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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/16; NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA! & MORMON

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!

Newsies, the breakout new American musical, set a new house record at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 W. 41st Street) playing to 100% capacity and grossing $1,024,516.60 for eight performances the week ending April 15, 2012. This bests the previous Nederlander house record, also set by Newsies, when the production grossed $963,625 for eight performances the week ending April 8, 2012. Prior to Newsies, the Nederlander Theatre house record was held by Rent when it grossed $955,535 for nine performances the week ending January 1, 2006.

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 32nd time and also scored its first $1.6 million week, with a regular schedule of eight performances. The show earned $1,603,396.00 for the week ending Sunday, April 15, in the 1,068-seat O’Neill, one of Broadway’s smallest theatres.

And, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, now celebrating 10 years on Broadway, has another reason to celebrate this spring. MAMMA MIA! celebrated a top charting week in Broadway’s “Millionaire’s Club” with a gross of $1,005,001.96 million for the week ending Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/15/2012.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
WICKED $2,153,975
THE LION KING $2,026,374
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,836,418
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,603,396
EVITA $1,505,759
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE LYONS ($127,852), DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER ($180,916), MAGIC/BIRD ($191,296), SEMINAR ($192,234), THE COLUMNIST ($247,738)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
EVITA $234,215
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS $228,828
Gore Vidal'S THE BEST MAN $182,473
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $154,772
END OF THE RAINBOW $136,247
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK ($-174,203), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-127,930), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING ($-106,540), MARY POPPINS ($-86,483), CHICAGO ($-73,886)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $183.20
THE LION KING $151.01
WICKED $148.84
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $130.05
EVITA $120.07
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LYONS ($19.11), MAGIC/BIRD ($34.06), LEAP OF FAITH ($35.20), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER ($40.80), CLYBOURNE PARK ($43.68)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE BOOK OF MORMON 128.85%
WICKED 128.13%
THE LION KING 119.88%
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK 101.59%
DEATH OF A SALESMAN 97.78%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE LYONS (14.54%), LEAP OF FAITH (21.93%), MAGIC/BIRD (22.07%), DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER (27.74%), SEMINAR (27.85%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
NEWSIES 101.0%
THE LION KING 100.0%
WICKED 100.0%
DEATH OF A SALESMAN 99.7%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

VENUS IN FUR (49.5%), OTHER DESERT CITIES (56.9%), SEMINAR (57.3%), PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (61.4%), PORGY AND BESS (62.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS 4050
THE LYONS 3819
PORGY AND BESS 1513
THE COLUMNIST 1419
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 1321
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (-1021), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-466), CHICAGO (-329), SEMINAR (-311), DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER (-204)

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

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