Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/9/2012

BROADWAY TICKET SALES ON THE RISE
The total Broadway ticket sales for this past week rose from $22,154,853 to $23,837,823.  As an infusion of holiday tourists are enjoying the delights of Christmas in New York City, many of them are including a trip to at least one Broadway show on their itinerary, making the producers to many Broadway musicals and plays quite happy.

SCANDALOUS GOES OUT WITH A WHIMPER
Even in its final week on Broadway, Kathie Lee Gifford’s musical Scandalous ended its run with the worst gross on Broadway, only earning $177,438.  Reviews were largely negative, but the show’s quick demise is a misfortune for the musical’s star, the very talented Broadway stalwart Carolee Carmello, and for the audiences who are missing the chance to see her in a starring role.

HOLIDAY AUDIENCES PUT ANNIE AND CHRISTMAS STORY OVER A MILLION
With the exception of the highly lucrative Thanksgiving week, Annie and A Christmas Story had not been topping the million dollar mark, but that changed this week.  Both musicals enjoyed entry into the millionaires’ club, no doubt to do their family-friendly holiday appeal, making them ideal choices for vacationing families looking for a Broadway show to see.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 9, 2012:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name Gross Attendance Capacity Avg Paid
Adm
A CHRISTMAS STORY $1,130,429 11,517 95.02% $98.15
ANNIE $1,058,727 11,300 82.70% $93.69
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $451,614 6,593 61.78% $68.50
CHAPLIN $382,852 5,007 59.89% $76.46
CHICAGO $535,666 6,109 70.71% $87.68
DEAD ACCOUNTS $436,664 4,767 59.06% $91.60
ELF $994,479 9,653 84.73% $103.02
EVITA $920,994 8,243 63.92% $111.73
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,181,244 8,239 96.16% $143.37
GOLDEN BOY $222,902 5,126 64.72% $43.48
GRACE $351,456 4,391 50.87% $80.04
JERSEY BOYS $1,080,834 9,040 92.02% $119.56
MAMMA MIA! $668,042 7,883 65.78% $84.74
MARY POPPINS $780,056 9,831 68.38% $79.35
NEWSIES $908,298 8,852 92.59% $102.61
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $1,064,228 9,735 84.56% $109.32
ONCE $1,092,379 8,456 99.91% $129.18
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $341,942 5,773 69.52% $59.23
ROCK OF AGES $500,557 4,351 93.29% $115.04
SCANDALOUS $177,438 3,946 36.16% $44.97
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,219,093 11,947 77.38% $102.04
THE ANARCHIST $335,045 4,369 68.10% $76.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,689,972 8,752 102.63% $193.10
THE HEIRESS $533,874 5,399 70.96% $98.88
THE LION KING $1,833,258 13,164 98.12% $139.26
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $398,767 6,491 80.81% $61.43
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $758,912 9,239 71.95% $82.14
WAR HORSE $698,128 7,964 93.12% $87.66
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $264,854 2,921 53.36% $90.67
WICKED $1,825,121 13,043 90.13% $139.93
Total:  $23,837,823 232,101 76.61% $97.12

Broadway ticket sales raw data are provided courtesy of The Broadway League
All other data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2012 nytix.com

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Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

Finance and Stats at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Michael's passion for Broadway and statistics came together perfectly for his assignment as "Broadway Sales Analyst" at New York Show Tickets Inc. He loves to forecast future Broadway ticket sales, diagnose breaking trends and can spot Broadway show winners and losers long before the rest of the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher