Broadway Grosses w/e 12/17/2017: Decadent December.

Everyone thinks that December is the best month of the year.  Historically, however, that hasn’t always been the case.  December has the best WEEK of the year (between Xmas and New Year’s), and a few strong weekends, if we’re lucky . . . but often, the onslaught of holiday parties and actual holidays keep the locals away from the theaters, and the tourists end up just offsetting that.

 

But not this December.

 

We haven’t seen any major gross recession this year.  Last week specifically, grosses pulled back only a minor 2.5% and were up over last year’s week by 12.5%.

 

Anastasia rejoined the million dollar club.  But it was really the week of the “almost” million dollar club members with Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Meteor Shower, School of Rock and Phantom all nipping at the seven-figure mark.

 

And it’s important to remember, in the age of $2mm and $3mm grosses, that $900k a week is awesome for just about any show.

 

I’m betting we’ll have more shows in that club this week, and then the week after . . . well, look out, because we’re going to need a new calculator to add up those grosses.

 

Here are the Broadway grosses from last week:

 

Show Name  GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $825,884.87 7,489 89.67% $110.28
ALADDIN $1,591,584.50 13,512 97.80% $117.79
ANASTASIA $1,058,320.34 8,846 96.74% $119.64
BEAUTIFUL $894,554.75 7,271 88.58% $123.03
CATS $943,084.00 9,318 84.71% $101.21
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $967,198.40 9,779 81.71% $98.91
CHICAGO $597,636.40 6,835 79.11% $87.44
COME FROM AWAY $1,391,115.00 8,540 102.06% $162.89
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,745,097.36 7,992 101.52% $218.36
FARINELLI AND THE KING $712,364.00 8,265 98.30% $86.19
HAMILTON $2,827,018.00 10,734 101.57% $263.37
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,448,611.28 11,520 99.59% $212.55
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS $70,469.90 2,889 29.41% $24.39
JUNK $399,049.00 4,928 58.17% $80.98
KINKY BOOTS $837,538.30 8,130 71.37% $103.02
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $406,327.40 4,613 65.64% $88.08
M. BUTTERFLY $370,426.75 5,040 59.15% $73.50
METEOR SHOWER $930,835.52 6,134 99.06% $151.75
MISS SAIGON $722,232.90 8,231 69.75% $87.75
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $553,304.90 5,450 97.88% $101.52
SCHOOL OF ROCK $900,691.50 8,920 73.21% $100.97
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $758,067.30 10,055 78.07% $75.39
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,401,107.50 4,740 100.00% $506.56
THE BAND’S VISIT $1,079,330.40 8,312 100.00% $129.85
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,333,522.00 8,680 101.78% $153.63
THE CHILDREN $203,238.40 4,259 81.90% $47.72
THE LION KING $2,336,750.00 13,515 99.61% $172.90
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $676,245.50 6,116 78.25% $110.57
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $962,223.50 9,850 76.71% $97.69
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $382,965.50 4,587 67.14% $83.49
WAITRESS $1,031,797.50 7,958 95.19% $129.66
WICKED $2,000,828.00 14,652 98.12% $136.56
TOTALS $34,359,420.67 257,160 85.06% $129.93
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$3,817,503.02      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +12.50%      

 

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

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