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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/3; SPIDER-MAN Breaks Record

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!

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark rang in the New Year as the highest grossing show on Broadway, shattering the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history. The total gross for the record-breaking week ending Sunday, January 1 was $2,941,790.20, besting the previous record of $2,228,235 set by Wicked in 2011. Playing to 17,375 audience members (100.02% capacity of The Foxwoods Theatre), SPIDER-MAN also enjoyed the highest single-week attendance by any show in Broadway history (playing a standard 9-show holiday schedule).

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 1/1/2012.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $2,941,794
WICKED $2,712,535
THE LION KING $2,444,132
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY $2,056,957
How to Succeed IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING $1,910,224
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE ROAD TO MECCA ($126,109), LYSISTRATA JONES ($326,500), STICK FLY ($371,515), CHINGLISH ($393,198), RELATIVELY SPEAKING ($456,036)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,181,944
How to Succeed IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING $825,455
SISTER ACT $806,976
The Addams Family $806,799
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL $666,614
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE ROAD TO MECCA ($34,048), War Horse ($72,700), OTHER DESERT CITIES ($78,697), AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin ($143,681), PORGY AND BESS ($146,059)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY $190.65
THE BOOK OF MORMON $178.00
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $169.31
WICKED $166.61
THE LION KING $161.91
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE ROAD TO MECCA ($42.65), RELATIVELY SPEAKING ($50.90), STICK FLY ($53.73), LYSISTRATA JONES ($61.22), CHINGLISH ($71.86)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
WICKED 143.42%
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK 133.44%
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY 129.96%
THE LION KING 118.46%
JERSEY BOYS 116.49%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE ROAD TO MECCA (22.51%), LYSISTRATA JONES (34.19%), STICK FLY (37.22%), CHINGLISH (39.31%), RELATIVELY SPEAKING (41.94%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY 101.9%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 101.5%
How to Succeed IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING 100.6%
JERSEY BOYS 100.5%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin (55.6%), CHINGLISH (56.5%), THE ROAD TO MECCA (58.1%), FOLLIES (59.4%), LYSISTRATA JONES (62.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
SISTER ACT 7880
MEMPHIS 5477
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 4999
The Addams Family 4423
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL 4098
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

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

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