Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 11/3/2013

Mamma MiaBROADWAY SALES CONTINUE TO FALL
Whether it was the unseasonably warm weather in New York City or just the calm before the holiday storm that has kept New Yorkers away from Broadway theaters, the total revenue for Broadway dropped again this past week, falling from $23,158,295 down to $22,476,709.

MAMMA MIA! HAS A GOOD FIRST WEEKEND IN NEW THEATER
After a two-week shut down so that it could move from its original home, the Winter Garden Theater, to the Broadhurst Theater, Mamma Mia! re-opened on November 2 for its first weekend in its new home. The Broadhurst was filled to 70.90% capacity, with the show’s average paid admission at $86.60. Mamma Mia‘s two-day total was $286,371, which actually put it ahead of several Broadway shows’ earnings for the entire week.

WICKED COMES OUT ON TOP
Perhaps because of the hoopla regarding its 10th anniversary celebration in October, Wicked managed to get the top spot in Broadway ticket sales this week (The Lion King most often seems to reside in the #1 spot). The Book of Mormon and The Lion King were neck and neck for 2nd place at $1,699,199 and $1,699,647 in sales, respectively, with the mighty Lion King just narrowly winning the #2 spot.

The following are the Broadway ticket numbers from the week ending November 3, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $308,207 5,482 80.71% $56.22
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $388,662 4,716 77.46% $82.41
A TIME TO KILL $215,431 3,554 55.39% $60.62
AFTER MIDNIGHT $371,312 7,986 98.45% $46.50
ANNIE $534,060 7,297 64.19% $73.19
BETRAYAL $1,277,952 8,424 100.00% $151.70
BIG FISH $647,165 7,781 68.93% $83.17
CHICAGO $536,601 6,585 76.22% $81.49
CINDERELLA $682,960 8,738 62.38% $78.16
FIRST DATE $281,538 4,643 54.29% $60.64
JERSEY BOYS $754,241 7,528 76.63% $100.19
KINKY BOOTS $1,625,209 11,442 100.44% $142.04
MACBETH $389,377 6,082 72.61% $64.02
MAMMA MIA! $286,371 3,307 70.90% $86.60
MATILDA $1,084,210 10,763 93.95% $100.73
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,288,507 10,706 88.80% $120.35
NEWSIES $624,830 7,925 83.60% $78.84
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $557,098 6,727 89.56% $82.82
ONCE $678,136 7,072 83.47% $95.89
PIPPIN $779,078 7,284 91.97% $106.96
ROCK OF AGES $355,245 3,951 84.71% $89.91
ROMEO AND JULIET $331,348 4,847 45.93% $68.36
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $801,830 10,019 79.11% $80.03
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,699,199 8,752 102.63% $194.15
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $633,519 5,445 87.48% $116.35
THE LION KING $1,699,647 12,988 95.50% $130.86
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $836,302 10,312 80.31% $81.10
THE SNOW GEESE $258,152 4,116 79.15% $62.72
THE WINSLOW BOY $223,088 3,472 58.65% $64.25
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $590,481 7,988 95.00% $73.92
WICKED $1,736,957 14,472 100.00% $120.02
Totals: $22,476,709 230,404 80.60% $91.43

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

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