Monday, August 09, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 8, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 8, 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 8, 2010:

3:50 pm August 9 - Last week, Broadway grosses increased .86% week over week to $19,562,428

3:51 pm August 9 - But Broadway capacity declined slightly last week by a mere .2% to 82.93% with 217,085 out of 258,568 seats sold

3:52 pm August 9 - Broadway's average ticket price last week was $86.67 down a fraction from $86.92 the week before

3:52 pm August 9 - 7 Broadway shows grossed $1 million+ each-WICKED, LION KING, ADDAMS FAMILY,M POPPINS, PROMISESx2, B ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS

3:53 pm August 9 - 5 Broadway shows grossed under $500K each: RACE, NEXT TO NORMAL, LEND ME A TENOR, MILLION $ QUARTET & FELA!

3:54 pm August 9 - Sold-out WICKED again #1 grossing Broadway show taking in 1,745,925 last week. Average ticket price: $120.64

3:55 pm August 9 - Sold-out THE LION KING has top average ticket price $121.93. Broadway's #2 grossing show $1,636,598 again last week

3:55 pm August 9 - WICKED and THE LION KING reign supreme by each attracting 100% capacity last week, most of all Broadway show.

3:56 pm August 9 - Broadway's other 90%+ capacity shows: B ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS, M POPPINS, POTO, PROMISESx2, MAMMA MIA, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

3:57 pm August 9 - Once again, RACE had week's lowest gross and capacity: $242,320 on 43.9% capacity. Average ticket price: $65.16

3:58 pm August 9 - NEXT TO NORMAL had Broadway's lowest average ticket price last week: $62.21. Grossed $307,709 on 80.1% capacity

3:59 pm August 9 - MEMPHIS had week's biggest capacity increase of 4.6% to 89.8%. Best Musical grossed $923,397 Is million $ week ahead?

4:00 pm August 9 - IN THE HEIGHTS and SOUTH PACIFIC tie for largest week over week capacity decrease of 5.9%. SOUTH PACIFIC closing soon.

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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