Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/17/19

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:08pm
Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 3/17/2019 in BroadwayWorld's grosses section.

Also, you will find information on each show's historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.

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Up for the week by attendance was: ANASTASIA (17%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (15.6%), KING KONG (8.3%), THE PROM (6.1%), AIN'T TOO PROUD (5.8%), KINKY BOOTS (5.6%), THE BAND'S VISIT (3.9%), FROZEN (3.7%), CHICAGO (3.5%), THE FERRYMAN (3.5%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (2.6%), KISS ME, KATE (2.4%), WICKED (2.2%), MEAN GIRLS (2.1%), TRUE WEST (1.9%), ALADDIN (1.9%), THE LION KING (1.5%), KING LEAR (1.1%), WAITRESS (1.1%), NETWORK (0.9%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (0.9%), BEAUTIFUL (0.9%), MY FAIR LADY (0.8%), COME FROM AWAY (0.4%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: THE CHER SHOW (-3.1%), BE MORE CHILL (-0.6%),

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:12pm

Ain't Too Proud looks pretty strong. It grossed $950,000 for a seven performance week of previews. 

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:16pm
Poor Beautiful!!! I hope it can play until the end of the year and finish out it’s 5 year on Broadway... why didn’t hey ever make a movie for Beautiful? I swear it would have boosted visibility of the show and it’s Broadway box office as well... poor decision not to make a film out of it, with a cameo from CK...
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:24pm
Wow Burn This! Of course I realize Adam is a big name but didn’t think he would attract that many or just didn’t really think about it.
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:27pm
You mean film the staged version or a new movie adaption of the musical? Either one could further dilute the Broadway show. People would figure they don’t need to see this staged version since they saw the movie. Plus movie musicals are dicey propositions as many don’t recoup not to mention that financing of movies is often separate than financing of Broadway productions. Beautiful has done very well. It recouped a long time ago. It is in the small club of Broadway shows that have actually recouped. Whether it lasts another 9 months or closes tomorrow, it has arguably done very well. And I say this as someone who still hasn’t seen it.
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:36pm

Great to see Be More Chill have its best gross thus far at $770k. Hopefully it'll break the $800k barrier soon.

 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/17/19#7
Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:42pm

brdwybound04 said: "Poor Beautiful!!! I hope it can play until the end of the year and finish out it’s 5 year on Broadway... why didn’t hey ever make a movie for Beautiful? I swear it would have boosted visibility of the show and it’s Broadway box office as well... poor decision not to make a film out of it, with a cameo from CK..."

 

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:45pm
Isn’t Tom Hanks in the middle of producing a “Beautiful” Film?
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:49pm

Poor Beautiful? It's an extremely successful production. All producers wish they had a show that's been running as long as Beautiful. 

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:51pm

brdwybound04 said: "poor decision not to make a film out of it, with a cameo from CK..."

I'm not sure how he's connected, but a Louis CK cameo isn't really going to help things.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 3:54pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Isn’t Tom Hanks in the middle of producing a “Beautiful” Film?"

His production company announced it was in development 4 years ago but nothing since the initial press release.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:02pm

Be More Chill is the most impressive this week.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:18pm

I think the real question of the week is Why were Frozen's grosses down? Its not a good sign.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:33pm

bdn223 said: "I think the real question of the week is Why were Frozen's grosses down? Its not a good sign."

In all fairness to Frozen, attendance was pretty good compared to recent weeks. But ticket prices fell pretty sharply, which isn’t great for a show so reliant on high-priced seats. Things will probably get better soon (I don’t think Frozen is in danger until it falls below $1 million) but the fact it has fallen behind Aladdin is not a good sign...

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:35pm

barcelona20 said: "Be More Chill is the most impressive this week."

Why?

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:41pm
Regardibg Frozen’s bad week, it’s odd that the high tickets for it this week were a tiny $200, instead of their usual price of around $350. The drop is too sharp, and the increase in attendance also challenges the “decline” narrative (although Frozen has been pretty erratic compared to The Lion King and Aladdin). There must be an odd anomaly here...
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 4:53pm

ggersten said: "barcelona20 said: "Be More Chill is the most impressive this week."

Why?
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Their average ticket price is the highest it's ever been.  Apparently the NY Times review had little effect.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 5:34pm
Great week for Be More Chill, the week after reviews.
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Posted: 3/18/19 at 5:36pm

Getting a little worried about THE CHER SHOW now. Hope things pick up in the Spring and when Tony noms come out.

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 6:07pm

I agree on the CHER SHOW. I saw the show a month ago and noticed the wings of the mezzanine was empty empty. I'm guessing those were priced too high.

I expected Harry Potter to do better this week given it's the original cast's last week. 

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Posted: 3/18/19 at 6:09pm
What The Constitution Means to Me had a solid week at nearly 100% capacity and solid grosses for 5 shows. More solid than Torch Song and SWM and the show probably costs minimal money to run.
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Posted: 3/19/19 at 12:18am

Miles2Go2 said: "You mean film the staged version or a new movie adaption of the musical? Either one could further dilute the Broadway show. People would figure they don’t need to see this staged version since they saw the movie. Plus movie musicals are dicey propositions as many don’t recoup not to mention that financing of movies is often separate than financing of Broadway productions. Beautiful has done very well. It recouped a long time ago. It is in the small club of Broadway shows that have actually recouped. Whether it lasts another 9 months or closes tomorrow, it has arguably done very well. And I say this as someone who still hasn’t seen it."

That said, I do agree that a SUCCESSFUL movie version of Beautiful could definitely have a very positive impact.  The reality is that very few of the movies have been good enough to benefit their stage show, with Chicago being the goal.  A good version of Beautiful could be positive.  It will be very interesting to see what impact the movie version of Aladdin will have on the show, which has clearly lost steam at the box office (average ticket price as a good barometer). 

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Posted: 3/19/19 at 12:49am

So if a show is doing well, the conventional wisdom is that a movie would kill its grosses. But if a show isn't doing well, a movie would help its grosses?

Seems like it should always do the same thing, no?

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Posted: 3/19/19 at 12:59am

Wick3 said: "I agree on the CHER SHOW. I saw the show a month ago and noticed the wings of the mezzanine was empty empty. I'm guessing those were priced too high.

I expected Harry Potter to do better this week given it's the original cast's last week.
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The show did a poor job of advertising the fact imo..

While in line to be let in, there were two women behind me who had gotten tickets awhile back to see the show for the first time. I told them they lucked out as it was the final show of the original cast. They were happy but had no clue. And I know that a lot of others were kind of clueless to the fact (although the hardcore fans were definitely there too)

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Posted: 3/19/19 at 4:13am

Wick3 said: "I agree on the CHER SHOW. I saw the show a month ago and noticed the wings of the mezzanine was empty empty. I'm guessing those were priced too high.

I expected Harry Potter to do better this week given it's the original cast's last week.
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I was kind of shocked at the capacity for The CHER SHOW too. I think it has the potential to run at least until the end of the year. (SJB is contracted until November) But I also think that the producers overestimated the amount of Boomers who want to spend $120+ to see a musical retrospective about her life when it’s entirely feasible to spend about the same (or sometimes less) to still see the real Cher on tour

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