Broadway Grosses w/e 5/13/2018: Let’s Hear it for the Plays!

Just like a $100 bill will always feel like a lot of money, no matter what inflation does to the value of a dollar, $1mm at a Broadway box office will always be a big deal.

Musicals can cross that threshold pretty easily these days, but plays?  It’s the equivalent of trying to land a Triple Axel in the Olympics with a broken skate string and an overbearing mother (can you tell I just watched I, Tonya?)

Harry Potter accomplished this pretty easily when it opened (does it really count as a play?).  This past week, Iceman crossed the magic line, and we had both Angels and Three Tall Women flirting with it, and posting grosses in the $900Ks.

Not too shabby.

Overall, last week was a bit of a surprise for most of the street, as grosses increased by 14.9% over the same frame last year, with Tony noms and Mothers Day fueling the bump.

Expect another mini-bump this week and even next, as Memorial Day and the start of summer fun is just around the corner.

Here are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 13, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $593,410.65                 6,675 79.92% $88.90
ALADDIN $1,341,077.00                    13,521 97.86% $99.18
ANASTASIA $806,434.04                      8,382 91.67% $96.21
ANGELS IN AMERICA $927,965.50                      9,084 91.26% $102.15
BEAUTIFUL $749,830.06                      6,701 81.64% $111.90
CAROUSEL $1,241,538.50                    10,181 89.12% $121.95
CHICAGO $729,490.90                      8,337 96.49% $87.50
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD $350,754.50                      6,514 81.10% $53.85
COME FROM AWAY $1,244,394.50                      8,520 101.82% $146.06
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,682,483.76                      7,985 101.44% $210.71
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE $623,746.50                      7,098 54.57% $87.88
FROZEN $1,721,925.50                    13,225 98.40% $130.20
HAMILTON $2,816,606.00                    10,738 101.61% $262.30
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,125,043.00                    12,976 100.00% $163.77
HELLO, DOLLY! $1,026,124.20                    10,700 92.50% $95.90
KINKY BOOTS $676,764.50                      7,654 67.19% $88.42
LOBBY HERO $576,720.80                      4,635 99.72% $124.43
MEAN GIRLS $1,496,978.20                      9,892 100.94% $151.33
MY FAIR LADY $1,127,666.00                      8,553 100.01% $131.84
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $523,075.00                      5,225 93.84% $100.11
SAINT JOAN $218,007.00                      4,145 80.08% $52.60
SCHOOL OF ROCK $773,758.00                      9,335 76.62% $82.89
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $691,084.50                    10,725 83.27% $64.44
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,411,032.50                      4,740 100.00% $508.66
SUMMER $1,125,077.80                    10,423 88.63% $107.94
THE BAND’S VISIT $872,347.00                      8,216 98.85% $106.18
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,156,335.50                      8,661 103.40% $133.51
THE BOYS IN THE BAND $877,470.90                      5,430 100.22% $161.60
THE ICEMAN COMETH $1,120,651.30                      7,354 99.67% $152.39
THE LION KING $1,834,578.00                    11,876 100.03% $154.48
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,097,787.70                    12,210 95.09% $89.91
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $314,322.93                      4,820 70.55% $65.21
THREE TALL WOMEN $923,374.00                      6,296 100.00% $146.66
TRAVESTIES $400,681.30                      4,578 78.71% $87.52
WAITRESS $880,751.80                      7,386 88.35% $119.25
WICKED $1,541,991.00                    13,372 92.50% $115.31
TOTALS $38,621,280.34 306,163 91.03% $127.86
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON $5,017,743.98      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +14.9%

 

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