Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 7/7/2013

Lucky Guy Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET SALES FALL OVER JULY 4
As usual, the July 4 holiday remains one of the few holidays where Broadway actually struggles rather than thrives. Broadway ticket sales dropped from $24,997,386 down to $22,845,376, a difference of more than two million dollars. Nearly every Broadway show cancelled its performance on Independence Day, knowing that people would prefer watching fireworks to watching a show. Most of them did re-schedule for Monday evening or a Friday matinee, but apparently the disruption in schedule was enough to dent ticket sales.

LUCKY GUY CLOSES WITH BIG EARNINGS
The Tom Hanks vehicle Lucky Guy concluded its limited Broadway engagement this past Wednesday, but even only playing four performances (half of the regular weekly Broadway schedule), the Nora Ephron-penned play still did better total sales than several other shows, coming in at $661,829. Needless to say, the show sold out, and the average paid admission was $137.37 per ticket.

THE LION KING ROARS PAST TWO MILLION
Sales may have been down for Broadway overall, but long-running powerhouse The Lion King wasn’t feeling the pain. The Disney musical sold out for the week and was the top earner among all Broadway shows. Coming in at $2,028,471, it was the only show to earn more than two million. The second place show was Wicked, which brought in $1,893,488.

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending July 7, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $1,069,807 12,441 91.05% $85.99
CHICAGO $697,184 8,114 93.91% $85.92
CINDERELLA $1,049,049 11,411 81.46% $91.93
JERSEY BOYS $852,703 9,001 91.62% $94.73
KINKY BOOTS $1,611,599 11,480 100.77% $140.38
LUCKY GUY $661,829 4,818 101.90% $137.37
MACBETH $292,722 4,074 65.16% $71.85
MAMMA MIA! $954,657 10,537 87.93% $90.60
MATILDA $1,307,168 11,455 99.99% $114.11
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,500,580 12,142 100.71% $123.59
NEWSIES $889,992 9,619 101.47% $92.52
ONCE $739,280 7,766 91.67% $95.19
PIPPIN $1,035,398 8,011 101.15% $129.25
ROCK OF AGES $400,512 4,267 91.49% $93.86
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,295,190 12,831 83.10% $100.94
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $292,368 4,373 84.10% $66.86
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,684,525 8,752 102.63% $192.47
THE LION KING $2,028,471 13,603 100.02% $149.12
THE NANCE $360,241 5,178 70.66% $69.57
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,158,635 12,808 99.75% $90.46
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $448,887 5,540 65.15% $81.03
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $621,093 5,866 93.17% $105.88
WICKED $1,893,488 14,090 97.36% $134.39
Totals: $22,845,376 208,177 91.14% $106.00

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