Sunday, June 16, 2024

Broadway: “Hamilton” Falls Below $2 Mil Take for Week First Time Since Mid June


Don’t worry. It’s not “Hamilton” isn’t still the phenomenon of all time.

But this past week for the first time since June 12th, the Pulitzer and Tony winning musical fell below the $2 million mark. Also, the average ticket price dropped to $185.70, the lowest it’s been since June 5th.

The “Hamilton” gross was down by $170,000 from last week. Surprisingly, there have been weeks when that number was higher.

Should anyone be worried? Not a bit. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterwork still took in over $1.9 million, and finished second only to “The Lion King.” Is there any human left who hasn’t seen “The Lion King”? And in different languages?

Meanwhile, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons grossed $580,000 last week, selling 92% of the seats at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Not bad considering “Jersey Boys,” the fictionalized version of their story, made $830,560 around the corner at the August Wilson. That’s a lot of people in one week humming “Walk Like A Man.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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