Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Broadway Box Office Top Ten: 10.31 - 11.06.11

The Broadway Box Office Top Ten for the week of October 31 - November 6.  (30 productions)

1. The Book of Mormon (Musical) Eugene O'Neill Theatre (1)
2. Disney's The Lion King (Musical) Minskoff Theatre (3)
3. War Horse (Play) Vivian Beaumont Theatre (2)
4. Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway (Concert) Broadhurst Theatre (5)
5. Wicked (Musical) Gershwin Theatre (4)
6. Jersey Boys (Musical) August Wilson Theatre (7)
7. Relatively Speaking (Play) Brooks Atkinson Theatre (7)
7. (tie) Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Musical) The Foxwoods Theatre (9)
9.  Other Desert Cities (Play) Booth Theatre (-)
10. Rock of Ages (Musical) Helen Hayes Theatre (-)

( - ) : Last Week's Position in Top Ten
  • Biggest Increase in Attendance: Venus in Fur (+11.7%)
  • Biggest Decrease in Attendance: Mamma Mia! (-17.4%)
  • Biggest Increase in Gross Receipts: Seminar (+$164,169)
  • Biggest Decrease in Gross Receipts: Mamma Mia (-$182,396)
  • Highest Average Paid Admission: The Book of Mormon ($156.57)
  • Lowest Average Paid Admission: Godspell ($54.38)

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 (#30).
  • Each show is ranked by average ticket price from highest (#1) to lowest (#30).
  • 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 30.

Box Office figures provided by The Broadway League


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