B.O. steady; ‘Aida’ 555g

Road grosses

NEW YORK R– oad grosses held steady for the third week in a row in Week 16 (Nov. 18-24th), dropping a mere .4% for a total of $15,396,405, with 20 shows reporting.

Some shows tumbled, while others picked up the slack. “Aida” dwindled to $555,037 from $805,460 in its third week in Atlanta. “The Producers” jumped up to $1,342,695 from $1,085,194 in its second week in Minneapolis.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 26 (NOVEMBER 18-24, 2002)

ATLANTA
Aida
(M) Fox ($50; 4,516; $1,660,580(11/4/02/02-11/10/02).
PW, $805,460.
Last (3rd) wk, $559,037.

CLEVELAND
Riverdance
(M) Playhouse Square ($63 ;3,194;$769,801(11/04/02-11/17/02).
PW, $553,468 in Sioux City.
Last (1st)wk, $769,801.

CHICAGO
42nd Street
(M-R) Ohio ($73; 2,243; $1,066,592)(11/11/02/02-11/24/02).
PW, $982,983 in Columbus.
Last (1st) wk $818,463.

DETROIT
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
(P) Fischer ($48; 2,059; $600,956)(11/04/02-11/24/2002).
PW, $277,561.
Last (2nd) wk, $259,489.

FT. LAUDERDALE
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Broward Center ($70; 2,552; $1,150,830)(10/21/02-12/08/02).
PW, $1,154,533.
Last (6th) wk, $1,363,220.

FRESNO
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Saroyan ($53;2,277; $837,204(11/18/02-11/24/02).
PW, $626,260 in Las Vegas.
Last (1st) wk, $684,406.

GREEN BAY, WIS.
Some Like It Hot
(M) Temple Hoyne Buell ($54; 1,893;$803,092)(11/18/02-11/24/02).
PW, $577,265 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $503,144.

HARTFORD
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) The Bushnell ($68; 2,704; $1,095,223)(11/04/02-11/24/02).
PW, $1,041,082.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,094,130.

HERSHEY, PA.
Les Miserables
(M) Hershey($89; 1,904; 923,417)(11/18/01-11/24/02).
PW, C$1,173,683 ($740,854) in Ottawa, Ontario.
Last (1st) wk, $762,406

LOS ANGELES
The Lion King
(M) Pantages ($125VIP package; 2,703; $1,364,470)(10/19/00-OE).
PW, $1,167,466.
Last (113th) wk, $1,238,700.
Mamma Mia! (M) Ahmanson ($80; 2,059; $970,610)(9/19/02-11/24/02).
PW, $918,821.
Last (10th) wk, $1,094,223.

MEMPHIS
Blast
(M) Orpheum ($66;2,441;$806,439)(11/18/02-11/24/02)
Last(1st)Week, $804,686.

MINNEAPOLIS
The Producers
(M) Orpheum ($77; 2,483;$1,085,194 (11/11/02-11/24/02).
PW, $1,085,194.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,342,695.

PHILADELPHIA
Phantom of the Opera
(M-3rd Co.) Forrest ($78; 1,751; $803,178)(10/21/02-12/22/02).
PW, $771,432.Last (5th) wk, $816,075.

SAN DIEGO
Blast
(M) Civic($58; 2,940; $919,600)(11/18/02-11/24/02).
PW, $422,412 in Tucson.
Last (2nd) wk, $667,352.

SEATTLE
The Full Monty
(M) 5th Avenue ($58;2,115; 829,586)(11/04/18-11/24/02).
PW,$495,845 in Sacramento.
Last (1st)Wk,$488,060.

TORONTO
Contact
(M) Cannon(C$94/$60; 2,273; $1,176,207/$745,860)(11/04/02-12/10/02)
PW, C$624,247($394,197)
Last (1st)wk C$642,718($408,784)
The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,142,275/$728,231)(3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$1,085,161($684,972).
Last (134th) wk, C$1,085,161($690,112).
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62;1,446; C$848,000/$540,623)(5/10/00- OE).
PW, C$787,112 (496,847).
Last (123nd) wk, C$769,234 ($489,197).

WILMINGTON
Shockwave, Blast 2
(M) Playhouse ($63;1,251,530,000)(11/11/02-11/24/02)
PW, $167,310.
Last (2nd)wk, $339,715.

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