Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/8/2013

WickedGOOD TICKET SALES THIS WEEK
Although Broadway couldn’t hope to enjoy the hot box office of the recent Thanksgiving Week (which saw an impressive $31,531,067 in sales), this week’s overall ticket revenue was nonetheless very strong at $27,935,664 in total sales.

WICKED SOLE MEMBER OF TWO-MILLIONAIRES CLUB
It wasn’t altogether surprising that Broadway’s mighty trio — Wicked, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon — each earned over $2 million in ticket sales over Thanksgiving, but even post-Thanksgiving week is bringing big audiences to these musicals. One of them, Wicked, even succeeded in making over two million this week, taking in a total of $2,036,322.

ROMEO AND JULIET COMES TO A TRAGIC END
William Shakespeare’s sad love story for the ages, Romeo and Juliet, ended its run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway this past Sunday, and things weren’t looking good for the star-crossed lovers in their final week on Broadway. At 55% capacity, the theater was barely half full, and the average admission price was only $66.04, which is somewhat surprising given that the famed tragedy featured film star Orlando Bloom as Romeo himself.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 8, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,197,109 8,031 91.12% $149.06
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $531,198 5,807 80.03% $91.48
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $393,840 4,438 72.90% $88.74
AFTER MIDNIGHT $658,456 6,747 81.41% $97.59
ANNIE $928,775 10,535 92.67% $88.16
BEAUTIFUL $814,141 7,470 91.01% $108.99
BETRAYAL $1,267,872 8,424 100.00% $150.51
BIG FISH $571,516 8,082 71.60% $70.71
CHICAGO $561,309 6,676 77.27% $84.08
CINDERELLA $952,103 10,380 74.10% $91.72
FIRST DATE $378,214 5,407 63.22% $69.95
JERSEY BOYS $1,030,341 8,618 87.72% $119.56
KINKY BOOTS $1,741,845 11,364 99.75% $153.28
MACBETH $364,191 5,589 66.73% $65.16
MAMMA MIA! $651,660 7,529 80.71% $86.55
MATILDA $1,190,187 11,122 97.08% $107.01
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,563,294 11,593 96.16% $134.85
NEWSIES $796,482 8,408 88.69% $94.73
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $645,781 7,579 88.29% $85.21
ONCE $772,700 6,811 80.39% $113.45
PIPPIN $876,605 7,290 92.05% $120.25
ROCK OF AGES $437,535 4,438 95.15% $98.59
ROMEO AND JULIET $387,100 5,862 55.55% $66.04
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $987,825 12,374 97.71% $79.83
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,877,347 8,752 102.63% $214.50
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $521,121 4,517 72.57% $115.37
THE LION KING $1,955,923 12,625 92.83% $154.92
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $863,893 9,781 76.18% $88.32
THE SNOW GEESE $186,087 3,799 73.06% $48.98
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $794,894 8,120 96.57% $97.89
WICKED $2,036,322 15,261 99.72% $133.43
Totals: $27,935,664 253,429 85.00% $105.45

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