“Into the Woods” earned more than $2 million for the first time during a week when the Broadway box office remained steady.
For the week ending Aug. 14, the 23 Broadway productions running grossed $27,561,874 and played to about 89% capacity. Grosses are down just 0.4% from last week with capacity down 0.07%, showing a very minimal change.
“Into the Woods,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “MJ” all played to 100% capacity. Nine other productions played to at least 90% capacity. Only two productions — “Beetlejuice” and “The Kite Runner” — played to less than 70% capacity.
“The Music Man” was the highest-grossing production, followed by “Hamilton” and “The Lion King.” All three grossed more than $2 million.
In the fourth spot, also grossing more than $2 million, was the aforementioned “Into the Woods.” The musical had its best week yet at the box office and played to more than 100% capacity following the news that the revival’s original Broadway cast extended their run through Sept. 4. Additional casting was also announced through the end of the revival’s limited run.
Two productions ended their respective runs on Aug. 14. “Tina” closed with its best week in 2022, grossing $1,334,842.40 and playing to nearly 100% capacity, both figures up 28% and 17%, respectively, from last week. “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive” also concluded its run on Sunday. The Selina Fillinger-penned play had its strongest week at the box office, grossing $750,188.10 and playing to nearly 77% capacity. Those figures increased 30% and 19%, respectively, from the previous week.
“Mr. Saturday Night,” which is nearing the end of its Broadway run, saw significant increases in both gross and attendance. The musical earned $704,573.00, up 30%, and played to 73% capacity, up 28% from last week.
Meanwhile, “The Kite Runner” had its lowest-grossing week. The new play brought in $263,929.90, down 14%, and played to 65% capacity, down 7%.
“Beetlejuice” also saw declines in both gross and attendance. The musical earned $929,210.50 and played to just 65% capacity, both figures dropping 15% and 12%, respectively.