B.O. up as slate expands

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 51 (May 15-21) as the 12-show slate grew 19.92% to total $11,679,418.

The increase was in part due to the return of the “Chicago” and “Peter Pan” tours, which earned $792,565 and $437,687, respectively.

The successful run of the first company tour of “Wicked” in Boston moved to Atlanta, grossing $1,808,156. The Chicago tour was up from the week before at $1,163,972.

Estimates for last week:

ATLANTA
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Fox ($64; 4,406; $1,838,528) (5/17/06-5/28/06).
PW, $1,582,164 in Boston.
Last (1st ) wk, $1,808,156.

BOSTON
Movin’ Out
(M) Chevrolet Theater ($85; 2,614; $1,308,157) (5/17/06-5/28/06).
PW, $758,966 in Wallingford, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $695,176.

CHICAGO
Monty Python’s Spamalot
(M) Cadillac Palace ($82; 2,284; $1,217,744) (4/18/06-6/4/06).
PW, $1,005,679.
Last (5th) wk, $1,061,573.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,127,007.
Last (48th) wk, $1,163,972.

HARTFORD, CONN.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Bushnell Memorial Hall ($80; 2,658; $1,315,630) (4/20/06-6/4/06).
PW, $1,222,250.
Last (5th) wk, $1,246,765.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Times Union Center ($59; 2,856; $988,194) (5/17/06-6/4/06).
PW, $746,023 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Last (1st) wk, $671,054.

RENO, NEV.
Hairspray
(M) Fox ($95; 1,500; $$833,300) (5/15/06-5/21/06).
PW, $650,274 in Salt Lake City.
Last (1st) wk, $507,310.

SAN ANTONIO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Majestic ($74; 2,402; $1,251,552) (4/13/06-5/21/06).
PW, $1,234,522.
Last (6th) wk, $1,237,048.

SAN FRANCISCO
Peter Pan
(M) Orpheum ($75; 2,201; $983,836) (5/15/06-5/21/06).
Last (1st) wk, $437,687.

SEATTLE
Chicago
(M) Paramount Theater ($60; 2,839; $1,161,488) (5/16/06-5/21/06).
Last (1st) wk, $792,565.

TEMPE, ARIZ.
Les Miserables
(M-1st Co.) Gammage ($68; 2,797; $1,101,228) (5/16/06-5/21/06).
PW, $462,435 in Tucson, Ariz.
Last (2nd) wk, $996,006.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.
Mamma Mia!
(M) Kravis Center ($79; 2,115; $1,081,969) (5/16/06-5/21/06).
PW, $949,874 in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $1,062,106.

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