INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/2


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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 12/31/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 306,408 tickets sold and a total gross of $50,354,114. The average ticket price was $164.34.

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 up 25.08%. Versus last year, attendance was the same. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 40.67% vs. last week and the same vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $164.34 is up $18.21 compared to last week and the same compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,854,874
WICKED $3,301,067
THE LION KING $3,099,930
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,464,573
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,410,758


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($79,125), THE CHILDREN ($236,202), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($291,613), JUNK ($457,474), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($646,792)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $1,080,461
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $986,471
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $970,212
SCHOOL OF ROCK $819,968
THE BOOK OF MORMON $818,793


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY ($-427), HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($1,338), THE CHILDREN ($37,077), HAMILTON ($57,030), FARINELLI AND THE KING ($63,510)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.60
HAMILTON $358.46
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $265.19
THE LION KING $228.39
THE BOOK OF MORMON $211.74


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($26.62), THE CHILDREN ($60.61), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($61.13), JUNK ($74.57), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($94.59)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 164.86%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 155.29%
ANASTASIA 148.95%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 148.55%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 141.06%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (5.34%), THE CHILDREN (39.23%), JUNK (41.23%), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART (52.39%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (62.36%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
COME FROM AWAY 102.0%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
HELLO, DOLLY! 101.1%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (30.3%), JUNK (72.4%), MISS SAIGON (85.0%), THE CHILDREN (85.6%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (87.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

MISS SAIGON 5827
KINKY BOOTS 4605
SCHOOL OF ROCK 3941
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 3919
CHICAGO 3864


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE CHILDREN (-46), HAMILTON (-3), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-2),

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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