Disney Theatricals’ Frozen, based on the Oscar-winning movie, shattered the opening box office record for its Broadway home the St. James Theatre in its first full week of shows. The musical, which bowed March 22, grossed $2,246,998 over eight performances for the week ending Sunday, according to the Broadway League, which compiles the figures.
The adventures of Elsa and Anna and their pals topped the previous eight-show mark held by The Producers, which grossed $1,600,243 during its first week in January 2004.
The average ticket price for Frozen was $167.40, according to data. That was the fifth priciest ticket on the Main Stem in Week 45 of the season, with Springsteen on Broadway at No. 1 averaging $507.86. The Boss’ show grossed $1,925,795 for four shows overall, the tally coming after Springsteen announced he was extending the one-man show’s run until December 15.
The biggest hitter last week was The Lion King, another Disney Theatrical effort (the company also has Aladdin going strong at the New Amsterdam), with its nine shows at the Minskoff grossing $3,092,152 — the top earner and the only show to surpass $3M for the week.
Other notable results: the two-part, 7-hour-plus Angels In America ($933,031 in seven shows at the Neil Simon), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($1,589,033 in six shows at the Lyric), Lobby Hero ($409,431 in eight shows at the Hayes), and Three Tall Women ($599,626 over five shows at the Golden).