25-33% of shows recoup or make money. That seems to exist for decades now. The amount loss is staggering when you add Spider-Man at $60m loss and I assume King Kong will lose most of $35m. But then Harry Potter investment of $32m is well on its way to recoup probably in 2 years of running (at $2m gross it probably is recouping at $500-750k a week—$2-3m per month.). It is amazing how much money keeps being pumped into broadway economy each year. But then older shows are helping to fuel that. How many shows phantom supported?. Weisslers seem to fund seussical and a dozen other shows on the profits of Chicago. Blaming the unions isn’t the answer. Do you think actors and musicians and stage hands are millionaires? Most are just making a living wage if the show runs all year, which many shows don’t.