Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/18/2013

Kinky BootsBROADWAY TICKET SALES DROP
With many New York City locals away on vacation, and perhaps too many tourists already heading home to get a start on their back-to-school shopping, Broadway saw a decline in revenue this past week.  Sales, which were previously at $23,335,894, fell by nearly one and a half million dollars, coming in at a total of $21,839,390 this week.

KINKY BOOTS CLOSING IN ON THE BOOK OF MORMON
Predictably, from week to week, the top three Broadway money makers are The Lion King, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon, with the first two alternating in the #1 and #2 spot (The Lion King took it this week, as it has for most of the summer) and The Book of Mormon almost always taking the #3 place.  But a new Top 3 contender may be emerging with Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning hit that has been selling out.  While The Book of Mormon still earned third place with $1,741,615, Kinky Boots came in at a very close fourth with $1,649,031.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 18, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $806,640 9,975 73.00% $80.87
CHICAGO $678,773 8,253 95.52% $82.25
CINDERELLA $980,547 10,216 72.93% $95.98
FIRST DATE $424,227 6,881 80.46% $61.65
FOREVER TANGO $282,884 4,806 64.74% $58.86
JERSEY BOYS $812,903 8,733 88.89% $93.08
KINKY BOOTS $1,649,031 11,480 100.77% $143.64
LET IT BE $316,572 5,329 39.58% $59.41
MAMMA MIA! $953,280 10,487 87.51% $90.90
MATILDA $1,329,084 11,542 100.75% $115.15
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,437,843 11,980 99.37% $120.02
NEWSIES $904,461 9,316 98.27% $97.09
ONCE $708,350 7,682 90.68% $92.21
PIPPIN $1,023,367 7,921 100.01% $129.20
ROCK OF AGES $384,217 4,185 89.73% $91.81
SOUL DOCTOR $200,673 4,958 88.28% $40.47
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,025,358 10,612 78.55% $96.62
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,741,615 8,752 102.63% $199.00
THE LION KING $2,112,788 13,511 99.35% $156.38
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,167,085 12,479 97.19% $93.52
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $473,711 5,717 67.23% $82.86
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $554,932 5,337 84.77% $103.98
WICKED $1,871,050 13,880 95.91% $134.80
Totals: $21,839,390 190,152 86.79% $100.86

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 - 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