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Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending October 10, 2010
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, you'll know that each Monday, I offer my quick analysis of each preceding week's box office on Broadway. This week's analysis was delayed a day because of the Columbus Day Holiday.
For your viewing pleasure, here are my tweets in chronological order for the week ending October 10, 2010
12:35 pm October 12 - Broadway box office gross up sharply last week over week prior to $19,984,869 13.54% increase=more than $2.6 million
12:36 pm October 12 - Broadway capacity increased 2.26% to 81.85% meaning 240,009 tickets out of 292,580 possible sold.
12:37 pm October 12 - Broadway's average ticket price jumped from $72.70 to $78.71 last week
12:38 pm October 12 - AMERICAN IDIOT didn't sustain Armstrong momentum: week's top decline from $1,092,334 to $567,731. 37.8% capacity drop
12:39 pm October 12 - #1 Broadway show? WICKED grossing $1,602,698. Average ticket price of $111.81 on 99% capacity
12:40 pm October 12 - #2 Broadway show is LION KING, grossing 1,544,241 with average ticket price of $117.47 and 98% capacity
12:42 pm October 12 - WICKED, LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, PROMISES PROMISES, ADDAMS FAMILY, MEMPHIS all gross $1 million+
12:43 pm October 12 - MEMPHIS breaks $1 million mark for 1st time! Grosses $1,002,902 on 89.6% capacity. Average ticket price: $95.20
12:45 pm October 12 - Broadway shows attracting over 95% capacity last week: JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, BILLY ELLIOT, THE LION KING
12:46 pm October 12 - Broadway shows attracting 90%-94.9% capacity last week: LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, DRIVING MS DAISY, MAMMA MIA, WOMEN ON VERGE
12:47 pm October 12 - Correction: DRIVING MISS DAISY (not JERSEY BOYS) had last week's highest average ticket price of $124.67
12:48 pm October 12 - Shows w/av ticket prices of over $100: DRIVING MISS DAISY/ JERSEY BOYS/LION KING/WICKED/ADDAMS FAMILY/BILLY ELLIOT
12:49 pm October 12 - Of shows w/8 perfs, MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION had week's lowest gross: $246,629. Av tix priced $56.27. 74% capacity
12:50 pm October 12 - The aforementioned AMERICAN IDIOT had last week's lowest capacity: 55.6%. Grosses $567,731 w/av tix priced $74.65
12:51 pm October 12 - BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON had last week's lowest average ticket price $42.14. $290,378 gross on 83.6% capacity
12:52 pm October 12 - Only Broadway shows under 70% capacity last week: IN THE HEIGHTS, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, AMERICAN IDIOT
12:53 pm October 12 - FELA! (with Patti LaBelle) posts week's largest increase in capacity: 17.8% to 85.3%. Grosses $548,728.
12:54 pm October 12 - AMERICAN IDIOT had week's steepest decline in capacity on Broadway. Down 37.8% to 55.6%. Can they bring back Billie Joe?
12:41 pm October 12 - #3 Broadway show JERSEY BOYS also has highest capacity (99.5%) & top average ticket price ($119.41).Grosses $1,166,65
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.
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