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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

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Jeff

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week #18; 09.24 - 09.30.12

Broadway Box Office
Week #18 of the 2012 - 2013 Season
September 24 - 30; 22 Productions


This week was pretty much the opposite as the previous week - only two shows posted losses in attendance (Rock of Ages and Wicked), both less than 1 percent, and only 4 shows posted losses in grosses (Chicago, Cyrano de Bergerac, An Enemy of the People and Grace).  It should be noted that three of those shows are in previews, and are comping tickets for press, which could be the reason all three posted gains in attendance, but not box office.  (Of course, discounting probably plays into it as well.)  The week's lone new starter, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? started out decently enough, with just over 85% capacity, but only 39% of it gross potential met.  In this case, I know that the first preview was heavily comped with tickets made available to bloggers and other social media writers.  But the biggest news has to be Bring It On, which posted a respectable gain of $113K, and a whopping 12.8% jump in attendance.  Way to go, girls!  And new musical Chaplin also gained a nice 8.3% in attendance, and a tidy $54K in grosses.  Up is better than down, right?

To see how this chart is calculated, click the "Box Office" tab at the top of the page.


RANK
THIS
WEEK
SHOW TITLE SHOW
TYPE
THEATRE RANK
LAST
WEEK
UP/
DOWN
1 The Book of Mormon Musical Eugene O'Neill 1 Same
Disney's The Lion King Musical Minskoff 2 Same
3 Once Musical Bernard B. Jacobs 4 +1
4 Jersey Boys Musical August Wilson 5+1
5 Wicked Musical Gershwin 3 -2
6 Disney's Newsies Musical Nederlander 7+1
7 Rock of Ages Musical Helen Hayes 6 -1
8 Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Imperial 9 +1
9 Evita Musical Revival Marquis 10 +1
10 tie Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical  Foxwoods11+1
10 tie The Phantom of the Opera Musical Majestic 13 +3
12 tie War Horse Play Vivian Beaumont 14 +2
12 tie Mamma Mia! Musical Winter Garden 15 +3
14 Chicago Musical Revival Ambassador 12 -2
15 Grace PlayMusical Cort 17 +2
16 Chaplin Musical Barrymore 18 +2
17 tie Mary Poppins Musical New Amsterdam 19 +2
17 tie Bring It On: The Musical Musical St. James 22 +5
19 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Play Revival Booth New New
20 An Enemy of the People Play Revival Friedman 16 -4
21 Peter and the Starcatcher Play Brooks Atkinson 20 -1
22 Cyrano de Bergerac Play Revival American Airlines 21 -1


Before you go...
  • ...have you voted in this week's HOT or NOT? ANNIE, Part 1.  CLICK HERE. You have until Thursday evening!
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Jeff
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