Monday, December 13, 2010

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 12, 2010

George Gershwin Theatre Box Office (Home to Wicked)
Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 12, 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. 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 December 12, 2010.

3:30 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway box office up 8.53% week over week. Up nearly $2.2 million last week to $25,632,217

3:31 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway capacity up last week by 4.85% to 76.47% or 277,015 seats sold out of possible 357,102

3:32 pm December 13, 2010 - The average price of a Broadway ticket last week? $87.41. That's up from $86.73 the week before.

3:33 pm December 13, 2010 - The average gross for each Broadway show last week was $692,763, up from $651,274 week before.

3:34 pm December 13, 2010 - Total of 8 Broadway shows grossed over $1 million each last week

3:35 pm December 13, 2010 - Shows grossing over $1 million last week: WICKED, LION KING, ELF, JERSEY BOYS, PROMISESx2, MERCHANT OF VENICE, BILLY ELLIOT, ADDAMS FAMILY

3:37 pm December 13, 2010 - 9 Broadway shows attracted capacities of over 90% last week.

3:38 pm December 13, 2010 - Shows attracting 90%+ capacities:MERCHANT, SPIDERMAN, WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, LION KING, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, ELF, BILLY ELLIOT, DRIVING MISS DAISY

3:39 pm December 13, 2010 - 9 Broadway shows had an average ticket price of over $100 last week

3:41 pm December 13, 2010 - Shows over $100/avg ticket: MERCHANT, JERSEY BOYS, DONNY & MARIE, DRIVING MISS DAISY, ELF, LION KING, WICKED,ADDAMS FAMILY,PROMISES PROMISES

3:43 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway's top grossing show last week: WICKED w/$1,645,313 in grosses on 98.2% capacity. Average ticket price: $115.78

3:44 pm December 13, 2010 - MERCHANT OF VENICE had Broadway's highest avg ticket price ($129.87) & highest capacity (102.6%). Gross: $1,074,410

3:45 pm December 13, 2010 - SCOTTSBORO BOYS ends run with a bang. Grosses $454,251 on 97.2% capacity (up 19.4%). Avg ticket price: $64.93

3:46 pm December 13, 2010 - Despite just 5 performances, SPIDER-MAN grosses $911,682 on 99.4% capacity. Avg ticket price: $95.02

3:47 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway's lowest gross last week: COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT at $153,081 on 48.9% capacity. Avg ticket price: $66.73

3:48 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway's lowest capacity was for LA BÊTE playing to 46.8% full house. Grosses $253,079. Avg ticket price $67.13

3:49 pm December 13, 2010 - Broadway's lowest average ticket price: PITMEN PAINTERS at $44.89. Grosses $172,345 on 73.8% capacity

3:50 pm December 13, 2010 - THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS enjoyed week's biggest capacity increase of 19.4% to 97.2%. Grosses up $171,786 week over week

3:51 pm December 13, 2010 - BRIEF ENCOUNTER had week's largest capacity decline of 16.2% to 60.3%. Gross: $300,383. Avg ticket price: $62.13

3:53 pm December 13, 2010 - DONNY & MARIE: A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS does brisk business. 5 performances gross $881,925 on 88.1% capacity.


So, dear readers, do any of these results surprise you? Is you favorite show teetering on the brink of breakaway success or failure? Either way, or if you have any other observations worth sharing, feel free to comment below.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).


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1 Comments:

At 14 December, 2010, Blogger Esther said...

I'm sorry La Bete isn't doing better at the box office. It's got a great cast in Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley, etc. I wasn't sure how much I'd like the rhyming couplets or the 17th-century setting but I found the play hilarious, thought-provoking and totally accessible.

 

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