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‘Prima Facie’ breaks house record for third time in final week as overall box office dips

For the week ending July 2, 2023, the 33 productions running grossed $33,509,406 and played to a capacity of 89%.

Jodie Comer in “Prima Facie” (Credit: Helen Murray)

In the final week of its limited Broadway engagement, the Jodi Comer-led “Prima Facie” broke the house record at the Golden Theatre for a third time. The Suzie Miller-penned play earned $1,249,650, up 6%, and played to 100% capacity. The production’s previous highest-grossing week was the penultimate of its run, during which it grossed $1,177,967. Over the course of its 12-week limited engagement, “Prima Facie” — which recouped as of June 18 — consistently played to at least 92% capacity but typically hovered above 95%.

For the week ending July 2, 2023, the 33 productions running grossed $33,509,406, a decrease of 1%. Capacity was at 89%, also down 1% from the previous week.

“The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked” were the three highest-grossing productions.

Nine productions posted box office increases while 23 suffered losses. Fifteen shows played to 95% capacity or greater, while only three played to less than 70%.

“Leopoldstadt” posted strong numbers to end its Tony-winning Broadway run. The production grossed $1,295,521, up 15%, and played to 100% capacity, up 4%.

“The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” also ended on a high note. The play earned $729,160, up 15% for its highest-grossing week, and played to 82% capacity, up 7%.

Meanwhile, on the heels of posting its closing notice, “Camelot” fell significantly at the box office. The revival grossed $502,139, down 32%, and played to 75% capacity, down 4%.

“Some Like It Hot” also slipped back below the $1 million mark, posting its lowest-grossing week in nearly two months. The production earned $912,476, down 16%, and played to 79% capacity, down 9%.

“Just For Us” opened at the Hudson Theatre on June 26. “Back to the Future” began previews on June 30. “Here Lies Love” remained in previews. “Fat Ham,” “Leopoldstadt,” “Prima Facie” and “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” all played their final performances on July 2.