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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13

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Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:02pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 12/8/2013 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: ROMEO AND JULIET (17.7%), A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (17.6%), BEAUTIFUL (15.1%), ROCK OF AGES (11.1%), 700 SUNDAYS (9.8%), FIRST DATE (8.5%), MACBETH (8.4%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (7.8%), JERSEY BOYS (7.2%), THE SNOW GEESE (4.9%), MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (2.5%), ANNIE (1.7%), WICKED (1.5%),

Down for the week by attendance was: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-18.7%), ONCE (-12.4%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (-11.3%), NEWSIES (-9.3%), PIPPIN (-8.7%), CHICAGO (-6.6%), THE LION KING (-6.1%), CINDERELLA (-5.7%), MATILDA (-3.7%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (-3.6%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-2.0%), MAMMA MIA! (-1.0%), KINKY BOOTS (-0.8%), NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT (-0.7%), TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III (-0.5%), BIG FISH (-0.1%),

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StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:07pm
Beautiful better work with those numbers. They're doing great for being in previews. So encouraging to see one of the new shows for the season doing so well.

I don't know enough about the show to speculate so...are these numbers for Mamma Mia considered good? I'm sure it's enough to cover their running costs but I feel like 60% gross potential with an $80 avg ticket price isn't stellar for that show.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/9/13 at 06:28pm
Mamma Mia's grosses aren't great but they're an improvement on what it was grossing a few weeks back, I guess that they're at least making running costs but its clear the move hasn't really boosted ticket sales.
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broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/9/13 at 08:15pm
A Gentleman's Guide is doing decent business as it's still making a profit with those numbers. Hopefully it's enough to keep it around until springtime Tony buzz!

Also, wow Beautiful is selling quite well for a show still in previews.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/10/13 at 09:26am
The Mamma Mia move wasn't to boost ticket sales- it was just to lower running costs and have a smaller house to fill.
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/10/13 at 11:52am
I'm pretty sure it was more of a "move" for Rocky or "close" situation
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/8/13
Posted: 12/10/13 at 04:27pm
I still haven't gotten to the Belasco myself yet, but man is it encouraging to see these numbers for TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III. I'm so glad we've got proof there's an audience for Shakespeare's Globe!
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