Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/1/2013

Wicked Broadway MusicalBROADWAY TICKET SALES SOAR
As history has shown, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest money-making periods for Broadway. This week was no exception, with Broadway ticket sales leaping from the previous week’s $23,426,994 up to $31,531,067 during the ‘Turkey Day’ holiday week and weekend. Clearly, once New Yorkers had sufficiently feasted, they were also ready to take in a Broadway show.

WICKED BRINGS IN MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION
Thanksgiving made millionaires of many Broadway shows this week, with a total of 14 plays and musicals making more than one million. And the top three shows — The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and The Lion King — all easily made over two million, with Wicked coming out on top at a whopping $2,625,327 in weekly grosses.

WINSLOW BOY CLOSES WITH DECENT SALES
The non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company’s latest revival, The Winslow Boy, concluded its limited run this past Sunday. The Thanksgiving holiday didn’t give it that much of a bump as, at a total take of $284,831, its final week’s gross was on par with recent weeks. The play’s average paid admission of $67.15 was unimpressive, but not unusual for Roundabout productions.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 1, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,121,799 7,164 81.28% $156.59
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $551,608 5,947 81.96% $92.75
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $317,171 3,368 55.32% $94.17
AFTER MIDNIGHT $666,512 6,099 73.59% $109.28
ANNIE $1,229,595 11,640 91.02% $105.64
BEAUTIFUL $628,436 6,229 75.89% $100.89
BETRAYAL $1,289,324 8,424 100.00% $153.05
BIG FISH $642,180 8,093 71.70% $79.35
CHICAGO $643,572 7,253 83.95% $88.73
CINDERELLA $1,046,663 11,182 79.83% $93.60
FIRST DATE $335,405 4,674 54.65% $71.76
JERSEY BOYS $914,762 7,912 80.54% $115.62
KINKY BOOTS $1,912,568 11,465 100.64% $166.82
MACBETH $276,033 4,274 58.32% $64.58
MAMMA MIA! $705,981 7,623 81.72% $92.61
MATILDA $1,657,599 11,544 100.77% $143.59
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,522,003 11,301 93.74% $134.68
NEWSIES $1,045,626 9,292 98.02% $112.53
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $709,855 7,643 89.04% $92.88
ONCE $843,325 7,862 92.80% $107.27
PIPPIN $1,070,681 7,974 100.68% $134.27
ROCK OF AGES $407,074 3,922 84.09% $103.79
ROMEO AND JULIET $329,489 4,003 37.94% $82.31
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,418,373 12,833 101.33% $110.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $2,161,225 9,846 102.63% $219.50
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $611,444 5,225 83.95% $117.02
THE LION KING $2,365,402 13,452 98.91% $175.84
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,220,246 12,181 94.87% $100.18
THE SNOW GEESE $150,473 3,546 68.19% $42.43
THE WINSLOW BOY $284,831 4,242 71.66% $67.15
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $826,487 8,165 97.11% $101.22
WICKED $2,625,327 16,678 98.15% $157.41
Totals: $31,531,067 261,056 83.88% $112.13

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'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