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 October 17, 2010:
5:05 pm October 18 - Broadway box office last week only declined 1.57% last week to strong $19,676,095 grosses for all shows
5:06 pm October 18 - Broadway capacity fell just 2.49% last week to 79.3% or 241,385 seats out of 301,640 possible filled
5:07 pm October 18 - Broadway's average ticket price last week was $76.75, down from $78.71 previous week
5:09 pm October 18 - Broadway shows grossing over $1 million each last week: WICKED, LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, ADDAMS FAMILY
5:11 pm October 18 - Broadway shows grossing between $900,000 and $1 million last week: MAMMA MIA!, PROMISES PROMISES and MEMPHIS
5:12 pm October 18 - Sold-out WICKED is Broadway's highest grossing show AND capacity: Grosses $1,576,947 w/ average ticket price:$108.97
5:13 pm October 18 - Shows with 90%+ capacity: WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, MAMMA MIA, LION KING, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, WOMEN ON VERGE
5:14 pm October 18 - DRIVING MISS DAISY had week's highest average ticket price on Broadway: $119.25. Grosses $673,773 at 87.8% capacity
5:15 pm October 18 - Broadway shows w/ average ticket price of over $100: DRIVING MISS DAISY, LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, ADDAMS FAMILY
5:17 pm October 18 - LOMBARDI had week's lowest gross ($170,255) and week's lowest average ticket price ($36.48). Attracted 73.8% capacity
5:18 pm October 18 - Grosses <$300K: LOMBARDI, PITMEN PAINTERS, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, MRS. WARREN, LIFE IN THEATRE, NEXT TO NORMAL, BLOODY BLOODY
5:19 pm October 18 - Average ticket prices under $50: LOMBARDI, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE
5:21 pm October 18 - Week's lowest capacity: AMERICAN IDIOT at just 53.3%. Grosses $521,228 with average ticket price of $71.55
5:22 pm October 18 - AMERICAN IDIOT was only Broadway show to attract less the 60% capacity last week
5:23 pm October 18 - MAMMA MIA! posts Broadway's top capacity increase week over week of 5.9% to 97.9%, grossing $988,857
5:24 pm October 18 - LA BÊTE had last week's biggest capacity decline of 16% to 72%. Grosses $306,375
Do any of these results surprise you? Feel free to comment on the trending taking place with any of these box office scores.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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