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B.O. rises; ‘Wicked’ huge

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses rose slightly in Week 32 (Jan. 2-8), up 2.2% to $10,874,759.

“Wicked” again raised the bar of success by setting a house record at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, with $1,722,268 from a nine-performance week.

“The Lion King” also scored in San Diego, raking in $1,183,720 from a 100% capacity house.

Estimates for last week:

CHARLESTON, S.C.
Chicago
(M) North Charleston PAC ($60; 2,254; $238,744) (1/3/06-1/4/06)
PW, $659,021 in Richmond, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $229,969 (2perf).

CHICAGO
Wicked
(M-2rd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,223,952) (6/20/05-1/8/06).
PW, $1,298,915.
Last (29th) wk, $1,201,900.

DENVER
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Buell Theater ($67; 2,714; $1,081,310) (12/19/05-1/8/06).
PW, $701,777.
Last (3rd) wk, $630,514 (7perf).

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.
Movin’ Out
(M) Cannon ($70; 2,688; $1,327,858) (1/2/06-1/8/06).
PW, C$1,046,882/$900,108 in Toronto.
Last (6th) wk, $998,825.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.
Chicago
(M) Von Braun Center ($52; 2,232; $504,200) (1/3/06-1/8/06).
PW, $659,021 in Richmond, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $383,401 (5perf).

LOUISVILLE, KY.
Hairspray
(M) Kentucky Center ($73; 2,479; $1,076,772) (1/2/06-1/8/06).
PW, $996,545 in Baltimore.
Last (1st) wk, $612,933.

NORFOLK, VA.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Chrysler Hall ($70; 2,235; $1,187,310) (12/9/05-1/15/06).
PW, $1,161,801.
Last (5th) wk, $1,183,720.

PITTSBURGH
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Benedum Center ($68; 2,824; $1,190,905) (1/3/06-1/29/06).
PW, $1,111,480 (9perf) in Cincinnati.
Last (1st) wk, $986,305.

SAN DIEGO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Civic Theater ($78; 2,762; $1,272,514) (12/9/05-1/8/06).
PW, $1,134,767.
Last (5th) wk, $1,181,730.

SPOKANE, WASH.
Mamma Mia!
(M) Spokane Opera House ($65; 2,693; $997,109) (1/3/06-1/8/06).
PW, $1,116,003 in Portland, Ore.
Last (1st) wk, $905,401.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Les Miserables
(M-1st Co.) National ($82; 1,625; $872,202) (12/5/05-1/21/06).
PW, $911,894.
Last (5th) wk, $837,793.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Kennedy Center ($94; 2,284; $1,748,846) (12/21/05-1/15/06).
PW, ,$1,593,984.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,722,268 (9perf).

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