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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/20

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 2/18/2018.


This week, 25 shows played on Broadway, with 213,716 tickets sold and a total gross of $26,335,058. The average ticket price was $123.22.

This was up the number of shows as last week and up 2 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 11.78%. Versus last year, attendance was up 20.71%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 19.60% vs. last week and up 32.94% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $123.22 is up $8.06 compared to last week and up $11.33 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,088,002
THE LION KING $2,029,508
WICKED $1,818,771
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,790,798
ALADDIN $1,504,445


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($377,776), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($419,781), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($484,842), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ($534,474), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($665,851)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $507,376
SCHOOL OF ROCK $407,516
ALADDIN $312,791
THE LION KING $304,906
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $286,108


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WAITRESS ($-347,806), FARINELLI AND THE KING ($4,573), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($19,395), HAMILTON ($25,024), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ($72,594)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $287.10
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $224.30
COME FROM AWAY $152.08
WAITRESS $151.20
THE LION KING $149.53


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($70.73), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($78.59), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($80.58), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($82.47), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($91.09)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 125.66%
HAMILTON 106.64%
WAITRESS 106.53%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 105.35%
THE LION KING 103.88%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE PARISIAN WOMAN (46.74%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (55.74%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (56.39%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (64.78%), BEAUTIFUL (65.9%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.5%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.4%
THE LION KING 100.0%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE PARISIAN WOMAN (77.0%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (78.2%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (79.0%), KINKY BOOTS (79.7%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (80.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SCHOOL OF ROCK 2976
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2408
KINKY BOOTS 1939
CHICAGO 1771
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 1704


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WAITRESS (-931), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (-528),

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: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 03:10 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/12

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..

Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 03:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/5

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 2/4/2018.


This week, 26 shows played on Broadway, with 210,097 tickets sold and a total gross of $24,869,635. The average ticket price was $118.37.

This was the same as the number of shows as last week and up 5 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -5.25%. Versus last year, attendance was up 8.89%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -9.64% vs. last week and up 17.99% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $118.37 is down $-5.75 compared to last week and up $9.13 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,789,366
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,408,900
THE LION KING $1,667,193
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,663,825
WICKED $1,369,479


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE CHILDREN ($273,595), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($295,911), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($400,167), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($405,364), CHICAGO ($514,131)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $6,195
THE CHILDREN $930
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $-1,500
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $-7,280
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $-28,270


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WAITRESS ($-451,776), HAMILTON ($-297,170), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($-184,960), HELLO, DOLLY! ($-159,712), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($-159,656)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.21
HAMILTON $259.81
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $209.10
WAITRESS $160.98
COME FROM AWAY $133.04


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CHILDREN ($59.96), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($64.95), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($67.16), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($73.25), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($73.93)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 116.75%
WAITRESS 115.23%
HAMILTON 106.03%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 101.03%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 95.38%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE PARISIAN WOMAN (38.58%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (39.48%), THE CHILDREN (39.76%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (43.66%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (46.17%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.6%
COME FROM AWAY 101.5%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.1%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 100.3%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 100.0%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SCHOOL OF ROCK (63.3%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (66.7%), KINKY BOOTS (68.9%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (69.9%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (75.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE CHILDREN 203


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1147), WAITRESS (-1107), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-1086), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-1063), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (-768)

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: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 03:08 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/29

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 1/28/2018.


This week, 24 shows played on Broadway, with 208,951 tickets sold and a total gross of $24,123,869. The average ticket price was $115.45.

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 -3.71%. Versus last year, attendance was up 5.49%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -12.86% vs. last week and up 11.24% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $115.45 is down $-12.12 compared to last week and up $5.97 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,086,536
THE LION KING $1,799,379
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,697,500
WAITRESS $1,626,478
WICKED $1,497,083


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE CHILDREN ($272,665), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($343,416), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($433,634), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($455,788), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($529,132)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HELLO, DOLLY! $799,565
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $51,642
SCHOOL OF ROCK $51,514
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $45,698
ANASTASIA $32,616


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-86,510), THE LION KING ($-53,104), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-32,295), FARINELLI AND THE KING ($-27,413), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($-20,850)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $286.99
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $212.67
WAITRESS $193.54
COME FROM AWAY $140.49
THE BOOK OF MORMON $136.71


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CHILDREN ($62.54), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($66.30), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($73.15), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($75.22), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($75.32)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WAITRESS 159.54%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 119.11%
HAMILTON 106.59%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 98.97%
THE LION KING 96.89%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE CHILDREN (39.62%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (43.94%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (50.03%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (50.67%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (57.1%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.4%
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 101.3%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
SCHOOL OF ROCK (72.0%), KINKY BOOTS (75.5%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (75.8%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (79.7%), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (83.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

HELLO, DOLLY! 8418
SCHOOL OF ROCK 779
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 748
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 561
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL 290


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WAITRESS (-228), FARINELLI AND THE KING (-92), THE LION KING (-74), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART (-58), CHICAGO (-41)

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: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 03:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/22

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..

Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 03:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/16

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: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 04:03 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/8

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 1/7/2018.


This week, 29 shows played on Broadway, with 255,197 tickets sold and a total gross of $32,207,509. The average ticket price was $126.21.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and down 4 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -16.71%. Versus last year, attendance was down -29.01%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -36.04% vs. last week and down -35.21% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $126.21 is down $-38.13 compared to last week and down $-12.07 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,132,598
THE LION KING $2,622,799
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,206,170
WICKED $1,926,621
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,744,820


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE CHILDREN ($217,788), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($259,548), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($407,628), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($453,677), JUNK ($465,747)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

JUNK $8,273
THE CHILDREN $-18,414
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $-32,065
FARINELLI AND THE KING $-61,567
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $-223,770


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-1,374,446), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-912,505), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-862,986), ANASTASIA ($-791,218), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ($-777,808)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $291.24
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $218.38
HELLO, DOLLY! $190.09
THE LION KING $173.22
THE BOOK OF MORMON $153.90


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($49.91), THE CHILDREN ($57.77), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($71.02), JUNK ($74.02), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($77.63)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 122.43%
HELLO, DOLLY! 120.55%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 111.44%
WICKED 108.25%
HAMILTON 108.18%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE CHILDREN (31.65%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (39.3%), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART (40.8%), JUNK (41.97%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (59.61%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.8%
COME FROM AWAY 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.2%
ANASTASIA 100.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE CHILDREN (72.5%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (73.4%), JUNK (74.3%), KINKY BOOTS (76.7%), BEAUTIFUL (77.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE LION KING 1568
FARINELLI AND THE KING 710
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART 430
JUNK 157
HAMILTON 2


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
SCHOOL OF ROCK (-3914), KINKY BOOTS (-3260), CHICAGO (-2575), BEAUTIFUL (-2469), WICKED (-2320)

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: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 03:08 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/2

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 12/31/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 306,408 tickets sold and a total gross of $50,354,114. The average ticket price was $164.34.

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 up 25.08%. Versus last year, attendance was the same. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 40.67% vs. last week and the same vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $164.34 is up $18.21 compared to last week and the same compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,854,874
WICKED $3,301,067
THE LION KING $3,099,930
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,464,573
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,410,758


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($79,125), THE CHILDREN ($236,202), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($291,613), JUNK ($457,474), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($646,792)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $1,080,461
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $986,471
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $970,212
SCHOOL OF ROCK $819,968
THE BOOK OF MORMON $818,793


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY ($-427), HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($1,338), THE CHILDREN ($37,077), HAMILTON ($57,030), FARINELLI AND THE KING ($63,510)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.60
HAMILTON $358.46
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $265.19
THE LION KING $228.39
THE BOOK OF MORMON $211.74


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($26.62), THE CHILDREN ($60.61), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART ($61.13), JUNK ($74.57), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($94.59)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 164.86%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 155.29%
ANASTASIA 148.95%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 148.55%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 141.06%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (5.34%), THE CHILDREN (39.23%), JUNK (41.23%), JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART (52.39%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (62.36%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
COME FROM AWAY 102.0%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
HELLO, DOLLY! 101.1%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (30.3%), JUNK (72.4%), MISS SAIGON (85.0%), THE CHILDREN (85.6%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (87.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

MISS SAIGON 5827
KINKY BOOTS 4605
SCHOOL OF ROCK 3941
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 3919
CHICAGO 3864


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE CHILDREN (-46), HAMILTON (-3), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-2),

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: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 04:27 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/27

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 12/24/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 244,973 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,796,215. The average ticket price was $146.12.

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 -4.74%. Versus last year, attendance was down -0.38%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 4.18% vs. last week and up 17.70% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $146.12 is up $12.51 compared to last week and up $22.45 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,797,844
THE LION KING $2,682,893
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,411,185
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,295,082
WICKED $2,220,606


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($77,787), THE CHILDREN ($199,125), JUNK ($352,024), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS ($426,713), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($446,336)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $970,826
THE LION KING $346,143
ALADDIN $276,386
WICKED $219,778
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $213,690


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL ($-293,470), WAITRESS ($-181,428), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($-155,825), HELLO, DOLLY! ($-153,529), COME FROM AWAY ($-121,551)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $508.69
HAMILTON $353.06
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $232.99
HELLO, DOLLY! $199.02
THE LION KING $197.98


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($34.68), THE CHILDREN ($50.50), JUNK ($63.97), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($85.25), MISS SAIGON ($85.97)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

DEAR EVAN HANSEN 130.69%
THE BAND'S VISIT 126.65%
HELLO, DOLLY! 125.41%
WICKED 124.76%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 121.18%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (5.25%), JUNK (31.72%), THE CHILDREN (31.77%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (50.17%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (51.51%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 102.3%
COME FROM AWAY 101.8%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.3%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (22.8%), JUNK (65.0%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (68.2%), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (70.8%), MISS SAIGON (72.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1139
SCHOOL OF ROCK 882
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 865
WICKED 660
JUNK 575


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
BEAUTIFUL (-2047), WAITRESS (-1160), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1119), COME FROM AWAY (-1086), FARINELLI AND THE KING (-1072)

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: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 03:49 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/18

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 12/17/2017.


This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 257,160 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,359,422. The average ticket price was $133.61.

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 -2.75%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.33%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -2.55% vs. last week and up 12.50% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $133.61 is up $0.27 compared to last week and up $19.98 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,827,018
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,448,611
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,401,108
THE LION KING $2,336,750
WICKED $2,000,828


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($70,470), THE CHILDREN ($203,238), M. BUTTERFLY ($370,427), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG ($382,966), JUNK ($399,049)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $106,733
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $105,821
CATS $44,091
THE LION KING $31,456
COME FROM AWAY $29,951


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL ($-148,713), KINKY BOOTS ($-118,272), THE PARISIAN WOMAN ($-95,588), HAMILTON ($-82,342), JUNK ($-74,993)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $506.56
HAMILTON $263.37
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $218.36
HELLO, DOLLY! $212.55
THE LION KING $172.90


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ($24.39), THE CHILDREN ($47.72), M. BUTTERFLY ($73.50), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ($75.39), JUNK ($80.98)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HELLO, DOLLY! 133.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 122.45%
WICKED 112.42%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 111.84%
COME FROM AWAY 110.32%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (4.76%), THE CHILDREN (33.06%), JUNK (35.96%), M. BUTTERFLY (39.12%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (48.72%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

COME FROM AWAY 102.1%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.8%
HAMILTON 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY 100.0%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (29.4%), JUNK (58.2%), M. BUTTERFLY (59.2%), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (65.6%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (67.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FARINELLI AND THE KING 1261
M. BUTTERFLY 220
WICKED 220
CATS 121
ANASTASIA 80


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
KINKY BOOTS (-1452), THE PARISIAN WOMAN (-1024), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-913), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (-857), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (-692)

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: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 03:21 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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