Biz up; ‘Mia!’ breaks record

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road receipts grew in Week 38 (Feb. 12-18) as the 12-show slate increased 9.18% to $10,495,719.

For the sixth consecutive week, Baltimore’s “Wicked” broke a house record, with $1,229,236, which was also the top-grossing show of the week.

“Mamma Mia!” in Fayetteville, Ark., broke a box office record, grossing $543,960 and selling out eight performances.

Estimates for last week:

Austin, Texas
The Lion King (M-Tour 2) Bass Concert Hall ($69; 2,505; $908,167) (2/12/07-2/18/07).
PW, $1,225,047 in Omaha, Neb.
Last (1st) wk, $811,167.

Baltimore
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Hippodrome ($80; 2,199; $1,249,727) (1/24/07-2/18/07).
PW, $1,239,708.
Last (4th) wk, $1,229,236.

Chicago
Wicked (M-Tour 2) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (11/28/06-OE).
PW, $1,009,170.
Last (87th) wk, $1,082,631.

Fayetteville, Ark.
Mamma Mia! (M-Tour 2) Walton Arts Center ($65; 1,166; $570,640) (2/13/07-2/18/07).
PW, $662,510 in Wichita, Kan.
Last (1st) wk, $543,960.

Houston, Texas
Twelve Angry Men (P) Hobby Center($61; 2,637; $837,162) (2/13/07-2/25/07).
PW, $557,237 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $434,523.

Des Moines, Iowa
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Civic Center ($67; 2,714; $988,384) (1/31/07-2/18/07).
PW, $639,558.
Last (3rd) wk, $675,347.

Fort Myers, Fla.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Barbara B. Mann Hall ($89; 1,813; $1,086,595) (1/18/07-3/4/07).
PW, $891,535.
Last (5th) wk, $954,060.

Los Angeles
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (P) Ahmanson ($80; 1,905; $810,565) (2/5/07-2/11/07).
PW, $398,888
Last (2nd) wk, $496,306.

Wicked (M-Tour 3) Pantages ($80; 2,703; $593,723) (2/5/07-OE).
PW, $612,771 (3 perf).
Last (1st) wk, $1,648,919 (8 perf).

Memphis
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Orpheum Theater ($77; 2,436; $1,167,820) (2/12/07-2/18/07).
PW, $1,027,614 in Naples, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $1,024,887.

San Francisco
Jersey Boys (M-Tour 2) Curran ($87; 1,599; $1,039,500) (12/3/06-3/25/07).
PW, $1,041,835.
Last (12th) wk, $1,047,785.

Sarasota, Fla.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (M) Blumenthal PAC ($75; 2,097; $1,010,540) (2/13/07-2/18/07).
PW, $307,509 in Sarasota, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $750,479.

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