Monday, November 22, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending November 21, 2010

George Gershwin Theatre Box Office (Home to Wicked)
Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending November 21, 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 21, 2010:

7:00 pm November 22 Broadway box office down slightly last week (6.2%) to $21,333,678 in grosses

7:01 pm November 22 Broadway capacity down 5.05% last week to 71.03% or 255,508 seats sold out of 360,160 possible.

7:02 pm November 22 Broadway's average ticket price last week was $78.96, up from $77.93 week before

7:03 pm November 22 WICKED, THE LION KING, JERSEY BOYS & BILLY ELLIOT, PROMISES PROMISES each gross $1 million + last week

7:04 pm November 22 WICKED was Broadway's top grossing show (again!) taking in $1,509,711 on 96.3% capacity. Average ticket price $108.36

7:05 pm November 22 Week's highest avg ticket price ($134.40) & capacity (102.4%): MERCHAQNT OF VENICE, grossing $793,110 - top among plays

7:06 pm November 22 MERCHANT OF VENICE, WICKED, JERSEY BOYS & DRIVING MISS DAISY only Broadway shows attracting capacity of more than 90%

7:07 pm November 22 Broadway shows attracting less than 50% capacity last week: A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, LA BÊTE, AMERICAN IDIOT

7:08 pm November 22 A LIFE IN THE THEATRE had lowest capacity on Broadway: 45.1%, grosses $213,364 w/avg ticket price: $55.22

7:09 pm November 22 ELLING had Broaday's lowest avg ticket price of $22.03 last week. Grosses $145,070 on 77.9% capacity

7:10 pm November 22 COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT had Broadway's lowest gross of $143,902 on 62.9% capacity. Avg ticket price: $48.70

7:11 pm November 22 ELLING had Broadway's highest increase in capacity last week. Up 13.4% to 77.9% in advance of yesterday's opening

7:12 pm November 22 THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW had week's biggest capacity drop of 14.8% to 70.5%. Grosses $594,217

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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