INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/22


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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 1/21/2018.


This week, 27 shows played on Broadway, with 217,004 tickets sold and a total gross of $27,684,234. The average ticket price was $127.57.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and up 2 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -12.78%. Versus last year, attendance was down -3.73%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -15.98% vs. last week and up 7.00% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $127.57 is down $-4.86 compared to last week and up $12.80 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,096,068
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,407,328
THE LION KING $1,852,483
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,707,785
WAITRESS $1,608,292


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE CHILDREN ($276,407), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($338,041), HELLO, DOLLY! ($372,200), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($381,992), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($471,454)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WAITRESS $544,548
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $74,712
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $8,817
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $2,172
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $176


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HELLO, DOLLY! ($-2,064,008), ALADDIN ($-160,789), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-151,971), THE BAND'S VISIT ($-131,801), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($-115,867)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $507.88
HAMILTON $287.93
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $213.87
WAITRESS $186.32
METEOR SHOWER $145.93


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CHILDREN ($64.36), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($66.00), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($71.28), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($75.67), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($76.27)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WAITRESS 157.76%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 119.83%
HAMILTON 106.92%
THE LION KING 101.38%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 100.97%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE CHILDREN (40.17%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (45.45%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (46.46%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (49.88%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (53.88%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

WAITRESS 103.3%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.4%
METEOR SHOWER 100.9%
COME FROM AWAY 100.7%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SCHOOL OF ROCK (65.6%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (75.0%), KINKY BOOTS (75.1%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (77.8%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (79.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

WICKED 1373
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 624
WAITRESS 593
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS 203
BEAUTIFUL 104


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
HELLO, DOLLY! (-7392), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-976), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-963), KINKY BOOTS (-471), A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL (-438)

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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