B.O. up; ‘Wicked’ wins again

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 45 (April 3-9), as the 15-show slate rose 8.18% to total $12,632,103.

“Peter Pan” returned from a weeklong hiatus.

For the third consecutive week, the first company of “Wicked” in Philadelphia was the highest-grossing show with $1,602,513, a house record.

Estimates for last week:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
Hairspray
(M) Popejoy Hall ($68; 1,911; $934,927) (4/4/06-4/9/06).
PW, $888,231 in Oklahoma City.
Last (1st) wk, $602,743.

BOSTON
Monty Python’s Spamalot
(M) Colonial ($87; 1,640; $1,075,600) (3/6/06-4/15/06).
PW, $1,043,380.
Last (5th) wk, $1,047,675.

CHICAGO
Wicked
(M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,184,524.
Last (42nd) wk, $1,189,669.

CINCINNATI
Peter Pan
(M) Aronoff ($75; 2,623; $941,076) (4/3/06-4/16/06).
Last (1st) wk, $618,772.

DALLAS
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Music Hall ($67; 3,372; $1,150,067) (3/21/06-4/17/06).
PW, $1,047,867.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,116,926.

DAYTON, OHIO
Movin’ Out
(M) Schuster PAC ($69; 2,278; $2,060,656) (3/28/06-4/9/06).
PW, $630,871.
Last (2nd) wk, $630,224.

DES MOINES, IOWA
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Civic Center of Greater Des Moines ($67; 2,571; $1,213,344) (3/3/06-4/9/06).
PW, $1,078,911.
Last (6th) wk, $1,079,515.

DETROIT
Les Miserables
(M-1st Co.) Fisher ($66; 2,089; $773,709) (3/28/06-4/13/06).
PW, $548,424.
Last (2nd) wk, $590,075.

IOWA CITY, IOWA
Mamma Mia!
(M) Hancher Auditorium ($65; 2,430; $1,089,400) (4/4/06-4/9/06).
PW, $860,134 in Omaha, Neb.
Last (1st) wk, $772,244.

LOS ANGELES
Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance
(P) Ahmanson ($85; 2,109; $979,580) (3/27/06-4/9/06).
PW, $$549,132.
Last (2nd) wk, $661,128.

NORFOLK, VA.
Chicago
(M) Chrysler Hall ($55; 2,451; $1,092,224) (4/4/06-4/9/06).
PW, $568,981 in Newark, NJ.
Last (1st) wk, $739,057.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($93; 2,650; $1,634,164) (3/22/06-4/9/06).
PW, $1,583,731.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,602,513.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Providence PAC ($62; 3,182; $1,240,148) (4/3/06-4/9/06).
PW, $584,713 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $645,448.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Auditorium Center ($62; 2,473; $1,141,728) (3/9/06-4/16/06).
PW, $1,107,578.
Last (5th) wk, $1,127,543.

WILMINGTON, DEL.
Dr. Dolittle
(M) DuPont Theater ($68; 1,251; $266,728) (4/7/06-4/15/06).
Last (1st) wk, $208,571 (5perf).

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