WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/5 - MORMON & JACKMAN Break Records

Dec. 5, 2011  

Welcome to the latest edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

This week, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record of Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for the 23rd time. The show earned $1,374,002.90 for the week ending Sunday, December 4, in the 1,068-seat O’Neill, one of Broadway’s smallest theatres.

Also, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway broke The Broadhurst Theatre box office record for the fifth time last week with a gross of $1,520,929. The show had most recently broken the Broadhurst’s record the week ending November 27 with a gross of $1,472,987.00

Previous members of the Broadhurst’s million dollar club are:
700 Sundays starring Billy Crystal (week ending 5/22/05): $1.061 million
Hamlet starring Jude Law week (week ending 12/6/09): $1.000 million
The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino (week ending 1/2/11): $1.175 million

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/4/2011.



Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $1,682,555
WICKED $1,656,955
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY $1,520,929
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,385,685
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,374,003
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
LYSISTRATA JONES ($117,488), CHINGLISH ($221,009), GODSPELL ($284,947), STICK FLY ($296,619), BONNIE AND CLYDE ($341,908)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER $239,406
AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin $133,223
PRIVATE LIVES $56,019
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY $47,942
SISTER ACT $32,123
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK ($-684,511), WICKED ($-548,070), MARY POPPINS ($-451,730), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-417,361), THE LION KING ($-397,061)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY $158.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $156.99
THE LION KING $130.79
WICKED $124.68
JERSEY BOYS $119.56
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LYSISTRATA JONES ($25.80), BONNIE AND CLYDE ($45.32), STICK FLY ($49.05), CHINGLISH ($60.48), PRIVATE LIVES ($73.21)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY 123.84%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 110.41%
THE LION KING 99.54%
WICKED 98.56%
WAR HORSE 92.88%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LYSISTRATA JONES (13.84%), CHINGLISH (25.78%), STICK FLY (32.82%), BONNIE AND CLYDE (37.12%), GODSPELL (39.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY 102.0%
VENUS IN FUR 99.5%
WAR HORSE 97.5%
THE LION KING 95.9%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

CHINGLISH (42.4%), FOLLIES (47.0%), AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin (60.2%), LYSISTRATA JONES (60.2%), GODSPELL (61.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER 1557
BONNIE AND CLYDE 969
OTHER DESERT CITIES 669
STICK FLY 541
SISTER ACT 433
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
MARY POPPINS (-3845), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-3320), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (-2533), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (-2290), CHICAGO (-1701)

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