Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 10/6/2013

Betrayal Broadway ShowA SHARP UPTURN IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
Broadway ticket revenue is indicating that the new fall season is finally getting into gear.  Total Broadway sales shot up from last week’s $19,453,418 to $21,422,658, a significant increase of nearly $2 million.

JAMES BOND COMES TO BROADWAY
In his return to Broadway, Daniel Craig (the current 007 in the James Bond movie franchise) is joined by his real-life wife and film actress Rachel Weisz in the Harold Pinter play revival Betrayal, and even in the first week of preview performances the duo are attracting big audiences. Performances were completely sold out, with the average paid admission at a hefty $149.34.

THE SNOW GEESE BEGINS PREVIEWS
The new play The Snow Geese, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club and starring Mary-Louise Parker, saw fairly good attendance in its first week, filling to 81.10% capacity.  But the average ticket price was quite low at just $54.20.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending October 6, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $281,871 4,555 84.50% $61.88
A TIME TO KILL $215,552 3,784 67.40% $56.96
ANNIE $478,876 6,387 56.20% $74.98
BETRAYAL $1,100,818 7,371 100.00% $149.34
BIG FISH $643,550 10,434 95.40% $61.68
CHICAGO $555,450 6,939 80.30% $80.05
CINDERELLA $639,996 7,821 55.80% $81.83
FIRST DATE $324,767 5,410 63.30% $60.03
JERSEY BOYS $889,467 8,527 86.80% $104.31
KINKY BOOTS $1,629,721 11,469 100.70% $142.10
MAMMA MIA! $768,298 8,994 75.10% $85.42
MATILDA $1,170,047 11,250 98.20% $104.00
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,394,785 11,630 96.50% $119.93
NEWSIES $676,380 7,871 83.00% $85.93
ONCE $672,833 6,683 78.90% $100.68
PIPPIN $894,252 7,582 95.70% $117.94
ROCK OF AGES $391,241 4,331 92.90% $90.33
ROMEO AND JULIET $366,705 5,108 48.40% $71.79
SOUL DOCTOR $111,912 3,849 68.50% $29.08
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $654,748 9,392 74.20% $69.71
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,760,259 8,752 102.60% $201.13
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $641,797 6,162 99.00% $104.15
THE LION KING $1,722,720 13,287 97.70% $129.65
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $850,637 10,512 81.90% $80.92
THE SNOW GEESE $200,041 3,691 81.10% $54.20
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $673,002 6,474 87.00% $103.95
THE WINSLOW BOY $169,325 3,531 59.60% $47.95
WICKED $1,543,608 13,328 92.10% $115.82
Totals: $21,422,658 215,124 82.24% $92.35

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