B.O. up; ‘Phantom’ $1.1m

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 31 (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) by 17.50% to $10,638,284.

Although lineup is still without Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays,” “Chicago” was back from a two-week hiatus.

Also, “The Phantom of the Opera,” which had just seven perfs last week, held nine perfs in Week 31, earning $1,111,480.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 31: DEC. 26-JAN. 1

BALTIMORE
HAIRSPRAY
(M) HIPPODROME ($74; 2,231; $1,170,007) (12/19/05-1/1/05).
PW, $828,387.
LAST (2ND) WK, $996,545.

CHICAGO
WICKED
(M-2ND CO.) FORD CENTER ($87; 2,243; $1,301,955) (6/20/05-1/1/06).
PW, $1,175,239.
LAST (28TH) WK, $1,298,915.

CINCINNATI
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(M) ARONOFF ($68; 2,593; $1,220,073) (12/5/05-1/1/06).
PW, $709,386.
LAST (4TH) WK, $1,111,480 (9PERF).

DENVER
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
(M) BUELL THEATER ($67; 2,714; $1,231,800) (12/19/05-1/1/06).
PW, $506,295.
LAST (2ND) WK, $701,777.

NORFOLK, VA.
THE LION KING
(M-2ND CO.) CHRYSLER HALL ($70; 2,235; $1,168,832) (12/9/05-1/15/06).
PW, $1,152,793.
LAST (4TH) WK, $1,161,801.

PORTLAND, ORE.
MAMMA MIA!
(M) KELLER ($70; 2,955; $1,162,205) (12/26/05-1/1/06).
PW, $572,589 IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.
LAST (1ST) WK, $1,116,003.

RICHMOND, VA.
CHICAGO
(M) PROCTOR’S ($60; 3,564; $1,521,819) (12/27/05-1/15/06).
LAST (1ST) WK, $659,021.

SAN DIEGO
THE LION KING
(M-1ST CO.) CIVIC THEATER ($78; 2,762; $1,257,553) (12/9/05-1/1/06).
PW, $1,134,767.
LAST (4TH) WK, $181,730.

TORONTO
MOVIN’ OUT
(M) CANNON (C$96/$83; 2,289; C$1,391,866/$1,203,407) (11/22/05-1/1/06).
PW, C$1,057,562/$914,368
LAST (6TH) WK, C$1,046,882/$905,134.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
LES MISERABLES
(M-1ST CO.) NATIONAL ($82; 1,625; $872,202) (12/5/05-1/21/06).
PW, $722,147.
LAST (4TH) WK, $911,894.
WICKED (M-1ST CO.) KENNEDY CENTER ($94; 2,284; $1,619,825) (12/21/05-1/15/06).
PW, ,$1,344,504.
LAST (2ND) WK, $1,593,984.

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