You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Mountaintop’ plays to larger Broadway crowd

B.O. increases for rookies adding perfs

“The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat.

The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% of capacity. Among plays, that puts “Mountaintop” second only to “War Horse” ($985,848).

Several of the Rialto’s previewing plays also posted rises, although most of those boosts could be attributed to the fact that those plays increased the number of performances they played to the standard eight.

The majority of Broadway productions barely budged, with most sales fluctuations unremarkable, and a few close to imperceptible. Cume rose a slight $200,000 to $21.5 million for the 26 shows on the boards.

Attendance stepped up slightly to 232,997, or 88%, well ahead of the 79% logged during the same frame last year.

The 19 musicals grossed $17,744,606 for 82.4% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 187,059 and an average paid admission of $94.86.

The seven plays grossed $3,783,343 for 17.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 45,938 and an average paid admission of $82.36.

More Legit

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    'Springsteen on Broadway' Opening: Don't Clap Along With The Boss

    “The Mountaintop” has begun a potential ascent to box office heights, climbing steadily in a frame when most of the Main Stem remained flat. The Angela Bassett-Samuel L. Jackson starrer, which opened Oct. 13 to a mixed bag of reviews, climbed by about $130,000 to $789,727 in Week 21 (Oct. 17-23), playing to about 94% […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content