winteriscoming

Broadway Grosses w/e 8/6/2017: August is upon us.

It’s hard to believe that the first week of August is already over and done with. But gone it is, and it took the best performing weeks of the year with it.
We dropped 1.5% from the last week in July, which ain’t bad, but it is an indicator of the slip ‘n slide to come.  Expect us to continue to lose some ground each and every week as we head towards Labor Day.


Big winners this past week were my own Kinky Boots, doing $1.64mm as Brendon Urie kicked up his heels for the last time, Indecent, which grossed over $700k as it played its final performance (for real, this time), and the usual heavy hitters (I haven’t mentioned Wicked in a while- it is still flying high, doing $1.95mm).


By the look of some of the numbers, I do expect we’ll see some theatrical vacancies announced in the next week or so.  Because if a show is having some trouble now, you can only imagine what September will look like.


Enjoy what is left of your summer!  Because…yes, I’m watching Game of Thrones…and winter is coming.


Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
1984 $340,888.58 5,282 68.07% $64.54
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $690,941.13 7,653 91.63% $90.28
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 $232,352.00 4,317 69.63% $53.82
ALADDIN $1,632,071.50 13,349 96.62% $122.26
ANASTASIA $1,075,565.90 9,062 99.10% $118.69
BANDSTAND $522,302.05 6,328 76.57% $82.54
BEAUTIFUL $664,903.76 6,522 79.46% $101.95
CATS $817,711.00 9,179 83.45% $89.08
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $1,002,398.00 10,258 85.71% $97.72
CHICAGO $639,591.90 7,492 86.71% $85.37
COME FROM AWAY $1,303,089.50 8,529 101.92% $152.78
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,710,232.52 7,997 101.59% $213.86
GROUNDHOG DAY $607,345.20 7,147 72.75% $84.98
HAMILTON $3,046,154.00 10,753 101.75% $283.28
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,177,900.62 11,725 101.36% $185.75
INDECENT $739,170.70 8,283 96.49% $89.24
KINKY BOOTS $1,684,262.50 11,495 100.90% $146.52
MARVIN’S ROOM $186,351.00 3,861 65.75% $48.26
MISS SAIGON $668,137.00 8,181 69.33% $81.67
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 $875,613.93 8,939 98.19% $97.95
ON YOUR FEET! $892,806.80 10,490 80.64% $85.11
PRINCE OF BROADWAY $116,285.00 1,759 95.03% $66.11
SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,129,792.80 11,305 92.79% $99.94
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,220,244.00 8,748 102.58% $139.49
THE LION KING $2,276,325.00 13,548 99.85% $168.02
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,089,740.49 12,143 94.57% $89.74
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $364,395.75 5,255 76.92% $69.34
THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER $456,194.74 6,698 94.93% $68.11
WAITRESS $738,236.00 7,437 88.96% $99.27
WAR PAINT $570,953.50 7,428 79.49% $76.87
WICKED $1,952,642.00 15,226 98.82% $128.24
TOTALS $31,424,598.87 266,389 88.76% $109.06
+/-THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$7,362,063.82      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +30.59%

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.