WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/9; HARRY POTTER Becomes Highest Grossing Play in Broadway History

Apr. 9, 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 4/8/2018.

Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen broke the house record at the St. James Theatre for the second week in a row for the week ending April 8 with a gross of $2,275,395.00 on eight performances.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set a Broadway Box Office record in previews with $2,138,859 gross for the week ending April 8, 2018. Even with 300 seats at every performance selling for $40 or less, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre became the top grossing play in Broadway history, selling $2,138,859 for the week ending April 8, 2018 (on a full 8-performance schedule). This shatters the previous record held by All the Way, which grossed $1,623,495 in June, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

For the week ending 4/8/18, Three Tall Women was up over $180,000 on the previous week, with a gross of $779,655.72, and playing to 100% capacity at the 787-seat Golden Theatre.

This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 327,949 tickets sold and a total gross of $42,596,197. The average ticket price was $129.89.

This was up the number of shows as last week and down 2 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 2.61%. Versus last year, attendance was up 5.38%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 1.38% vs. last week and up 23.66% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $129.89 is down $-1.58 compared to last week and up $19.20 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,142,588
THE LION KING $2,507,181
WICKED $2,390,664
FROZEN $2,275,395
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,138,859


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
TRAVESTIES ($289,614), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD ($375,274), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($446,582), LOBBY HERO ($472,563), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ($560,959)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross


HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $549,826
SUMMER $324,314
HAMILTON $260,574
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $200,653
THREE TALL WOMEN $180,030


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-584,971), WICKED ($-332,376), ALADDIN ($-298,793), MEAN GIRLS ($-292,508), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-143,614)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $509.62
HAMILTON $292.06
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $224.53
THE LION KING $185.02
FROZEN $169.17


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD ($53.87), TRAVESTIES ($68.92), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($71.66), ROCKTOPIA ($75.79), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($86.10)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 134.32%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 125.85%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 115.37%
THE LION KING 114.38%
HAMILTON 108.53%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (37.77%), ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (45.72%), TRAVESTIES (50.52%), ROCKTOPIA (57.61%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (65.9%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.5%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
MEAN GIRLS 100.3%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (71.1%), ROCKTOPIA (81.2%), TRAVESTIES (82.6%), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (86.7%), SUMMER (87.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SUMMER 3601
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 3244
TRAVESTIES 1734
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE 1393
CAROUSEL 1252


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1791), ALADDIN (-1750), THE LION KING (-1715), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-540), BEAUTIFUL (-496)

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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