Biz flat; ‘King’ duo rules

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses barely budged during Week 51 (May 16-22), decreasing a slight 1.31% to $11,925,442. Nine of 16 shows saw decreases.

The two “Lion King” tours, at $1,372,648 and $1,112,895, came in first and third, with “Wicked” ($1,156,785) sandwiched in between them.

Estimates for last week:ATLANTA
On the Record (M) Fox ($52; 4,518; $1,289,340) (5/17/05-5/22/05).
PW, $285,120 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $292,789.

BOSTON
Chicago (M) Wang Center ($75; 3,561; $1,876,984) (5/17/05-5/22/05).
PW, $1,057,804 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $992,661.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Boston Opera House ($80; 2,584; $1,216,364) (3/30/05-5/22/05).
PW, $917,870.
Last (8th) wk, $1,030,630.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M) Oriental ($82; 2,243; $1,194,672) (4/29/05-6/12/05).
PW, $1,177,037.
Last (4th) wk, $1,156,785.

DENVER
Big River (M) Buell ($60; 2,717; $1,096,620) (5/10/05-5/22/05).
PW, $365,014.
Last (2nd) wk, $345,374.

DETROIT
Little Shop of Horrors (M) Fisher ($69; 2,089; $949,304) (5/16/05-5/22/05).
PW, $370,525 in Boston.
Last (1st) wk, $333,279.
Riverdance (M) Fox ($65; 4,313; $1,118,180) (5/17/05-5/22/05).
PW, $562,412 in Norfolk, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $839,436.

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.
Les Miserables (M) Walton Arts Center ($65; 1,655; $509,963) (5/17/05-5/22/05).
PW, $409,057 in Sarasota, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $451,697.

HOUSTON
Peter Pan (M) Hobby Center ($69; 2,625; $1,004,286) (5/3/05-5/22/05).
PW, $527,124.
Last (3rd) wk, $525,317.

MILWAUKEE
Hairspray (M) Marcus Center ($68; 2,259; $1,096,533) (5/17/05-5/29/05).
PW, $694,983 in Detroit.
Last (1st) wk, $551,543.

MINNEAPOLIS
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,372,023) (4/7/04-5/29/05).
PW, $1,372,554.
Last (7th) wk, $1,372,648.

PHILADELPHIA
Movin’ Out (M) Merriam ($81; 1,874; $1,084,488) (5/17/05-5/22/05).
PW, $1,140,256 in Providence, R.I.
Last (1st) wk, $896,910.

SACRAMENTO
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Sacramento Community Center ($125; 2,218; $1,188,445) (4/28/05-6/5/05).
PW, $1,074,089.
Last (4th) wk, $1,112,895.

ST. LOUIS
The Producers (M) Fox ($80; 4,074; $2,068,060) (5/10/05-5/22/05).
PW, $913,282.
Last (2nd) wk, $849,733.

TORONTO
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$74; 1,446; C$720,000/$570,960) (5/10/00-5/22/05).
PW, C$700,000/$551,460.
Last (225th) wk, C$720,000/$570,960.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) National ($85; 1,621; $958,121) (5/17/05-7/2/05).
PW, $665,272 in Greensboro, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $602,785.

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