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Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses dropped in Week 30 (Dec. 19-25) by 23.5% to $8,146,107.

Lineup lost Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays,” which is on hiatus for three weeks.

Other factors in the drop may have been a seven-perf week, rather than the usual eight, for “The Phantom of the Opera,” and the Sunday Christmas holiday.

Estimates for last week:

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.
Mamma Mia! (M) Paramount ($60; 2,341; $921,421) (12/19/05-12/25/05).
PW, $1,061,536 in Seattle.
Last (1st) wk, $572,589.

BALTIMORE
Hairspray (M) Hippodrome ($74; 2,231; $1,170,007) (12/19/05-12/25/05).
PW, $564,510 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $828,387.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,204,238) (6/20/05-12/25/05).
PW, $1,187,102.
Last (27th) wk, $1,175,239.

CINCINNATI
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Aronoff ($68; 2,593; $817,852) (12/5/05-1/1/05).
PW, $861,518.
Last (3rd) wk, $709,386 (7perf).

DENVER
Little Shop of Horrors (M) Buell Theater ($67; 2,878; $1,231,800) (12/19/05-12/25/05).
PW, $404,875 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $506,295.

NORFOLK, VA.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Chrysler Hall ($70; 2,235; $1,168,832) (12/9/05-1/15/05).
PW, $1,128,205.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,152,793.

SAN DIEGO
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Civic Theater ($78; 2,762; $1,214,287) (12/9/05-12/25/05).
PW, $1,153,515.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,134,767.

TORONTO
Movin’ Out (M) Cannon (C$94/$80; 2,289; C$1,411,422/$1,204,789) (11/22/05-12/18/05).
PW, C$1,136,285/$969,932.
Last (5th) wk, C$1,057,562/$907,388.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Les Miserables (M-1st Co.) National ($82; 1,625; $872,852) (12/5/05-1/21/05).
PW, $733,439.
Last (3rd) wk, $722,147.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Bushnell ($94; 2,284; $1,359,743) (12/5/05-12/18/05).
PW, $1,396,121 in Hartford, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $1,344,504 (7perf).

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