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Broadway grosses rose a tiny 1.3% to $15,442,047 during Week 7 (July 12-18), with attendance down 0.5%. But those figures were not bad considering there were two fewer shows on the boards (“Jumpers” and “A Raisin in the Sun” closed the previous week), and 26 of the 28 returning shows saw grosses increase.

The only shows to slip were “Sight Unseen” (down $53,277 to $215,683 as the number of perfs dropped from eight to seven) and “The Lion King” (down $2,028 to $1,160,396), which gave up its first-place spot to “Wicked” ($1,166,136).

“The Boy From Oz” (up $145,165 to $1,021,931 in eight perfs, coming off a seven-perf week) went over $1 million for the first time, breaking the Imperial Theater’s house record yet again. “Oz” had the frame’s highest jump, while “Fiddler on the Roof” (up $140,055 to $580,061), had the second-highest, coming off star Alfred Molina’s week off for “Spider-Man 2” publicity. “Sly Fox” jumped $84,002 to $338,500 as star Richard Dreyfuss returned from sick leave.

Revival Tony winner “Assassins” closed July 18 after earning $6,027,380 in 26 previews and 101 perfs.

The 21 musicals grossed $14,102,943 for 91.3% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 206,976 at 87.0% of capacity.

The seven plays grossed $1,339,104 for 8.7% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 26,427 at 75.2% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $68.14 for musicals, $50.67 for plays and $66.16 for all shows.

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