Grosses are up for the week ending 5-27-12

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Grosses are up! The unofficial start of summer is here, the Tony Awards are near and the week ending 5-27-12 shows healthy box office results. Death of a Salesman broke the house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for the seventh time, grossing more than $1 million in only seven performances. The Book of Mormon also broke a box office record at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre with more than $1.6 million in gross revenue. In fact, all of the top five grossing productions took in more than $1.5 million. And Wicked finally regains the top spot, grossing $1,896,633 and playing at 99.75% capacity.

Averages and Totals:

  • 14 plays, 22 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $26,588,405
  • 7 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 80.53%
  • Average Ticket Price -$88.22
  • Revenue Per Seat – $71.05
  • Total attendance – 284,784
  • Empty Seats- 65.860
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $1,896,633 14,436 14,472 99.75% $131.38
THE LION KING $1,809,051 13,419 13,416 100.02% $134.81
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,609,478 8,752 8,528 102.63% $183.90
EVITA $1,567,080 12,362 12,896 95.86% $126.77
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,506,692 13,644 15,440 88.37% $110.43
DEATH OF A SALESMAN $1,014,413 7,211 7,252 99.43% $140.68
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $1,005,804 9,867 11,512 85.71% $101.94
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $991,815 12,578 12,840 97.96% $78.85
JERSEY BOYS $977,394 9,348 9,824 95.15% $104.56
NEWSIES $976,387 9,701 9,560 101.47% $100.65
MARY POPPINS $878,715 12,357 14,376 85.96% $71.11
ONCE $820,323 8,251 8,464 97.48% $99.42
GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN $738,917 7,204 8,504 84.71% $102.57
MAMMA MIA! $737,690 9,083 11,984 75.79% $81.22
SISTER ACT $727,178 10,050 14,040 71.58% $72.36
WAR HORSE $657,600 6,809 8,552 79.62% $96.58
CHICAGO $612,503 7,382 8,640 85.44% $82.97
PORGY AND BESS $608,570 7,846 10,680 73.46% $77.56
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT $583,940 8,247 13,512 61.03% $70.81
GHOST $579,793 8,628 12,040 71.66% $67.20
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS $577,836 6,066 7,800 77.77% $95.26
MEMPHIS $571,667 8,194 11,760 69.68% $69.77
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR $542,032 7,277 11,392 63.88% $74.49
ANYTHING GOES $474,432 6,296 8,208 76.71% $75.35
HARVEY $470,267 7,298 8,032 90.86% $64.44
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $463,652 6,651 8,512 78.14% $69.71
ROCK OF AGES $462,326 4,546 4,664 97.47% $101.70
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE $418,337 6,214 9,344 66.50% $67.32
CLYBOURNE PARK $404,845 5,993 7,608 78.77% $67.55
END OF THE RAINBOW $389,769 4,846 7,920 61.19% $80.43
VENUS IN FUR $324,106 4,573 7,248 63.09% $70.87
OTHER DESERT CITIES $294,942 3,970 6,088 65.21% $74.29
THE COLUMNIST $280,502 4,543 5,200 87.37% $61.74
THE LYONS $222,985 3,818 8,632 44.23% $58.40
GODSPELL $218,077 3,313 5,880 56.34% $65.82
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER $172,657 4,011 5,824 68.87% $43.05