Legit road grosses

B.O. grows; 'Contact' 743g

NEW YORK — Road grosses ballooned by 15.4% during Week 44 (March 24-30), totaling $12,231,468 for the 19 shows reporting.

“The Producers” wowed ”em in San Francisco, taking $1,161,710 in its fourth week at the Orpheum.

“Contact” had another strong week, with a gross of $743,786 in Pittsburgh.

Estimated road grosses, Week 44 (March 24-30, 2003)

AKRON

Blast (M) E.J. Thomas Hall ($50; 2,864;$962,449)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $453,087 in Greenville.

Last (1st) wk, $454,025.

AUSTIN

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Bass Concert Hall ($63; 2,273; $937,415) (3/3/03-3/30/03).

PW, $703,580.

Last (2nd) wk, $666,887.

BALTIMORE

Defending the Caveman (M) Lyric ($48;2,564;$546,168)(3/27/03-3/30/03).

Last (1st) wk, $443,210. 6 perfs.

BOSTON

Mamma Mia (M) Colonial($85; 1,594; $959,758)(3/10/03-3/30/03).

PW, $840,361.

Last (8th) wk, $830,321.

BUFFALO

Phantom of the Opera (M- 3rd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($62; 3,103; $1,086,963)(3/24/03-4/19/03).

PW, $819,921 in Providnece.

Last (1st) wk, $726,955.

CINCINNATI

Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Civic Center ($58; 4,453; $1,219,870)(3/24/03-5/17/03).

PW, $678,552. (5 perfs).

Last (2nd) wk, $1,133,001.

CLEVELAND

The Full Monty (M) Palace ($49 2,666; $826,254 (3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $475,072 in Rochester.

Last (1st)wk, $542,361.

COLUMBUS

Jesus Christ Superstar (M) Palace ($59; 2,809; $1,092,462) (3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $815,226 in Philadelphia.

Last (1st) wk, $836,722.

HERSHEY

tick,tick..Boom! (M) Hershey Theater ($35; 1,904;$225,200)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $71,734 in Minneapolis.

Last (1st)wk, $45,360.

LOUISVILLE

Aida (M) Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts ($65; 2,489;$1,038,855)(3/234/03-3/30/03).

PW, $619,119 in Birmingham.

Last (1st) wk, $475,975

NORFOLK

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (P) Chrysler ($40; 2,365; $616,532)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $308,205 in Washington D.C.

Last (1st) wk, $286,322.

NORTH CHARLESTON

Beauty and the Beast (M) North Charlston PAC ($53;2,200;$803,370)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

Last (1st) wk, $329,551.

PITTSBURGH

Contact (M) Benedum ($62; 2,821,$1,208,541)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $629,635 in Atlanta.

Last (1st)wk, $743,786.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Producers (M) Orpheum ($78; 2,203; $1,186,619)(3/3/03-3/23/03).

PW, $1,156,843.

Last (4th) wk, $1,161,710.

SEATTLE

Les Miserables (M) Fifth Avenue Theater ($65; 2,115;$794,534)(3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $656,027 in San Jose.

Last (1st) wk, $794,414.

SCRANTON

Riverdance (M) Scranton Cultural Center ($64; 1,491;$721,320)(3/24/03-3/30/03).

PW, $710,608 in Toledo.

Last (1st)wk, $703,191.

TORONTO

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,194,465/$810,759)(3/30/00-OE).

PW, $1,015,295 ($686,538).

Last (145th) wk, $1,040,853 ($706,027).

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$812,648/$551,595)(5/10/00- OE).

PW, $819,130 ($505,150).

Last (134th) wk, $744,386 ($504,929).

WASHINGTON D.C.

42nd Street (M) Fox ($58;1,659;$900,520)(3/24/03-4/13/03).

Last (1st) wk, $616,212.

WILMINGTON

Some Like It Hot (M) Playhouse ($53; 1,251; $855,750)(3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $469,450 in East Lansing.

Last (1st) wk, $230,509.

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