INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/16


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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 1/14/2018.


This week, 29 shows played on Broadway, with 249,038 tickets sold and a total gross of $32,948,206. The average ticket price was $132.30.

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 -2.41%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.28%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 2.30% vs. last week and up 11.43% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $132.30 is up $6.10 compared to last week and up $18.65 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,105,160
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,436,208
THE LION KING $1,941,493
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,741,090
WICKED $1,646,233


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE CHILDREN ($282,652), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($307,280), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($418,670), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($462,637), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($525,022)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HELLO, DOLLY! $230,038
METEOR SHOWER $226,015
MISS SAIGON $86,332
THE BAND'S VISIT $68,127
THE CHILDREN $64,864


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-681,306), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-371,025), WICKED ($-280,388), ALADDIN ($-249,640), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-193,154)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $288.61
HELLO, DOLLY! $236.78
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $217.83
COME FROM AWAY $151.92
METEOR SHOWER $148.07


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($54.73), THE CHILDREN ($64.52), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($71.46), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($77.03), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($80.13)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HELLO, DOLLY! 148.46%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 122.17%
THE LION KING 116.61%
THE BAND'S VISIT 108.29%
HAMILTON 107.24%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE CHILDREN (41.08%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (44.6%), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART (49.01%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (56.99%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (61.78%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

METEOR SHOWER 102.0%
COME FROM AWAY 102.0%
HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.8%
HELLO, DOLLY! 101.6%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SCHOOL OF ROCK (73.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (76.8%), KINKY BOOTS (79.2%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (79.6%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (81.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

METEOR SHOWER 1260
ANASTASIA 987
THE PARISIAN WOMAN 734
THE CHILDREN 611
BEAUTIFUL 527


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-2788), THE LION KING (-1580), HELLO, DOLLY! (-1317), WICKED (-1271), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (-926)

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 January 16, 2018 - by


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