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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/11; ALADDIN Breaks Record!

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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!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/10/2014.

Aladdin, Disney's Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy, broke the house record at the New Amsterdam Theatre last week with a gross of $1,602,785.00. The previous record of $1,587,992.50 was set by Mary Poppins for the week ending December 30, 2007. Since beginning performances on February 26, 2014, Aladdin has consistently numbered in the top 10 highest-grossing Broadway shows each week and has established itself as the most successful show of the busy spring season.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,295,313
WICKED $2,059,477
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,647,095
ALADDIN $1,602,785
BEAUTIFUL $1,325,505
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
ROCK OF AGES ($350,119), VIOLET ($416,276), ONCE ($493,177), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL ($567,272), CHICAGO ($622,094)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
VIOLET $50,487
KINKY BOOTS $46,116
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL $37,330
ALADDIN $32,519
MAMMA MIA! $31,364
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-263,763), WICKED ($-121,632), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($-116,082), LES MISERABLES ($-97,784), CABARET ($-60,338)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $188.20
THE LION KING $168.76
BEAUTIFUL $161.31
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $150.73
WICKED $133.73
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY ($70.34), VIOLET ($71.00), CINDERELLA ($73.94), ROCKY ($77.15), ONCE ($78.38)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 130.39%
WICKED 122.51%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 118.41%
ALADDIN 107.98%
BEAUTIFUL 103.2%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (43.88%), CINDERELLA (48.86%), ONCE (53.59%), VIOLET (53.96%), IF/THEN (58.95%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 102.4%
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER 100.8%
MATILDA 100.3%
BEAUTIFUL 100.1%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (72.5%), ONCE (74.3%), CINDERELLA (76.1%), IF/THEN (80.3%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (84.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
VIOLET 554
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY 430
MAMMA MIA! 188
ROCKY 156
KINKY BOOTS 133
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1705), WICKED (-1346), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (-687), LES MISERABLES (-603), ONCE (-548)

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

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