Monday, January 03, 2011

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending January 2, 2011

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending January 2, 2011

Wicked Soars To New Heights

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 the Great White Way and this week marks a banner week, not only for all of Broadway, but for a show that has just broken its own Rialto record: Wicked.

Some people live for the latest sports stats. I love poring over each week's box office totals on Broadway. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are my tweets in chronological order for the week ending January 2, 2011:

6:42 pm January 3, 2011 - Banner week on Broadway as grosses up over $10 million (28.58%) last week over Christmas week to whopping $34,997,576

6:43 pm January 3, 2011 - Broadway capacity soared 14.3% to 87.85% or 329,604 seats sold out of 368,210 with many shows in final performances

6:44 pm January 3, 2011 - Broadway got expensive last week as average ticket price shot up to $100.22 from $91.63 week before.

6:45 pm January 3, 2011 - Sold-out WICKED sets new Broadway box office record grossing $2,228,235. Also had top average ticket price: $153.97

6:46 pm January 3, 2011 - Broadway's #2 show, sold-out LION KING came close to grossing $2 million at $1,992,270. Average ticket price: $148.49

6:47 pm January 3, 2011 - Sold-out #3 show SPIDER-MAN played 1st complete 8-show week, grossing $1,880,833 w/ avg ticket price of $121.79

6:48 pm January 3, 2011 - Only other Broadway show grossing over $1.5 million:BILLY ELLIOT at $1,518,486. 99.1% capacity.Avg ticket price $119.79

6:49 pm January 3, 2011 - All totaled, an astounding 17 Broadway shows enjoyed grosses of more than $1 million last week.

6:50 pm January 3, 2011 - Broadway's top play MERCHANT OF VENICE had week's highest capacity: 102.5%. Grosses $1,175,750. Avg tix priced $142.24

6:51 pm January 3, 2011 - Show drawing 100% or more capacity: MERCHANT, FELA, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, LION KING, SPIDER-MAN, BLOODYx2 ANDREW JACKSON

6:53 pm January 3, 2011 - The average ticket price for an amazing 20 Broadway shows was more than $100 each

6:54 pm January 3, 2011 - Only two Broadway shows saw declines in capacity last week: MERCHANT OF VENICE (-.1%) and TIME STANDS STILL (-5.8%)

6:55 pm January 3, 2011 - ELF (-$227,843) and DONNY & MARIE (-$49,826) were only 2 Broadway shows grossing less last week than week before

6:56 pm January 3, 2011 - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST had Broadway's lowest gross last week: $235,694 on 70.1% capacity.Avg tix priced $56.83

6:57 pm January 3, 2011 - A FREE MAN OF COLOR had Broadway's lowest avg ticket price of $53.05. Gross: $236,459 on 53.5% capacity.

6:58 pm January 3, 2011 - LA BÊTE had Broadway's lowest capacity last week of 49.5%. Grosses $308,549 with average ticket price of $68.83

7:00 pm January 3, 2011 - As truly stratospheric as past week's Broadway box office was 9 shows closed because January marks the start of annual doldrums.

7:01 pm January 3, 2011 - Plus even more shows will close throughout the rest of the month.

So, dear readers, do any of these results surprise you? Do you have any other observations about last week's box office totals? If so, feel free to comment below.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).


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