Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/2/2013

The Big Knife Broadway ShowBROADWAY SALES BACK DOWN AGAIN
Following last week’s Memorial Day Weekend ticket sales boost, Broadway’s total ticket revenue fell again.  Sales decreased by more than two million, with total earnings coming in at $23,307,202.

THE BIG KNIFE CLOSES WITH MODEST SALES
The non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Big Knife concluded its limited run this past Sunday, June 2.  As is often the case with Roundabout productions, the production had only modest sales throughout its run.  During its last week, The Big Knife filled its theater to 76.94% capacity, with an average paid admission of $56.31.

THE LION KING REMAINS BROADWAY’S BEST SELLER
Whatever ups and downs Broadway may experience, Disney’s The Lion King always seems to enjoy steady popularity.  Once again, the musical was Broadway’s earnings champ, taking in a total of $1,870,584.  Wicked was the second highest earner at $1,776,282, with The Book of Mormon coming a very close third at $1,742,062.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 2, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $195,459 3,680 41.33% $53.11
ANNIE $800,490 9,555 69.93% $83.78
CHICAGO $551,330 6,716 77.73% $82.09
CINDERELLA $895,419 9,849 70.31% $90.91
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $748,131 5,151 94.70% $145.24
JERSEY BOYS $835,718 8,421 85.72% $99.24
KINKY BOOTS $1,340,238 11,430 100.33% $117.26
LUCKY GUY $1,343,042 9,611 101.64% $139.74
MACBETH $287,116 3,456 55.28% $83.08
MAMMA MIA! $812,857 9,361 78.11% $86.83
MATILDA $1,157,633 11,455 99.99% $101.06
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,354,876 12,144 100.73% $111.57
NEWSIES $823,535 9,157 96.59% $89.93
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $612,008 7,497 65.12% $81.63
ONCE $744,723 7,292 86.07% $102.13
PIPPIN $888,684 7,590 95.83% $117.09
ROCK OF AGES $377,408 4,053 86.90% $93.12
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,040,596 12,491 80.90% $83.31
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $373,576 4,681 90.02% $79.81
THE BIG KNIFE $256,480 4,555 76.94% $56.31
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,742,062 8,752 102.63% $199.05
THE LION KING $1,870,584 13,543 99.58% $138.12
THE NANCE $439,070 5,535 75.53% $79.33
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,100,715 12,565 97.86% $87.60
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $415,088 4,924 57.90% $84.30
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $524,082 5,679 90.20% $92.28
WICKED $1,776,282 13,947 96.37% $127.36
Totals: $23,307,202 223,090 84.23% $100.20

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

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