INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/30; Holidays Bring Slew of New Records
|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, 12/29/2013.
Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, set a new Broadway box office record for the week ending 12/29/13. With a gross of $1,442,086.95,BETRAYAL grossed more in one week than any play in Broadway history, breaking a record set by Lucky Guy, with a gross of $1,412,001.00 for the week ending 4/21/13.
CINDERELLA on Broadway had its best week ever at the box office over Christmas week ending Sunday, December 29. The show grossed $1,479,890 for eight performances, breaking the previous box office record it had set at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway in NYC) on March 31.
KINKY BOOTS had its best week ever, grossing $2,247,239.99 in the week ending December 29th. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical, which first broke the all-time box office record Thanksgiving weekend at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45 Street), breaks it again, this time in a 9-performance week.
Having recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical WICKED continues to defy gravity, setting a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross with a box office take of $3,201,333, for the week ending December 29, 2013. The first and only Broadway musical to gross over $3 million in one week, WICKED has broken the previous record, $2,947,142, which it also held (week ending December 30, 2012), and which had earlier been held by Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, with a gross of $2,941,794 (week ending January 1, 2012).
Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, broke the house record at the Minskoff Theatre last week with a gross of $2,837,158.00 on nine performances. This breaks the previous record for a nine performance week of $2,666,565.50 for the week ending December 30, 2012.
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 49th time. The show earned $2,145,404 for the week ending Sunday, December 29, in the 1,068-seat O'Neill, one of Broadway's smallest theatres.CHICAGO set a new box office sales record at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). That eight-performance week (Dec. 23-29) grossed a record-breaking $1,059,107 -- a first in the 18-year history of the acclaimed revival that played to sold-out houses at every performance.
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