INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/16


by Robert Diamond

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 10/14/2018.


This week, 33 shows played on Broadway, with 262,241 tickets sold and a total gross of $33,387,818. The average ticket price was $127.32.

This was up the number of shows as last week and up 4 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 5.21%. Versus last year, attendance was up 11.90%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 0.02% vs. last week and up 10.41% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $127.32 is down $-6.61 compared to last week and down $-1.72 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,245,544
THE LION KING $2,156,939
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,054,500
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,929,795
WICKED $1,649,536


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE NAP ($204,866), HEAD OVER HEELS ($219,035), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($300,432), BERNHARDT/HAMLET ($366,680), THE WAVERLY GALLERY ($379,302)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

KING KONG $467,670
AMERICAN SON $310,127
THE FERRYMAN $121,820
SUMMER $113,989
ANASTASIA $65,194


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY ($-480,733), WICKED ($-124,140), THE LION KING ($-120,223), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-108,754), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-73,345)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.91
HAMILTON $301.77
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $189.66
THE LION KING $160.64
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $158.33


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE NAP ($55.03), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($64.75), HEAD OVER HEELS ($69.67), THE WAVERLY GALLERY ($75.83), KING KONG ($79.84)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 112.08%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 112.05%
MEAN GIRLS 104.33%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 103.32%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 101.17%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HEAD OVER HEELS (24.79%), THE NAP (31.69%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (44.33%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (46.55%), SUMMER (47.46%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.7%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
KING KONG 100.0%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HEAD OVER HEELS (40.8%), SUMMER (62.2%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (64.3%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (67.9%), KINKY BOOTS (69.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

KING KONG 6956
AMERICAN SON 3376
SUMMER 1237
ANASTASIA 1144
THE FERRYMAN 878


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY (-948), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-664), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-521), THE BAND'S VISIT (-370), WICKED (-281)

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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