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Biz down; ‘Lion’ $1.2 mil

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses declined 11.80% to $11,620,657 during Week 39 (Feb. 21-27) as “Caroline, or Change” ended its San Francisco run and “Little Shop of Horrors” went on hiatus. Also, “Sweet Charity” did not report grosses for the first week of its tryout in Chicago, the second of its three stops en route to Broadway.

One company of “The Lion King” ended its boffo 32-week Boston run and jumped to Buffalo, N.Y., where it took $862,466 in six perfs.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 39: FEB. 21-27, 2005

ATLANTA
Hairspray
(M) Fox ($64; 4,514; $1,943,260) (2/15/05-2/27/05).
PW, $1,063,602.
Last (2nd) wk, $933,791.

BOSTON
The Producers
(M-2nd Co.) Colonial ($95; 1,608; $1,121,720) (2/22/05-3/6/05).
PW, $769,946 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $898,852.

BUFFALO, N.Y.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($65; 2,958; $940,637) (2/24/04-4/3/05).
PW, $1,181,061 in Boston.
Last (1st) wk, $862,466 (6perf).

CINCINNATI
Movin’ Out
(M) Arnoff ($70; 2,623; $1,186,465) (2/21/05-3/6/05).
PW, $1,128,825 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $939,742.

COLUMBUS, OHIO
Thoroughly Modern Millie
(M) Palace ($65; 2,809; $1,172,215) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $467,035 in Indianapolis.
Last (1st) wk, $751,010.

DETROIT
On the Record
(M) Fisher ($69; 2,089; $863,866) (2/7/05-2/27/05).
PW, $293,472.
Last (3rd) wk, $280,927.

FORT MYERS, FLA.
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Barbara B. Mann PAC ($84; 1,713; $824,893) (2/2/05-2/27/05).
PW, $622,961.
Last (4th) wk, $628,978.

GREEN BAY, WIS.
Peter Pan
(M) Weidner Center ($58; 2,039; $803,920) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $541,487 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $257,363.

HOUSTON
Les Miserables
(M) Hobby ($70; 2,629; $896,919) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $568,807 in Shreveport, La.
Last (1st) wk, $792,506.

LINCOLN, NEB.
Riverdance
(M) Leid Center ($55; 2,250; $804,808) (2/23/05-2/27/05).
PW, $765,350 in Nashville.
Last (1st) wk, $544,851.

MILWAUKEE
The King and I
(M) Milwaukee ($58; 2,385; $1,113,442) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $469,263 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $279,639.

SAN ANTONIO
Chicago
(M) Majestic ($62; 2,283; $964,749) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $754,948 in Los Angeles.
Last (1st) wk, $925,477.

ST. LOUIS
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Fox ($69; 4,185; $1,527,337) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $547,702 in Springfield, Mo.
Last (1st) wk, $1,158,662.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Gammage Auditorium ($125; 2,686; $1,237,204) (1/17/05-3/6/05).
PW, $1,125,508.
Last (6th) wk, $1,119,043.

TORONTO
Mamma Mia!
(M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$76; 1,446; C$690,000/$559,590) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$640,000/$520,000.
Last (215th) wk, C$596,000/$483,356.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Graduate
(P) Warner ($69; 1,855; $896,910) (2/22/05-2/27/05).
PW, $459,726 in Norfolk, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $507,286.

WILMINGTON, DEL.
Big River
(M) DuPont ($65; 1,251; $614,904) (2/18/05-2/27/05).
PW, $202,088 in Elmira, N.Y. (2perf), and Wilmington, Del. (4perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $256,708.

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