WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS

Industry Insight Weekly Grosses Analysis


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/26; MOCKINGBIRD Sets Record

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 12/23/2018.

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the new Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, has now broken The Shubert Organization's box office record for highest weekly gross of any play on Broadway in the organization's history. The record-breaking gross of $1,586,946.02 was achieved in the first full week of performances after the play officially opened to critical acclaim on Thursday, December 13.


This week, 39 shows played on Broadway, with 308,489 tickets sold and a total gross of $41,012,370. The average ticket price was $132.95.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and up 7 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -1.73%. Versus last year, attendance was up 19.96%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 2.88% vs. last week and up 19.36% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $132.95 is up $5.95 compared to last week and down $-0.67 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,612,858
THE LION KING $2,761,271
WICKED $2,264,992
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,228,592
FROZEN $2,109,577


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ($65,859), RUBEN & CLAY'S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR ($139,749), CHOIR BOY ($172,471), HEAD OVER HEELS ($206,949), TORCH SONG ($217,970)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $411,995
THE LION KING $407,440
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $399,208
HAMILTON $357,209
THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $343,093


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL ($-161,183), THE FERRYMAN ($-159,760), BEAUTIFUL ($-145,109), THE CHER SHOW ($-125,618), COME FROM AWAY ($-111,597)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $335.92
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $205.60
THE LION KING $203.63
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $171.75
MEAN GIRLS $161.47


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
RUBEN & CLAY'S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR ($34.13), CHOIR BOY ($41.19), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ($47.59), HEAD OVER HEELS ($56.61), THE WAVERLY GALLERY ($70.30)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 127.26%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 121.5%
MEAN GIRLS 119.66%
HAMILTON 115.31%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 114.73%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
RUBEN & CLAY'S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR (10.56%), HEAD OVER HEELS (23.42%), CHOIR BOY (27.46%), THE NEW ONE (32.9%), TORCH SONG (33.6%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.5%
COME FROM AWAY 102%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
RUBEN & CLAY'S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR (35.1%), HEAD OVER HEELS (47.5%), THE NEW ONE (52.8%), SUMMER (56%), TORCH SONG (63.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS 2742
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2320
ANASTASIA 834
CHOIR BOY 767
SCHOOL OF ROCK 765


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE CHER SHOW (-1963), BEAUTIFUL (-1074), COME FROM AWAY (-1048), THE FERRYMAN (-924), WAITRESS (-852)

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..



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