WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS

Industry Insight Weekly Grosses Analysis


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/22

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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 4/21/2019.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, has once again shattered its own box office record and the record for the highest weekly gross for an American play on Broadway. The now record-breaking gross of$1,720,828.14 (w/e 4/21/19) still holds the title of the highest weekly gross of a play in the history of The Shubert Organization.

KING KONG had its best week of 2019 so far, celebrating Easter and Passover with a gross of $987,646.90 for the week ending 4/21. Up $134,253 from the previous week ending 4/14, KONG is looking very strong going into the tourist season.

The Tony Award-winning hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates one-year on Broadway today. The highest grossing play in Broadway history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has sold over $100 million in weekly gross sales since opening on April 22, 2018 at the Lyric Theatre. A record for any play on Broadway. Last week (w/e April 21, 2019), the production grossed $2,021,090.50.


This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 328,200 tickets sold and a total gross of $40,219,790. The average ticket price was $122.55.

This was the same as the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 7.80%. Versus last year, attendance was up 4.20%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 15.82% vs. last week and up 7.23% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $122.55 is up $8.49 compared to last week and up $3.47 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,299,435
THE LION KING $3,149,674
WICKED $2,633,078
ALADDIN $2,048,492
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,021,090


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($300,613), INK ($316,263), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($340,825), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($462,612), ALL MY SONS ($482,132)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE LION KING $904,189
WICKED $876,409
ALADDIN $622,795
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $550,902
FROZEN $492,351


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE CHER SHOW ($-88,801), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($-87,936), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($-34,612), KING LEAR ($-31,328), BEAUTIFUL ($-30,961)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $306.95
THE LION KING $206.81
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $177.74
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $155.76
WICKED $155.53


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($49.94), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($56.06), INK ($67.71), TOOTSIE ($73.87), BEETLEJUICE ($76.91)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 131.5%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 124.15%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 120.53%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 115.2%
HAMILTON 108.88%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (34.68%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (41.68%), INK (43.58%), THE CHER SHOW (53.04%), THE FERRYMAN (53.65%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.7%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.7%
OKLAHOMA! 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.6%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (67.9%), KING LEAR (77.2%), THE CHER SHOW (77.6%), BEAUTIFUL (81.2%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (87%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

TOOTSIE 2877
WICKED 2591
FROZEN 2356
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2289
ALADDIN 2129


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE FERRYMAN (-393), KING LEAR (-203), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (-32), HAMILTON (-4),

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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