INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/19; Post Tony Awards Edition
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 6/18/2017.
This week, 35 shows played on Broadway, with 298,093 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,505,438. The average ticket price was $115.75.
This was the same number of shows as last week and up 1 number of shows vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 0.72%. Versus last year, attendance was up 9.67%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 1.10% vs. last week and up 22.23% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $115.75 is up $0.44 compared to last week and up $11.90 compared to last year.
Bandstand had its best week ever at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with a weekly gross of $642.594K (week ending June 18), up over $60K from the previous week, illustrating sales growth following a well-received Tony Awards national television broadcast performance introduced by Dr. Jill Biden and demonstrating building momentum from growing word of mouth.
The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler just had its best week ever on the heels of its four Tony Award wins, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Ms. Midler), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto). Its gross of $2,297,057 over eight performances is now the highest gross in the history of the entire Shubert Organization. The Shubert Organization is America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Broadway. Shubert currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues.
Top 5 by This Week Gross
|THE LION KING||$2,122,697|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
MARVIN'S ROOM ($202,232), SWEAT ($275,431), 1984 ($301,461), SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION ($316,539), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($377,206)
Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
|THE LION KING||$156.38|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||$156.19|
|NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812||$145.28|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||105.89%|
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||102.63%|
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||102.1%|
|COME FROM AWAY||102.0%|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||101.5%|
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (53.4%), ON YOUR FEET! (54.4%), INDECENT (70.0%), PRESENT LAUGHTER (71.6%), MISS SAIGON (71.7%)
Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
|SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION||601|
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON YOUR FEET! (-1101), KINKY BOOTS (-957), CHICAGO (-891), WAITRESS (-847), BEAUTIFUL (-626)
That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..