There was an expected lull in box-office activity this week following the Christmas-New Year's bonanza of last week, when many shows played nine-performance schedules and raked in bucks aplenty.
Overall box-office take among the 30 Broadway shows was $31,143,670, more than $7 million less than the previous week, but a few million more than the week before that, and nearly $7 million more than this week last season. Seven productions played to capacity, and five more came very close.
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark performed to houses that were 96% full during its final week on Broadway; the musical closed Jan. 4. It met an impressive 99% of its potential box-office collection for the period, with the average paid admission coming in at $119.70.
Also closing in fine fashion were the revivals of Annie (nearly full capacity and 112% of box office), 700 Sundays (96% capacity and 120% in ticket sales) and Betrayal (full houses and 108% in till take). First Date, meanwhile, filled 87% of its seats during its last days at the Longacre.