Industry Insight Weekly Grosses Analysis
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/26
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 8/25/2019.
What the Constitution Means to Me concluded its smash-hit Broadway run by shattering the box office record at the Helen Hayes Theater. With a gross of $638,509 for the week ending 8/24, the play broke the record for highest gross of any production at the theatre in an eight performance week. The record was previously held by Rock of Ages with a gross of $583,527 for the week ending 1/4/2015.
Hot on the heels of Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall joining the company (on August 20) as Dawn and Ogie respectively, Broadway's Waitress had their best week in six months: the show took in $938,087 last week, up $360K on the prior week.
This week, 24 shows played on Broadway, with 224,849 tickets sold and a total gross of $27,987,012. The average ticket price was $124.47.
This was less than the number of shows as last week and down 6 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -13.16%. Versus last year, attendance was down -11.95%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -12.47% vs. last week and down -16.86% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $124.47 is up $0.98 compared to last week and down $-7.34 compared to last year.
Top 5 by This Week Gross
|THE LION KING||$2,074,579|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||$1,870,181|
|AIN'T TOO PROUD||$1,444,757|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
OKLAHOMA! ($449,815), CHICAGO ($588,267), BEAUTIFUL ($594,161), BETRAYAL ($617,088), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($638,509)
Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
|WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME||$77,820|
|AIN'T TOO PROUD||$15,172|
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-239,200), WICKED ($-199,880), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-134,518), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-116,655), ALADDIN ($-97,896)
Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
|THE LION KING||$166.22|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||$160.67|
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
CHICAGO ($83.17), BEAUTIFUL ($85.71), SEA WALL/A LIFE ($86.54), BEETLEJUICE ($87.73), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($88.23)
Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||118.95%|
|WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME||107.62%|
|HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO||102.5%|
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
TOOTSIE (48.85%), BEAUTIFUL (59.73%), OKLAHOMA! (60.3%), CHICAGO (61.25%), SEA WALL/A LIFE (63.15%)
Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
|COME FROM AWAY||101.6%|
|TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD||101.4%|
|DEAR EVAN HANSEN||101.4%|
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
TOOTSIE (70.4%), CHICAGO (81.9%), WICKED (82%), BETRAYAL (84.2%), BEAUTIFUL (84.5%)
Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
|SEA WALL/A LIFE||215|
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1116), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-935), THE LION KING (-887), TOOTSIE (-404), BEETLEJUICE (-366)
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..