Biz lips; ‘Producers’ $1.3m

Road grosses

Road grosses fell 3.8% to $10,663,571 during Week 7 (July 12-18).

“The Producers” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., was the top show by far, raking in $1,299,563.

“The King and I” earned $919,151 in only six perfs at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, while “The Lion King” became the first tenant in Boston’s newly restored Opera House, earning $847,419 in just five perfs. “Big River” played six free perfs at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston.

Estimates for the week:

BOSTON
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Opera House ($85; 2,540; $848,326) (7/16/04-12/26/04).
PW, $1,204,344 in Columbus, Ohio.
Last (1st) wk, $847,419 (5perf).

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Colonial ($85; 1,594; $939,139) (6/22/04-8/29/04).
PW, $684,520.
Last (4th) wk, $690,331.

HOUSTON
Big River (M) Miller Outdoor (N/A; 10,700; N/A) (7/13/04-7/18/04).
PW, $436,865 in San Francisco.
Last (1st) wk, N/A (6 free perfs).

KANSAS CITY, MO.
The King and I (M) Starlight ($75; 7,382; $1,850,000) (7/12/04-7/18/04).
PW, $684,424 in Dallas.
Last (1st) wk, $919,151 (6perf).

LOS ANGELES
Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) Ahmanson ($85; 2,117; $908,465) (5/19/04-7/25/04).
PW, $582,830.
Last (9th) wk, $549,165.

MINNEAPOLIS
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Orpheum ($70; 2,461; $1,083,632) (7/12/04-8/8/04).
PW, $891,877 in Salt Lake City.
Last (1st) wk, $943,689.

PITTSBURGH
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Heinz Hall ($66; 2,689; $1,058,773) (7/13/04-7/25/04).
PW, $894,426 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $773,595.

SAN DIEGO
Hairspray (M) Civic ($76; 2,885; $1,335,716) (7/5/04-7/18/04).
PW, $1,014,683.
Last (2nd) wk, $924,213.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($125; 2,125; $1,180,568) (1/29/04-OE).
PW, $1,088,041.
Last (25th) wk, $1,093,935.

Movin’ Out (M) Golden Gate ($78; 2,297; $1,142,804) (7/5/04-9/5/04).
PW, $586,548 (9perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $719,639.

SAN JOSE, CALIF.
The Producers (M-2nd Co.) San Jose PAC ($75; 2,540; $1,298,140) (7/5/04-7/25/04).
PW, $700,955.
Last (2nd) wk, $756,106.

TORONTO
Hairspray (M) Princess of Wales (C$94/$71; 1,986; C$954,400/$720,858) (4/8/04-9/26/04).
PW, C$728,000/$550,514.
Last (15th) wk, C$799,000/$603,485.

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$71; 1,446; C$760,000/$574,028) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$652,000/$493,042.
Last (186th) wk, C$719,290/$543,280.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Producers (M-1st Co.) Kennedy Center ($85; 2,248; $1,418,600) (6/21/04-8/22/04).
PW, $1,273,625.
Last (4th) wk, $1,299,563.

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