Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12

Rob
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 03:06pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 12/9/2012 in BroadwayWorld.com's grosses section.

Also, you will find information on each show's historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.

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Up for the week by attendance was: WAR HORSE (16.4%), ELF (14.7%), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (11.6%), A CHRISTMAS STORY (10.9%), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (10.0%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (8.8%), CHICAGO (8.6%), ANNIE (8.0%), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (7.2%), BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL (6.5%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (5.1%), ONCE (4.5%), WICKED (4.4%), MAMMA MIA! (4.3%), THE LION KING (4.1%), MARY POPPINS (3.8%), NEWSIES (3.7%), CHAPLIN (3.5%), JERSEY BOYS (2.5%), GRACE (2.3%), ROCK OF AGES (1.3%), EVITA (1.2%),

Down for the week by attendance was: DEAD ACCOUNTS (-25.0%), THE ANARCHIST (-11.8%), WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (-7.2%), GOLDEN BOY (-5.4%), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (-5.0%), SCANDALOUS (-1.4%), THE HEIRESS (-0.2%),

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Patti LuPone FANatic
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joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:03pm
Those Book of Mormon grosses are just insane. I'm happy that "Chicago" got a little boost. Hopefully, the winter tourists help boost the attendance of needy shows. from RC in Austin, TExas
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Rodgerdodger
Chorus Member
joined:8/17/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:07pm
I'm thinking Dead Accounts will be the next to go. Hope it won't scare Katie away for good.
qolbinau
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joined:6/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:08pm
I've said this countless times but I wonder if THE BOOK OF MORMON is killing broadway (maybe killing is a bit of an exaggeration).

At an average of $200 per ticket, I wonder if those who are seeing THE BOOK OF MORMON can afford to see other shows. It doesn't seem healthy for one show to be taking a large proportion of the money.
Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:19pm
^ The people who are paying that price probably don't go to the theater that often.

It's nice to see Scandalous go out with a bang.

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broadwaydevil
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:40pm
^And if they do, they probably pay premium tickets at shows elsewhere, which is arguably saving Broadway.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 05:12pm
With NINE shows grossing over 1 million (and two with higher grosses than Mormon), and another two in the 900K range, I don't think ANYTHING is dying.

Most tourists only see one show on a trip anyway.
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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 05:23pm
and everyone's grosses should continue to climb through New Year's. It's nice to see the three new shows that opened in the spring doing very well(Once, Newsies, Nice Work). can't say the same for any new shows that opened in the fall.
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massofmen
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joined:12/10/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 05:33pm
amazing that scandalous somehow found a way to sell less on the last week.
Patti LuPone FANatic
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joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 06:39pm
I don't agree with that statement that most tourists only see one show. from RC in Austin, TExas
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mc1227
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joined:7/29/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/10/12 at 09:14pm
Pretty decent week for the early part of the holiday season. These numbers should be pretty solid for the next month. Kudos to my favorite, Nice Work, who went over the million mark despite Kelli being out for a few shows. I do feel bad for Scandalous though. Carolee deserved a better fate.

Based on discount ticket sales seating, Cinderella seems to be doing brisk business. Hard to get a weekend seat through early March that isn't rear mezz.
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ArtMan
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joined:9/10/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/9/12
Posted: 12/11/12 at 10:00am
RC, do you think it is less? I agree with Dramamamma. When I visit, I see a show for every available slot. But that is the main purpose of my visit. I know many people who come to NYC and don't see any shows. I'm supprised, but it is not their interest. I would say that the average tourist who visits sees one show.