January 17, 2006

Jersey Boys Ticket Sales Remain Robust

January 17th, 2006

Broadwaywold.com reports that Jersey Boys grossed $884,505 for the week ending 1/15/06. Whereas other productions lost double-digit percentages of their audiences from the previous week (notably Doubt, down 31.3%), Jersey Boys remained at 95.1% capacity. The production’s top ticket price of $111.25 is $74 below the week’s average top ticket and approximately $190 below the top ticket prices of the week of $301.25 held by Spamalot and Doubt, making Jersey Boys a value added hit.


  1. Despite what it says in the broadwayworld.com box-office list, Jersey Boys is selling some “premium” tickets for $250. Charles

    Comment by calexan — January 19, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

  2. For the week ending Jan. 15, Jersey Boys was the 7th highest grossing play on Broadway, taking in $884,505. It trailed Wicked ($1,362,006), The Lion King ($1,099,633), Spamalot ($1,067,516), The Color Purple ($985,315), Mamma Mia ($930,327), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ($899,115) and was just ahead of The Odd Couple ($867,106).
    But these rankings are misleading because Jersey Boys and The Odd Couple are in relatively small theaters. Many of the plays in bigger theaters (most notably The Color Purple) are having to offer sizable discounts to fill seats. I think a better measure of box office power would be revenue per seat, which you can calculate from the figures on broadwayworld.com. By this measure, Jersey Boys is the fourth biggest hit on Broadway. It may sink to 5th when Three Days of Rain with Julia Roberts opens, but it may also overtake Spamalot one of these days. Here are the rankings, by Revenue Per Seat:
    1. The Odd Couple ($110.64) 2. Wicked ($94.11) 3. Spamalot ($92.60) 4. Jersey Boys ($90.48) 5. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ($78.32) 6. Mamma Mia ($77.63) 7. The Lion King ($76.32) 8. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ($75.09) 9. Avenue Q ($73.09) 10. Sweeney Todd ($72.34) 11. The Color Purple ($71.69). Take that, Oprah!

    Comment by calexan — January 21, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

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