Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:05pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 2/2/2014 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: BRONX BOMBERS (9.6%), TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III (2.1%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (1.8%), MACHINAL (0.3%),

Down for the week by attendance was: CHICAGO (-21.6%), MAMMA MIA! (-20.3%), A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (-14.7%), JERSEY BOYS (-13.9%), ROCK OF AGES (-13.4%), CINDERELLA (-12.1%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-10.7%), THE LION KING (-10.0%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-6.4%), NEWSIES (-6.1%), ONCE (-5.5%), MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (-5.3%), PIPPIN (-3.6%), OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (-3.4%), BEAUTIFUL (-3.1%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (-3.1%), WICKED (-2.9%), NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT (-2.8%), KINKY BOOTS (-1.8%), MATILDA (-1.7%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-0.3%), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (-0.3%),

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beensince1987
Featured Actor
joined:2/3/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:12pm
Wow. Bronx Bombers in not even making 20% of potential gross...
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:12pm
Despite the Super Bowl, attendance seemed to of gone south, evidents that people here to watch the football don't want to see a Broadway show.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:18pm
Rough week. Mamma Mia and Cinderella, especially.
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:25pm
i think the real story here is Mamma Mia barely making 30% of its potential gross. That is something I would expect from a new show that hasn't yet found an audience, not a tourist tradition like Mamma Mia. If Mamma Mia doesn't have a GREAT summer I would expect it to be gone come this time next year. By great I mean $650,000+ every week from end of June through September 1st.

I can also see why the producers of Cinderella wanted to wait a week before having Jepsen and Drescher start since I don't see anyone doing that much better. Why pay them when you know they won't bring in enough money to cover their salaries.
Updated On: 2/3/14 at 03:25 PM
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:27pm
Uh oh, is The Book of Mormon starting to falter!? That is their lowest capacity since April of 2011. Ouch. They must be posting soon.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:28pm
Ouch all around.
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broadfan327
Featured Actor
joined:3/20/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:32pm
Also, it was very cold much of the week, and perhaps theater goers avoided the city on purpose to avoid the Super Bowl events.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:34pm
Ouch indeed
Book of Mormon, Wicked, Lion King and Kinky Boots did bad!
I was in the city on sat seeing Avenue Q and I thought tImes Square was PACKED WITH TOURISTS! It was crazy, but clearly none went to shows! well I guess with mid winter break coming up families with kids will be coming in to the city!
evic
Leading Actor
joined:3/5/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:41pm
Now through the middle of March will be difficult for many shows and there will be some closings. The ones who hung on will be gone by June. The football tourists weren't gonna spend their bucks on a show. Though the producers of Mama Mia have made billions, they will soon through in the towel. They just spent bucks on a new advertising campaign, but the Shuberts are going to want the prized Broadhurst for a hit. Don't think that Bridges will make it too many weeks past opening.
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:42pm
I still don't understand why they didn't just close shop on MAMMA MIA! instead of spending all that money to transfer the production to a different theater.
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WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:54pm
The thing is, most Super Bowl visitors (who have the capacity to spend big bucks on Broadway shows) have events planned all throughout the day.

Free open bar party downtown? Yes! $140 tickets to a show I can see when it'll probably stop in my town anyway? Well... There is always a downside to these types of events.

Just makes sense.
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D2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:57pm
And so many laughed at Winston when he predicted the Super Bowl would be bad for Broadway...
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Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 03:59pm
>Ouch indeed Book of Mormon, Wicked, Lion King and Kinky Boots did bad!<

The Book of Mormon was the highest grossing show of the week, at $1.6 million, played to 102.3% capacity, had an average ticket price of $188. The figures are 118% of its possible gross potential. In a week when other shows suffered, it barely fluctuated. In no ways did it "do bad".
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Patti LuPone FANatic
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joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 04:20pm
Wow...that's a very signficant loss for "Chicago." How does it work for a show that has been around for so long? Do the producers have built up reserves to see them through the lean weeks? I'm curious as to how they have managed to survive so many lean winters.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:03pm
Mormon is advertising on TV like crazy

When it pops up on TDF or another discount site we will see it. Doubted people here for the Super Bowl were not Broadway fans.
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frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:20pm
Mormon has always been advertising on TV like crazy. I can't remember an episode of The Daily Show or SNL in the past few years that hasn't had at least one commercial.
Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:30pm
I would guess the crowds in the Times Square area kept some people away as well. I know I would have been willing to go see a show last week. But, everything set up in Times Square and worrying about extra traffic getting into NYC kept me away.
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Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:32pm
Although I probably won't get a chance to see either one of them (damnit), it warms my heart to know that Twelfth Night/Richard 3 were one of the shows that seems to packing them in, come rain, shine, snow or Super Bowl.
BroadwayEd
AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:58pm
"How does it work for a show that has been around for so long? Do the producers have built up reserves to see them through the lean weeks? I'm curious as to how they have managed to survive so many lean winters."

Most shows will have reserves built into their budgets to help them get through their initial weeks when you can generally anticipate more comps and discounts to build word of mouth and then to continue covering costs during lean weeks such as this when the box office doesn't cover the operating costs.
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JMPlayer6
Featured Actor
joined:2/7/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 06:06pm
Book of Mormon dropping below 102.6% capacity: the world is ending for sure!
Shows seen in 2014 (NYC unless otherwise noted): 1/12 Working (Lyric Stage, Boston); 1/18 The Underpants (Hartford Stage); 1/25 The Bridges of Madison County (had seen at Wiiiamstown Theatre Festival); 1/25 Beautiful; 1/26 Machinal; 2/1 Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Ocean State Theatre); 2/2 The Lyons (2nd Story Theatre); 2/8 Outside Mullingar; 2/8 Bronx Bombers; 2/9 Little Me (Encores!); 2/16 Seven Keys to Baldpate (2nd Story Theatre); 2/23 Witness Uganda (ART, Cambridge MA); 3/8 The Happiest Song Plays Last; 3/8 Rocky; 3/9 The Other Josh Cohen (Papermill Playhouse); 3/15 4000 Miles (Long Wharf Theatre) ; 3/23 The Whale (Speakeasy, Boston); 3/29 Mothers and Sons; 3/29 Buyer & Cellar; 3/30 Of Mice and Men; 4/5 Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre, Boston); 4/6 45 Seconds from Broadway (Mansfield Music & Arts Society); 4/12 Bullets Over Broadway; 4/12 A Raisin in the Sun; 4/13 Les Miserables (saw original Broadway run plus recent national tour); 4/19 We Will Rock You (PPAC); 4/23 Veronica Meadows (Trinity Square Rep); 4/26 Aladdin; 4/26 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; 4/27 If/Then; 5/3 Book of Mormon (PPAC, Providence RI; seen twice on Broadway previously); 5/4 42nd Street (Ocean State Theatre; had seen original Broadway production); 5/10 Violet; 5/10 Cabaret; 5/11 The Cripple of Inishmaan; 5/18 Light in the Piazzo (Wilbraham Players); 5/24 Casa Valentina; 5/24 Heathers: The Musical; 5/25 The Realistic Joneses; 6/7 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill; 6/7 Act One; 6/8 Grease (Papermill Playhouse); 6/22 Fingers & Toes (Ivoryton Playhouse); 6/28 Holler If Ya Hear Me; 7/3 Working on a Special Day (Barrington Stage); 7/4 Kiss Me Kate (Barrington Stage); 7/4 The Mystery of Irma Vep (Berkshie Theatre); 7/5 June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival); 7/6 Madagascar (Chester Theatre Company); 7/13 Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre; had seen national tour); 7/19 Guys and Dolls (Ocean State Theatre); 7/20 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (local movie theater); 7/27 Hay Fever (2nd Story Theatre) ... Forthcoming: 8/3 Finding Neverland (A.R.T.); 8/8 Dancing Lessons (Barrington Stage Company); 8/9 Design for Living (Berkshire Theatre); 8/9 The Visit (Williamstown Theatre Festival); 8/10 The Golem of Havana (Barrington Stage Company); 8/17 Singin' in the Rain (Reagle Music Theatre; previously seen at Ogunquit Playhouse); 8/23 Newsies (4th time overall); 8/23 Sex with Strangers; 8/24 Run For Your Wife (Granite Theatre; previously seen in London); 8/30 And Then There Were None (2nd Story Theatre); 9/6 It's Only a Play; 9/6 The Money Shot; 9/14 Ether Dome (Hartford Stage); 9/20 Sorcerer (Theater at Monmouth); 9/21 The Witches of Eastwick (Ogunquit Playhouse); 9/28 Comedy Is Hard! (Ivoryton Playhouse); 10/11 The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time; 10/11 On the Town; 10/12 Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse); 10/18 Holiday Inn (Goodspeed); 10/25 You Can't Take It With You; 10/25 The Last Ship; 10/26 This Is Our Youth; 11/2 Dial 'M' for Murder (Ocean State Theatre); 11/8 The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed); 11/15 The Elephant Man; 11/15 The River; 12/6 Honeymoon in Vegas (had seen at Play Mill Playhouse); 12/20 The Real Thing; 12/20 The Illusionists
AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 06:08pm
Yep, it won't be long before they are on TKTS and begging people to buy tickets. Hopefully they'll try to hang on through the summer. Shall we start the speculation of what can take the O'Neill come September?
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 06:10pm
Sarcasm noted
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 06:12pm
I think there is word that DINER is looking to take over the O'Neill. You can check with BroadwayStar2 for confirmation though.
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 08:09pm
I think any non-football tourists stayed away from NYC that week knowing how crowded it would be and how expensive everything was(hotels, restaurants, etc.). They'll get a boost for President's week & the Valentine's Day weekend in a few weeks, but otherwise it looks like it'll be a rough winter for most shows.
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Hank
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/2/14
Posted: 2/3/14 at 08:27pm
I was wondering how super bowl fans would respond, and it looks like seeing a Broadway show was last (or close) to last thing on their minds, and non fans and us locals just stayed away. Fear not, numbers will bounce back soon after these up coming storms will pass.

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