Broadway Box-Office Analysis: December 12-18

Box Office   Broadway Box-Office Analysis: December 12-18
 
Cate Blanchett’s Broadway debut is off to a strong start.
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Broadway shows took in a total of $30,541,918 for the week ending December 18, with theatres playing to an average of 85 percent capacity. Theatregoers paid an average of $113 to catch a Broadway show.

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett had a strong first performance in The Present, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, that began previews December 17 at the Barrymore Theatre. It took in $151,686 for its sold-out Saturday night performance.

READ COMPLETE BROADWAY GROSSES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18

Dear Evan Hansen, the original musical starring Ben Platt that opened to raves December 4 at the Music Box Theatre, had its best week yet taking in $1,051,248 at the box office.

THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE PRODUCTIONS BASED ON GROSS:
Hamilton ($2,240,487)
The Lion King ($2,191,076)
Wicked ($2,092,270)
Aladdin ($1,642,673)
The Book of Mormon ($1,461,856)

THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE PRODUCTIONS BASED ON CAPACITY:
The Book of Mormon (101.92 percent)
Hamilton (101.61 percent)
Dear Evan Hansen (101.51 percent)
Wicked (99.87 percent)
The Present (99.81 percent)

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