Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 5/12/2013

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

YET ANOTHER SMALL DECREASE IN SALES
Broadway’s total ticket sales continue to creep slowly downward, decreasing from last week’s $24,611,041 down to this week’s $24,246,231.  While this trend is far from welcome, it is not dramatic enough to be of serious concern.  Broadway producers are likely hoping that the summer tourist season will provide a boost in sales next month.

JEKYLL & HYDE ENDS ON A MEDIOCRE NOTE
The Frank Wildhorn musical Jekyll & Hyde, a hit when it first appeared on Broadway in the late ’90s, did not meet with such success on its recent return to Broadway.  The revival starring Constantine Maroulis only played briefly before shuttering this past Sunday.  In its final week, the romantic melodrama filled just over half its theater at 54.04% capacity, with an average paid admission of $63.11.

THE LION KING DOMINATES THE BROADWAY BOX OFFICE
Disney’s The Lion King continues to lord it over the Broadway jungle, holding the top spot in total ticket sales with weekly earnings of $1,846,975. Wicked and The Book of Mormon came in second and third place, respectively.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending May 12, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANN $241,037 3,445 38.69% $69.97
ANNIE $743,412 8,970 65.65% $82.88
CHICAGO $641,445 7,705 89.18% $83.25
CINDERELLA $911,022 10,010 71.46% $91.01
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $865,144 6,271 100.9% $137.96
JEKYLL & HYDE $439,818 6,969 54.04% $63.11
JERSEY BOYS $891,835 8,881 90.40% $100.42
KINKY BOOTS $1,250,718 11,398 100.1% $109.73
LUCKY GUY $1,389,588 9,610 101.6% $144.60
MACBETH $433,127 4,609 73.72% $93.97
MAMMA MIA! $880,486 9,965 83.15% $88.36
MATILDA $1,124,333 11,456 100.3% $98.14
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,194,456 12,150 100.8% $98.31
NEWSIES $787,730 9,323 98.34% $84.49
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $644,906 7,828 68.00% $82.38
ONCE $814,582 7,549 89.11% $107.91
ORPHANS $369,078 6,518 76.07% $56.62
PIPPIN $861,233 7,997 101.0% $107.69
ROCK OF AGES $406,838 4,405 94.45% $92.36
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,002,757 11,236 72.77% $89.24
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $347,277 4,631 89.06% $74.99
THE BIG KNIFE $206,469 3,675 62.08% $56.18
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,692,483 8,752 102.6% $193.38
THE LION KING $1,846,975 13,588 99.91% $135.93
THE NANCE $470,195 5,521 75.34% $85.16
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,039,572 12,244 95.36% $84.90
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $562,796 6,416 75.45% $87.72
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $489,914 5,145 81.72% $95.22
WICKED $1,697,007 13,967 96.51% $121.50
Total $24,246,231 240,234 84.39% $97.15

Broadway ticket sales raw data are provided courtesy of The Broadway League. All other data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2013 nytix.com.

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Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

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 winners and loses long before the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher