Broadway Box Office Drops 14% To $19.7 Million During First Week Of March

Broadway Box Office Total receipts across 19 submissions fell by 14% last week, falling from last week’s strong $23,004,259 to $19,746,606. The overall attendance dropped by the same percentage to 153,269.

Overall, around 78% seats were filled during the week ending March 6, down from 92% in the previous week. Average ticket price – $129 – even held up.

The reason for the decline was not immediately clear, and figures for individual shows were not being provided by The Broadway League this season, but the two weeks prior to last week were exceptionally strong, earning $26M and $23M respectively at the box office. The climb took place. , the best number since the advent of the Omicron boom in January. Last week also marked the first week since the annual February two-for-one ticket promotion for several shows, but had no significant effect on the average industry-wide ticket price.

From the season so far, Broadway has grossed $519,521,959, with total attendances accounting for about 81% of its capacity of 4,190,154.

Reporting productions were performed on Broadway during the week ending March 6. Aladdin; Book of Mormon; Chicago; come from afar; company; David Byrne’s American Utopia; Dear Evan Hansen; Hadestown; Hamilton; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; king lion; MJ; Moulin Rouge! musical!; music Man; the Phantom of the Opera; Plaza Suite; Six; Tina; And Satan.

All figures are courtesy of Broadway League, which, unlike previous years, is not releasing box office figures for individual shows this season, due to the impact of COVID on sporting schedules and other figures.