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Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses rose 8.19% to $13,414,934 during Week 42 (March 14-20).

“Wicked” continued to put up big numbers, taking C$1,448,323 ($1,198,487) in its second week in Toronto, though it was edged out of the top spot by “The Lion King” in Buffalo, N.Y., which earned $1,202,597.

“Riverdance” again did not report grosses for its run at Radio City Music Hall in Gotham.

Estimates for the week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 42: MARCH 14-20, 2005

ALBUQUERQUE
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Popejoy Hall ($65; 1,939; $727,313) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $886,974 in Oklahoma City.
Last (1st) wk, $688,502.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
The Producers
(M-2nd Co.) Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center ($70; 2,932; $1,349,220) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $872,134 in Greenville, S.C.
Last (1st) wk, $869,771.

BUFFALO, N.Y.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($65; 2,958; $1,236,015) (2/24/04-4/3/05).
PW, $1,184,061.
Last (4th) wk, $1,202,597.

CHICAGO
Les Miserables
(M) Cadillac Palace ($78; 2,344; $1,030,050) (3/15/05-4/24/05).
PW, $338,504 in Bloomington, Ind.
Last (1st) wk, $823,465.

CINCINNATI
Big River
(M) Arnoff ($75; 2,623; $1,020,065) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $531,837 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $464,987.

CLEVELAND
Peter Pan
(M) Palace ($52; 2,716; $913,896) (3/8/05-3/20/05).
PW, $609,200.
Last (2nd) wk, $633,600.

COSTA MESA, CALIF.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) OCPAC ($125; 2,827; $1,228,908) (3/10/05-4/24/05).
PW, $925,434.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,151,172.

DALLAS
Hairspray
(M) Music Hall ($74; 3,420; $1,618,073) (3/15/05-3/28/05).
PW, $453,829 (7perf) in Indianapolis.
Last (1st) wk, $997,634.

DETROIT
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Masonic Temple Hall ($70; 3,148; $1,079,689) (3/1/05-3/27/05).
PW, $955,884.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,002,993.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.
The Graduate
(P) Broward Center ($58; 2,678; $945,364) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $517,256 in New Orleans.
Last (1st) wk, $493,361.

HOUSTON
The King and I
(M) Hobby Center ($87; 2,631; $1,013,095) (3/15/05-4/3/05).
PW, $355,897 in Wilmington, Del.
Last (1st) wk, $451,183.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Chicago
(M) Times Union PAC ($60; 2,966; $1,219,130) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $662,351 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Last (1st) wk, $734,430.

MILWAUKEE
Thoroughly Modern Millie
(M) Milwaukee ($58; 2,454; $985,104) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $536,346 in Rochester, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $295,359.

NASHVILLE
Movin’ Out
(M) Tennesse PAC ($65; 2,472; $1,172,037) (3/15/05-3/20/05).
PW, $1960,071 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $966,904.

PHILADELPHIA
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Merriam ($ 77; 1,874; $982,142) (3/14/05-3/20/05).
PW, $633,419 in Hartford, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $561,559.

ST. LOUIS
On the Record
(M) Fox ($58; 4,001; $1,224,054) (3/8/05-3/20/05).
PW, $406,577.
Last (2nd) wk, $365,880.

TORONTO
Mamma Mia!
(M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$77; 1,446; C$650,000/$537,875) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$520,000/$431,912.
Last (216th) wk, C$620,000/$513,050.
Wicked (M) Canon (C$108/$89; 2,276; C$1,462,555/$1,210,264) (3/8/05-4/24/05).
PW, C$1,373,436/$1,137,754.
Last (1st) wk, C$1,448,323/$1,198,487.

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