B.O. slips; ‘Phantom’ $1 mil

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses stepped down 4.8% during Week 21 (Oct. 13-19) to $15,199,253.

“The Phantom of the Opera” had a successful second week in Los Angeles, grossing $1,004,780 for nine perfs.

Floridians must like those Irish hoofers. “Riverdance” did well in its first week in West Palm Beach, grossing $973,916 of its $1 million potential.

“Blast!” had some trouble getting down in New Orleans, bringing in only $509,912 of its $1,123,860 potential.

Estimates for the week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 21 OCT. 13-19 2003

ATLANTA

A Night With Dame Edna (So) Fox ($44; 4,514; $1,257,450) (10/14/03-10/19/03).

PW, $663,276 in Pittsburgh.

Last (1st) wk, $504,625.

BOSTON

Hairspray (M) Colonial ($95; 1,655; $1,161,344) (10/6/03-11/1/03).

PW, $934,921.

Last (2nd) week, $1,045,173.

CHICAGO

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $1,157,151) (4/23/03-OE).

PW, $1,079,132.

Last (27th) week, $1,082,102.

The Producers (M-2nd Co.) Oriental ($82; 2,243; $1,224,260) (10/14/03-11/30/03).

PW, $931,159 in Milwaukee.

Last (1st) wk, $880,992.

COLUMBUS, OHIO

Urinetown (M) Ohio ($65; 2,791; $1,185,025) (10/14/03-10/19/03).

PW, $368,123 in Appleton, Wis.

Last (1st) wk, $619,034.

DALLAS

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Music Hall ($72; 3,420; $1,387,036) (9/29/03-10/19/03).

PW, $1,162,304.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,214,976.

DETROIT

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Fisher ($72; 2,065; $939,662) (9/28/03-11/15/03).

PW, $528,834.

Last (3rd) wk, $577,131.

EAST LANSING, MICH.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) Wharton Center ($55; 2,401; $911,605) (10/13/03-10/19/03).

PW, $478,431 in Boston.

Last (1st) wk, $522,441.

FLINT, MICH.

Les Miserables (M) Whiting Auditorium ($63; 2,043; $676,090) (10/14/03-10/19/03).

PW, $635,027 in Cleveland.

Last (1st) wk, $412,273.

LAS VEGAS

The Full Monty (M) Aladdin ($75; 2,874; $1,068,760) (10/13/03-10/19/03).

PW, $286,801 in Los Angeles.

Last (1st) wk, $193,265 (7perf).

LOS ANGELES

The Graduate (P) Wilshire ($58; 1,436; $567,972) (10/6/03-10/26/03).

PW, $283,481 (7perf).

Last (2nd) wk, $359,680.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Ahmanson ($85; 2,048; $1,191,429) (10/8/03-12/6/03).

PW, $623,257 (7perf).

Last (2nd) wk, $1,004,780 (9perf).

The Producers (M-1st Co.) Pantages ($95; 2,703; $1,905,280) (5/2/03-1/3/04).

PW, $948,662.

Last (25th) wk, $965,502.

LOUISVILLE, KY.

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Kentucky Center ($90; 2,240; $704,400) (10/16/03-11/23/03).

PW, $1,750,050 in St. Louis.

Last (1st) wk, $665,831 (5perf).

NEW ORLEANS

Blast! (M) Saenger ($60; 2,702; $1,123,860) (10/13/03-10/19/03).

PW, $467,695 in St. Paul, Minn.

Last (1st) wk, $509,812.

SAN FRANCISCO

Jesus Christ Superstar (M) Orpheum ($75; 2,201; $1,147,536) (9/22/03-10/20/03).

PW, $775,684.

Last (4th) wk, $859,399.

TORONTO

Chicago (M) Canon (C$94/$71; 2,289; C$1,412,854/$1,074,237) (9/23/03-10/19/03).

PW, C$1,224,017/$924,964.

Last (4th) wk, C$1,220,226/$927,849.

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$116/$88; 1,986; C$1,227,035/$933,028) (3/30/00-11/2/03).

PW, C$1,005,175/$759,618.

Last (170th) wk, C$1,042,979/$793,073.

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$71; 1,446; C$784,573/$596,479) (5/10/00-OE).

PW, C$820,555/$620,099.

Last (146th) wk, C$784,573/$596,479.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman (So) Warner ($49; 1,798; $589,370) (10/8/03-10/26/03).

PW, $421,386 (7perf).

Last (2nd) wk, $490,920 (7perf).

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.

Riverdance (M) Kravis PAC ($72; 2,135; $1,006,184) (10/14/03-10/19/03).

PW, $548,227 in North Charleston, S.C. (3perf), and Greensboro, N.C. (5perf).

Last (1st) wk, $973,916.

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