Broadway Grosses w/e 3/4/2018: Forget the Ides, Beware the Beginning of March!

Last week was one of the worst of the year.

You wouldn’t think that the first week of March would be such a disappointment, but historically, it has a nasty reputation . . . and she didn’t disappoint this year.

Blech.

And the week was made even a little worse with that weird wind-whipping late winter storm we saw on Friday, and Oscar Sunday, which keeps almost as many people home as the Super Bowl.

There were only eight shows that were in the million dollar club last week, and many a show that usually flirts with the high six figures, was in the mid-six figures instead.  (One of the reasons for the big chunk out of everyone’s grosses is that with depressed demand, but more shows (hello spring season), the grosses are diluted.  There’s just more competition at the TKTS booth than there was a few months ago.)

Things should pick up a bit this week, and then we get to the two March vacation weeks, when groups start to climb back into their buses and make their way to the city.

And for some shows, those tourists will arrive just in the nick of time.

Here are the Broadway grosses for the week ending March 4th, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $570,439.05 6,400 76.63% $89.13
ALADDIN $1,236,989.50 13,566 98.19% $91.18
ANASTASIA $718,265.50 7,732 84.56% $92.90
ANGELS IN AMERICA $631,275.50 6,711 94.39% $94.07
BEAUTIFUL $623,615.80 6,762 82.38% $92.22
CAROUSEL $702,386.86 5,956 83.42% $117.93
CHICAGO $521,522.05 6,506 75.30% $80.16
COME FROM AWAY $1,113,329.50 8,489 101.45% $131.15
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,620,675.58 7,969 101.23% $203.37
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $678,568.60 8,875 68.23% $76.46
FARINELLI AND THE KING $615,285.60 6,553 77.94% $93.89
FROZEN $983,535.00 8,424 100.29% $116.75
HAMILTON $3,070,115.00 10,755 101.77% $285.46
HELLO, DOLLY! $854,627.20 9,639 83.32% $88.66
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $492,930.60 5,705 96.37% $86.40
KINKY BOOTS $612,307.75 7,239 63.54% $84.58
LOBBY HERO $261,326.00 3,145 90.22% $83.09
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $419,609.20 4,807 86.33% $87.29
SCHOOL OF ROCK $568,211.16 6,916 56.76% $82.16
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $554,157.50 8,258 64.11% $67.11
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,915,877.50 3,792 100.00% $505.24
THE BAND’S VISIT $778,055.50 7,141 85.91% $108.96
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,087,290.00 8,574 100.54% $126.81
THE LION KING $1,797,325.00 13,360 98.47% $134.53
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $383,884.50 5,048 64.59% $76.05
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $733,404.84 9,217 71.78% $79.57
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $249,413.50 4,462 65.31% $55.90
THREE TALL WOMEN $283,296.00 2,889 91.77% $98.06
WAITRESS $862,659.00 6,146 73.52% $140.36
WICKED $1,375,941.00 13,944 96.46% $98.68
TOTALS $26,316,319.79 224,980 84.49% $118.94
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$2,493,423.20      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +10.46%

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

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