INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/27


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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 12/24/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 244,973 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,796,215. The average ticket price was $146.12.

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 -4.74%. Versus last year, attendance was down -0.38%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 4.18% vs. last week and up 17.70% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $146.12 is up $12.51 compared to last week and up $22.45 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,797,844
THE LION KING $2,682,893
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,411,185
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,295,082
WICKED $2,220,606


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($77,787), THE CHILDREN ($199,125), JUNK ($352,024), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($426,713), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($446,336)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $970,826
THE LION KING $346,143
ALADDIN $276,386
WICKED $219,778
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $213,690


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL ($-293,470), WAITRESS ($-181,428), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($-155,825), HELLO, DOLLY! ($-153,529), COME FROM AWAY ($-121,551)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.69
HAMILTON $353.06
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $232.99
HELLO, DOLLY! $199.02
THE LION KING $197.98


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($34.68), THE CHILDREN ($50.50), JUNK ($63.97), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($85.25), MISS SAIGON ($85.97)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 130.69%
THE BAND'S VISIT 126.65%
HELLO, DOLLY! 125.41%
WICKED 124.76%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 121.18%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (5.25%), JUNK (31.72%), THE CHILDREN (31.77%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (50.17%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (51.51%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 102.3%
COME FROM AWAY 101.8%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.3%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (22.8%), JUNK (65.0%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (68.2%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (70.8%), MISS SAIGON (72.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1139
SCHOOL OF ROCK 882
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 865
WICKED 660
JUNK 575


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
BEAUTIFUL (-2047), WAITRESS (-1160), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1119), COME FROM AWAY (-1086), FARINELLI AND THE KING (-1072)

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 27, 2017 - by


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