Monday, August 02, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 1, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 1, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that each Monday, I offer my quick analysis of each preceding week's box office on Broadway.

For your viewing pleasure, here are my tweets in chronological order for the week ending August 1, 2010:

5:05 pm August 2 - Broadway box office down slightly last week, grossing $20,117,169 or off almost $600,000 (2.92%)

5:06 pm August 2 - Broadway capacity down .79% to 83.23% (223,541 seats sold out of 265,788)

5:07 pm August 2 - Broadway's average ticket price last week was $86.92 compared with $87.85 one week earlier

5:08 pm August 2 - 7 shows grossed $1 million+ each last week: WICKED, LION KING, ADDAMS, M POPPINS, PROMISESx2, B ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS

5:09 pm August 2 - Sold-out WICKED remains top grossing show on Broadway earning $1,720,540 last week. Average ticket price: $118.89

5:10 pm August 2 - Last week's #2 show LION KING had week's highest average ticket price: $122.44. Grossed $1,643,193 on 100% capacity

5:11 pm August 2 - WICKED and LION KING also tie for week's highest capacity at 100% each

5:12 pm August 2 - Other shows with 90% capacity or more: BILLY ELLIOT, MARY POPPINS, JERSEY BOYS, PROMISESx2, MAMMA MIA! S PACIFIC, POTO

5:13 pm August 2 - Last week, RACE had Broadway's lowest gross $232,129 and lowest capacity 42.7%. Average ticket price: $64.19

5:14 pm August 2 - NEXT TO NORMAL had week's lowest average ticket price: $60.47. Grossed only $285,890 but on 76.6% capacity.

5:15 pm August 2 - Broadway's lowest grossing shows were RACE, NEXT TO NORMAL, LEND ME A TENOR, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC & MILLION $ QUARTET

5:16 pm August 2 - Broadway's lowest capacity shows were RACE, COME FLY AWAY and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, all under 60%

5:17 pm August 2 - Biggest capacity increase of week was for LA CAGE, up 8.3% to 83.2%. Grossed $660,053. Average ticket price: $93.82

5:18 pm August 2 - Biggest capacity decrease of week was HARRY CONNICK, JR. who added 2 shows late. Down 14.4% to 85.7%. Gross: $723,455

5:20 pm August 2 - While A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC only grossed $430,467 due to critics coming back to review, capacity was up to 88.1%

Feel free to comment and let me know if you're surprised by any of these results.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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