Road grosses

B.O. up; new 'Mamma' hot

NEW YORK — Road grosses rocketed upward during Week 40 (Feb. 25-March 3), rising by 21.7% to $16,864,510. The slate rose to 26 shows reporting.

A second national touring company of “Mamma Mia!” bowed in Providence, R.I., and took a wow $1,063,336 for its first week.

Estimates for last week:

ATLANTA

Swing (M) Fox ($45; 4,500; $1,420,379)(2/26/02-3/3/02).

Last (1st) wk, $696,966.

BALTIMORE

Proof (P) Mechanic ($57; 1,580; $581,449)(2/25/02-3/3/02).

PW, $378,637 in Philadelphia.

Last (1st) wk, $346,336.

BOSTON

Blast (M) Wang Center ($65; 3,712; $1,690,120)(2/25/02-3/3/02).

PW, $517,280 in Baltimore

Last (1st) wk, $796,718.

The Graduate (P) Colonial ($70; 1,650; $843,331)(2/19/02-3/3/02).

PW, $812,419.

Last (2nd) wk,$815,011.

CHARLESTON, N.C.

Les Miserables (M- B&T- 3rd Co.) North Carolina PAC ($58; 2,575; $763,175)(2/26/02-3/3/02).

PW, $397,914 in Toledo.

Last (1st) wk, $435,595.

DETROIT

South Pacific (M-R) Fisher ($68; 2,089; $992,039)(2/19/02-3/10/02).

PW, $497,427.

Last (1st) wk, $553,611.

GREEN BAY, WISC.

Fiddler on the Roof (M-R) Weidner ($58; 1,893; $793,130)(2/24/02-3/3/02).

PW, $244,318 in Springfield, IL.

Last (1st) wk, $549,609.

HARTFORD

Cinderella (M) Bushnell ($61; 2,710; $1,023,232)(2/26/02-3/3/02).PW, $354,165 in Jacksonville, Fl.

Last (1st) wk, $781,976.

LOS ANGELES

The Lion King (M) Pantages ($125 VIP package; 2,261; $1,165,500)(10/1/00-OE).

PW, $1,051,922.

Last (73rd) wk, $962,112.

MIAMI

Beauty and the Beast (M, 3rd Co.) Gleason PAC ($65; 2,657; $1,073,815)(2/25/02-3/3/02).

PW, $859,380 in Greenville, S.C.

Last (1st) wk, $624,110.

ORLANDO, FL.

Saturday Night Fever (M) Carr PAC ($62; 2,393; $1,116,447)(2/26/02-3/3/02).

PW, $890,128 in Tampa.

Last (1st) wk, $760,888.

PALM DESERT, CA

Guys and Dolls (M-R) McCallum ($75; 1,053; $500,000)(2/26/02-3/3/02).

Last (1st wk), $347,257.

PHILADELPHIA

Mamma Mia! (M) Forresst ($75; 1,775; $903,298)(2/14/02-3/23/02).

PW, $865,119.

Last (3rd) wk, $876,949.

PITTSBURGH

Aida (M) Benedum ($58; 2,821; $1,171,542)(2/19/02-3/10/02).

PW, $595,765.

Last (2nd) wk, $564,773.

PROVIDENCE

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Providence PAC ($58; 3,090; $1,189,626)(2/26/02-3/10/02)

Last (1st) wk, $1,063,336.

ST. LOUIS

Phantom of the Opera (M-3rd Co.) Fox ($65; 4,334; $1,467,396)(2/10/02-3/9/02).

PW, $1,233,427.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,233,427.

SAN DIEGO

Riverdance (M) Civic Center ($75; 2,948; $1,255,888)(2/26/02-3/3/02).

PW, $562,493 in Bakersfield, CA.

Last (1st) wk, $1,111,489.

SAN FRANCISCO

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (M-R) Golden Gate ($77; 2,329; $1,025,882)(2/12/02-3/10/02).

PW, $805,835.

Last (3rd) wk, $814,738.

Defending the Caveman (P) Curran ($49; 1,667; $356,685)(2/25/02-3/02/02).

PW, $522,641 in Portland, OR.

Last (1st) wk, $236,811.

Kiss Me Kate (M-R) Opheum ($73; 2,203; $1,095,299)(2/5/02-3/3/02).

PW, $657,686.

Last (4th) wk, $715,373.

The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe (P-R) Theatre on the Square ($50; 729; $120,000) (9/18/01-3/17/02).

PW, $163,837.

Last (21st) wk, $87,871 (5 perf).

TORONTO

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,352,382/$895,142)(3/30/00-OE).

PW, C$1,243,892 ($820,968).

Last (98th) wk, C$1,125,462 ($742,804).

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$807,986/$534,806)(5/10/00- OE).

PW, C$833,416 ($550,054).

Last (88th) wk, C$823,988 ($543,832).

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Contact (M) National ($75; 1,644; $891,520)(2/19/02-3/17/02).

PW, $$615,185.

Last (2nd) wk, $725,889.

Copenhagen (P) Eisenhower ($61; 1,126; $503,208)(2/25/02-3/24/02).

PW, $215,031 (7perfs) in Chicago.

Last (1st) wk, $317,117.

WILMINGTON, DEL.

The Odd Couple (P-R) Playhouse ($53; 1,251; $220,000)(2/25/02-3/10/02).

PW, $245,762 in Phoenix.

Last (1st) wk, $159,912 (4perf)

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