Monday, November 01, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending October 31, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending October 31, 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 October 31, 2010:

4:01 pm November 1 - 
Broadway grosses dip $1.75 million (8.9%) to $19,695,426 last week.

4:01 pm November 1 - Broadway capacity drops 8.16% to 70.57% last week or 244,093 out of 342,624 seats sold.

4:02 pm November 1 - roadway's average ticket price was $76.43 last week, down from $78.19 week earlier

4:04 pm November 1 - Lucky 7 sold-out WICKED not only had week's highest capacity but also top gross at $1,541,013. Avg ticket price:$106.48

4:05 pm November 1 - WICKED, THE LION KING, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & JERSEY BOYS only shows to gross $1 million+ last week on Broadway

4:07 pm November 1 - WICKED only show on Broadway to sell every seat last week

4:08 pm November 1 - MERCHANT OF VENICE top grossing play last week at $1071949 (99.2% capacity) Avg tix priced $133.94 is Broadway's highest

4:10 pm November 1 - Broadway shows over 90% capacity: WICKED, MERCHANT, JERSEY BOYS, DRIVING MISS DAISY, BILLY ELLIOT, WOMEN ON VERGE

4:12 pm November 1 - Broadway avg ticket prices over $100: MERCHANT, JERSEY BOYS, LION KING, WICKED, DRIVING MISS DAISY, PEE-WEE HERMAN

4:13 pm November 1 - COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT had week's lowest gross & capacity: $81,219 on 28.5% capacity. Avg. ticket price: $60.61

4:15 pm November 1 - THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS had week's lowest avg. ticket price of $37.86. Grosses $220,818 on 81% capacity

4:16 pm November 1 - Broadway shows grossing under $250,000: LONG STORY SHORT,NEXT TO NORMAL,LIFE IN THEATRE,PITMEN,SCOTTSBORO,MRS. WARREN

4:18 pm November 1 - Broadway shows under 50% capacity: LONG STORY SHORT, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE and AMERICAN IDIOT

4:19 pm November 1 - Falling 7.2% in capacity to just 39.3%, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE grosses only $218,150. Avg. ticket price: $64.73

4:20 pm November 1 - Falling 11.3% capacity to just 42%, AMERICAN IDIOT grosses $383,025. Avg. ticket price: $65.08. Not a good sign.

4:21 pm November 1 - Week's largest capacity drop last week was for COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT. Falls 39.6% to just 28.5%.

4:23 pm November 1 -In overall down week for Broadway SCOTTSBORO BOYS had week's highest (& among only) increase in capacity up 8.7% to 81% 

Are you surprised by any of these results? 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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