B.O. up; ‘Lion’ roars twice

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 50 (May 8-14) as the 10-show slate grew 2.25% to total $9,739,194.

The Boston run of “Wicked” once again beat its own house record with $1,582,164. The Chicago tour, despite dropping slightly from the week before, was still above the million mark at $1,127,007.

Also breaking the million-dollar mark were the San Antonio run of “The Lion King” at $1,234,522; “The Lion King” in Hartford, Conn., with $1,222,250 and the Chicago run of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” with $1,005,679.

Estimates for last week:

BOSTON
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($87; 2,596; $1,593,835) (4/12/06-5/14/06).
PW, $1,576,511.
Last (5th) wk, $1,582,164.

CHICAGO
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Cadillac Palace ($82; 2,284; $1,217,744) (4/18/06-6/4/06).
PW, $980,968.
Last (4th) wk, $1,005,679.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,173,970.
Last (47th) wk, $1,127,007.

HARTFORD, CONN.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Bushnell ($80; 2,658; $1,315,630) (4/20/06-6/4/06).
PW, $1,211,985.
Last (4th) wk, $1,222,250.

KALAMAZOO, MICH.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Miller ($59; 3,433; $966,051) (4/19/06-5/14/06).
PW, $662,824.
Last (4th) wk, $746,023.

SALT LAKE CITY
Hairspray (M) Fox ($72; 1,837; $919,030) (5/9/06-5/14/06).
PW, $411,855 in St. Louis, Mo.
Last (1st) wk, $650,274.

SAN ANTONIO
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Majestic ($74; 2,402; $1,251,552) (4/13/06-5/21/06).
PW, $1,202,148.
Last (5th) wk, $1,234,522.

TAMPA BAY, FLA.
Mamma Mia! (M) Tampa Bay PAC ($82; 2,466; $1,218,404) (5/9/06-5/14/06).
PW, $748,494 in Miami.
Last (1st) wk, $949,874.

TUCSON, ARIZ.
Les Miserables (M-1st Co.) Music Hall ($60; 2,217; $720,640) (5/9/06-5/14/06).
PW, $1,068,575 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $462,435.

WALLINGFORD, CONN.
Movin’ Out (M) Chevrolet ($78; 3,253; $1,556,320) (5/9/06-5/14/06).
PW, $487,156 in Akron, Ohio.
Last (1st) wk, $758,966.

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