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

January 3
3:29 PM 2012

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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