Monday, August 30, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 29, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending August 29, 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 29, 2010:

3:45 pm August 30 - August doldrums? Broadway box office dipped by 6.86% last week (over $1 million) to $16,139,305

3:47 pm August 30 - Broadway capacity down 3.65% last week to 78.53%, selling 183,587 out of 233,784 seats possible

3:48 pm August 30 - Broadway's average ticket price last week was just $84.97, down from $85.70 the week before

3:49 pm August 30 - WICKED, THE LION KING, JERSEY BOYS & BILLY ELLIOT were only Broadway shows to gross over $1 million last week

3:50 pm August 30 - WICKED was only Broadway show last week to completely sell-out. Capacity at 100%

3:51 pm August 30 - Sold-out WICKED was Broadway's top grossing show last week again taking in $1,664,108. Average ticket price: $114.99

3:52 pm August 30 - THE LION KING was 2nd on Broadway last week, grossing $1,546,227 on 96.6% capacity. Highest av tix priced $119.28

3:53 pm August 30 - In down week, WICKED capacity held steady, while LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS, PROMISES PROMISES increased capacity

3:54 pm August 30 - NEXT TO NORMAL had bottom 2 out of 3. Lowest gross $285,421/lowest average ticket price $59.12. Capacity still at 78.2%

3:55 pm August 30 - Last week's lowest capacity on Broadway: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at 55.5%. Grosses $437,005 w/average tix priced $81.06

3:56 pm August 30 - "Must-see" A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC enjoys largest capacity increase: 5.9% to94.6%. Grosses $596,663. Av tix priced $84.69

3:58 pm August 30 - ADDAMS FAMILY has week's steepest capacity decline: 14.9% to 70.8%. Grosses $764,231. Must be vacation time?

4:00 pm August 30 - AMERICAN IDIOT loses substantial capacity, dropping 7.6% to 56.5%. Grosses $610,478 w/ average ticket price $79.03

4:01 pm August 30 - No spark from now ailing Jordin Sparks as IN THE HEIGHTS loses 8.2% capacity to 70.5%. Grosses $555,905 Sunday refunds?

4:02 pm August 30 - That explains perfectly why ADDAMS FAMILY box office dipped so much last week: RT @HESherman Apparently Nathan was out of ADDAMS last week.

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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At 30 August, 2010, Anonymous Timothy Childs said...

Luckily for THE ADDAMS FAMILY (sans the vacationing Nathan Lane), it's probably the one show that can afford to take the hit. I don't think anyone's too worried about that one.

At 01 September, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be very surprised if AMERICAN IDIOT lasts until January. As much as I love and adore the show, they're having a hard time filling seats. I would love for it to transfer Off-Broadway, unlikely as that may be.


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