Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 03:16pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 10/20/2013 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: THE WINSLOW BOY (10.6%), ROCK OF AGES (8.0%), THE SNOW GEESE (5.4%), A TIME TO KILL (3.0%), JERSEY BOYS (2.5%), MAMMA MIA! (0.3%),

Down for the week by attendance was: MATILDA (-6.4%), ONCE (-5.6%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (-4.3%), BIG FISH (-3.7%), FIRST DATE (-3.5%), CHICAGO (-3.4%), ROMEO AND JULIET (-2.0%), NEWSIES (-1.6%), CINDERELLA (-1.4%), WICKED (-1.2%), PIPPIN (-1.0%), THE LION KING (-1.0%), A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (-0.8%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (-0.5%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-0.5%), ANNIE (-0.1%),

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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 03:56pm
Not too bad for Big Fish, Janis Joplin, and After Midnight.
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Jason Shatz
Chorus Member
joined:6/24/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 04:07pm
$200 average ticket price for BOM?! Don't get me wrong, I was lucky enough to get tickets and enjoy the show - I am from the area anyway. But when the average price surpasses $200, I get a bigger case of sticker shock. $100+ tickets are bad enough for the average theatergoer, especially for millenials like me. I hope the model changes.

On the bright side, at least an original, relatively smaller work such as BOM is doing much better than Spider-Man, which I have been skeptical about from the beginning. It's shaping up to be a super-expensive flop.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 06:11pm
How long can Spiderman last not reaching it's reported weekly nut?
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 09:12pm
That's a pretty good first week for TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III, too. I'm not good with B.O. math, but if roughly 750 of the 1,000 seats are being sold at full price, and 250 are the $25 ones, having an average ticket at $76 is pretty impressive, no?

Here's hoping they keep up the good numbers and dare I say even recoup. I'd love for their ticketing model go mainstream!
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Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 09:27pm
Mamma Mia! did well for its final week at the Winter Garden. Will be interesting seeing its first full week grosses at the Broadhurst.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/21/13 at 10:34pm
yeah, I see no reason why Big Fish would close by New Years. They've had solid grosses throughout previews and they continue to pull in solid numbers after they opened. A strong word-of-mouth really helps a show and Big Fish has a good word-of-mouth circulating. kudos to them!
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/22/13 at 05:39am
JNB -- those numbers don't mean much all alone, it always has to be in comparision to several things: % of Potential, and of course, in relation to its weekly expenses (its nut) However, you should also note: that only 4 or 5 shows have a lower average ticket price...likely many comps -- which isn't unusual for the first week.
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TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/22/13 at 08:08am
If Spidey isn't hitting its reported weekly nut almost every week...... I say they will post their notice by New Years.
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massofmen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/22/13 at 11:01am
Big Fish also might have had a nice advance. You have no idea how they are selling now.
RozeeRossi
Chorus Member
joined:5/13/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/23/13 at 12:55pm
Pardon if this has been stated before, but does anyone know what the nut for Romeo and Juliet is?
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/23/13 at 10:45pm
Yeah, the other variables are all important, much more so than average ticket price, I guess I was just expecting their number to be lower than $76 with 25% of the theatre being priced at rush, essentially. Maybe it's a sign that they didn't paper their first week of previews heavily (if at all), which would at least also be very encouraging.
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frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/20/13
Posted: 10/23/13 at 11:01pm
This math is all rough, but if you look at the chart, a potential gross of $640,530 divided by 6,306 total seats equals a potential average ticket price of $101.57, so selling a quarter of the house for a quarter of average potential price, the resulting average ticket price was lowered by 25% from $101 to $76... so yeah, the math checks out perfectly and there was very little papering or discounting involved last week. Good for them, I hope that trend continues for both shows.

Updated On: 10/23/13 at 11:01 PM

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