Broadway Grosses w/e 9/24/2017: Just when you thought it was safe . . .

It’s usually the first two weeks of September that are the worst of the fall, but last week we dropped another $2mm from the previous week.

 

What happened?

 

Well, Broadway Week ended the w/e 9/17, so there was no steroid shot of sales into the 3rd week like there were in the first two.   And, last week, the floating Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (which was in early October in 2016) also took a bite of the box office, as so many locals spent time at home with their families rather than in a theater.  (Watch, in a few weeks, that early October week will beat last’s years gross at the same time for the converse reason.)

 

Lastly, there were two more empty theaters, with Bandstand and Groundhog Day, shuttering the week before.

 

All that means we’ve started giving back those big gains of the early weeks of the season.  Overall, our grosses are still up over 20%.  But they were up 24% before we ran head first into September.

 

And I’ve got a feeling we’re going to give up a few more basis points before we get to the good weeks.

 

Here are the Broadway grosses from last week:

 

Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
1984 $271,920.08 4,417 56.92% $61.56
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $735,786.35 7,589 90.86% $96.95
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 $332,573.58 4,623 74.56% $71.94
ALADDIN $1,344,625.00 13,427 97.18% $100.14
ANASTASIA $784,877.82 7,560 82.68% $103.82
BEAUTIFUL $883,512.34 7,584 92.40% $116.50
CATS $570,470.00 7,031 63.92% $81.14
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $668,215.50 8,297 69.33% $80.54
CHICAGO $596,542.35 6,885 79.69% $86.64
COME FROM AWAY $1,310,806.00 8,523 101.85% $153.80
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,672,108.77 7,963 101.16% $209.98
HAMILTON $2,932,833.00 10,759 101.81% $272.59
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,317,149.64 11,355 98.16% $204.06
KINKY BOOTS $695,289.00 7,703 67.62% $90.26
MISS SAIGON $567,871.00 7,143 60.53% $79.50
PRINCE OF BROADWAY $337,497.90 4,020 81.44% $83.95
SCHOOL OF ROCK $606,236.11 7,186 58.98% $84.36
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,193,378.00 8,677 101.75% $137.53
THE LION KING $1,859,496.00 13,560 99.94% $137.13
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $878,315.92 10,030 78.12% $87.57
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $297,080.50 5,304 77.63% $56.01
THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER $260,295.40 5,638 69.92% $46.17
TIME AND THE CONWAYS $264,917.00 4,605 78.42% $57.53
WAITRESS $636,992.35 6,894 82.46% $92.40
WAR PAINT $565,016.00 7,302 78.15% $77.38
WICKED $1,408,133.00 12,343 85.38% $114.08
TOTALS $23,991,938.61   206,418 81.96% $107.06
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$1,826,639.92      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +8.24%      

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

 

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