Box Office Report

BOX OFFICE

WHITE WAY CHRISTMAS

Tis the season to see a musical: As theater fans were decking the halls, they were also packing houses. Hairspray may not be holiday fare, but Harvey Fierstein in a housedress does jingle a bell. WEEK'S AVG. PERFS. NET TICKET TO TOP 20 RECEIPTS ATENDANCE PRICE DATE

1 THE PRODUCERS $1,139,783 98.1% $85.12 691 2 THE LION KING $1,116,868 101.0% $77.11 2,128 3 MAMMA MIA! $1,022,052 101.6% $83.95 483 4 HAIRSPRAY $1,012,049 101.2% $87.55 141 5 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE $868,956 90.1% $76.44 276 6 MOVIN' OUT $786,669 90.4% $82.26 60 7 LA BOHEME $766,167 81.0% $69.32 9 8 MAN OF LA MANCHA $713,207 84.9% $73.81 12 9 42ND STREET $710,892 72.4% $67.66 673 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST $643,275 82.5% $64.61 3,538 11 DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES $641,839 87.6% $54.62 8 12 AIDA $634,661 73.5% $63.64 1,137 13 OKLAHOMA! $596,932 67.3% $66.33 308 14 LES MISERABLES $546,442 85.4% $56.45 6,508 15 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $540,412 68.5% $61.34 6,211 16 CHICAGO $493,851 71.9% $58.81 2,538 17 FLOWER DRUM SONG $488,635 69.0% $72.92 69 18 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY... $475,445 87.2% $65.52 149 19 RENT $467,548 89.9% $55.02 2,767 20 INTO THE WOODS $394,298 74.2% $58.50 263

SOURCE: THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES AND PRODUCERS, WEEK OF DEC. 9-15, 2002; ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE INCLUDES STANDING-ROOM TICKET SALES

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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