Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/4/2013

Let It Be Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET REVENUE FALLS BY A MILLION
The month of August didn’t start off very well for Broadway, with total Broadway ticket sales falling from the previous week’s $24,169,058 down to $23,104,021 – a difference of over one million dollars.

NEW BROADWAY SHOWS STRUGGLE
The new Broadway season has gotten off to a slow start with four new shows, none of which is doing very impressively. Soul Doctor, First Date, Forever Tango, and Let It Be are all earning average paid admissions in the $50 to $70 range. Of the four, First Date is seeing the best attendance currently, with the theater capacity at 90.59%.

THE LION KING IS BROADWAY’S TOP SHOW
Disney’s long-running favorite The Lion King tops the chart this week. It was the only Broadway show to bring in over two million, coming in at $2,145,484. The second top earner was Wicked at $1,880,559, with The Book of Mormon close behind at $1,730,668.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 4, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $942,089 11,249 82.33% $83.75
CHICAGO $695,084 8,352 96.67% $83.22
CINDERELLA $1,077,805 11,440 81.67% $94.21
FIRST DATE $430,115 7,747 90.59% $55.52
FOREVER TANGO $332,317 5,000 67.35% $66.46
JERSEY BOYS $834,861 8,641 87.96% $96.62
KINKY BOOTS $1,636,476 11,482 100.79% $142.53
LET IT BE $377,941 7,090 52.66% $53.31
MAMMA MIA! $937,040 10,766 89.84% $87.04
MATILDA $1,286,980 11,542 100.75% $111.50
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,423,791 11,812 97.98% $120.54
NEWSIES $965,025 9,577 101.02% $100.76
ONCE $786,155 7,875 92.95% $99.83
PIPPIN $1,043,942 7,963 100.54% $131.10
ROCK OF AGES $406,126 4,359 93.46% $93.17
SOUL DOCTOR $295,901 4,532 81.16% $65.29
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,295,262 12,977 84.05% $99.81
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,730,668 8,752 102.63% $197.75
THE LION KING $2,145,484 13,604 100.03% $157.71
THE NANCE $352,327 4,932 67.30% $71.44
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,182,528 12,739 99.21% $92.83
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $475,842 5,529 65.02% $86.06
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $569,705 5,348 84.94% $106.53
WICKED $1,880,559 13,958 96.45% $134.73
Totals: $23,104,021 217,266 88.22% $101.32

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