Monday, September 27, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending September 26, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending September 26, 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 September 26, 2010:

4:54 pm September 27 - Broadway's box office bounced upward 9.55% last week to $16,471,177

4:55 pm September 27 - Broadway capacity rose 1.93% last week to 77.13% or 206,325 seats sold out of 268,945 possible.

4:56 pm September 27 - Broadway's average ticket price fell from $77.13 to $74.15 last week. (Several new show in previews are papering)

4:57 pm September 27 - Broadway's $1 million+ grossing shows last week: WICKED, THE LION KING, JERSEY BOYS & BILLY ELLIOT (barely on last 1)

4:58 pm September 27 - PROMISES PROMISES, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and MEMPHIS each gross over $900,000 on Broadway last week

4:59 pm September 27 - Broadway shows with 90%+ capacity last week: WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

5:00 pm September 27 - WICKED once again Broadway's top grossing show last week: $1,495,013 at 99.8% capacity. Average ticket price: $103.48

5:01 pm September 27 - WICKED and JERSEY BOYS tie for Broadway's highest capacity crowds last week at 99.8% capacity each

5:02 pm September 27 - THE LION KING had Broadway's highest average ticket price last week: $111.81. Grosses $1,269,344 on 84.6% capacity

5:04 pm September 27 - Among shows playing 8 performances, PITMEN PAINTERS had lowest gross: $200,807 but 85.2% capacity. Av tix price $45.34

5:05 pm September 27 - Among shows w/ 8 perfs, BRIEF ENCOUNTER had week's lowest average ticket price: $33 grossing $224,905 at 85.0% capacity

5:07 pm September 27 - AMERICAN IDIOT had last week's lowest capacity at 52.6%. Grosses $480,566 w/ average ticket price of $66.77

5:09 pm September 27 - Only MARY POPPINS and AMERICAN IDIOT attracted less the 60% capacity last week on Broadway

5:10 pm September 27 - 8 Broadway shows grossed less than $300,000 each last week With exception of NEXT TO NORMAL all the rest are in previews

5:11 pm September 27 - Week's biggest capacity gain last week was for BRIEF ENCOUNTER up 22.1% to 85%

5:12 pm September 27 - Week's biggest capacity drop was 11.6% for AMERICAN IDIOT Expect rebound next week on this news:

5:14 pm September 27 - All but 7 Broadway shows scored capacity gain at box office last week.

Do any of these results surprise you? Is you favorite show teetering on the brink of breakaway success or failure? Either way, feel free to comment below.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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