Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/23/2013

Matilda Broadway MusicalSMALL DIP IN BROADWAY SALES
Following last week’s welcome rise in Broadway ticket revenue, this week there is a decrease in total sales.  The ticket sales numbers went from $24,770,172 down to $24,116,852, a drop of about half a million.

A DOZEN SHOWS EARN AVERAGE ADMISSIONS OVER $100
Twelve Broadway shows this week enjoyed average paid admissions that exceeded $100 per ticket.  The standard full price Broadway ticket is now well over that amount, but because of discounts, most Broadway shows bring in an average per ticket price significantly less than their top price.  The fact that so many shows are getting over $100 per ticket on average just demonstrates how many new successes Broadway has seen this season, including Pippin, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Motown, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

WICKED BREAKS TWO MILLION
The long-running hit musical Wicked blasted to the top of the chart this week, earning a total of $2,041,391.  It was the only Broadway show to bring in over two million, though The Lion King came close at $1,963,852.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 23, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $236,292 3,973 44.62% $59.47
ANNIE $1,088,083 12,359 90.45% $88.04
CHICAGO $634,270 7,775 89.99% $81.58
CINDERELLA $1,134,164 11,869 84.73% $95.56
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $890,276 6,257 100.66% $142.28
JERSEY BOYS $916,167 9,052 92.14% $101.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,503,541 11,480 100.77% $130.97
LUCKY GUY $634,205 4,619 97.69% $137.30
MACBETH $300,188 4,191 67.03% $71.63
MAMMA MIA! $887,248 9,931 82.87% $89.34
MATILDA $1,222,026 11,456 100.00% $106.67
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,443,867 12,152 100.80% $118.82
NEWSIES $929,144 9,597 101.23% $96.82
ONCE $832,092 8,128 95.94% $102.37
PIPPIN $1,038,619 8,039 101.50% $129.20
ROCK OF AGES $421,556 4,522 96.96% $93.22
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,180,826 12,562 81.36% $94.00
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $320,137 4,260 81.92% $75.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,743,062 8,752 102.63% $199.16
THE LION KING $1,963,852 13,602 100.01% $144.38
THE NANCE $437,989 4,810 65.64% $91.06
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,103,158 12,383 96.44% $89.09
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $503,688 5,381 63.28% $93.60
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $711,012 6,205 98.55% $114.59
WICKED $2,041,391 15,093 92.70% $135.25
Totals: $24,116,852 218,448 89.20% $107.23

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