“The Phantom of the Opera” struck a high note at the conclusion of its 35-year Broadway run, grossing more than $3.7 million.
The record-breaking musical grossed $3,739,934 in its final week, up 3% from the prior week, and played to standing-room-only crowds. Notably, the April 16 invitation-only performance was comped. After breaking the $3 million mark for the first time during the week ending March 19, “Phantom” continued to surpass that record during each of its final four weeks.
For the week ending April 16, the 34 productions running grossed $38,474,982, a 0.3% decrease from the previous week. Overall capacity was down 3% to 90%.
Rounding out the top three highest-grossing productions were “The Lion King” and “Wicked.”
Seventeen productions played to 95% capacity or greater, while eight productions played to 80% capacity or less.
“A Beautiful Noise” had an improved week at the box office. Last week, the Neil Diamond jukebox musical earned $957,018, up 22%, and played to 76% capacity, up 13%.
Meanwhile, “Leopoldstadt” continued to struggle. The play dipped back below 60% capacity last week, playing to houses that were just 58% full. The production earned $461,537, marking the third straight week that grosses dipped under $500,000 — a stark contrast to the nine-week-long stretch in late 2022 when the show consistently grossed over $1 million.
“Prima Facie” began previews on April 11. “Good Night, Oscar,” “Summer, 1976,” “The Thanksgiving Play,” “New York, New York” and “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” remained in previews. “Fat Ham” opened at the American Airlines Theatre on April 12. “Camelot” opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 13.
For a complete look at this week’s Broadway grosses, visit Broadway Business.