B.O. steady; ‘Lion’ $1.5 mil

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses for Week 18 (Sept. 22-28) remained steady. The 17 shows reporting grossed $13,403,554, a small 1.4% dip from the prior frame.

“The Graduate” proved a strong draw in Houston, grossing $558,857 at the Hobby Center. “The Lion King” had a major week in St. Louis, with a take of more than $1.5 million.

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 18 SEPT. 22-28 2003

APPLETON, WIS.
The Producers (M-2nd Co.) Fox Cities PAC ($74; 1,987; $1,021,863) (9/15/03-9/28/03).
PW, $628,765 (6perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $842,821.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) Blumenthal PAC ($61; 2,020; $787,944) (9/23/03-9/28/03).
PW, $351,919 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $562,624.

CHICAGO
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $1,157,151) (4/23/03-OE).
PW, $1,071,715.
Last (24th) week, $1,068,670.

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Oriental ($76; 2,237; $1,040,525) (7/20/03-9/28/03).
PW, $871,840.
Last (10th) wk, $818,762.

DAYTON, OHIO
Les Miserables (M) Schuster ($62; 2,319; $832,999) (9/23/03-10/5/03).
PW, $859,783 in Atlanta.
Last (1st) wk, $703,590.

HOUSTON
The Graduate (P) Hobby Center ($57; 2,661; $828,785) (9/23/03-10/5/03).
PW, $438,751 in Austin, Texas (7perf).
Last (1st) wk, $558,857.

IOWA CITY, IOWA
The Full Monty (M) Hancher Auditorium ($58; 2,430; $949,830) (9/22/03-9/28/03).
PW, $474,244 in Salt Lake City.
Last (1st) wk, $310,763 (7perf).

LOS ANGELES
The Producers (M-1st Co.) Pantages ($95; 2,703; $1,905,280) (5/2/03-1/4/04).
PW, $1,053,197.
Last (22nd) wk, $1,069,706.

LOUISVILLE, KY.
Riverdance (M) Palace ($75; 2,643; $854,363) (9/23/03-9/26/03).
Last (1st) wk, $532,968.

MINNEAPOLIS
Urinetown (M) Orpheum ($70; 2,483; $963,447) (9/24/03-10/5/03).
PW, $749,812 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $415,190 (7perf).

SAN FRANCISCO
42nd Street (M) Golden Gate ($74; 2,297; $1,120,042) (9/1/03-9/28/03).
PW, $782,955.
Last (4th) wk, $820,989.

Jesus Christ Superstar (M) Orpheum ($75; 2,201; $1,147,536) (9/22/03-10/20/03).
PW, $1,054,041 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Last (1st) wk, $500,971.

SEATTLE
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Paramount ($68; 2,888; $1,091,136) (9/10/03-10/5/03).
PW, $918,042.
Last (3rd) wk, $972,404.

ST. LOUIS
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Fox ($75; 4,203; $1,704,040) (8/22/03-10/12/03).
PW, $1,489,972.
Last (6th) wk, $1,570,990.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Gammage Auditorium ($75; 2,805; $1,176,630) (9/8/03-9/28/03).
PW, $908,719.
Last (3rd) wk, $916,011.

TORONTO
Chicago (M) Canon (C$94/$70; 2,289; C$1,412,854/$1,046,353) (9/23/03-10/19/03).
PW, $869,423 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, C$1,178,462/$872,939.

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$85; 1,986; C$1,249,500/$924,284) (3/30/00-11/2/03).
PW, C$1,152,883/$856,245.
Last (167th) wk, C$1,169,761/$865,299.

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