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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/21

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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!

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has again broken the box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street), for the second consecutive week and the fourth time since the show opened in January 2014. For the week ending April 20th, Beautiful grossed $1,027,244.20 in the 1034 seat theatre, joining the Millionaire's Club on Broadway for the first time.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical CINDERELLA (at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) continues to prove it has legs to carry those glass slippers: for the week ending April 20, the musical had its third highest-grossing week ever, with a total of $1,412,944, following two occasions last year when the show set box office records at the Broadway.

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/20/2014.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
WICKED $2,769,554
THE LION KING $2,543,377
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,689,905
KINKY BOOTS $1,629,283
MATILDA $1,577,093
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN ($94,400), MOTHERS AND SONS ($187,192), CASA VALENTINA ($212,097), VIOLET ($283,182), ACT ONE ($340,604)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED $839,192
THE LION KING $628,440
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $558,917
CINDERELLA $466,536
MATILDA $402,399
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($-68,797), MOTHERS AND SONS ($-50,936), OF MICE AND MEN ($-40,920), THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN ($-5,656), CASA VALENTINA ($20,023)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $193.09
THE LION KING $166.19
WICKED $159.61
A RAISIN IN THE SUN $144.92
KINKY BOOTS $143.66
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN ($23.54), CASA VALENTINA ($44.22), VIOLET ($48.17), ACT ONE ($53.69), MOTHERS AND SONS ($55.79)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
WICKED 146.44%
MATILDA 123.71%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 121.49%
A RAISIN IN THE SUN 119.49%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 110.52%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN (14.46%), MOTHERS AND SONS (24.39%), ACT ONE (31.77%), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (33.75%), CASA VALENTINA (36.19%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
MAMMA MIA! 101.5%
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 101.0%
NEWSIES 100.9%
MATILDA 100.8%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

MOTHERS AND SONS (52.3%), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (64.3%), ACT ONE (73.2%), THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN (75.5%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (85.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN 6079
ONCE 2399
CINDERELLA 2104
WICKED 2077
NEWSIES 2055
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
OF MICE AND MEN (-813), MOTHERS AND SONS (-57),

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

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