Broadway Grosses w/e 4/8/2018: At least the sun is shining on the box office!

Spring may be stuck but at least we’ve got some big box office grosses to keep us warm as winter sticks around.

Broadway set a record last week for the best performing non-Holiday week ever, thanks in part to a few late arrivals this season that we all knew would buoy our box office.

Harry Potter debuted at $2.1mm and set a record for a gross for a play . . . a record, mind you, that it will probably crush every week, from here on out.  I’d expect Harry to hit $3mm before you can say, “explodious box officus!”

Frozen did over $2.2, which, when added to the gross of The Lion King and Aladdin, represented over 15% of Broadway’s total gross!  That’s some pretty good market share, no?

Mean Girls was over $1.1mm in its opening (and therefore papered week), and the 7.5 hour Angels in America nipped at the heels of the million dollar club.

With all these rookies doing so well, it’s no wonder why we were up over 20% compared to the same frame last year, especially during this spring break week.

Right now, this season has given us more winners than not . . . which means, expect the real estate crunch to get a little tighter, as some of these shows settle into long, long runs.

Here are the Broadway grosses for the week ending April 8, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $757,140.86 8,110 97.10% $93.36
ALADDIN $1,811,639.00 13,763 99.62% $131.63
ANASTASIA $1,124,558.92 8,968 98.08% $125.40
ANGELS IN AMERICA $981,172.00 9,149 91.91% $107.24
BEAUTIFUL $816,255.96 7,491 91.26% $108.96
CAROUSEL $1,190,735.45 11,311 99.01% $105.27
CHICAGO $818,179.25 8,123 94.02% $100.72
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD $375,273.50 6,966 86.73% $53.87
COME FROM AWAY $1,239,523.00 8,528 101.91% $145.35
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,793,512.76 7,988 101.47% $224.53
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $801,325.50 9,253 71.13% $86.60
FROZEN $2,275,395.00 13,450 100.07% $169.17
HAMILTON $3,142,588.00 10,760 101.82% $292.06
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,138,859.00 12,976 100.00% $164.83
HELLO, DOLLY! $1,148,480.68 11,422 98.74% $100.55
KINKY BOOTS $1,151,501.35 11,036 96.88% $104.34
LOBBY HERO $472,563.30 4,604 99.05% $102.64
MEAN GIRLS $1,176,175.30 9,827 100.28% $119.69
MY FAIR LADY $984,625.00 8,552 100.00% $115.13
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $560,959.40 5,299 95.17% $105.86
ROCKTOPIA $864,349.75 11,404 81.23% $75.79
SAINT JOAN $185,752.00 3,493 77.13% $53.18
SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,201,852.60 11,723 96.22% $102.52
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $1,024,300.00 11,896 92.36% $86.10
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,932,495.00 3,792 100.00% $509.62
SUMMER $893,307.00  8,959 87.07% $99.71
THE BAND’S VISIT $896,624.22 8,109 97.56% $110.57
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,185,403.50 8,669 103.50% $136.74
THE ICEMAN COMETH $872,285.50 6,324 100.00% $137.93
THE LION KING $2,507,181.00 13,551 99.87% $185.02
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,461,456.25 12,307 95.85% $118.75
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $446,582.00 6,232 91.22% $71.66
THREE TALL WOMEN $779,655.72 6,296 100.00% $123.83
TRAVESTIES $289,613.90 4,202 82.57% $68.92
WAITRESS $904,209.60 8,017 95.90% $112.79
WICKED $2,390,664.00 15,399 99.94% $155.25
TOTALS $42,596,195.27 327,949 95.13% $130.71
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$7,409,483.96      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON + 21.1%

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

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