Broadway Grosses* w/e 3/5/2017 – Down in Grosses, Up in Attendance!

Greetings Gross Fans!

 

Would you look at that? Our grosses were down last week, but attendance was up.  How did this happen?  Isn’t the trend usually the opposite?

Credit this reversal to last Tuesday’s Kid’s Night on Broadway, the one-night 2-for-1 promotion for adults who bring kids to one of the many Broadway shows who participate.

A helicopter landed on Broadway last week, in the form of Miss Saigon, which is on its way to being a higher grosser and Sunday in the Park‘s limited engagement and high profile star–Jake Gyllenhaal–helped propel the show above the $1 million mark, in the more intimate Hudson Theater (what great advertising for the venue – the first show in residence demonstrates it can gross more than a million with less than 1,000 seats).

More shows will be opening in the next few weeks, which means our numbers should climb.

But will they?

 

 

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending March 5th, 2017:

 

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $846,425.20       7,627 91.32% $110.98
ALADDIN $1,194,404.50     13,690 99.09% $87.25
BEAUTIFUL $741,370.50       7,144 87.04% $103.78
CATS $683,177.00       8,258 75.07% $82.73
CHICAGO $515,798.69       6,470 74.88% $79.72
COME FROM AWAY $643,600.50       8,215 98.17% $78.34
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,160,330.28       7,993 101.54% $145.17
HAMILTON $2,835,098.50     10,735 101.58% $264.10
IN TRANSIT $239,851.80       3,988 75.76% $60.14
JITNEY $363,837.60       5,170 99.42% $70.37
KINKY BOOTS $782,655.50       8,688 76.26% $90.08
MISS SAIGON $723,243.43       8,315 95.74% $86.98
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 $984,889.23       8,498 93.34% $115.90
ON YOUR FEET! $611,706.10       7,537 57.94% $81.16
PARAMOUR $769,249.75     10,754 70.90% $71.53
SCHOOL OF ROCK $841,015.90       9,423 77.34% $89.25
SIGNIFICANT OTHER $165,131.00       4,737 77.81% $34.86
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE $1,053,015.00       7,499 97.95% $140.42
SUNSET BOULEVARD $1,210,262.40       9,254 78.74% $130.78
SWEAT $53,779.50          602 91.35% $89.33
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,180,935.00       8,639 101.30% $136.70
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $421,466.80       7,072 89.02% $59.60
THE LION KING $1,530,680.00     13,565 99.98% $112.84
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $780,354.21       9,425 73.40% $82.80
THE PRESENT $639,319.00       5,741 68.15% $111.36
THE PRICE $568,804.70       5,869 99.14% $96.92
WAITRESS $766,926.50       7,289 87.19% $105.22
WICKED $1,515,568.00     14,021 96.99% $108.09
TOTALS $23,822,896.59   226,218 87.02% $100.94
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$3,142,925.86      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +15.19%

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League