B.O. rises; ‘Spamalot’ hot

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 44 (March 27-April 2), as the 13-show slate rose 4.17% to total $11,676,477.

“Chicago” returned from a weeklong hiatus, while “Peter Pan” went on hiatus for the week.

For the second consecutive week, the first company of “Wicked” in Philadelphia was the highest -grossing show with $1,583,731, a house record.

Estimates for last week:

BOSTON
Monty Python’s Spamalot
(M) Colonial ($87; 1,640; $1,075,600) (3/6/06-4/15/06).
PW, $1,052,050.
Last (4th) wk, $1,043,380.

BUFFALO, N.Y.
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Shea’s PAC ($52; 3,094; $1,073,048) (3/27/06-4/2/06).
PW, $348,757 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $584,713.

CHICAGO
Wicked
(M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,188,837.
Last (41st) wk, $1,184,524.

DALLAS
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Music Hall ($67; 3,372; $1,150,067) (3/21/06-4/17/06).
PW, $980,268.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,047,867.

DAYTON, OHIO
Movin’ Out
(M) Schuster PAC ($69; 2,278; $2,060,256) (3/28/06-4/9/06).
PW, $599,809 in Richmond, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $630,871.

DES MOINES, IOWA
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Civic Center of Greater Des Moines ($67; 2,571; $1,213,344) (3/3/06-4/9/06).
PW, $1,076,806.
Last (5th) wk, $1,078,911.

DETROIT
Les Miserables
(M-1st Co.) Fisher ($66; 2,089; $722,038) (3/28/06-4/13/06).
PW, $658,506 in Waterbury, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $548,424.

LOS ANGELES
Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance
(P) Ahmanson ($85; 2,109; $979,580) (3/27/06-4/9/06).
PW, $235,642 in Seattle.
Last (1st) wk, $549,132.

NEWARK, N.J.
Chicago
(M) New Jersey PAC ($64; 2,868; $1,042,408) (3/28/06-4/2/06).
Last (1st) wk, $568,981.

OKLAHOMA CITY
Hairspray
(M) Civic Center Music Hall ($65; 2,404; $1,075,295) (3/28/06-4/2/06).
PW, $776,839 in Tulsa, Okla.
Last (1st) wk, $888,231.

OMAHA, NEB.
Mamma Mia!
(M) Orpheum Theater ($62; 2,598; $1,131,978) (3/28/06-4/2/06).
PW, $1,099,780 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $860,134.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($93; 2,650; $1,616,832) (3/22/06-4/9/06).
PW, $1,543,127.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,583,731.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Auditorium Center ($62; 2,473; $1,141,728) (3/9/06-4/16/06).
PW, $1,081,737.
Last (4th) wk, $1,107,578.

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