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BROADWAY 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:
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