Broadway Grosses w/e 12/10/2017: Shopping Season in Full Swing.

You know how sometimes, a doctor doesn’t need fancy tests or equipment to give you a diagnosis?  They can just look at you and say . . . “You’ve got X.  Now I gotta order an $8,000 test to confirm it.”

 

Well here’s a great home remedy exam to find out if Broadway is having a good week or not.  Ready?

 

To determine if Broadway is doing well, just try to walk through Times Square.  If it takes you more than 3 minutes to go one block, we’re killing it.  🙂

 

That’s what it was like this weekend, as shoppers flooded the streets from around the world.  And they’re not just buying up crap from Canal Street or blue boxes from Tiffany.

 

They’re buying lots and lots of theater tickets.

 

Comparing this past week, to the same frame last year, we’re up almost 12.5%.  In a year!  Of course, a lot of that is attributed to The Boss and the Female Boss (Bette Midler), but when Come From Away is doing $1.3mm, Anastasia is doing over $1mm, and shoot, when Chicago is contributing over $600k to the take after over 20 years on Broadway, it’s a good week.

 

And then, of course, there’s “The Return of Rylance,” who pulled in $767k in the first week of Farinelli and the King.

 

These sweet shopper-filled weeks will continue.  There will be a little calm before the Christmas storm right before the holiday . . . but then, look the eff out.  Because some records are going to be busted up this year.

 

Here are the Broadway grosses from last week:

 

Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $897,110.81 7,943 95.10% $112.94
ALADDIN $1,617,786.50 13,480 97.57% $120.01
ANASTASIA $1,045,638.58 8,766 95.87% $119.28
BEAUTIFUL $1,043,267.80 7,954 96.91% $131.16
CATS $898,992.50 9,197 83.61% $97.75
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $1,010,185.00 10,471 87.49% $96.47
CHICAGO $619,281.55 7,124 82.45% $86.93
COME FROM AWAY $1,361,164.00 8,533 101.97% $159.52
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,783,907.00 8,000 101.63% $222.99
FARINELLI AND THE KING $767,376.76 7,004 95.20% $109.56
HAMILTON $2,909,360.00 10,734 101.57% $271.04
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,519,456.00 11,557 99.90% $218.00
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS $91,678.45 2,863 29.14% $32.02
JUNK $474,042.00 5,482 64.71% $86.47
KINKY BOOTS $955,809.65 9,582 84.11% $99.75
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $452,915.00 5,104 72.62% $88.74
M. BUTTERFLY $391,625.86 4,820 56.57% $81.25
METEOR SHOWER $971,021.00 6,265 101.18% $154.99
MISS SAIGON $757,833.00 8,598 72.86% $88.14
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $543,613.90 5,608 100.72% $96.94
SCHOOL OF ROCK $925,767.26 9,263 76.03% $99.94
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $652,246.30 10,912 84.72% $59.77
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $2,401,602.50 4,740 100.00% $506.67
THE BAND’S VISIT $1,079,792.80 8,312 100.00% $129.91
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,342,678.50 8,664 101.59% $154.97
THE CHILDREN $234,713.60 4,534 87.19% $51.77
THE LION KING $2,305,294.00 13,519 99.64% $170.52
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $771,834.00 7,140 91.35% $108.10
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,033,058.00 10,763 83.82% $95.98
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $401,867.75 4,849 70.97% $82.88
WAITRESS $1,105,235.56 8,229 98.43% $134.31
WICKED $1,894,095.00 14,432 99.83% $131.24
TOTALS $35,260,250.63 264,442 87.96% $131.25
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$3,902,765.21      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +12.45%      

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.