B.O. tumbles; ‘Lion’ roars

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road receipts fell for the second-straight week in Week 22 (Oct. 23-29) as the ten-show slate dipped 5.84% to $9,626,968. Denver’s “The Lion King” is tops with $1,431,245.

Cincinnati’s “Monty Python’s Spamalot” came in second with $1,388,025 in its second week at the Aronoff Center.

Estimates for last week:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Popejoy Hall ($73; 1,930; $812,064) (10/29/06-10/31/06).
PW, C$662,342/$587,651 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Last (1st) wk, $545,614.

BALTIMORE, MD
Twelve Angry Men (P) Hippodrome Theatre ($65; 2,248; $1,026,440) (10/24/06-11/5/06).
PW, $555,713 in Washington, D.C.
Last (1st) wk, $442,543.

CHICAGO
The Pirate Queen (M) Cadillac Palace Theater ($83; 2,344; $1,206,536) (10/3/06-11/26/06).
PW, $814,092
Last (4th) wk, $825,743.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,088,683.
Last (70th) wk, $1,093,366.

CINCINNATI
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Aronoff Center ($95; 2,623; $1,388,025) (10/16/06-10/29/06).
PW, $1,049,150.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,388,025.

COLOMBUS, OH
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (M) Ohio Theater ($72; 2,747; $1,264,301) (10/24/06-10/29/06).
PW, $420,345 in Houston.
Last (1st) wk, $517,004.

DENVER
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Hobby Center ($75; 2,772; $1,454,320) (9/28/06-11/12/06).
PW, $1,434,515.
Last (5th) wk, $1,431,245.

NASHVILLE, TN.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Tennessee Performing Arts Center ($78; 2,293; $915,288) (10/25/06-12/3/06).
PW, $1,233,865 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $822,927 (6perfs).

SAN FRANCISCO
Chicago (M) Orpheum Theatre ($102; 2,201; $1,061,596) (10/24/06-10/29/06).
PW, $626,912 in Tempe, Ariz.
Last (1st) wk, $620,347.

SCRANTON, PA
Mamma Mia! (M) Cultural Center ($65; 1,705; $809,815) (10/24/06-10/29/06).
PW, $1,097,032 in Schenectady, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $586,242

TORONTO
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Canon (C$110/$98; 2,289; C$1,569,137/$1,401,654) (10/6/06-12/31/06).
PW, $1,480,288/$1,316,045.
Last (4th) wk, C$1,515,691/$1,353,912.

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