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Broadway grosses

Broadway grosses took their typical post-Independence Day bounce during Week 6 (July 5-11), rising 3.4% to $15,238,720, though attendance went up a meager 0.2% to 234,481.

Twenty-one of the thirty Broadway shows saw grosses go up. “Mamma Mia!” had the biggest rise (up $132,607 to $888,411), followed by “42nd Street” (up $112,369 to $642,446), “Rent” (up $78,966 to $345,377) and “Movin’ Out” (up $67,222 to $621,874).

“Sight Unseen” ($268,960) had its biggest week to date, and for the first time did not give any of its tix to the discount TKTS booth. “Avenue Q” ($469,220) had its top non-holiday week ever. “I Am My Own Wife” went up $11,345 to $200,886 despite one fewer perf than the previous week.

Meanwhile, “Fiddler on the Roof” dropped $55,746 to a worst-ever $440,006 as star Alfred Molina took the week off for “Spiderman 2” publicity, while “Sly Fox” dropped $31,438 to $254,498 as Richard Dreyfuss was out sick all week.

“A Raisin in the Sun” ($645,087) closed after earning $7,941,026 in 32 previews and 88 performances, while its fellow play revival “Jumpers” ($225,370) shuttered after raking in $3,957,158 over 23 previews and 89 perfs.

The 21 musicals grossed $13,124,507 for 86.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 194,724 at 82.3% of capacity.

The nine plays grossed $2,114,213 for 13.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 39,757 at 77.0% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $67.40 for musicals, $53.18 for plays, and $64.99 for all shows.

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