INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/18


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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 12/17/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 257,160 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,359,422. The average ticket price was $133.61.

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 down -2.75%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.33%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -2.55% vs. last week and up 12.50% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $133.61 is up $0.27 compared to last week and up $19.98 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,827,018
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,448,611
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,401,108
THE LION KING $2,336,750
WICKED $2,000,828


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($70,470), THE CHILDREN ($203,238), M. BUTTERFLY ($370,427), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($382,966), JUNK ($399,049)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $106,733
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $105,821
CATS $44,091
THE LION KING $31,456
COME FROM AWAY $29,951


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL ($-148,713), KINKY BOOTS ($-118,272), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($-95,588), HAMILTON ($-82,342), JUNK ($-74,993)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $506.56
HAMILTON $263.37
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $218.36
HELLO, DOLLY! $212.55
THE LION KING $172.90


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($24.39), THE CHILDREN ($47.72), M. BUTTERFLY ($73.50), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($75.39), JUNK ($80.98)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HELLO, DOLLY! 133.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 122.45%
WICKED 112.42%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 111.84%
COME FROM AWAY 110.32%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (4.76%), THE CHILDREN (33.06%), JUNK (35.96%), M. BUTTERFLY (39.12%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (48.72%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

COME FROM AWAY 102.1%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.8%
HAMILTON 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 100.0%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (29.4%), JUNK (58.2%), M. BUTTERFLY (59.2%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (65.6%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (67.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FARINELLI AND THE KING 1261
M. BUTTERFLY 220
WICKED 220
CATS 121
ANASTASIA 80


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
KINKY BOOTS (-1452), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (-1024), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-913), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-857), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (-692)

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 18, 2017 - by


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