Biz up; ‘Wicked’ $1.2m

Road grosses

NEW YORK– Road grosses rose 3.40% to $12,083,859 during Week 50 (May 9-15). One reason for the jump was that “Riverdance” did not report its figures the previous week, but reported a $562,412 gross last week.

The “Thoroughly Modern Millie” tour closed shop the previous week, but “Big River” was back on the boards after a hiatus, earning $365,014 in in Denver.

Estimates for the week:

BOSTON

Little Shop of Horrors (M) Colonial ($80; 1,634; $911,555) (5/3/05-5/15/05).

PW, $337,706.

Last (2nd) wk, $370,525.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Boston Opera House ($80; 2,584; $1,216,364) (3/30/05-5/22/05).

PW, $812,620.

Last (7th) wk, $917,870.

BUFFALO, N.Y.

Chicago (M) Shea’s PAC ($59; 3,051; $1,114,839) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

PW, $532,901 in Nashville.

Last (1st) wk, $1,057,804.

CHICAGO

Wicked (M) Oriental ($82; 2,243; $1,194,672) (4/29/05-6/12/05).

PW, $1,140,969.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,177,037.

DENVER

Big River (M) Buell ($60; 2,717; $1,096,620) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

Last (1st) wk, $365,014.

DETROIT

Hairspray (M) Masonic ($72; 3,198; $1,579,410) (4/27/05-5/15/05).

PW, $661,995.

Last (3rd) wk, $694,983.

FT. MYERS, FLA.

On the Record (M) Barbara B. Mann ($64; 1,871; $785,152) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

PW, $594,642 in Tampa, Fla.

Last (1st) wk, $285,120.

GREENSBORO, N.C.

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) War Memorial Auditorium ($65; 2,376; $1,017,699) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

PW, $486,138 in Richmond, Va.

Last (1st) wk, $665,272.

HOUSTON

Peter Pan (M) Hobby Center ($69; 2,625; $1,142,722) (5/3/05-5/15/05).

PW, $429,575 (7perf).

Last (2nd) wk, $527,124.

MINNEAPOLIS

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,372,523) (4/7/04-5/29/05).

PW, $1,372,394.

Last (6th) wk, $1,372,554.

NORFOLK, VA.

Riverdance (M) Scope Arena ($59; 2,365; $917,680) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

Last (1st) wk, $562,412.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Movin’ Out (M) Providence PAC ($62; 3,090; $1,376,800) (5/10/05-5/15/05).

PW, $963,099 in Rochester, N.Y.

Last (1st) wk, $1,140,256.

SACRAMENTO

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Sacramento Community Center ($125; 2,218; $1,122,840) (4/28/05-6/5/05).

PW, $1,074,108.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,074,089.

SARASOTA, FLA.

Les Miserables (M) Van Wezel ($65; 1,655; $608,192) (5/11/05-5/15/05).

PW, $763,828 in Orlando, Fla.

Last (1st) wk, $409,057.

ST. LOUIS

The Producers (M) Fox ($80; 4,074; $2,068,060) (5/10/05-5/22/05).

PW, $977,164 in Madison, Wis.

Last (1st) wk, $913,282.

TORONTO

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$74; 1,446; C$700,000/$551,460) (5/10/00-5/22/05).

PW, C$742,000/$594,935.

Last (224th) wk, C$700,000/$551,460.

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