Box-office revenue jumps on Broadway to $1.14B

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Andrew Garfield appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" in New York. The production revealed May 16, 2012, that it will recoup its $3.1 million capitalization this week. The show, which has netted seven Tony Award nominations, stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) Charles Sykes

Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Andrew Garfield appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" in New York on March 15, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Broadway pulled in a record haul this year at the box office, netting $1.14 billion even as attendance stayed mostly flat.

According to figures released Tuesday by the trade group The Broadway League, Broadway shows yielded $1,139,311,457 in grosses - or 5.4 percent more than last season - and total attendance reached 12,334,312.

The season began May 30, 2011, and ended May 27, 2012.

In comparison, the previous season's 52-week period pulled in $1.08 billion in grosses and had 12.3 million in attendance. The League last year also offered data for a 53rd week to account for variances in the calendar year, and that total yielded $1.08 billion and 12.53 million tickets sold.

This season, 40 new shows opened: 14 musicals, 23 plays and three specials.

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