Industry Insight Weekly Grosses Analysis
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/30
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 12/29/2019.
This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 350,714 tickets sold and a total gross of $55,765,408. The average ticket price was $159.01.
BEETLEJUICE broke the Winter Garden Box Office Record for a 9 performance week with a gross of $2,175,859.00 the week ending December 29, 1019. The previous record was held by SCHOOL OF ROCK with a gross of $2,022,136.00. This is the second time smashing the record, following BEETLEJUICE breaking the Winter Garden Box Office Record for an 8 performance week grossing $1,589,838.90 the week ending December 1, 2019.
HADESTOWN broke its own record again today at the Kerr. For the week ending 12/29, the show grossed $1,693,119 for eight performances. The show's previous record was $1,623,020 over Thanksgiving (week ending 12/1/19).
Broadway's WAITRESS had the best week at the box office in over a year, grossing $1,270,489.70 for the week ending December 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The Broadway engagement of the long-running musical ends this Sunday, January 5, 2020.
At the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, the Tony Award-Winning Best Play reported weekly sales of $2,049,310 for the week ending December 29. The Broadway production is the best-selling straight play in Broadway history, having grossed $163,017,626 to date.
West Side Story, has once again broken the all-time Broadway Theatre house record for a single week, with a gross of $1,807,025.94. In 7 performances the previous week, West Side Story broke the record (with a gross of $1,497,319) held by Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ($1,479,889.97, established on 12/29/13, for an 8-performance week).
Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrated Christmas week on Broadway with a gross ticket sales of $2,716,891.50 for the week ending December 29. Best week yet for the first new musical to open in the 2019 - 2020 Season, also a house record for a show at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.
A Christmas Carol, which opened on Broadway November 20, 2019, has just broken another box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. Adapted by Jack Thorneand directed by Matthew Warchus, A Christmas Carol grossed $954,054.40 over nine performances for the week ending December 29. It tops the house record previously held by Oh, Hello, the Nick Kroll and John Mulaney comedy that grossed $911,602 for the week ending January 1, 2017.
Top 5 by This Week Gross
|THE LION KING||$3,484,184|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE INHERITANCE ($426,366), THE SOUND INSIDE ($479,366), SLAVE PLAY ($490,146), OKLAHOMA! ($609,562), THE LIGHTNING THIEF ($656,156)
Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
|THE LION KING||$1,229,839|
|THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS||$1,039,852|
|THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA||$872,341|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE INHERITANCE ($-8,788), SLAVE PLAY ($67,864), THE SOUND INSIDE ($78,794), A CHRISTMAS CAROL ($93,928), AMERICAN UTOPIA ($100,739)
Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
|THE LION KING||$228.82|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||$203.25|
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LIGHTNING THIEF ($81.57), THE SOUND INSIDE ($84.62), SLAVE PLAY ($87.51), THE INHERITANCE ($91.42), TOOTSIE ($98.20)
Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||137.09%|
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE INHERITANCE (37.48%), THE SOUND INSIDE (47.66%), SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW (54.78%), SLAVE PLAY (58.89%), THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS (64.08%)
Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||103.5%|
|COME FROM AWAY||102%|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||101.6%|
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE INHERITANCE (55.6%), THE SOUND INSIDE (71%), SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW (77.7%), THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS (79.6%), Derren Brown: SECRET (85.3%)
Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
|THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS||7004|
|THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA||3557|
|THE LION KING||2349|
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
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..