Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:06pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 12/29/2013 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: CINDERELLA (26.6%), ONCE (21.4%), MAMMA MIA! (20.7%), CHICAGO (20.5%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (18.2%), BIG FISH (17.7%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (16.3%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (16.2%), A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (15.8%), JERSEY BOYS (15.1%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (15.0%), 700 SUNDAYS (13.9%), ANNIE (12.2%), FIRST DATE (11.5%), PIPPIN (11.0%), ROCK OF AGES (9.9%), MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (9.1%), NEWSIES (8.4%), NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT (8.3%), KINKY BOOTS (3.5%), WICKED (3.1%), MATILDA (2.5%), THE LION KING (1.5%), BEAUTIFUL (1.2%), TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: THE BOOK OF MORMON (-11.4%), MACHINAL (-5.7%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (-4.1%), MACBETH (-0.3%),

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stevenycguy
Leading Actor
joined:12/7/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:10pm
Could The Book of Mormon only be at 91.2% capacity during the busiest week of the year? That must be a typo.
grandpianoalex
Stand-by
joined:2/15/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:13pm
and Annie played at 116% capacity at the Palace? What?
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:23pm
Always nice to see so many black numbers!
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flyinghighwithwicked
Understudy
joined:2/10/09
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:25pm
Holy Shiz Wicked. $3,201,333? That's gotta be some sort of record. Definitely the highest number Wicked's ever seen!
Blackbird3
Chorus Member
joined:11/21/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:39pm
Book of Mormon's capacity was reported as 102.6% on another site. Could that be correct?
Theater'sBestFriend
Stand-by
joined:3/5/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:40pm
"Could The Book of Mormon only be at 91.2% capacity during the busiest week of the year? That must be a typo."

Possibly, especially with the different number noted above; if so, it'll probably be corrected right away. If not, another possible explanation could be that they overestimated how many premium seats they'd sell during the holiday period.





Updated On: 12/30/13 at 03:40 PM
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:47pm
Cinderella still going strong!
cardamon
Understudy
joined:12/19/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:52pm
Book of Mormon sold the same number of seats as the previous week (8,752), so it's weird that the capacity went down. Unless they performed a 9th performance to a completely empty theatre.

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EDIT: Nevermind. Looks like they fixed it.
Book of Mormon Grosses for 2013
Updated On: 12/30/13 at 03:52 PM
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 03:55pm
Its a typo. Book of Mormon only played 8 performances last week while its capacity is accounting for 9 performances.
Great week all around for the most part. Shout out to Annie, which will likely be sold out again this week, and will be going out on top!
Also as well have all already commented Cinderella is definitely a tourist show, the issue is filling the seats in the slow months, which is likely why they are bringing in Ms Jepsen and Fran Drescher in hopes of being able to at least break even so that the their summer and holiday grosses go straight into the bank rather than being held to cover the costs of slow weeks.
Final shout out to Gentleman's Guide!!! I hope it is able to maintain its grosses from the past few weeks (obviously not this week's inflated christmas grosses) becuase at the current rate its going it looks like it will be able to stick around through the Tony's!
mjohnson2
Stand-by
joined:11/2/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:02pm
I love seeing numbers like these. NML/WFG may have to close early though with these numbers.
mjohnson2
Stand-by
joined:11/2/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:09pm
Oh and that is Wicked's highest gross ever in one week, and I believe it is the highest gross ever for any show in one week.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:14pm

Wow, I have't seen so many $1 million plus shows in quite a while. Now, the struggling months of January and February await many shows.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:15pm
Nice to see Big Fish went out strong.

Hopefully it will have a life after Broadway.
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ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:19pm
Wicked making 3million most certainly breaks the former record of 2.8 million....also by Wicked.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:22pm
I cannot believe WICKED's numbers, Unbelievable! Guess I'll have work for the next 10-12 years
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SweetLips
Leading Actor
joined:1/23/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:22pm
Sad that Anthony Warlow left Annie[for whatever reson]and miss this capacity finale.
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:23pm
NML/WFG in danger? With 98.8% capacity?
BroadwayEd
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:46pm
Wow, people really went to see Broadway shows this past week! That's exciting to see. Even more artistic enterprises like NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT did great. Kudos to everyone, especially struggling shows that had run out of steam like CINDERELLA and ANNIE. Also, I can't believe KINKY BOOTS is making so much money, and whoa WICKED.
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jdrye222
Featured Actor
joined:5/28/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 04:54pm
I can't believe that many people paid so much money for bad productions like ANNIE, WICKED, SPIDERMAN, etc.
Very depressing
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 05:02pm
Agree re Wicked - Disagree re Annie Mixed feelings on Spiderman. More positive than negative.
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fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 05:17pm
Yes, because God forbid anyone sees a show that they enjoy rather than what people on these boards approve.
I'm personally happy that A LOT of shows enjoyed superb grosses this week.
"Life in theater is give and take...but you need to be ready to give more then you take..."
ethan231h
Stand-by
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 05:18pm
Agree
i am happy with shows like Pippin, Mamma mia, Matilda making a lot of money, but shows like Wicked, lion king, and Phantom don't deserve that much money
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 05:33pm
Those are some truly incredible numbers for WICKED. Wow.

Not depressing at all, but alright.
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Updated On: 12/30/13 at 05:33 PM
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 05:50pm
If people want to see it, then it "deserves" it.

Looking at those 'average' ticket prices is mind blowing, however. Wowza!
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beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
Posted: 12/30/13 at 06:58pm
"Holy Shiz Wicked. $3,201,333? That's gotta be some sort of record. Definitely the highest number Wicked's ever seen!"

It is a record. $3 million is amazing. Plus, I'm happy to see those big numbers for 'Cinderella'.

Updated On: 12/30/13 at 06:58 PM

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