WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/16

Apr. 16, 2018  

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 4/15/2018.

This week, 35 shows played on Broadway, with 304,922 tickets sold and a total gross of $37,131,666. The average ticket price was $121.77.

Of note, last week's Broadway (play) record breaker Harry Potter and The Cursed Child grossed $1,701,110 for the preview week ending April 15th at the Lyric Theatre. The production was sold out. This gross figure reflects seats given to reviewers and other members of the press, along with nominators for various awards for both Parts One and Two. It is likely that the reported gross sales will be continue to be impacted by additional complimentary tickets given to the media over the next few weeks.

In the first week following Mean Girls' opening night on Broadway, the new hit musical comedy grossed $1,382,096.20 over eight performances, three of which were heavily comped with post-opening night press seats. Once again, the show was completely sold out at every performance.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and down 5 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -7.02%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.66%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -12.83% vs. last week and up 5.53% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $121.77 is down $-8.11 compared to last week and up $11.76 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,139,968
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,412,700
THE LION KING $2,136,093
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,753,123
FROZEN $1,752,038


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
SAINT JOAN ($225,073), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD ($230,396), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($314,104), TRAVESTIES ($319,041), LOBBY HERO ($463,697)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross


SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $480,205
MEAN GIRLS $205,921
SAINT JOAN $39,321
THREE TALL WOMEN $32,945
TRAVESTIES $29,427


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-646,489), FROZEN ($-523,357), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-437,749), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-437,480), ALADDIN ($-377,135)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $509.01
HAMILTON $291.87
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $219.22
THE LION KING $157.62
COME FROM AWAY $143.20


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD ($35.06), SAINT JOAN ($53.10), ROCKTOPIA ($61.99), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($66.66), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($69.35)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 123.01%
HAMILTON 108.44%
THE LION KING 103.7%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 101.19%
ALADDIN 99.77%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (23.19%), SAINT JOAN (33.44%), ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (38.56%), ROCKTOPIA (41.88%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (46.35%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.6%
MEAN GIRLS 100.8%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (59.7%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (69.0%), ROCKTOPIA (72.2%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (75.6%), TRAVESTIES (77.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 948
SAINT JOAN 746
SUMMER 368
TRAVESTIES 310
MEAN GIRLS 47


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-2161), KINKY BOOTS (-1736), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (-1520), ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (-1491), ROCKTOPIA (-1269)

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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