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Broadway Grosses w/e 10/8/2017: Columbus Day brings smooth sailing . . .

It doesn’t take a genius to discover that holiday weekends bring big-time grosses.
And this Columbus Day weekend was no exception.
Thankfully, September, with all its back-to-school nonsense, is in our rear-view mirror.  And with our first long weekend of the fall, our grosses increased a whopping 30% from the week before.
Phew.
Part of the reason for that boost was that the new fall season is officially underway with several shows setting up shop on Broadway with Junk, M. Butterfly, Springsteen on Broadway, and The Band’s Visit, all performing notably well and accumulating almost 10% of total grosses. As we suspected, Bruce brought in a boss-sized chunk at $2.3mm.
New shows aside, the tourists were discovering the “old world” as well as we saw an increase in numbers for some longer-runners such as Chicago, Cats, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Phantom, and Wicked. 
Here are the Broadway grosses from last week:
Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
1984 $490,658.08 6,986 90.03% $70.23
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $798,218.45 7,900 94.59% $101.04
ALADDIN $1,580,366.00 13,622 98.60% $116.02
ANASTASIA $961,099.00 8,287 90.63% $115.98
BEAUTIFUL $1,006,950.00 8,120 98.93% $124.01
CATS $748,267.00 8,591 78.10% $87.10
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $842,320.00 9,512 79.48% $88.55
CHICAGO $677,492.90 7,641 88.44% $88.67
COME FROM AWAY $1,379,847.98 8,514 101.74% $162.07
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,674,684.76 8,001 101.64% $209.31
HAMILTON $2,928,486.00 10,757 101.79% $272.24
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,346,834.78 11,526 99.64% $203.61
JUNK $238,130.00 3,026 71.44% $78.69
KINKY BOOTS $944,924.50 9,715 85.28% $97.26
M. BUTTERFLY $199,627.30 2,021 95.60% $98.78
MISS SAIGON $690,389.20 8,146 69.03% $84.75
PRINCE OF BROADWAY $388,697.80 4,409 89.32% $88.16
SCHOOL OF ROCK $964,642.80 9,757 80.08% $98.87
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,332,107.50 4,695 100.00% $496.72
THE BAND’S VISIT $134,679.00 1,048 100.00% $128.51
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,251,417.00 8,747 102.57% $143.07
THE LION KING $2,277,458.00 13,567 99.99% $167.87
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,098,807.31 11,876 92.49% $92.52
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $391,934.50 5,727 83.83% $68.44
THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER $291,669.60 6,545 81.16% $44.56
TIME AND THE CONWAYS $319,859.46 5,342 90.97% $59.88
WAITRESS $805,496.00 7,674 91.79% $104.96
WAR PAINT $605,010.50 7,935 84.92% $76.25
WICKED $1,869,463.00 14,658 98.17% $127.54
TOTALS $30,239,538.42 234,345 91.04% $127.44
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$4,335,902.48      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +16.74%      

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.