INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/14; WAITRESS Jumps Up
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/13/2019.
Waitress saw a big uptick in grosses for the week ending January 13 with the return of composer Sara Bareilles to the diner, joined by her Tony Award-winning friend Gavin Creel. The long-running musical which is beginning its third year on Broadway, reported $972,519.80, an improvement of $433,047.80 over the prior week.
This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 274,375 tickets sold and a total gross of $31,937,248. The average ticket price was $116.40.
This was less than the number of shows as last week and up 3 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -8.71%. Versus last year, attendance was up 10.28%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -14.90% vs. last week and down -3.07% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $116.40 is down $-8.47 compared to last week and down $-16.03 compared to last year.
Top 5 by This Week Gross
|HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO||$2,053,032|
|THE LION KING||$1,848,667|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||$1,536,167|
|THE NEW ONE||$114,453|
|THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT||$98,295|
|THE WAVERLY GALLERY||$95,668|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-637,153), THE LION KING ($-619,602), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-503,947), ALADDIN ($-446,236), FROZEN ($-348,518)
Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||$165.18|
|HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO||$158.22|
|THE LION KING||$141.67|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||110.83%|
|HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO||103.25%|
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||102.9%|
|COME FROM AWAY||102%|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||101.7%|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||101.4%|
|THE BAND'S VISIT||1866|
|THE WAVERLY GALLERY||1216|
|THE NEW ONE||837|
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-2478), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-2252), WICKED (-1949), KINKY BOOTS (-1196), NETWORK (-1006)
That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..