Broadway’s summer B.O. stays strong

Overall cume drops due to 'Carnage' hiatus

NEW YORK –The strong summer box office continued along Broadway during Week 10 (July 27-Aug. 2) — although the overall cume dropped thanks to the recent hiatus of top-selling play “God of Carnage.”

Once again a whopping 11 productions logged tallies of more than $1 million each, with the oldest show on the boards, 21-year-old “The Phantom of the Opera” ($1,002,059), impressively passing a second consecutive week in the millionaires’ club. “Shrek the Musical” ($1,008,541) continues to benefit from summer tourism, once again stepping above the $1 million mark with other musicals from last season that include “Billy Elliot” ($1,420,249), “West Side Story” ($1,298,546) and “Hair” ($1,102,148).

Overall Rialto cume dipped by about $1.2 million to $18.8 million for 21 shows on the boards.

The 19 musicals grossed $18,174,789 for 96.8% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 196,401 at 94.6% capacity and average paid admission of $92.54.

The two plays grossed $591,281 for 3.2% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 9,798 at 70.4% capacity and average paid admission of $60.35.

Average paid admission was $91.01 for all shows.

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