Broadway Grosses w/e 7/16/2017: Lovin’ Summer, Box Office a Blast!

 The mid to last weeks of July are some of the best of the Broadway year.  While the Christmas/New Year week gives us some of the biggest single week totals, July offers the strongest consecutive number of big-biz weeks.
Of course, that’s because of the insane number of tourists who visit our fair city this time of year.  Thank G-d.

 

What is interesting, however, is that advance sales for these weeks in July are often much softer than other times of the year . . . but the week-of walk-up traffic is so strong, the final totals end up being much higher.

 

In fact, it’s not uncommon for shows with tickets to sell, to do $300k, $400k, or even $500k of ticket sales during that week, for that week!  A show can start with $400k in the till (making a Producer sweat just a bit) and end up grossing over $800k.

 

That’s July, baby!

 

This past week saw a big jump over last week’s grosses, thanks mostly to Bette Midler’s return to Dolly (it’s getting a bit boring seeing her come and go and watching the grosses rise and fall as a result).  Overall, grosses were up over 10%, continuing this season’s strong start over last season.

 

Can you only imagine what these numbers are going to look like when Frozen AND Harry Potter are running?

 

That’s not as far away as you’d think!

 

A complete breakdown of last week’s Broadway grosses is below.  How did your favorite show do?

 

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
1984 $382,754.58 5,831 75.14% $65.64
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $719,078.55 7,585 90.82% $94.80
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 $557,756.93 5,829 94.02% $95.69
ALADDIN $1,632,589.00 13,442 97.29% $121.45
ANASTASIA $1,071,172.50 9,104 99.56% $117.66
BANDSTAND $588,532.64 6,806 82.36% $86.47
BEAUTIFUL $687,938.78 6,476 78.90% $106.23
CATS $814,825 9,489 86.26% $85.77
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $1,093,433.00 11,296 94.39% $96.80
CHICAGO $661,562.65 7,397 85.61% $89.44
COME FROM AWAY $1,268,952.04 8,536 102.01% $148.66
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,664,265.20 7,969 101.39% $208.84
GROUNDHOG DAY $660,291.15 7,528 76.63% $87.71
HAMILTON $3,019,947.00 10,755 101.77% $280.79
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,232,161.60 11,706 101.19% $190.69
INDECENT $389,687.50 6,209 72.33% $62.76
KINKY BOOTS $1,392,657.00 11,441 100.43% $121.73
MARVIN’S ROOM $227,422.10 4,063 69.19% $55.97
MISS SAIGON $668,057.90 8,226 69.71% $81.21
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 $939,747.78 8,829 96.98% $106.44
ON YOUR FEET! $695,863.00 8,597 66.09% $80.94
OSLO $898,523.50 8,208 97.99% $109.47
SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,050,212.50 10,986 90.17% $95.60
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,336,479.00 9,756 101.69% $136.99
THE LION KING $2,511,628.00 15,261 99.98% $164.58
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,053,239.90 12,043 93.79% $87.46
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $381,420.02 5,529 80.93% $68.99
WAITRESS $766,447.50 7,470 89.35% $102.60
WAR PAINT $655,168.00 7,523 80.51% $87.09
WICKED $1,900,445.00 14,960 97.09% $127.04
Totals $31,922,259.32 268,850 89.12% $112.18
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$4,797,120.87      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +17.68%  

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

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