Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 2/2/2014

superbowl 48 trophySUPERBOWL GOES OFF LIKE A DAMP SQUIB
According to the Broadway League, the 2014 Superbowl 48 in New Jersey fails to ignite Broadway ticket sales in New York City and actually kept many Broadway fans away from New York city when compared to the last ten years of sales during the same week. New York City was busy with many Super Bowl fans milling around,  hotels completely sold out, many Super Bowl parties and the NFL awards were at Radio City Music Hall the night before the Super Bowl but very few of these visitors actually went to see a Broadway show – The demographic just didn’t fit and Broadway producers failed to sell the dream.

Broadway overall ticket sales plummeted by nearly two and a half million dollars, falling from $19,122,428 down to $16,714,694, which was a unexpected shock to many shows, but with little history on this kind of event it was hard one to predict.

BIG DROP IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
Even top selling shows like The Lion King took a big hit from a 98.71% capacity just last week, capacity decreased 10% the week of the Super Bowl.Though there were plenty of tourists in town, apparently not enough football fans also have a love for Broadway. What may have taken an even bigger toll was that many locals decided to avoid the Times Square area entirely during the week leading up to the big game, when several blocks of Broadway were turned into an interactive Superbowl celebration.

BROADWAY TICKET SALES COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
We can see a similar decrease in Broadway tickets sales from the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII.  Last year, Broadway grossed a total of $16,564,313 in Broadway ticket sales with 22 shows running.  This year, Broadway grossed a total of $16,714,694 in Broadway ticket sales with 26 shows running. This is far less than expected considering there are an additional four Broadway shows this year. With the 2014 Super Bowl being at the Metlife Stadium, one would think the significant increase in the amount of tourists would help Broadway break free from this annual cycle; however, the numbers do not lie.  Maybe the Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square (Broadway from 34th Street to 47th Street) occupied tourists during this time.

THE BOOK OF MORMON TOPS THE CHART
The highest-grossing show this week was The Book of Mormon, which, despite most of Broadway’s deep financial freeze this week, had no problem selling out and earning $1,641,717.  Wicked came in second with $1,403,247, followed by Disney’s The Lion King, rounding out third place with $1,293,167.  Kinky Boots was the only other Broadway show to make over a million, bringing in $1,173,857.

The following are the Broadway ticket numbers for the week ending February 2, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $420,646 5,472 75.41% $76.87
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $231,225 3,254 48.42% $71.06
AFTER MIDNIGHT $584,044 6,983 84.25% $83.64
BEAUTIFUL $745,443 7,158 87.21% $104.14
BRONX BOMBERS $137,015 4,470 72.75% $30.65
CHICAGO $340,481 4,643 53.74% $73.33
CINDERELLA $508,604 7,482 53.41% $67.98
JERSEY BOYS $538,710 5,760 58.63% $93.53
KINKY BOOTS $1,173,857 10,421 91.48% $112.64
MACHINAL $196,201 3,192 62.72% $61.47
MAMMA MIA! $343,596 5,291 56.72% $64.94
MATILDA $969,639 10,910 95.23% $88.88
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $978,954 9,694 80.41% $100.99
NEWSIES $568,494 7,678 80.99% $74.04
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $536,711 6,337 73.82% $84.69
ONCE $552,672 6,331 74.73% $87.30
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $317,000 4,648 89.38% $68.20
PIPPIN $614,740 6,780 85.61% $90.67
ROCK OF AGES $289,178 3,494 74.91% $82.76
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,641,717 8,724 102.30% $188.18
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY $337,841 5,826 81.68% $57.99
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $462,224 5,246 84.29% $88.11
THE LION KING $1,293,167 12,063 88.70% $107.20
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $622,287 8,839 68.84% $70.40
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $907,006 8,586 102.12% $105.64
WICKED $1,403,247 13,810 95.43% $101.61
Totals: $16,714,694 183,092 77.81% $86.04

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 1/26/2014

The Bridges of Madison CountyBROADWAY’S WEEKLY SALES DIP
Apparently New York City’s deep freeze temperatures have been keeping Broadway theater fans indoors. Overall Broadway ticket sales decreased by nearly a million this week, as revenue went from $20,091,732 down to $19,122,428. With any luck, the NY/NJ Superbowl festivities this coming week will give Broadway box offices a needed boost.

BEST-SELLING BOOK NOW A BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Bridges of Madison County, a huge-selling hit novel that later became a film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, has been transformed into a romantic musical, which is now in previews on Broadway. Whether or not the title will be enough to draw in fans of the book remains to be seen, but so far the show is only doing modest business, filling the theater to 81.96% capacity with an average paid admission of $64.40.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 26, 2014:

Broadway Show ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $499,786 5,935 81.79% $84.21
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $314,542 4,242 63.13% $74.15
AFTER MIDNIGHT $572,163 6,841 82.54% $83.64
BEAUTIFUL $835,905 7,415 90.34% $112.73
BRONX BOMBERS $157,099 3,886 63.25% $40.43
CHICAGO $488,313 6,506 75.30% $75.06
CINDERELLA $695,161 9,169 65.46% $75.82
JERSEY BOYS $702,496 7,118 72.46% $98.69
KINKY BOOTS $1,385,078 10,633 93.34% $130.26
MACHINAL $189,739 3,631 62.43% $52.26
MAMMA MIA! $518,241 7,182 76.99% $72.16
MATILDA $1,053,614 11,106 96.94% $94.87
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,115,402 10,338 85.75% $107.89
NEWSIES $687,813 8,259 87.12% $83.28
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $596,123 6,579 76.64% $90.61
ONCE $639,104 6,797 80.23% $94.03
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $225,870 4,825 92.79% $46.81
PIPPIN $720,127 7,067 89.23% $101.90
ROCK OF AGES $350,837 4,120 88.34% $85.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,660,267 8,752 102.63% $189.70
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY $376,494 5,846 81.96% $64.40
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $509,628 5,442 87.44% $93.65
THE LION KING $1,608,611 13,424 98.71% $119.83
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $742,269 10,206 79.49% $72.73
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $878,829 8,410 100.02% $104.50
WICKED $1,598,920 15,044 98.30% $106.28
Totals: $19,122,428 198,773 83.56% $90.58

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 1/19/2014

Beautiful Broadway ShowBROADWAY SALES GET A SMALL BUMP
Following a major dive in revenue last week, overall Broadway ticket sales made a slight move upward this week, going from $19,579,699 up to $20,091,732, an increase of about half a million dollars.

NEW BROADWAY SHOWS SEE MIXED RESULTS
With the New Year comes a number of new Broadway shows, which are ushering in the spring season a bit early. The Carole King bio-musical Beautiful is doing the best among them, nearly selling out and getting an average paid admission of $105.96. Outside Mullingar (starring Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing) is also coming close to selling out, but tickets are averaging at just $56.75. The New York Yankees play Bronx Bombers isn’t doing well so far, filling the theater to 61.90% capacity and getting an average ticket price of only $44.17.

The following are the Broadway ticket numbers for the week ending January 19, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $527,598 6,010 82.83% $87.79
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $339,451 4,643 69.09% $73.11
AFTER MIDNIGHT $590,401 6,454 77.87% $91.48
BEAUTIFUL $850,362 8,025 97.77% $105.96
BRONX BOMBERS $167,974 3,803 61.90% $44.17
CHICAGO $495,368 6,575 76.10% $75.34
CINDERELLA $781,752 10,185 72.71% $76.76
JERSEY BOYS $709,931 6,732 68.53% $105.46
KINKY BOOTS $1,527,348 10,795 94.76% $141.49
MACHINAL $214,329 4,653 80.00% $46.06
MAMMA MIA! $538,818 7,064 75.73% $76.28
MATILDA $1,130,146 10,594 92.48% $106.68
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,169,588 10,235 84.90% $114.27
NEWSIES $717,531 8,110 85.55% $88.47
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $692,954 7,079 82.47% $97.89
ONCE $657,372 6,306 74.43% $104.25
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $282,706 4,982 95.81% $56.75
PIPPIN $768,965 7,010 88.51% $109.70
ROCK OF AGES $361,214 4,120 88.34% $87.67
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,750,313 8,752 102.63% $199.99
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY $212,261 2,783 91.04% $76.27
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $563,227 5,608 90.10% $100.43
THE LION KING $1,653,132 13,292 97.74% $124.37
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $757,978 9,388 73.12% $80.74
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $881,048 8,571 101.94% $102.79
WICKED $1,749,967 14,273 98.62% $122.61
Totals: $20,091,732 196,042 84.81% $96.03

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 1/12/2014

MacbethBROADWAY TICKET SALES FALL DRAMATICALLY
Though it’s always expected that Broadway revenue will start to dry up in January after enjoying a considerable boost during the winter holiday season, it’s still a striking blow to see overall Broadway sales plummet from last week’s $31,143,670 down to $19,579,699. January and February are typically among the bleakest months where Broadway ticket sales are concerned.

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH ENDS
The latest revival of William Shakespeare’s often-produced tragedy Macbeth, this one starring Ethan Hawke in the title role, concluded its limited run at Lincoln Center this past Sunday.  WIth less-than-stellar reviews and little buzz, the production did middling business.  Its final week reflected this, with 82.08% attendance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and an average paid admission of $65.32.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 12, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $526,669 6,027 83.06% $87.38
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $331,705 4,114 61.22% $80.63
AFTER MIDNIGHT $522,397 5,849 70.57% $89.31
BEAUTIFUL $622,394 7,882 96.03% $78.96
BRONX BOMBERS $128,209 1,692 54.79% $75.77
CHICAGO $480,262 6,058 70.12% $79.28
CINDERELLA $642,019 8,263 58.99% $77.70
JERSEY BOYS $715,549 6,872 69.95% $104.13
KINKY BOOTS $1,463,770 11,076 97.23% $132.16
MACBETH $449,047 6,875 82.08% $65.32
MACHINAL $197,634 4,521 77.73% $43.71
MAMMA MIA! $504,214 6,590 70.65% $76.51
MATILDA $1,138,576 11,221 97.95% $101.47
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,113,620 9,912 82.22% $112.35
NEWSIES $722,110 8,628 91.01% $83.69
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $718,285 7,875 91.74% $91.21
ONCE $631,440 6,357 75.04% $99.33
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $208,084 3,974 87.34% $52.36
PIPPIN $785,586 7,397 93.40% $106.20
ROCK OF AGES $371,622 4,337 92.99% $85.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,709,586 8,752 102.63% $195.34
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $537,792 5,328 85.60% $100.94
THE LION KING $1,714,261 13,230 97.28% $129.57
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $811,982 10,335 80.49% $78.57
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $852,893 8,562 101.83% $99.61
WICKED $1,679,996 14,561 97.38% $115.38
Totals: $19,579,699 196,288 83.44% $93.95

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 1/5/2013

Annie Broadway MusicalPOST-CHRISTMAS BROADWAY SALES DROP
It’s not surprising at all that, following the Broadway box office bonanza of Christmas week (which brought in a total of $38,783,854 in sales), Broadway saw sales fall this week. However, this week’s $31,143,670 in total revenue is still a very high weekly take, and it’s clearly due to the continued burst of business brought in by tourists visiting NYC for New Year’s. This was also the week that New York City got hit with its first major snow storm of the season, but fortunately the storm didn’t come until New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day had passed.

FINAL WEEK FOR FIVE SHOWS
This was the last week for five different Broadway shows, which concluded their runs this weekend. 700 Sundays, Annie, Betrayal, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark all enjoyed big sales in their final week, each making over a million (at $1,782,904, Spider-man led the pack and was the 4th highest grossing show of the week). First Date lagged behind, bringing in a total of $563,371. But the romantic musical comedy still did decent business, filling to 87.01% capacity and earning $75.71 per ticket.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 5, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,101,241 7,060 96.12% $155.98
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $544,066 5,724 90.16% $95.05
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $369,944 4,177 62.16% $88.57
AFTER MIDNIGHT $579,804 5,637 68.01% $102.86
ANNIE $1,387,296 13,619 99.67% $101.86
BEAUTIFUL $740,451 6,602 80.43% $112.16
BETRAYAL $1,367,059 9,477 100.00% $144.25
CHICAGO $923,074 7,973 92.28% $115.78
CINDERELLA $1,123,628 11,431 81.60% $98.30
FIRST DATE $563,371 7,441 87.01% $75.71
JERSEY BOYS $928,795 7,707 78.45% $120.51
KINKY BOOTS $1,781,938 11,348 99.61% $157.03
MACBETH $362,880 5,518 65.88% $65.76
MACHINAL $126,078 3,176 62.41% $39.70
MAMMA MIA! $825,532 8,190 100.34% $100.80
MATILDA $1,654,803 11,544 100.77% $143.35
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,334,907 10,758 89.23% $124.09
NEWSIES $934,998 9,304 98.14% $100.49
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $786,972 8,035 93.60% $97.94
ONCE $834,442 7,979 94.18% $104.58
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $116,334 2,078 79.92% $55.98
PIPPIN $1,026,769 7,766 98.06% $132.21
ROCK OF AGES $439,311 3,921 84.07% $112.04
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,782,904 14,895 96.37% $119.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,948,385 8,752 102.63% $222.62
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $542,803 4,835 77.68% $112.27
THE LION KING $2,332,390 13,603 100.02% $171.46
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,357,647 11,195 99.64% $121.27
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $871,219 8,561 101.82% $101.77
WICKED $2,454,630 15,424 100.00% $159.14
Totals: $31,143,670 253,730 89.34% $115.11

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 12/29/2013

Wicked Broadway MusicalBROADWAY SALES SOAR OVER CHRISTMAS
Overall ticket sales for Broadway during Christmas week were phenomenal, leaping by more than 10 million dollars from the previous week’s take of $27,539,204 all the way up to sales of $38,783,854.

WICKED TOPS THREE MILLION
The long-running hit Wicked blew past the competition over Christmas and, incredibly, earned over $3 million, coming into the chart’s top spot with a weekly total of $3,201,333.  Completely selling out the gigantic Gershwin Theatre, Wicked managed to earn a very high average paid admission of $184.49.  In the #2 spot, The Lion King was several million behind at $2,837,158, though that is still an extremely impressive weekly gross.  Kinky Boots, Spider-man, and The Book of Mormon were the other shows to earn over two million.

BIG FISH HAS SOLID FINAL WEEK
Though the new musical Big Fish hasn’t been able to compete even close to the level of Broadway’s top musicals, the tuner did respectable business in its final week on Broadway, coming close to making a million with its weekly total of $950,667.  The show played to 87.90% capacity, and the average ticket price paid was $85.16.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending December 29, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,403,415 8,770 99.50% $160.02
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $816,932 7,602 93.13% $107.46
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $444,357 4,943 73.56% $89.90
AFTER MIDNIGHT $891,410 7,529 90.84% $118.40
ANNIE $1,566,847 13,226 116.34% $118.47
BEAUTIFUL $838,845 7,160 87.23% $117.16
BETRAYAL $1,442,087 9,477 100.00% $152.17
BIG FISH $950,667 11,163 87.90% $85.16
CHICAGO $1,059,107 8,792 101.76% $120.46
CINDERELLA $1,479,890 13,523 96.54% $109.44
FIRST DATE $514,551 6,584 76.99% $78.15
JERSEY BOYS $1,285,451 9,619 97.91% $133.64
KINKY BOOTS $2,247,240 12,914 100.76% $174.02
MACBETH $384,940 5,746 68.60% $66.99
MACHINAL $111,626 2,772 63.55% $40.27
MAMMA MIA! $1,172,129 10,269 97.86% $114.14
MATILDA $1,732,800 11,544 100.77% $150.10
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,708,597 12,070 100.12% $141.56
NEWSIES $1,278,045 10,762 100.91% $118.76
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $911,906 8,485 98.85% $107.47
ONCE $1,035,178 8,482 100.12% $122.04
PIPPIN $1,245,604 8,025 101.33% $155.22
ROCK OF AGES $612,102 5,114 97.47% $119.69
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $2,176,436 16,803 96.64% $129.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $2,145,404 8,752 102.63% $245.13
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $660,124 5,515 88.61% $119.70
THE LION KING $2,837,158 15,307 100.05% $185.35
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,843,296 14,622 101.23% $126.06
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $786,377 7,464 101.45% $105.36
WICKED $3,201,333 17,352 100.00% $184.49
Totals: $38,783,854 290,386 94.37% $126.54

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/22/2013

MachinalBROADWAY TICKET SALES ARE UP
Overall revenue on Broadway increased by nearly a million this week, with sales rising from $26,577,878 to $27,539,204. This bump is surely due to the swell of tourists coming into New York for the holidays.

MACHINAL BEGINS PREVIEWS
The Roundabout Theatre Company picked an unusual time, right amidst the holiday bustle, to start preview performances of its latest production, Machinal — perhaps hoping to capitalize from the tourist infusion. However, sales were unimpressive with an average paid admission of $35.01 and a theater filled to 69.19% capacity.

TWO SHOWS MAKE TWO MILLION
A pair of Broadway heavyweights made it past the two million mark this week, The Lion King and Wicked. The Lion King came out as the week’s top earner with $2,206,379 (a change in a recent trend that has normally had Wicked at the top). Wicked came in second with $2,153,098. As is typical, The Book of Mormon had the #3 spot, but, at $1,962,932, it did not make it into the Two Millionaires Club.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 22, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,064,456 7,549 85.65% $141.01
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $539,230 5,666 78.09% $95.17
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $291,763 3,518 57.79% $82.93
AFTER MIDNIGHT $612,939 6,180 74.57% $99.18
ANNIE $1,037,800 11,830 104.06% $87.73
BEAUTIFUL $711,141 7,056 85.96% $100.79
BETRAYAL $1,276,143 8,424 100.00% $151.49
BIG FISH $538,081 7,925 70.21% $67.90
CHICAGO $594,505 7,026 81.32% $84.62
CINDERELLA $881,703 9,795 69.92% $90.02
FIRST DATE $361,670 5,599 65.47% $64.60
JERSEY BOYS $871,578 8,130 82.76% $107.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,719,272 11,080 97.26% $155.17
MACBETH $334,034 5,769 68.88% $57.90
MACHINAL $70,446 2,012 69.19% $35.01
MAMMA MIA! $627,873 7,200 77.19% $87.20
MATILDA $1,286,509 11,265 98.33% $114.20
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,407,739 10,970 90.99% $128.33
NEWSIES $805,718 8,767 92.48% $91.90
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $720,707 7,767 90.48% $92.79
ONCE $722,299 6,666 78.68% $108.36
PIPPIN $831,288 7,150 90.28% $116.26
ROCK OF AGES $351,984 3,576 87.63% $98.43
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,203,125 12,755 100.72% $94.33
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,962,932 8,752 102.63% $224.28
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $504,049 4,379 70.36% $115.11
THE LION KING $2,206,379 13,399 98.52% $164.67
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,005,309 10,896 84.86% $92.26
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $845,435 8,524 101.38% $99.18
WICKED $2,153,098 14,486 95.40% $148.63
Totals: $27,539,204 244,11 85.03% $106.55

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 12/15/2013

The Snow Geese

The Snow Geese

BROADWAY SALES FALL
Though Broadway ticket sales continue to ride a holiday high, bringing in more money than usual due to the city’s high tourist presence, this week’s total was lower than the previous week’s by well over a million, falling from $27,935,664 down to $26,577,878.

THE SNOW GEESE ENDS WITH POOR SALES
The limited-run Manhattan Theatre Club play The Snow Geese, starring Mary-Louise Parker, enjoyed some acclaim for the play’s writing and performances.  But the production’s sales were unimpressive, and in its final week it was actually the lowest earner on the Broadway chart, taking in only $130,484. Attendance was decent at 75.38%, but the average paid admission was a mere $38.04.

NINE BROADWAY SHOWS MAKE OVER A MILLION
This week, a total of nine Broadway shows earned over a million dollars. Only two — 700 Sundays and Betrayal — are plays, with musicals as usual being the larger draw for audience.  Newer musicals Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Motown made the Millionaires Club, as well as soon-to-be-closing Spider-man.  And Broadway’s three top earners, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, and Wicked, all came fairly close to earning two million.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 15, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,134,137 7,649 86.78% $148.27
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $516,342 5,405 74.49% $95.53
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $373,869 4,176 68.59% $89.53
AFTER MIDNIGHT $626,198 6,131 73.97% $102.14
ANNIE $921,884 10,685 93.99% $86.28
BEAUTIFUL $771,883 7,137 86.95% $108.15
BETRAYAL $1,284,344 8,424 100.00% $152.46
BIG FISH $503,315 7,721 68.40% $65.19
CHICAGO $507,963 6,042 69.93% $84.07
CINDERELLA $824,748 9,201 65.68% $89.64
FIRST DATE $355,595 5,241 61.28% $67.85
JERSEY BOYS $953,819 8,423 85.74% $113.24
KINKY BOOTS $1,768,672 11,464 100.63% $154.28
MACBETH $363,665 5,566 66.45% $65.34
MAMMA MIA! $541,254 6,243 66.93% $86.70
MATILDA $1,157,142 11,178 97.57% $103.52
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,538,154 11,527 95.61% $133.44
NEWSIES $789,589 9,192 96.96% $85.90
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $694,111 7,489 87.24% $92.68
ONCE $737,982 6,818 80.48% $108.24
PIPPIN $844,011 7,179 90.64% $117.57
ROCK OF AGES $408,587 4,312 92.45% $94.76
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,054,823 13,405 105.85% $78.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,865,333 8,752 102.63% $213.13
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $504,266 4,460 71.66% $113.06
THE LION KING $1,818,825 12,809 94.18% $142.00
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $809,501 9,414 73.32% $85.99
THE SNOW GEESE $130,484 3,430 75.38% $38.04
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $805,442 8,368 99.52% $96.25
WICKED $1,971,945 15,008 98.84% $131.39
Totals: $26,577,878 242,849 84.41% $104.78

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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

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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