Grosses Analysis: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Becomes Top-Grossing Play in Broadway History

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Becomes Top-Grossing Play in Broadway History
 
In another healthy week, Frozen again breaks the house record, and a number of new shows see full houses for the week ending April 8.
<i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> at the Lyric Theatre
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre Marc J. Franklin

The bar may have been set high during the holiday week prior, but it was another healthy seven days on Broadway for the week ending April 8.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child became the top-grossing play in Broadway history, making $2,138,859 gross (with a full, 8-show week and 300 seats at every performance selling for $40 or less). The smash hit production from London, which is still in previews at the Lyric Theatre, surpassed the record previously set by All the Way, which grossed $1,623,495 in June, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Disney’s stage adaptation of Frozen broke the house record at Broadway’s St. James Theatre for the second week in a row with a gross of $2,275,395 on eight performances. The show previously surpassed The Producers’ 14-year record of a $1,600,243 gross over eight performances for the week ending April 1.

Get an in-depth look at this past week's grosses here.

New arrivals Mean Girls, Three Tall Women, The Iceman Cometh, and My Fair Lady each saw theatres filled to 100 percent capacity. Lobby Hero, which opened to positive reviews March 26, saw an uptick in ticket sales and was at 99 percent capacity.

The Broadway revival of Carousel, still in previews, was also at 99 percent capacity and similarly saw an increase in ticket sales, marking its most successful week yet. The production will officially open April 12.

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