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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/6

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!

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, played the final performance of its strictly limited engagement yesterday at the Barrymore Theatre. BETRAYAL, which previously set a new box office record for highest grossing play on Broadway ($1,442,086.95 for the week ending 12/29/13), earned an astounding cumulative gross of $17,501,415.67 for its 14-week limited engagement.

The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III have broken the house record of Broadway's Belasco Theatre for the third time. The productions, which opened Sunday, November 10 on Broadway to ecstatic and universal critical praise, grossed $871,218.50, breaking the house record of $845,435 the productions had set for the week ending 12/22/13. 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.

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 1/5/2014.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
WICKED $2,454,630
THE LION KING $2,332,390
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,948,385
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,782,904
KINKY BOOTS $1,781,938
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
MACHINAL ($126,078), MACBETH ($362,880), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin ($369,944), ROCK OF AGES ($408,678), THE GLASS MENAGERIE ($542,803)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $84,842
FIRST DATE $48,820
MACHINAL $14,452
MACBETH $-22,060
A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin $-74,413
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-746,703), THE LION KING ($-504,768), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-485,649), KINKY BOOTS ($-465,302), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK ($-393,532)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $222.62
THE LION KING $171.46
WICKED $159.14
KINKY BOOTS $157.03
700 SUNDAYS $155.98
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
MACHINAL ($39.70), MACBETH ($65.76), FIRST DATE ($75.71), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin ($88.57), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($95.05)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE BOOK OF MORMON 132.22%
MATILDA 129.81%
WICKED 122.83%
700 SUNDAYS 120.42%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 112.6%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
MACHINAL (21.66%), MACBETH (31.86%), A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin (52.71%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (58.25%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (63.63%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III 101.8%
MATILDA 100.8%
MAMMA MIA! 100.3%
THE LION KING 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin (62.2%), MACHINAL (62.4%), MACBETH (65.9%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (68.0%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (77.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III 1097
FIRST DATE 857
MACHINAL 404
ANNIE 393
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-3427), CINDERELLA (-2092), MAMMA MIA! (-2079), WICKED (-1928), JERSEY BOYS (-1912)

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

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