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Broadway Grosses w/e 11/12/2017

Last week, I got into a bet with a staffer about the effect of Veterans Day on Broadway biz.

I bet biz would go up.  He bet it wouldn’t.

I won.

Veterans Day is a sneaky little holiday because the day floats through different days of the week each year.  This past Vets Day put the holiday on a Friday, which actually helped create a reverse long weekend (Friday first).

But no matter what side of the weekend the holiday is on, biz goes up.  Just give kids a day off from school, and families (including locals) will come into the city.

 

Grosses jumped 20% from the week before this past week, thanks to big jumps in the big hits (Hamilton well over $3mm and Dolly well over $2mm), as well as some new shows on the boards, including SpongeBob and my Once On This Island with only 6 shows and over 100% capacity!  And Amy Schumer + Steve Martin put $1mm in the bank at Meteor Shower (and I honestly do believe it’s the combination of those two that are selling tickets . . . not just one . . . Schumer in a Martin show makes sense to a consumer like coffee with cream).

 

The week ahead will obviously pull back from last week’s high (What goes up must come down), but there is no argument in my office about next week’s holiday.

 

So stick around, because this Thanksgiving I expect that we’re going to see some of the highest grosses that Broadway has ever seen, which will give us a lot to be thankful for.

 

Here are the Broadway grosses from last week:

 

Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $806,225.83 7,941 95.08% $101.53
ALADDIN $1,452,142.00 13,651 98.81% $106.38
ANASTASIA $929,511.20 8,435 92.25% $110.20
BEAUTIFUL $913,090.40 7,433 90.56% $122.84
CATS $792,723.00 9,080 82.55% $87.30
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $897,895.60 9,573 79.99% $93.79
CHICAGO $621,606.95 7,378 85.39% $84.25
COME FROM AWAY $1,333,571.50 8,526 101.89% $156.41
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,680,818.20 7,992 101.52% $210.31
HAMILTON $3,143,107.00 10,759 101.81% $292.14
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,352,791.81 11,190 96.73% $210.26
JUNK $602,363.00 6,918 81.66% $87.07
KINKY BOOTS $894,007.90 9,399 82.51% $95.12
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $454,807.00 4,964 82.40% $91.62
M. BUTTERFLY $661,467.80 6,808 79.91% $97.16
METEOR SHOWER $1,004,202.16 6,233 100.66% $161.11
MISS SAIGON $748,234.35 8,819 74.74% $84.84
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $381,169.50 4,206 100.72% $90.63
SCHOOL OF ROCK $882,712.80 9,359 76.81% $94.32
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $615,879.00 9,671 85.81% $63.68
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,395,570.00 4,740 100.00% $505.39
THE BAND’S VISIT $830,061.50 8,365 100.06% $99.23
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,242,747.00 8,699 102.01% $142.86
THE LION KING $1,908,293.00 13,563 99.96% $140.70
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $579,771.51 4,763 97.50% $121.72
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $879,373.90 10,197 79.42% $86.24
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $435,298.25 5,452 79.80% $79.84
TIME AND THE CONWAYS $356,453.41 4,929 83.94% $72.32
WAITRESS $1,051,823.00 7,857 93.98% $133.87
WICKED $1,629,694.00 13,916 96.26% $117.11
TOTALS $32,477,412.57 250,816 90.82% $131.34
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$3,597,216.12      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +12.46%      

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.