INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/11


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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 12/10/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 264,442 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,260,255. The average ticket price was $133.34.

This was up the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 9.04%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.77%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 17.60% vs. last week and up 12.45% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $133.34 is up $9.71 compared to last week and up $20.42 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,909,360
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,519,456
THE LION KING $2,305,294
WICKED $1,894,095
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,783,907


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($91,678), THE CHILDREN ($234,714), M. BUTTERFLY ($391,626), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($401,868), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($452,915)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE LION KING $217,449
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $163,887
ALADDIN $151,217
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $148,034
CATS $120,002


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
M. BUTTERFLY ($-18,308), THE BAND'S VISIT ($-13,136), JUNK ($-7,411), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($-4,449), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($20,902)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $271.04
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $222.99
HELLO, DOLLY! $218.00
THE LION KING $170.52
COME FROM AWAY $159.52


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($32.02), THE CHILDREN ($51.77), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($59.77), M. BUTTERFLY ($81.25), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($82.88)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HELLO, DOLLY! 137.67%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 125.17%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 112.61%
WAITRESS 108.41%
COME FROM AWAY 107.95%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (6.19%), THE CHILDREN (36.08%), M. BUTTERFLY (41.36%), JUNK (42.72%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (52.7%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

COME FROM AWAY 102.0%
HAMILTON 101.6%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.6%
METEOR SHOWER 101.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (29.1%), M. BUTTERFLY (56.6%), JUNK (64.7%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (71.0%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (72.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 1818
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 1405
MISS SAIGON 1019
THE CHILDREN 948
CATS 889


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
JUNK (-517), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (-338), KINKY BOOTS (-194), ALADDIN (-117), THE LION KING (-24)

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..

Posted on December 11, 2017 - by


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