‘God of Carnage’ surpasses $1 million

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — It’s not often a non-musical posts a weekly sales tally that surpasses $1 million — but “God of Carnage” did it in the week of July 20-26, the final frame before the hit play temporarily went dark until early September.

But so many shows reported such robust sales in Week 9 that “God” ($1,000,098) just missed being in the top 10.

Among others stepping up into the sesh’s 11-member millionaires’ club were, “Shrek the Musical” ($1,016,309) and “The Little Mermaid” ($1,090,033), the latter benefiting from booming last-minute biz from auds wanting to catch the tuner before it shutters Aug. 30.

Biggest jump of the week was logged by “Mary Poppins” ($982,277), up by more than $100,000, while in terms of percentage gains, “The 39 Steps” ($242,943) also saw a hefty bump in ticket sales.

Overall Broadway cume climbed by about $750,000 to $19.9 million for 23 shows on the boards.

The 19 musicals grossed $17,960,501 for 90.1% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 191,906 at 102.1% capacity and average paid admission of $93.59.

The four plays grossed $1,968,946 for 9.9% of the Broadway total, with an attendance of 24,837 at 86.3% capacity and average paid admission of $79.27.

Average paid admission was $91.95 for all shows.

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