Broadway Grosses w/e 4/1/2018: The Easter Bunny Brings Good Business to Broadway.

The Broadway Box Office hopped ahead last week, thanks to the Easter/Passover and Spring Breaks taken by so many around the country.

One look at some of the top performers this week and you’ll get a sense of who was in the city.  When Lion King does $3mm and SpongeBob does $1mm, you can bet that there are families in town.

But one of the most interesting grosses to me is the almost $1.5 that Mean Girls posted . . . in previews.  That show had a good advance coming in, but posting these kinds of figures before opening suggests word-of-mouth is positive and getting traction.

Overall, we had five of the thirty-five shows running, or over 14% of all shows, put up grosses in excess of $2mm.

And if I had blog-dicted (that’s a “blog prediction” for those who don’t speak abrevs) that so many shows would be doing those sorts of #s a few years ago, you would have laughed me off the blogosphere.

But the only ones laughing now are those shows laughing all the way to the B-A-N-K.

And this week could be even better than the last.

Here are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 1, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $710,184.40 8,000 95.79% $88.77
ALADDIN $2,110,431.50 15,513 99.81% $136.04
ANASTASIA $1,075,859.30 9,253 101.19% $116.27
ANGELS IN AMERICA $933,031.00 9,595 96.39% $97.24
BEAUTIFUL $686,326.60 7,987 97.31% $85.93
CAROUSEL $1,070,265.34 10,059 88.05% $106.40
CHICAGO $852,019.90 8,551 98.97% $99.64
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD $363,848.00 6,350 79.06% $57.30
COME FROM AWAY $1,293,048.84 8,535 102.00% $151.50
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,744,352.00 7,991 101.51% $218.29
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $600,673.00 7,860 60.42% $76.42
FROZEN $2,246,997.50 13,423 99.87% $167.40
HAMILTON $2,882,014.00 10,735 101.58% $268.47
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,589,033.00 9,732 100.00% $163.28
HELLO, DOLLY! $1,111,874.17 11,320 97.86% $98.22
KINKY BOOTS $1,043,121.20 10,913 95.80% $95.59
LOBBY HERO $409,430.70 4,545 97.78% $90.08
MEAN GIRLS $1,468,683.30 9,854 100.55% $149.04
MY FAIR LADY $1,060,532.00 8,552 100.00% $124.01
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $594,645.90 5,160 92.67% $115.24
ROCKTOPIA $761,838.10 11,498 81.89% $66.26
SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,298,597.00 12,263 100.65% $105.90
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $1,034,963.00 12,292 95.43% $84.20
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,925,795.00 3,792 100.00% $507.86
SUMMER $568,993.00 5,358 91.12% $106.20
THE BAND’S VISIT $870,462.58 7,419 89.26% $117.33
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,255,187.00 8,742 104.37% $143.58
THE ICEMAN COMETH $968,161.90 6,324 100.00% $153.09
THE LION KING $3,092,152.00 15,266 100.01% $202.55
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,605,070.22 12,598 98.12% $127.41
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $431,330.00 6,196 90.69% $69.61
THREE TALL WOMEN $599,626.00 6,296 100.00% $95.24
TRAVESTIES $151,212.20 2,468 85.22% $61.27
WAITRESS $883,888.70 7,975 95.39% $110.83
WICKED $2,723,040.00 17,190 99.17% $158.41
TOTALS $42,016,688.35 319,605 95.37% $131.85
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$7,569,639.92      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +22%

 

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

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