INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/12


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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 2/11/2018.


This week, 24 shows played on Broadway, with 191,186 tickets sold and a total gross of $22,018,580. The average ticket price was $115.17.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and up 3 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -9.00%. Versus last year, attendance was up 6.83%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -11.46% vs. last week and up 10.79% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $115.17 is down $-3.20 compared to last week and up $4.12 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,062,978
THE LION KING $1,724,602
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,655,163
WAITRESS $1,433,902
WICKED $1,311,395


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($237,858), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($397,375), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($400,386), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ($461,880), CHICAGO ($485,289)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $273,612
WAITRESS $259,200
THE BOOK OF MORMON $142,197
THE LION KING $57,409
ALADDIN $15,151


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HELLO, DOLLY! ($-122,176), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-108,716), A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL ($-76,001), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($-74,203), KINKY BOOTS ($-70,942)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $284.82
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $209.91
WAITRESS $176.72
COME FROM AWAY $135.56
THE BOOK OF MORMON $132.32


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($58.59), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($67.98), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($69.63), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($77.00), CHICAGO ($80.59)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WAITRESS 140.65%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 116.14%
HAMILTON 105.78%
THE LION KING 97.66%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 95.38%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (35.1%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (36.55%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (38.31%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (40.62%), KINKY BOOTS (45.56%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 100.8%
COME FROM AWAY 100.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 100.2%
THE LION KING 98.7%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SCHOOL OF ROCK (56.2%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (59.4%), KINKY BOOTS (62.7%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (65.8%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (68.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE BOOK OF MORMON 1110
WAITRESS 817
THE PARISIAN WOMAN 244
BEAUTIFUL 148
ALADDIN 100


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-1724), WICKED (-1629), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-1208), ANASTASIA (-1136), HELLO, DOLLY! (-1092)

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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