Biz slips; ‘Lion’ roars in R.I.

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses continued to drop in Week 26 (Nov. 21 – 27). Although “Les Miserables” rejoined the 11-show slate after a weeklong hiatus, the total gross was down 2.10% to $10,433,170.

“Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance,” Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” and “Little Shop of Horrors” are all on hiatus.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 26: Nov 21-27, 2005

CHICAGO
Chicago (M) Cadillac ($75; 2,344; $1,171,580) (11/22/05-11/27/05).
PW, $803,576 in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Omaha, Neb.
Last (1st) wk, $737,276.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,257,037) (6/20/05-11/27/05).
PW, $1,223,952.
Last (23rd) wk, $1,242,072.

CLEVELAND, OHIO
Little Shop of Horrors (M) Palace ($55; 2,716; $879,162) (11/08/05-11/20/05).
PW, $462,844.
Last (2nd) wk, $460,328.

DENVER
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Denver Center ($70; 2,792; $1,261,144) (11/01/05-12/04/05).
PW, $1,076,580.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,130,180.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Hairspray (M) DeVos Hall ($65; 2,352; $983,585) (11/22/05-11/27/05).
PW, $965,695 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $542,163.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Providence PAC ($70; 2,985; $1,458,450) (10/20/05-12/04/05).
PW, $1,214,691
Last (6th) wk, $1,316,679.

SALT LAKE CITY
Mamma Mia! (M) Capitol ($70; 1,877; $756,030) (11/15/05-11/27/05).
PW, $649,599.
Last (2nd) wk, $691,083.

SPOKANE, WASH.
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Spokane Opera House ($125; 2,470; $1,169,446) (10/25/05-11/27/05).
PW, $1,101,099.
Last (5th) wk, $1,102,680.

ST. LOUIS
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Fox ($75; 4,074; $1,911,578) (11/16/05-12/4/05).
PW, $1,889,914.
Last (1st) wk, $1,918,658.

TORONTO
Movin’ Out (M) Cannon ($94; 2,289; C$1,411,422/$1,208,874) (11/22/05-11/27/05).
PW, $658,614 in Memphis.
Last (1st) wk, C$1,042,151/$892,596.

WILLMINGTON, DEL.
Les Miserables (M-1st Co.) DuPont ($69; 1,251; $499,398) (11/22/05-12/4/05).
Last (1st) wk, $399,455 (7 perf).

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