical, which had a regular eight-performance week over the holiday, surpasses How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying's record, which they set in January 2012 during a nine-performance week.

Broadway's smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL celebrates its best week ever with a platinum scoring weekly gross of 1,522,002.50 (eight performances week ending December 1) while topping its own box office record at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre yet again.

The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III broke the house record of Broadway's Belasco Theatre for the week ending December 1, 2013. The productions, which opened Sunday, November 10 on Broadway to ecstatic and universal critical praise, grossed $826,486.50, breaking a house record set by Julius Caesar ($754,296.98 for the week ending 6/12/05). Twelfth Night and Richard III have an access policy whereby 250 seats a performance - 2000 seats a week in the orchestra, mezzanine, balcony, boxes and on stage - are sold for $25, making the house record figure especially noteworthy.

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record of Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre for the 46thtime. The show earned $2,161,225.00 for nine performances for the week ending Sunday, December 1, in the 1,068-seat O'Neill, one of Broadway's smallest theatres. The figure also bests THE BOOK OF MORMON's previous record for a nine performance week, when it grossed $2,158,595 for the week ending December 30, 2012.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
WICKED $2,625,327
THE LION KING $2,365,402
THE BOOK OF MORMON $2,161,225
KINKY BOOTS $1,912,568
MATILDA $1,657,599
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE SNOW GEESE ($150,473), MACBETH ($276,033), THE WINSLOW BOY ($284,831), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin ($317,171), ROMEO AND JULIET ($329,489)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED $992,478
THE LION KING $804,629
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $651,562
MATILDA $639,267
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $517,983
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
MACBETH ($-80,721), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin ($-42,547), THE SNOW GEESE ($-31,016), AFTER MIDNIGHT ($3,944), 700 SUNDAYS ($4,492)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $219.50
THE LION KING $175.84
KINKY BOOTS $166.82
WICKED $157.41
700 SUNDAYS $156.59
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE SNOW GEESE ($42.43), MACBETH ($64.58), THE WINSLOW BOY ($67.15), FIRST DATE ($71.76), BIG FISH ($79.35)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
WICKED 138.81%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 137.21%
MATILDA 128.77%
KINKY BOOTS 124.61%
BETRAYAL 114.03%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE SNOW GEESE (25.42%), ROMEO AND JULIET (26.89%), MACBETH (27.81%), FIRST DATE (38.72%), THE WINSLOW BOY (42.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK 101.3%
MATILDA 100.8%
PIPPIN 100.7%
KINKY BOOTS 100.6%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ROMEO AND JULIET (37.9%), FIRST DATE (54.7%), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin (55.3%), MACBETH (58.3%), THE SNOW GEESE (68.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 3744
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK 3275
WICKED 3229
CINDERELLA 2900
ANNIE 2714
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
MACBETH (-2147), AFTER MIDNIGHT (-1371), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin (-619), 700 SUNDAYS (-537), TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III (-319)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

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