Monday, November 15, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending November 14, 2010

George Gershwin Theatre Box Office (Home to Wicked)
Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending November 14, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know that each Monday, I offer my quick analysis of each preceding week's box office on Broadway.

Some people live for the latest sports stats, while I love poring over each week's box office totals on the Great White Way. So for your viewing pleasure, here are my tweets in chronological order for the week ending November 14, 2010:  

3:30 pm November 15 - Broadway box office grossed $22,656,843 last week. Up 10.24% (well over $2 million) week over week

3:31 pm November 15 - Broadway capacity up 4.28% last week to 76.09% (or 276,473 seats filled out of 361,312 possible)

3:32 pm November 15 - The average ticket on Broadway was priced at $77.93 last week, up from $76.12 week before.

3:33 pm November 15 - WICKED, LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, PROMISES PROMISES, ADDAMS FAMILY, BILLY ELLIOT each gross $1 million+ last week

3:35 pm November 15 - Broadway's top grossing show again last week: WICKED at $1,567,087 on 98% capacity and $110.47 average ticket price

3:37 pm November 15 - Broadway's top capacity: MERCHANT OF VENICE at 100.8%. Gross of $848,045 makes it top play. Avg ticket price: $121.69

3:39 pm November 15 - Broadway top avg ticket price: DRIVING MISS DAISY at $123.77. Gross: $681,345. 85.6% capacity (Redgrave ill last week)

3:40 pm November 15 - Broadway shows over 90% capacity last week: MERCHANT OF VENICE, WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, LION KING, BILLY ELLIOT

3:41 pm November 15 - Broadway shows w/avg ticket price $100+: DRIVING MS DAISY,  MERCHANT OF VENICE, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, LION KING, ADDAMS FAMILY

3:42 pm November 15 - Broadway's lowest grossing show: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT at $132,930. 54.3% capacity. Avg ticket price $52.13

3:43 pm November 15 - Broadway's lowest capacity: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE drawing just 37.2% capacity. Gross: $206,017.Avg ticket price: $64.70

3:45 pm November 15 - Broadway's lowest average ticket price: ELLING at $34.51. Gross: $188,300 on 64.6% capacity.

3:46 pm November 15 - Broadway shows below 60% capacity: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, AMERICAN IDIOT, COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT, LA BÊTE

3: 48 pm November 15 - LOMBARDI scores biggest weekly capacity increase of 20.2% to 85.5%. Grosses $373,063. Avg ticket price $69.01

3:50 pm November 15 - COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT has week's biggest capacity drop of 14.7% to 54.3%. But gross way up over 50%.


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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