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 24, 2010:
3:50 pm October 25 - Strong Broadway box office gains last week as grosses soar by over $2 million (7.05%) to $21,448,480
3:52 pm October 25 - Broadway capacity dipped slightly last week by .57% to 78.73% or 255,986 seats sold out of 323,128 possible
3:53 pm October 25 - Average price of a Broadway ticket last week was $78.19, up from $76.75 one week earlier.
3:55 pm October 25 - WICKED, LION KING, BILLY ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS & MERCHANT OF VENICE each enjoyed $1 million+ box office last week
3:57 pm October 25 - Broadway shows grossing $900,000 - $1 million last week: PROMISES PROMISES, ADDAMS FAMILY and MEMPHIS
3:58 pm October 25 - Top grossing play was also Broadway's top priced avg ticket-MERCHANT OF VENICE $1,060,015/$133.44. 98.5% capacity
3:59 pm October 25 - WICKED again Broadway's highest grossing show $1,573,370 and highest capacity 99.9%. Average ticket price: $108.85
4:00 pm October 25 - Broadway shows over 95% capacity: WICKED, BILLY ELLIOT, JERSEY BOYS and MERCHANT OF VENICE
4:02 pm October 25 - Broadway shows attracting 90-95% capacity last week: LION KING, DRIVING MISS DAISY, WOMEN ON VERGE, RAIN
4:03 pm October 25 - Broadway shows with avg ticket prices over $100: MERCHANT, LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, MISS DAISY, WICKED, ADDAMS FAMILY
4:04 pm October 25 - Of shows w/8 performances, LOMBARDI scored lowest in gross & avg tix price: $194,649 & $36.22. Played to 85% capacity
4:05 pm October 25 - Broadway's lowest capacity last week was LIFE IN THE THEATRE at just 46.5%. Gross: $255,749. Avg ticket price: $64.13
4:07 pm October 25 - BRIEF ENCOUNTER enjoyed biggest capacity increase on Broadway last week: Up 11.9% to 73.3%. Grosses $353,195
4:09 pm October 25 - A LIFE IN THE THEATRE posts week's steepest capacity decline of 19% to 46.5%. Grosses $255,749
4:10 pm October 25 - Apart from LIFE IN THE THEATRE only other Broadway show under 60% capacity: AMERICAN IDIOT at 54.3%. Grosses $511,420
Are you surprised by any of these results? Feel free to comment on the trending taking place with any of these box office scores.
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