Broadway Grosses w/e 12/8/2019: Ain’t Too Proud Heats Up the Box Office

Most shows saw six-figure drops last weeks as the overall box office dipped by 8%. Bucking the trend, however, was Ain’t Too Proud who managed a $113k increase which was a box office record at the Imperial.

Several shows heading into final weeks managed to stay steady and Tootsie capitalized on its closing weeks by jumping $217k.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League (Updated 12/10/2019):

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $757,702.00                    6,164 90.86% $122.92
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,710,068.13                  11,089 97.34% $154.21
ALADDIN $1,498,387.90                  13,423 97.16% $111.63
AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,027,468.00                    5,736 99.48% $179.13
BEETLEJUICE $1,076,499.80                  10,923 91.45% $98.55
BETRAYAL $826,146.96                    7,563 91.25% $109.24
CHICAGO $681,200.45                    7,520 87.04% $90.59
COME FROM AWAY $1,072,443.00                    8,464 101.15% $126.71
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,037,684.74                    7,791 98.97% $133.19
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $447,257.00                    4,589 64.52% $97.46
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $695,296.50                    5,229 85.44% $132.97
FROZEN $1,196,465.50                  13,354 99.12% $89.60
HADESTOWN $1,404,856.75                    7,419 101.02% $189.36
HAMILTON $3,060,685.00                  10,757 101.56% $284.53
HARRY CONNICK, JR. – A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER $441,241.00                    2,262 94.25% $195.07
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,059,050.00                  12,976 100.00% $81.62
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $998,474.90                    8,793 97.70% $113.55
MEAN GIRLS $1,039,046.00                    9,197 93.85% $112.98
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,335,549.50                  10,482 100.63% $222.82
OKLAHOMA! $505,272.30                    4,724 90.71% $106.96
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $449,561.50                    5,541 65.65% $81.13
SLAVE PLAY $402,862.00                    5,119 80.69% $78.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,196,792.00                    8,426 100.60% $142.04
THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $753,648.90                    8,734 79.34% $86.29
THE INHERITANCE $623,654.00                    5,463 65.16% $114.16
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $296,008.64                    4,923 57.35% $60.13
THE LION KING $2,180,133.00                  12,635 93.12% $172.55
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $959,340.34                  10,216 79.56% $93.91
THE ROSE TATTOO $547,689.90                    5,499 95.34% $99.60
THE SOUND INSIDE $537,392.50                    5,665 70.95% $94.86
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,654,353.00                  11,917 100.79% $138.82
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,937,216.00                  11,567 100.76% $167.48
TOOTSIE $1,094,774.80                  10,223 79.77% $107.09
WAITRESS $884,132.20                    7,580 90.67% $116.64
WICKED $1,929,278.00                  14,522 97.25% $132.85
TOTALS $38,317,632.21              296,485 89.73% $126.84
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -$1,831,938.07      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -4.56%      


Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway,
President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Broadway Grosses w/e 12/1/2019: The Whole “Breaking Records” Thing

Thanksgiving week gave a big goose to Broadway grosses. A 30% increase from the previous week resulted in a $41.6M box office haul. Most notably, Beetlejuice and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical broke house records at the Winter Garden and Lunt-Fontanne perhaps due to two energetic performances on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Most shows enjoyed large six-figure boosts week-over-week. Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!, and Hadestown each had average tickets over $200.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League: 

Show Name Gross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $734,745.14 5,988 78.46% $122.70
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,596,418.12 10,870 95.42% $146.86
ALADDIN $1,737,231.80 13,389 96.91% $129.75
AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,013,988.25 5,705 98.94% $177.74
BEETLEJUICE $1,589,838.90 12,102 101.32% $131.37
BETRAYAL $623,430.86 6,339 76.48% $98.35
CHICAGO $707,572.56 7,904 91.48% $89.52
COME FROM AWAY $1,202,520.04 8,521 101.83% $141.12
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,352,409.05 7,990 101.50% $169.26
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $573,810.70 5,060 71.15% $113.40
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $772,944.78 5,211 85.15% $148.33
FROZEN $1,638,530.40 13,306 98.77% $123.14
HADESTOWN $1,623,019.50 7,438 101.28% $218.21
HAMILTON $3,379,716.00 10,756 101.55% $314.22
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,457,094.50 12,976 100.00% $112.29
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $935,865.40 8,652 96.13% $108.17
MEAN GIRLS $1,228,894.60 8,178 83.45% $150.27
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,354,190.00 10,487 100.68% $224.49
OKLAHOMA! $509,839.62 4,382 84.14% $116.35
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $532,718.10 6,152 72.89% $86.59
SLAVE PLAY $395,364.64 4,606 72.60% $85.84
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,266,042.50 8,186 97.73% $154.66
THE GREAT SOCIETY $330,992.50 5,252 61.93% $63.02
THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $775,795.80 6,624 68.77% $117.12
THE INHERITANCE $510,836.44 5,099 60.82% $100.18
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $390,328.99 5,125 59.70% $76.16
THE LION KING $2,451,315.00 12,759 94.04% $192.12
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,281,179.36 10,885 84.77% $117.70
THE ROSE TATTOO $508,849.30 5,478 94.97% $92.89
THE SOUND INSIDE $395,880.50 4,678 66.96% $84.63
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,834,636.00 11,909 100.72% $154.05
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $2,018,899.36 11,553 100.64% $174.75
TOOTSIE $877,007.50 7,636 59.58% $114.85
WAITRESS $884,650.00  7,361 88.05% $120.18
WICKED $2,200,777.00 14,383 99.50% $153.01
TOTALS $41,687,333.21 292,940 87.09% $134.95
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON $3,881,547.87      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON 10.27%      

Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway, President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/24/2019: Plenty to be Thankful For

Last week, grosses were down just slightly with a 2% dip. Family favorites fared best last week with Wicked, The Lion King, and Frozen showing the biggest increases. Coming off recent openings, both Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and The Inheritance showed six-figure increases.

Thanksgiving week usually brings large audiences willing to pay premium prices for shows, but this season is tracking nearly two weeks behind (down about $70M). Will that affect the peak week as well?

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League: 

Show Name Gross  TotalAttn  %Capacity  AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $384,492.75 5,590 82.40% $68.78
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,416,921.46 10,642 93.42% $133.14
ALADDIN $1,215,541.90 13,087 94.72% $92.88
AMERICAN UTOPIA $932,780.50 5,703 98.91% $163.56
BEETLEJUICE $965,559.60 9,753 81.66% $99.00
BETRAYAL $549,436.12 5,663 68.33% $97.02
CHICAGO $477,167.25 5,748 66.53% $83.01
COME FROM AWAY $932,942.88 8,481 101.35% $110.00
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $969,296.52 7,541 95.80% $128.54
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $363,599.80 4,340 61.02% $83.78
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $765,589.00 5,487 89.66% $139.53
FROZEN $1,099,887.00 12,370 91.82% $88.92
HADESTOWN $1,236,163.75 7,309 99.52% $169.13
HAMILTON $2,654,389.00 10,737 101.37% $247.22
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $930,990.00 12,976 100.00% $71.75
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $902,143.60 8,276 91.96% $109.01
MEAN GIRLS $863,464.80 8,201 83.68% $105.29
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,058,469.00 10,465 100.47% $196.70
OKLAHOMA! $346,426.20 4,024 77.27% $86.09
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $388,814.00 5,771 68.38% $67.37
SLAVE PLAY $388,710.00 5,144 81.08% $75.57
THE BOOK OF MORMON $988,888.20 8,282 98.88% $119.40
THE GREAT SOCIETY $355,449.00 5,263 62.06% $67.54
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM $191,162.00 3,682 71.58% $51.92
THE INHERITANCE $649,237.00 6,038 72.02% $107.53
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $241,163.67 4,210 49.04% $57.28
THE LION KING $1,846,819.00 12,477 91.96% $148.02
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $716,752.50 8,171 63.64% $87.72
THE ROSE TATTOO $481,549.10 5,407 93.74% $89.06
THE SOUND INSIDE $472,832.50 5,062 63.40% $93.41
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,607,079.00 11,911 100.74% $134.92
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,666,008.00 11,497 100.15% $144.91
TOOTSIE $720,714.50 8,168 63.73% $88.24
WAITRESS $650,074.00 7,030 84.09% $92.47
WICKED $1,585,415.00 13,550 93.73% $117.00
TOTALS $32,015,928.60 278,056 83.95% $109.02
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -$11,027,337.53      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -3.90%

Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway, President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/17/2019: Big wheel keep on turnin’. . .

Overall grosses were down 7% last week with most shows showing a drop in total box office coming off last week’s Veteran’s Day holiday. Enjoying a post-opening glow was Tina – The Tina Turner Musical which brought in an all-time high of $1.5M. Kristin Chenoweth’s, For The Girls was SRO at The Nederlander and took in $970k.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League:

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $257,525.00 4,194 61.82% $61.40
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,440,027.56 10,572 92.80% $136.21
ALADDIN $1,114,006.70 12,769 92.42% $87.24
AMERICAN UTOPIA $951,411.25 5,726 99.31% $166.16
BEETLEJUICE $965,164.30 9,996 83.69% $96.56
BETRAYAL $624,575.48 6,243 75.33% $100.04
CHICAGO $508,808.00 6,068 70.23% $83.85
COME FROM AWAY $952,192.76 8,489 101.45% $112.17
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,016,920.48 7,628 96.90% $133.31
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $401,112.70 4,750 66.79% $84.44
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $720,234.50 5,396 88.17% $133.48
FROZEN $958,448.80 11,956 88.75% $80.16
HADESTOWN $1,313,225.00 7,332 99.84% $179.11
HAMILTON $2,765,850.00 10,732 101.32% $257.72
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $941,249.00 12,976 100.00% $72.54
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $1,000,046.10 8,839 98.21% $113.14
KRISTIN CHENOWETH: FOR THE GIRLS $969,894.00 9,584 100.00% $101.20
MEAN GIRLS $782,779.10 8,283 84.52% $94.50
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,155,181.50 10,464 100.46% $205.96
OKLAHOMA! $379,069.10 4,070 78.15% $93.14
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $279,547.00 6,810 80.69% $41.05
SLAVE PLAY $404,901.00 5,283 83.28% $76.64
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,033,721.15 8,233 98.29% $125.56
THE GREAT SOCIETY $380,018.50 5,059 59.66% $75.12
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM $251,375.50 3,700 71.93% $67.94
THE INHERITANCE $510,025.50 7,130 85.04% $71.53
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $255,063.58 4,038 47.04% $63.17
THE LION KING $1,655,921.00 12,511 92.21% $132.36
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $768,232.90 9,023 70.27% $85.14
THE ROSE TATTOO $507,190.40 5,387 93.39% $94.15
THE SOUND INSIDE $524,606.50 5,231 65.52% $100.29
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,497,521.00 11,901 100.65% $125.83
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,824,941.30 11,509 100.25% $158.57
TOOTSIE $726,701.70 8,705 67.92% $83.48
WAITRESS $657,773.70 7,216 86.32% $91.15
WICKED $1,324,358.50 11,999 83.00% $110.37
TOTALS $32,819,620.56    289,802 85.16% $108.19
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -$3,682,267.72      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -10.09%    

Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway, President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/10/2019: Another Op’nin’, Another Show

Overall grosses buoyed with a 14% increase to just over $35M last week. Many shows recovered to pre-Halloween levels while Beetlejuice continued to own the fall holiday season pulling in an impressive $1.2M and continuing a streak where its last five weeks have been their best to-date.

Jagged Little Pill also landed firmly in its first full week of performances grossing $1.1M for eight previews.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League: 

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $106,450.00           1,651 64.90% $64.48
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,519,667.88         10,822 95.00% $140.42
ALADDIN $1,245,179.50         13,297 96.24% $93.64
AMERICAN UTOPIA $965,418.00           5,745 99.64% $168.04
BEETLEJUICE $1,212,734.50         11,569 96.86% $104.83
BETRAYAL $697,428.70           6,857 82.73% $101.71
CHICAGO $661,265.80           7,786 90.12% $84.93
COME FROM AWAY $1,065,019.00           8,545 102.12% $124.64
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,088,986.55           7,982 101.40% $136.43
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $394,295.00           5,018 70.56% $78.58
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $701,601.50           5,569 91.00% $125.98
FROZEN $1,082,645.40         12,875 95.57% $84.09
HADESTOWN $1,461,216.00           7,448 101.42% $196.19
HAMILTON $3,088,806.00         10,760 101.59% $287.06
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,149,130.50         12,976 100.00% $88.56
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $1,107,845.30           8,570 95.22% $129.27
LINDA VISTA $308,367.86           3,981 85.06% $77.46
MEAN GIRLS $974,091.95           9,441 96.34% $103.18
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,218,313.50         10,501 100.82% $211.25
OKLAHOMA! $498,466.00           4,797 92.11% $103.91
SLAVE PLAY $467,721.00           5,676 89.47% $82.40
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,097,545.70           8,499 101.47% $129.14
THE GREAT SOCIETY $375,184.00           4,948 58.35% $75.83
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM $292,977.00           3,817 74.20% $76.76
THE INHERITANCE $738,917.50           6,743 80.43% $109.58
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $336,181.00           4,979 58.00% $67.52
THE LION KING $1,921,309.00         13,151 96.93% $146.10
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $952,524.04         10,731 83.57% $88.76
THE ROSE TATTOO $509,255.00           5,384 93.34% $94.59
THE SOUND INSIDE $589,439.10           5,840 73.15% $100.93
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,332,425.00         11,860 100.30% $112.35
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,926,476.26         11,600 101.05% $166.08
TOOTSIE $943,764.80         10,022 78.20% $94.17
WAITRESS $756,698.50           7,884 94.31% $95.98
WICKED $1,612,019.50         14,095 97.50% $114.37
TOTALS $35,399,366.34 291,419 89.68% $115.98
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -$1,831,034.99      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -4.92%

Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway, President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

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