Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 22, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 22, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that each Monday, I ordinarily offer my quick analysis of each preceding week's box office on Broadway. Forgive me for being tardy in posting these until today.

For your viewing pleasure, here are my tweets in chronological order for the week ending August 22, 2010:

8:20 pm August 23 - Broadway box office slipped 3.49% last week to $18,148,278, down from $18,781,652

8:21 pm August 23 - Broadway capacity fell 1.02% last week to 81.51% or 204,265 tickets sold out of 249,535 possible seats

8:22 pm August 23 - Broadway's average ticket price last week was $85.70 down slightly from $85.89 week before

8:23 pm August 23 - WICKED, LION KING, ADDAMS FAMILY, MARY POPPINS, BILLY ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS each gross $1 million + last week

8:24 pm August 23 - PROMISES PROMISES falls out of million dollar club last week grossing $966,150 on 78% capacity. Av tix priced $88.63

8:25 pm August 23 - With LION KING nipping at it heels, sold-out WICKED top grossing show again with $1,688,034. Av tix priced $116.64

3:55 pm August 23 - LION KING had Broadway's top capacity last week with 100.1% & week's highest av tix price $121.61, grossing $1,632,627

8:27 pm August 23 - Just closed RACE was last week's lowest grossing show $274,787 and week's lowest capacity 49%. Av tix priced $66.23

8:28 pm August 23 - NEXT TO NORMAL had week's lowest average ticket price on Broadway of $60.81. Grossed $298,132 on 79.4% capacity

8:29 pm August 23 - Soon-to-close COME FLY AWAY had Broadway's top capacity increase last week of 9.7% to 70.2% grossing $635,399

8:30 pm August 23 - PROMISES PROMISES had Broadway's biggest capacity drop last week of 10.3% to 88.3%

8:31 pm August 23 - Just closed SOUTH PACIFIC went out on a Bali Ha'i with 100% capacity, grossing $626,513 with av tix priced $86.01


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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