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Broadway Grosses: Billy Crystal Begins with a Bang

Broadway Grosses: Billy Crystal Begins with a Bang
Billy Crystal

 

Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays has been hyped for a months as a sure-fire hit and, living up to that potential, the show had a big Broadway debut last week. In just four previews at the 1186-seat Broadhurst Theatre, the autobiographical piece took in $492,475--that is more than three different musicals Brooklyn, Dracula and Rent made during eight regular performances. It also had a high capacity figure of 98.69% on average.

Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending November 14:

FRONTRUNNERS By Gross
1. Wicked $1,196,397
2. The Lion King $1,122,671
3. Mamma Mia! $951,628
4. The Producers $893,153
5. Hairspray $814,697

UNDERDOGS By Gross
5. Whoopi $187,957*
4. Laugh Whore $157,975**
3. Forever Tango $146,655
2. Golda's Balcony $116,485
1. The Good Body $107,397***

FRONTRUNNERS By Capacity
1. Mamma Mia! 101.20%
2. Wicked 100%
3. Avenue Q 99.72%
4. 700 Sundays 98.69%****
5. Twelve Angry Men 97.58%

UNDERDOGS By Capacity
5. Golda's Balcony 57.26%
4. Laugh Whore 54.16%**
3. 'night, Mother 50.29%*****
2. The Good Body 43.20%***
1. Forever Tango 22.22%

*Number based on seven preview performances.
**Number based on six regular performances.
***Number based on eight preview performances.
****Number based on four preview performances.
*****Number based on seven previews and one regular performance.

Data provided by The League of American Theatres and Producers.

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