The Broadway Box Office Top Ten for the Week of October 24 - 30: (28 productions)
2. War Horse (Play) Vivian Beaumont Theatre (2)
3. Disney's The Lion King (Musical) Minskoff Theatre (2)
4. Wicked (Musical) Gershwin Theatre (2)
5. Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway (Concert) Broadhurst Theatre (-)
6. Relatively Speaking (Play) Brooks Atkinson Theatre (7)
7. Jersey Boys (Musical) August Wilson Theatre (5)
8. Anything Goes (Musical Revival) Stephen Sondheim Theatre (6)
9. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Musical) The Foxwoods Theatre (10)
10. The Mountaintop (Play) Bernard B. Jacobs (7)
- Biggest Increase in Attendance: Ch'ing.lish and Relatively Speaking (+1.1%)
- Biggest Decrease in Attendance: Billy Elliot (-13.7%)
- Biggest Increase in Gross Receipts: Relatively Speaking (+$49,961)
- Biggest Decrease in Gross Receipts: Memphis (-$152,996)
- Highest Average Paid Admission: The Book of Mormon ($154.38)
- Lowest Average Paid Admission: Chi' ng.lish ($49.44)
The Broadway Box Office Top 10 calculated it as follows:
- Each show's percentage of capacity for the week is ranked from highest (#1) to lowest (#28).
- Each show is ranked by average ticket price from highest (#1) to lowest (#28).
- Any production that showed an improved capacity is deducted 1 point.
- Any production that lost capacity had a point added to their total.
- Any show with the same capacity as the prior week received a zero.
- Any show that increased its total B.O. cash total is deducted 1 point.
- Any show that lost total B.O. cash from the prior week had a point added.
- The production with the biggest loss of capacity overall got an additional point added.
- The production with the greatest gain in capacity got an additional point deducted.
- The show with the lowest total points is number 1, second lowest is number 2, all the way 28.
LYSISTRATA JONES CONTEST QUESTION #3:
A. A View from the Bridge
B. Born Yesterday
C. The Boys Next Door
D. That Championship Season
Complete rules and question 1 is with Monday's blog and question 2 is with Tuesday's blog. Look for question 4 at the bottom of tomorrow's blog!