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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/8/13

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/8/13
Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:08pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/8/13 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 9/8/2013 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: ANNIE (8.9%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (7.3%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1.2%), WICKED (1.2%), THE LION KING (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: NEWSIES (-13.0%), MATILDA (-12.5%), FIRST DATE (-12.1%), PIPPIN (-11.9%), ONCE (-11.6%), FOREVER TANGO (-11.4%), SOUL DOCTOR (-10.5%), MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (-7.5%), THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (-5.4%), CINDERELLA (-3.6%), ROMEO AND JULIET (-3.3%), CHICAGO (-3.2%), KINKY BOOTS (-2.2%), JERSEY BOYS (-1.0%), MAMMA MIA! (-0.8%), ROCK OF AGES (-0.3%),

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loliveve
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/8/13
Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:14pm
Wow, there were some serious falls in attendance.

I wonder if Cinderella will end up blocking off the seats that were blocked off in previews so the capacity percentage isn't quite as low... or just keep them open since it should do well during the holidays.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:14pm
Yikes.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:15pm
Yup, summer's definitely over.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:26pm
...and Rosh Hashanah was last week
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:33pm
Wow...Spiderman
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 03:39pm
And Kinky Boots finally broke up that seemingly permanent Top Three (grossers)!
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 04:23pm
This is the first grosses chart I have seen since the remodel of the website. Chart is difficult to read as everything is scrunched together. I have about 4 inches of space on either side of any content posted here. Not sure if there is a way to use full screen.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 04:26pm
spiderman...wow...
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 04:34pm
Spider-Man is on shaky ground but is King Kong ready to go into the Foxwoods? Newsies had a low week which is unsurprising considering kids are back in school but I'm sure it will pick up. Once also had a low week but I imagine its making a profit or at least breaking even.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 04:44pm
Billy Porter was out of Kinky Boots last week and this week. That didn't help..but it's still at almost 100%.

The Jewish Holidays affected most of the shows I would imagine...especially because it was attached to a long weekend.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:02pm
Ouch for Spider-Man. At least if it has to close it will do so after a substantial run, silencing the naysayers who said it would close in a week. Of course it couldn't be expected to fully recoup, but it's had a good run. I saw it once in previews, didn't care for the score but found it entertaining. Especially liked Patrick Page.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 08:39pm
It'll be interesting to see if Cinderella get's a boost with Annie closing. Just a thought.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 08:51pm
At least if it has to close it will do so after a substantial run, silencing the naysayers who said it would close in a week. Of course it couldn't be expected to fully recoup, but it's had a good run

If Spider-Man was to close today, it would only had made back half of its investment. That's enough cash to produce two small Broadway shows, making it the biggest monetary flop in history.

Not much there to "silence" anyone.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 09:24pm
ucjdude... there will only be a few months between ANNIE closing and ALADDIN opening, so if there's any bump at all I'm sure CINDERELLA would hope it's substantial.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 09:57pm
I am never one to want a show to close, but SPIDERMAN is a separate case.
I hope it continues its decline and goes away.

I keep wondering where this Tupac show is going... they keep saying it is all set for broadway, Kenny Leon is talking it up... but unless FIRST DATE closes in January, and they take the Longacre, I don't know...

I wonder what will happen with CINDERELLA and NEWSIES in the coming months.

BIG FISH did respectably.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 10:01pm
big drops all around. and again, how has "Soul Doctor" not announced a closing date yet?? First time I'm slightly worried about "Once", though they have had a nice 16 months of solid grosses. I still think the show has another year+ in it at least.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 10:04pm
Yeah, I also don't know how SOUL DOCTOR is still not announcing a closing date.

I love ONCE - it is one of my favorite things I've seen, ever. But, I think they've not been smart about replacements --- the replacement for Kazee doesn't seem appealing at all in the photos, and I think (as shallow as it may sound) that having a "hot" guy is a big thing for that show, for people who don't otherwise know it. I know it must be one of the hardest shows to cast.... Didn't they recoup a long time ago? I cannot imagine the investment was much...
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 10:10pm
Yes, ONCE recouped last August.
PatrickDennis92
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 10:46pm
If Spider-Man did recoup half its investment, then it's not the biggest flop ever-- you can't look at simply the amount of money that was lost. That money had to be someone, and by virtue of where it was, it lost half of its value (theoretically)-- that money could have been divided up into 10 smaller shows each losing everything. Anyway, I'm not championing Spider-Man; I just wanted to be clear that many investors would delight in a 50% return compared to the commonly grim 0.
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Posted: 9/9/13 at 11:19pm
I would be shocked if Spider Man has recouped even half. They estimated they could have recouped with five years of packed solid houses, which they are nowhere near on track to accomplish as they come up to their third anniversary.
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Posted: 9/10/13 at 12:00am
That money had to be someone, and by virtue of where it was, it lost half of its value (theoretically)-- that money could have been divided up into 10 smaller shows each losing everything.

What the f...?
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Posted: 9/10/13 at 04:50am
Thank you blaxx. No idea what PatrickDennis92 was trying to say there. It is as simple as looking at the amount of money lost, and if it exceeds the amount any other single show has lost then it is the biggest flop in history.
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millie_dillmount
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Posted: 9/10/13 at 06:57am
"It'll be interesting to see if Cinderella get's a boost with Annie closing. Just a thought."

If Cinderella gets a boost, it will have nothing to do with Annie closing. I think people have their decisions made about what show to see regardless of what else is playing on Broadway.
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qolbinau
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Posted: 9/10/13 at 07:11am
I'm sure competition between shows does exist. The process of selecting to see a show often involves choosing between different shows.
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Posted: 9/10/13 at 08:43am
"It is as simple as looking at the amount of money lost, and if it exceeds the amount any other single show has lost then it is the biggest flop in history."

I'm curious qolbinau, what is the biggest flop to date? I didn't know those numbers were made public.

As for Spider-Man, yes it's going to lose money. The producers knew that in previews. They could have closed it before it even opened. But they rolled the dice, opened it, employed many people, entertained huge audiences, and did get a return back. The show has had a decent, respectable run.



Updated On: 9/10/13 at 08:43 AM

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