Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/8/17

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 3:05pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/8/17 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 1/8/2017 in BroadwayWorld.com's grosses section.

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Up for the week by attendance was: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (9.9%), THE COLOR PURPLE (4.3%), NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (3.5%), THE ENCOUNTER (2.6%), FALSETTOS (2.5%), A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL (0.1%), JERSEY BOYS (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: ON YOUR FEET! (-17.7%), KINKY BOOTS (-16.1%), HOLIDAY INN (-12.5%), BEAUTIFUL (-9.1%), CHICAGO (-8.7%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-6.0%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-5.4%), PARAMOUR (-4.2%), IN TRANSIT (-2.7%), CATS (-2.7%), WAITRESS (-2.5%), WICKED (-2.5%), JITNEY (-2.3%), THE FRONT PAGE (-1.5%), OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY (-1.2%), THE PRESENT (-1.1%), THE HUMANS (-0.1%),

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 3:07pm

Where is DEH?

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 3:08pm

SDV said: "Where is DEH?

 

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The attendance didn't change at all, just like Hamilton's.

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 3:42pm

Glad The Color Purple went out on such a high note!

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 3:45pm

SDV said: "Where is DEH?"

Pretty sure it's at the Music Box.  

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 4:13pm

RaisedOnMusicals said: "SDV said: "Where is DEH?"

Pretty sure it's at the Music Box.  

 

 

 


 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 4:30pm

All things considered, this is a solid week.

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 6:15pm

Damn, COLOR PURPLE!! Nice way to go out. Did they ever announce that it recouped?

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 6:37pm

Color Purple did not recoup.

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 6:54pm

I'm glad to see Falsettos finished strong, especially considering they only had 7 shows this week.

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 10:42pm

How in the hell did Color Purple not recoup?! It did so well! And it is hell cheap!

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 10:47pm

RippedMan said: "How in the hell did Color Purple not recoup?! It did so well! And it is hell cheap!

 

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Jennifer Hudson, Heather Headley, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holliday and Cynthia Erivo post Tony win do not come cheap.

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 11:30pm

They can't be making that much?! I mean, the show has to be cheap to produce: No set, no costumes, no wigs, barely any orchestra. If they didn't recoup they had some terrible producing. There is no reason Brooks should have been making more than minimum. 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 11:35pm

RippedMan said: "There is no reason Brooks should have been making more than minimum."

lol what? She was a PRINCIPAL---and Tony nominated. She was easily making 3-4 times the minimum If I had to guess. 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 11:53pm

No way. 3x?! For what! I'd imagine Cynthia was making like $3k per week before the Tonys. It's business. They want to make a profit. 

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Posted: 1/9/17 at 11:57pm

Actually all the women in the show were wigged.

I'm a little surprised it didn't recoup as well, but my guess is also that the weekly salaries of the principals (particularly Hudson) was high.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 12:19am

Sorry, not sure why I put wigs lol Most women on Broadway are wigged. But still. The fact that after a year of pretty stellar business they didn't recoup is kind of silly, no?

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 12:52am

Usually, the week after New Year's dies.  What happened this year?  For example, Chicago grossed almost $300K more than last year comparable week.  If any doubt. even where the grosses went down dramatically, it was mostly due to the lowering of prices from the now usurious prices that seem normal on holiday weeks. Percent of capacity numbers were mind-boggling.  Any reason why...was the weather balmy?  I really am amazed.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 5:34am

Had a friend in the city Thurs-Sunday that said she'd never seen it so packed at that time of year. And no, not balmy. 

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 6:45am

I have to wonder for THE COLOR PURPLE exactly how much Hudson, Ervio, Brooks, Holliday, etc. all were making for the show to not recoup.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 9:32am

I think that having the holidays on weekends this year really threw off the tourist market/usual travel days and weeks. Rather than that ONE super insanely congested week between Christmas and New Years, it spread out to the week before, the week between and the week after. I think this coming week may trail off, and the week after we'll start to see those typical January numbers. But as far as I know, many people were still "traveling for the holidays" up until this past week. 

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 10:17am

ACL2006 said: "I have to wonder for THE COLOR PURPLE exactly how much Hudson, Ervio, Brooks, Holliday, etc. all were making for the show to not recoup."

 

Ever since Jennifer Hudson left, they struggled. It's not surprising they didn't recoup. Especially from when Heather Headley left until the closing, the grosses weren't strong.

 

Greased--- good point.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 10:18am

Regarding the Color Purple salaries -- for those to really impact recoupment, my guess is that they some (Hudson and Holliday for sure) were tied to box office percentages.  That's what really can kill a show when it has lean weeks.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 10:27am

People who think Color Purple should have recouped need to sharpen their basic math skills. The capitalization was reportedly $8mil. Over 63 frames, the show had a net gross of roughly $40mil. If we assume the nut was $550k-which I think is implausibly low-that equals roughly $35mil, a $3mil shortfall.

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Posted: 1/10/17 at 11:03am

Also interesting to note that this Color Purple revival ran only half as long as the original, and in a significantly smaller house. Despite good reviews and enthusiastic (but limited) word of mouth, it was, undeniably, a flop. Perhaps a flop respected by some (personally, I think the source is terrific but the musical adaptation is unbearably amateurish), but a flop.