Broadway Grosses w/e 12/31/2023

The top 10 grossing shows from the week ending in 12/31/2023 include The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, MJ The Musical, Hamilton, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Back To The Future: The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

See some quick data points below.

Number of Shows on Broadway: 27
Previous Week: 27

Total Gross: $45,413,788.74
Previous Week: $33,479,025.55

Total Attendance: 256,751
Previous Week:  226,167

Average Capacity: 9,923 (95.26%)
Previous Week: 9,280 (88.89%)

Average Paid Admission: $165.75
Previous Week: $139.51

Check out the individual show grosses for the week ending in December 31, 2023.


  • I NEED THAT and SOME LIKE IT HOT closed on 12/30.
  • PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC is in previews at the Friedman and opens on 1/9. One of the six scheduled previews for this week was cancelled (Thurs. 12/28).
  • Please note that multiple shows held 9 performances this week.
  • Christmas Day fell within this week (Week 32); last season it fell within the week prior (Week 31).
  • New Year’s Eve fell within this week; it also fell within this week (Week 32) last season. Last season, Week 32 also included New Year’s Day; this season, New Year’s Day will fall within Week 33.

Thanks to the Broadway League for sharing this data.

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