It is a great time to be a Broadway producer. Broadway League, a national trade association for the industry, notes that eight shows earned over $2 million for the week ending December 30th, including “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” and “Wicked.”
Both overall attendance and grosses were the highest on record, with grosses hitting $57.8 million for 378,910 patrons, an average ticket costing $375.39.
Two play properties also did exceedingly well, with “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” setting a record for weekly ticket sales for a play ($2.5 million for eight shows) with “To Kill A Mockingbird” scoring $1.7 million over eight shows.
One final record: “King Kong” grossed $243,090 on Sunday’s matinee, the biggest single performance in the history of the Broadway Theatre.