Broadway Grosses w/e 3/18/2018: Spring Break has sprung.

The Ides of March has brought some life to the Broadway box office, as private high schools and colleges have unleashed their students for Spring Break, for a couple weeks of mayhem and musicals.

Grosses took a leap, due in part to the many student groups that packed mid-week matinees and more.  Group businesses are pretty minimal during January and February since schools and such fear bad weather will prevent them getting to the city.

Think about it . . . what happens if school is canceled and a group has purchased 200 tickets?

The answer is most shows accommodate them later . . . but it’s a logistical nightmare, so most schools just wait until there is more of a guarantee that there will be no snow on the streets.

And March is when they start to come back to the city.

That’s why grosses are up, especially in the more group friendly or “family” musicals.

Newcomers Mean Girls and Frozen are off to strong starts (are you surprised?) as grosses overall were up 6% over last season.

And this was only the first week of Spring Break.

Here are the Broadway grosses for the week ending March 18th, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $653,823.10 7,789 93.26% $83.94
ALADDIN $1,442,786.50 13,760 99.59% $104.85
ANASTASIA $999,516.00 9,177 100.36% $108.92
ANGELS IN AMERICA $794,893.00 8,089 94.81% $98.27
BEAUTIFUL $651,432.52 7,688 93.66% $84.73
CAROUSEL $1,075,722.50 10,490 91.82% $102.55
CHICAGO $676,134.65 7,702 89.14% $87.79
COME FROM AWAY $1,181,083.50 8,541 102.07% $138.28
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,715,205.16 7,996 101.58% $214.51
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $565,285.00 10,226 78.61% $55.28
FARINELLI AND THE KING $658,021.40 7,026 83.56% $93.66
FROZEN $1,356,241.00 11,748 99.90% $115.44
HAMILTON $3,151,020.00 10,757 101.79% $292.93
HELLO, DOLLY! $1,080,849.43 11,431 98.82% $94.55
KINKY BOOTS $848,991.95 9,278 81.44% $91.51
LOBBY HERO $388,179.70 4,507 96.97% $86.13
MEAN GIRLS $1,320,145.85 8,575 100.00% $153.95
MY FAIR LADY $526,130.00 4,276 100.00% $123.04
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $516,400.20 5,376 96.55% $96.06
SCHOOL OF ROCK $841,739.80 9,468 77.71% $88.90
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $704,147.00 10,483 81.39% $67.17
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,924,820.00 3,792 100.00% $507.60
THE BAND’S VISIT $886,567.60 7,843 94.36% $113.04
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,163,243.00 8,689 103.54% $133.88
THE LION KING $2,025,434.00 13,569 100.01% $149.27
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,165,779.88 12,440 96.88% $93.71
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $361,549.25 5,796 84.84% $62.38
THREE TALL WOMEN $622,411.00 6,242 99.14% $99.71
WAITRESS $776,190.50 7,873 94.17% $98.59
WICKED $1,877,627.00 15,322 99.44% $122.54
TOTALS $31,951,370.49 265,949 94.51% $125.44
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$1,935,426.68      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +6.44%  

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

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  • Joe Marino says:

    This made me laugh: I’m reading about people coming in so that they can avoid the snow as schools are being cancelled around me for SNOWPOCALYPSE 4.

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