Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/23/2013

Matilda Broadway MusicalSMALL DIP IN BROADWAY SALES
Following last week’s welcome rise in Broadway ticket revenue, this week there is a decrease in total sales.  The ticket sales numbers went from $24,770,172 down to $24,116,852, a drop of about half a million.

A DOZEN SHOWS EARN AVERAGE ADMISSIONS OVER $100
Twelve Broadway shows this week enjoyed average paid admissions that exceeded $100 per ticket.  The standard full price Broadway ticket is now well over that amount, but because of discounts, most Broadway shows bring in an average per ticket price significantly less than their top price.  The fact that so many shows are getting over $100 per ticket on average just demonstrates how many new successes Broadway has seen this season, including Pippin, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Motown, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

WICKED BREAKS TWO MILLION
The long-running hit musical Wicked blasted to the top of the chart this week, earning a total of $2,041,391.  It was the only Broadway show to bring in over two million, though The Lion King came close at $1,963,852.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 23, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $236,292 3,973 44.62% $59.47
ANNIE $1,088,083 12,359 90.45% $88.04
CHICAGO $634,270 7,775 89.99% $81.58
CINDERELLA $1,134,164 11,869 84.73% $95.56
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $890,276 6,257 100.66% $142.28
JERSEY BOYS $916,167 9,052 92.14% $101.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,503,541 11,480 100.77% $130.97
LUCKY GUY $634,205 4,619 97.69% $137.30
MACBETH $300,188 4,191 67.03% $71.63
MAMMA MIA! $887,248 9,931 82.87% $89.34
MATILDA $1,222,026 11,456 100.00% $106.67
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,443,867 12,152 100.80% $118.82
NEWSIES $929,144 9,597 101.23% $96.82
ONCE $832,092 8,128 95.94% $102.37
PIPPIN $1,038,619 8,039 101.50% $129.20
ROCK OF AGES $421,556 4,522 96.96% $93.22
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,180,826 12,562 81.36% $94.00
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $320,137 4,260 81.92% $75.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,743,062 8,752 102.63% $199.16
THE LION KING $1,963,852 13,602 100.01% $144.38
THE NANCE $437,989 4,810 65.64% $91.06
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,103,158 12,383 96.44% $89.09
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $503,688 5,381 63.28% $93.60
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $711,012 6,205 98.55% $114.59
WICKED $2,041,391 15,093 92.70% $135.25
Totals: $24,116,852 218,448 89.20% $107.23

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/16/2013

Pippin Broadway MusicalBROADWAY TICKET REVENUE UP THIS WEEK
Total Broadway ticket sales took a little leap this week, increasing from last week’s $23,361,631 up to $24,770,172, an improvement of well over one million dollars. The Tony Awards, which aired on June 9, might have been responsible for the bump, if performances on the show spurred some theatergoers to rush out and see a Broadway play or musical right away. However, most post-Tony ticket buyers probably purchased tickets for dates further out. The increase was likely a bit of post-Tony excitement combined with New York City’s usual influx of summer tourists.

PIPPIN BURSTS INTO THE MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB
A whopping 11 Broadway shows earned more than a million dollars this week. Usual suspects like The Lion King, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon were on the list of course, as well as popular newcomers like Motown the Musical and Kinky Boots. But Pippin was the most notable entrant since it had not previously cracked the million mark. The musical revival no doubt got the boost due to its performance and success on the Tony Awards, nabbing the coveted Best Musical revival statuette.

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT CLOSES
The Gershwin love letter Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick, concluded its run on June 15. While the silly, upbeat musical didn’t finish up its final week as a millionaire, it still went out with respectable numbers. Even with competition from many newer, big buzz shows, Nice Work managed to fill up its theater to 77.45% capacity, selling tickets at an average paid admission of $83.02.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 16, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $185,623 3,303 37.10% $56.20
ANNIE $962,027 11,212 82.06% $85.80
CHICAGO $605,002 7,490 86.69% $80.77
CINDERELLA $1,059,352 11,292 80.61% $93.81
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $854,203 6,040 97.17% $141.42
JERSEY BOYS $845,630 8,594 87.48% $98.40
KINKY BOOTS $1,474,349 11,496 100.91% $128.25
LUCKY GUY $1,367,394 9,556 101.06% $143.09
MACBETH $264,066 3,492 55.85% $75.62
MAMMA MIA! $816,487 9,352 78.04% $87.31
MATILDA $1,184,104 11,456 100.00% $103.36
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,441,448 12,142 100.71% $118.72
NEWSIES $908,475 9,483 100.03% $95.80
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $740,170 8,916 77.45% $83.02
ONCE $780,999 7,744 91.41% $100.85
PIPPIN $1,009,392 8,033 101.43% $125.66
ROCK OF AGES $400,236 4,358 93.44% $91.84
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,217,333 13,780 89.25% $88.34
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $366,549 4,510 86.73% $81.27
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,721,966 8,752 102.63% $196.75
THE LION KING $1,951,428 13,588 99.91% $143.61
THE NANCE $520,067 5,991 81.75% $86.81
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,097,933 12,630 98.36% $86.93
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $492,591 5,203 61.18% $94.67
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $654,304 6,080 96.57% $107.62
WICKED $1,849,045 13,338 92.16% $138.63
Totals: $24,770,172 227,831 87.69% $105.18

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.

Ann To Close on Broadway on June 30

Ann Broadway ShowJust a few days after the Tony Awards ceremony came the news of the first post-Tony casualty. Ann, the one-woman Broadway play written by and starring Holland Taylor in a tour-de-force performance, will ends its run at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on June 30. When it closes, the critically-acclaimed production will have played a total of 151 performances.

Some years it is a virtual bloodbath following the Tonys, as Broadway shows which have been barely holding on to dear life finally give up once their Tony hopes have been dashed. But this year most of the struggling shows didn’t even last until the Tonys. Since Ann is currently the Broadway show with the lowest weekly grosses, and star Holland Taylor did not win the Tony Award she was nominated for, it is not altogether surprising that the play is closing.

“The incomparable Holland Taylor has dedicated the last six years of her life creating and performing this beautiful play, a tribute to an indomitable American cultural hero, stated Ann producer Bob Boyett. “The impact it has had on audiences is indeed a consummate achievement and a monument to the legacy of Ann Richards. My producing partners and I could not be any more proud to have brought Ann to Broadway.”

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/9/2013

Lucky Guy Broadway ShowTOTAL BROADWAY TICKET SALES RISE
The first week of June saw a small increase in Broadway’s total ticket revenue.  Ticket sales went up from last week’s $23,307,202 to $23,361,631.  As schools are letting out and tourists filling New York City, hopefully this bump bodes well for Broadway’s summer sales.

BETTE MIDLER VERSUS TOM HANKS
Two of the season’s biggest hits have been star vehicles Lucky Guy (featuring Tom Hanks) and the one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (starring Bette Midler), which are both selling extremely well each week.  Though Lucky Guy has easily been beating I’ll Eat You Last in total weekly sales due to its being in a much larger theater, the average paid admission numbers show that Midler’s fans are forking over more money for their tickets.  While Lucky Guy is selling tickets at an average price of $141.25, I’ll Eat You Last is earning an average of $145.89 for each ticket.  The only show doing better than that is The Book of Mormon, which has a mind-boggling average admission of $197.37.

ANN AT THE BACK OF THE PACK
Most of the shows currently playing on Broadway seem to be enjoying relatively healthy numbers, but there are stragglers.  The lowest-grossing show currently is Ann, which is not even filling half of its theater and has an average paid admission of $57.00.  But with good reviews and word-of-mouth bringing in a steady — if small — stream of audience members, the low cost of running a one-woman play has made it possible for the production to continue thus far.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 9, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $227,618 3,993 44.85% $57.00
ANNIE $892,876 11,082 81.10% $80.57
CHICAGO $551,149 6,919 80.08% $79.66
CINDERELLA $888,246 10,039 71.67% $88.48
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $791,577 5,426 99.76% $145.89
JERSEY BOYS $859,329 8,409 85.60% $102.19
KINKY BOOTS $1,411,574 11,436 100.39% $123.43
LUCKY GUY $1,361,346 9,638 101.92% $141.25
MACBETH $303,522 3,928 62.83% $77.27
MAMMA MIA! $718,464 8,439 70.42% $85.14
MATILDA $1,138,232 11,457 100.01% $99.35
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,395,663 12,139 100.69% $114.97
NEWSIES $867,823 9,332 98.44% $92.99
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $591,160 7,291 63.33% $81.08
ONCE $782,041 7,661 90.43% $102.08
PIPPIN $931,349 7,914 99.92% $117.68
ROCK OF AGES $386,047 4,152 89.02% $92.98
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,034,228 12,403 80.33% $83.39
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $347,250 4,389 84.40% $79.12
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,727,367 8,752 102.63% $197.37
THE LION KING $1,868,936 13,513 99.36% $138.31
THE NANCE $501,724 5,864 80.02% $85.56
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,010,069 11,775 91.71% $85.78
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $450,484 5,103 60.01% $88.28
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $553,053 5,619 89.25% $98.43
WICKED $1,770,507 13,035 90.07% $135.83
Totals: $23,361,631 219,708 85.32% $102.85

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/2/2013

The Big Knife Broadway ShowBROADWAY SALES BACK DOWN AGAIN
Following last week’s Memorial Day Weekend ticket sales boost, Broadway’s total ticket revenue fell again.  Sales decreased by more than two million, with total earnings coming in at $23,307,202.

THE BIG KNIFE CLOSES WITH MODEST SALES
The non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Big Knife concluded its limited run this past Sunday, June 2.  As is often the case with Roundabout productions, the production had only modest sales throughout its run.  During its last week, The Big Knife filled its theater to 76.94% capacity, with an average paid admission of $56.31.

THE LION KING REMAINS BROADWAY’S BEST SELLER
Whatever ups and downs Broadway may experience, Disney’s The Lion King always seems to enjoy steady popularity.  Once again, the musical was Broadway’s earnings champ, taking in a total of $1,870,584.  Wicked was the second highest earner at $1,776,282, with The Book of Mormon coming a very close third at $1,742,062.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 2, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $195,459 3,680 41.33% $53.11
ANNIE $800,490 9,555 69.93% $83.78
CHICAGO $551,330 6,716 77.73% $82.09
CINDERELLA $895,419 9,849 70.31% $90.91
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $748,131 5,151 94.70% $145.24
JERSEY BOYS $835,718 8,421 85.72% $99.24
KINKY BOOTS $1,340,238 11,430 100.33% $117.26
LUCKY GUY $1,343,042 9,611 101.64% $139.74
MACBETH $287,116 3,456 55.28% $83.08
MAMMA MIA! $812,857 9,361 78.11% $86.83
MATILDA $1,157,633 11,455 99.99% $101.06
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,354,876 12,144 100.73% $111.57
NEWSIES $823,535 9,157 96.59% $89.93
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $612,008 7,497 65.12% $81.63
ONCE $744,723 7,292 86.07% $102.13
PIPPIN $888,684 7,590 95.83% $117.09
ROCK OF AGES $377,408 4,053 86.90% $93.12
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,040,596 12,491 80.90% $83.31
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $373,576 4,681 90.02% $79.81
THE BIG KNIFE $256,480 4,555 76.94% $56.31
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,742,062 8,752 102.63% $199.05
THE LION KING $1,870,584 13,543 99.58% $138.12
THE NANCE $439,070 5,535 75.53% $79.33
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,100,715 12,565 97.86% $87.60
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $415,088 4,924 57.90% $84.30
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $524,082 5,679 90.20% $92.28
WICKED $1,776,282 13,947 96.37% $127.36
Totals: $23,307,202 223,090 84.23% $100.20

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 5/26/2013

The Assembled Parties Broadway ShowBROADWAY REVENUE UP BY NEARLY A MILLION
Broadway saw a heartening increase of close to a million dollars in total ticket revenue this week, as sales rose from $24,657,284 to $25,537,729.  New York City had an influx of tourists for the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, which likely had a positive effect on the Broadway box office on Saturday and Sunday in particular.

A GOOD SEASON FOR PLAYS
This week’s numbers reflect that Broadway’s spring season has seen an unusually high number of successful plays.  Unlike musicals, which attract the bulk of tourists, plays tend to struggle more on Broadway.  But both I’ll Eat You Last (starring Bette Midler) and Lucky Guy (starring Tom Hanks) sold out this week, with the latter bringing in over $1 million in sales.  Of course both of those Broadway plays boast major celebrities seldom seen on stage.  However, both The Assembled Parties and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike also came very close to selling out this week, with the latter earning an average paid admission of $95.85.

TOP 3 COME CLOSE TO 2 MILLION MARK
The three highest earning Broadway show this week — The Lion King, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon — came very close to making two million.  The top earner, The Lion King, reached an impressive $1,916,698.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending May 26, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvdPdAdm
ANN $240,339 4,378 49.17% $54.90
ANNIE $975,730 11,975 87.64% $81.48
CHICAGO $759,417 8,187 94.76% $92.76
CINDERELLA $1,066,129 12,240 87.38% $87.10
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $808,816 5,519 101.5% $146.55
JERSEY BOYS $942,078 9,308 94.75% $101.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,367,891 11,476 100.7% $119.20
LUCKY GUY $1,385,399 9,673 102.3% $143.22
MACBETH $348,516 3,992 63.85% $87.30
MAMMA MIA! $941,265 10,404 86.82% $90.47
MATILDA $1,105,554 11,456 100.3% $96.50
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,371,341 12,151 100.8% $112.86
NEWSIES $904,712 9,367 98.81% $96.59
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $775,554 9,141 79.40% $84.84
ONCE $886,127 8,144 96.13% $108.81
PIPPIN $934,760 7,953 97.9% $117.54
ROCK OF AGES $440,359 4,568 97.94% $96.40
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,257,780 13,892 89.97% $90.54
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $403,161 5,088 97.85% $79.24
THE BIG KNIFE $238,202 4,186 70.71% $56.90
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,812,800 8,752 102.6% $207.13
THE LION KING $1,916,698 13,601 100.0% $140.92
THE NANCE $516,625 6,198 84.58% $83.35
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,174,102 12,923 100.6% $90.85
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $515,155 5,711 67.16% $90.20
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $590,903 6,165 97.92% $95.85
WICKED $1,858,318 14,430 99.71% $128.78
Totals: $25,537,729 240,878 90.87% $103.02

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 5/19/2013

Motown the Musical Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET SALES GET A SMALL INCREASE
At last, grosses are looking up on Broadway — even if not by much.  This week Broadway’s total ticket revenue saw a modest increase, going from last week’s $24,246,231 up to $24,657,284.

SEVERAL BROADWAY SHOWS SELLING OUT
A total of seven Broadway shows came in at 100% capacity or more this week:  I’ll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Matilda, Motown the Musical, Pippin, and The Book of Mormon.  Interestingly, none of those shows are among the top two earners this week.  The Lion King and Wicked took the number one and two spots, respectively, bringing in the highest grosses because they are housed in particularly large theaters and are still popular enough to command high ticket prices.

ORPHANS CONCLUDES WITH DECENT SALES
The Broadway play Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster, and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, ended its run at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre early, presumably due to low ticket sales.  Its final week saw fair but unimpressive sales, filling the theater to 84.54% capacity with an average paid admission of $68.84.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending May 19, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap Avg Paid Admission
ANN $247,041 3,528 39.62% $70.02
ANNIE $842,272 10,854 79.44% $77.60
CHICAGO $697,597 7,871 91.10% $88.63
CINDERELLA $1,017,256 12,032 85.89% $84.55
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $829,768 5,559 102.21% $149.27
JERSEY BOYS $956,177 9,056 92.18% $105.58
KINKY BOOTS $1,269,683 11,496 100.91% $110.45
LUCKY GUY $1,387,476 9,687 102.44% $143.23
MACBETH $444,348 5,037 80.57% $88.22
MAMMA MIA! $822,902 9,507 79.33% $86.56
MATILDA $1,063,972 11,456 100.00% $92.87
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,249,920 12,152 100.80% $102.86
NEWSIES $839,892 9,297 98.07% $90.34
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $760,202 8,975 77.96% $84.70
ONCE $859,871 7,960 93.96% $108.02
ORPHANS $498,625 7,243 84.54% $68.84
PIPPIN $869,274 7,985 100.82% $108.86
ROCK OF AGES $450,030 4,532 97.17% $99.30
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,032,689 12,098 78.35% $85.36
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $354,725 4,914 94.50% $72.19
THE BIG KNIFE $229,239 3,868 65.34% $59.27
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,701,989 8,752 102.63% $194.47
THE LION KING $1,887,665 13,448 98.88% $140.37
THE NANCE $499,762 5,965 81.40% $83.78
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,078,051 12,454 96.99% $86.56
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $469,185 5,450 64.09% $86.09
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $549,536 5,935 94.27% $92.59
WICKED $1,748,141 13,881 95.92% $125.94
Totals: $24,657,284 240,992 88.55% $99.52

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 5/12/2013

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

YET ANOTHER SMALL DECREASE IN SALES
Broadway’s total ticket sales continue to creep slowly downward, decreasing from last week’s $24,611,041 down to this week’s $24,246,231.  While this trend is far from welcome, it is not dramatic enough to be of serious concern.  Broadway producers are likely hoping that the summer tourist season will provide a boost in sales next month.

JEKYLL & HYDE ENDS ON A MEDIOCRE NOTE
The Frank Wildhorn musical Jekyll & Hyde, a hit when it first appeared on Broadway in the late ’90s, did not meet with such success on its recent return to Broadway.  The revival starring Constantine Maroulis only played briefly before shuttering this past Sunday.  In its final week, the romantic melodrama filled just over half its theater at 54.04% capacity, with an average paid admission of $63.11.

THE LION KING DOMINATES THE BROADWAY BOX OFFICE
Disney’s The Lion King continues to lord it over the Broadway jungle, holding the top spot in total ticket sales with weekly earnings of $1,846,975. Wicked and The Book of Mormon came in second and third place, respectively.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending May 12, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANN $241,037 3,445 38.69% $69.97
ANNIE $743,412 8,970 65.65% $82.88
CHICAGO $641,445 7,705 89.18% $83.25
CINDERELLA $911,022 10,010 71.46% $91.01
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $865,144 6,271 100.9% $137.96
JEKYLL & HYDE $439,818 6,969 54.04% $63.11
JERSEY BOYS $891,835 8,881 90.40% $100.42
KINKY BOOTS $1,250,718 11,398 100.1% $109.73
LUCKY GUY $1,389,588 9,610 101.6% $144.60
MACBETH $433,127 4,609 73.72% $93.97
MAMMA MIA! $880,486 9,965 83.15% $88.36
MATILDA $1,124,333 11,456 100.3% $98.14
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,194,456 12,150 100.8% $98.31
NEWSIES $787,730 9,323 98.34% $84.49
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $644,906 7,828 68.00% $82.38
ONCE $814,582 7,549 89.11% $107.91
ORPHANS $369,078 6,518 76.07% $56.62
PIPPIN $861,233 7,997 101.0% $107.69
ROCK OF AGES $406,838 4,405 94.45% $92.36
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,002,757 11,236 72.77% $89.24
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $347,277 4,631 89.06% $74.99
THE BIG KNIFE $206,469 3,675 62.08% $56.18
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,692,483 8,752 102.6% $193.38
THE LION KING $1,846,975 13,588 99.91% $135.93
THE NANCE $470,195 5,521 75.34% $85.16
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,039,572 12,244 95.36% $84.90
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $562,796 6,416 75.45% $87.72
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $489,914 5,145 81.72% $95.22
WICKED $1,697,007 13,967 96.51% $121.50
Total $24,246,231 240,234 84.39% $97.15

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 5/5/2013

The Rascals Once Upon a DreamTINY TICKET SALES DECREASE
Like last week, this week saw a small decrease in overall Broadway ticket sales, though this time it was an even smaller drop. While last week brought in a total of $24,616,124 in ticket revenue, this week saw earnings of $24,611,041.

FINAL WEEK FOR TESTAMENT OF MARY AND THE RASCALS
This was the last week for two Broadway productions, The Testament of Mary and The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream.  The former show announced its closing quite suddenly, presumably because of poor sales.  While the theater was fairly full this week at just over 80% capacity, the average paid admission was quite low at $49.59.  The Rascals, on the other hand, enjoyed great success and only closed because it was a limited engagement to begin with.  Part concert, part Broadway show, the production filled the theater to 95.58%, selling tickets at an impressive average price of $128.61.

NINE SHOWS BREAK A MILLION
Though Broadway’s overall ticket revenue may be failing to rise, several shows are enjoying a Broadway bounty, with nine shows in total earning more than a million dollars this week.  Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Motown are among the new musical successes.  Also in the Millionaire’s Club is The Phantom of the Opera, proving that even after 25 years on Broadway, it can still bring in the crowds.  Ultimately, The Lion King came out at the very top at $1,829,570, coming awfully close to breaking two million.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending May 5, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANN $261,380 3,549 39.86% $73.65
ANNIE $648,007 8,284 60.63% $78.22
CHICAGO $648,324 7,739 89.57% $83.77
CINDERELLA $852,008 9,906 70.72% $86.01
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $753,217 5,535 101.77% $136.08
JEKYLL & HYDE $398,919 5,523 42.83% $72.23
JERSEY BOYS $833,113 8,195 83.42% $101.66
KINKY BOOTS $1,140,513 11,346 99.60% $100.52
LUCKY GUY $1,382,232 9,520 100.68% $145.19
MACBETH $436,867 4,708 75.30% $92.79
MAMMA MIA! $954,814 10,738 89.60% $88.92
MATILDA $1,103,030 11,455 99.99% $96.29
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,209,773 12,147 100.75% $99.59
NEWSIES $762,227 8,765 91.68% $86.96
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $568,037 6,957 60.43% $81.65
ONCE $789,592 7,410 87.46% $106.56
ORPHANS $397,646 5,960 69.56% $66.72
PIPPIN $785,386 7,831 98.88% $100.29
ROCK OF AGES $405,807 4,138 88.72% $98.07
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,002,169 11,465 74.26% $87.41
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $295,099 4,674 89.88% $63.14
THE BIG KNIFE $220,859 3,625 61.23% $60.93
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,691,752 8,752 102.63% $193.30
THE LION KING $1,829,570 13,266 97.54% $137.91
THE NANCE $443,964 5,366 73.23% $82.74
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,091,887 12,311 95.88% $88.69
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM $822,957 6,399 95.58% $128.61
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $301,343 6,077 80.55% $49.59
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $479,937 5,630 66.20% $85.25
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $449,073 5,036 79.99% $89.17
WICKED $1,651,541 13,589 93.90% $121.54
Total $24,611,041 245,896 82.66% $96.24

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.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 4/28/2013

The Lion King Broadway MusicalVERY SLIGHT DECREASE IN OVERALL BROADWAY TICKET SALES
Total Broadway ticket revenue this week was $24,616,124, which is just about $100,000 less than last week’s take.  While the decrease is small enough to be negligible, no doubt Broadway producers still don’t enjoy seeing a fall in sales at a time when there are so many new Broadway shows opening for people to see.

LION KING ROARS TO THE TOP SPOT
Although Wicked has dominated for most of 2013, this is the second week in a row that The Lion King has beat it out in top weekly earnings.  The Lion King brought in $1,864,611, while Wicked earned $1,735,066.  The Book of Mormon took third place, as it often does, bringing in a total of $1,675,558.

MULTITUDES OF NEW MILLIONAIRES
While it’s rarely a mystery as to what three shows will be at the top of the grosses chart each week, those time-tested smash hits are sharing The Millionaries Club lately with many newcomers.  Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Matilda, and Motown the Musical all made more than a million this week, and only one of those shows — Lucky Guy, featuring Tom Hanks — has star power to thank for its impressive earnings.  The other three shows owe most of their success to good buzz and reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth from other theatergoers – Motown in particular is the crowd-pleaser of the bunch, and continues to sell out despite the poor show reviews from all the noteworthy Broadway critics.

NINE BROADWAY SHOWS SELL OUT AND DELIVER A NEW HIGH FOR THE 100% CLUB
Last week, nine Broadway shows reached were completely sold out, which is a first on Broadway during this time frame. Broadway shows normally see 200,000 attendees every week, but this week the shows saw 250,970 ticket buying theatregoers.
I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers starring Bette Midler sold out its opening week after doing extremely well during previews.  In addition, new shows like Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Pippin and Matilda experience sold out Broadway performances this past week.  Motown: The Musical, a Broadway show that has had sold out performances since landing on Broadway continues to have a 100% capacity. It may be too soon to tell but Broadway producers of these shows only hope to follow in the footsteps of shows like The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Wicked which have been consistently selling out each Broadway performance for some time.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending April 28, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANN $258,424 3,637 40.85% $71.05
ANNIE $713,108 8,613 63.03% $82.79
CHICAGO $613,749 7,593 87.88% $80.83
CINDERELLA $943,353 10,654 76.06% $88.54
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $646,102 5,567 102.35% $116.06
JEKYLL & HYDE $439,586 6,145 47.65% $71.54
JERSEY BOYS $867,043 8,471 86.23% $102.35
KINKY BOOTS $1,112,163 11,161 97.97% $99.65
LUCKY GUY $1,384,178 9,458 100.02% $146.35
MACBETH $456,931 5,092 81.45% $89.73
MAMMA MIA! $877,550 10,423 86.97% $84.19
MATILDA $1,107,815 11,454 99.98% $96.72
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,213,611 12,139 100.69% $99.98
NEWSIES $839,263 9,010 94.25% $93.15
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $583,867 6,627 57.57% $88.10
ONCE $835,941 7,591 89.60% $110.12
ORPHANS $444,469 6,035 70.44% $73.65
PIPPIN $713,712 7,957 100.47% $89.70
ROCK OF AGES $429,850 4,311 92.43% $99.71
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,033,279 12,313 79.75% $83.92
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $291,569 4,687 90.13% $62.21
THE BIG KNIFE $212,346 4,303 72.69% $49.35
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,675,558 8,752 102.63% $191.45
THE LION KING $1,864,611 13,565 99.74% $137.46
THE NANCE $445,409 5,595 76.35% $79.61
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $985,895 12,078 94.07% $81.63
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM $776,214 6,144 91.77% $126.34
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $216,533 5,708 75.66% $37.93
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $491,501 7,064 83.07% $69.58
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $407,432 4,740 75.29% $85.96
WICKED $1,735,066 14,083 97.31% $123.20
Total $24,616,124 250,970 84.33% $93.96

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.