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Hello Dolly Breaks Box Office Records For Third Week In A Row

Broadway World
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis – 12/11
by BWW Special Dec. 11, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of BroadwayWorld’s exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS – read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/10/2017.

Of note this week, the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Farinelli and the King grossed $767,376.76 over just seven performances (out of a gross potential of $813,415).

WAITRESS celebrated a fifth week in the Million Dollar Club, grossing $1,105,235.56 for the week ending December 10th.

With only five weeks left in Bette Midler’s run in the Hello, Dolly!, the show again box office records for both the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) and The Shubert Organization for the third consecutive week. The final gross of $2,519,456.00, over eight performances, marks the tenth time Hello, Dolly! has broken The Shubert Organization’s all-time record and the twelfth time the show has set the box office record at the Shubert Theatre.

This week, 32 shows played on Broadway, with 264,442 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,260,255. The average ticket price was $133.34.

This was up the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 9.04%. Versus last year, attendance was down -4.77%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 17.60% vs. last week and up 12.45% vs. this week last year. This week’s average ticket price of $133.34 is up $9.71 compared to last week and up $20.42 compared to last year.

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