Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road slid a little faster downhill, by 6.69% in Week 14 (Aug. 27-Sept. 2), down further from a decline of about 3% the week before. The 13-show slate grossed a total of $13,151,173.

The Chicago productions each showed a seasonal decline in grosses, the severest of which, “High School Musical,” was almost $100,000.

The week may have been slow comparatively, but the slate is still up nearly $5 million over last year’s numbers.

That puts the longtime chart-topper below this week’s highest-grossing show, the national tour of “Wicked,” which broke box office records in Philadelphia with $1,717,995 — up nearly $100,000 from the previous week.

Estimates for last week:

CHICAGO
The Color Purple (M-2nd Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($122; 2,344, $1,316,444) (5/1/07-OE).
PW, $609,438.
Last (19th) wk, $587,601.

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) La Salle Bank Theater ($78; 1,948, $900,048) (7/25/07-9/3/07).
PW, $640,151.
Last (6th) wk, $542,334.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,050,453.
Last (115th) wk, $1,005,673.

CLEVELAND
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The State Theater ($75; 2,944; $1,504,800) (8/2/07- 9/9/07).
PW, $1,132,597.
Last (5th) wk, $934,005.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,683,092) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,631,171.
Last (30th) wk, 6 perf, $1,533,770.

Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($165; 2,074; $1,380,060) (5/25/07-9/2/07).
PW, $1,384,317.
Last (15th) wk, $973,848.

MEMPHIS
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) The Orpheum Theater ($85; 2,398; $932,677) (8/23/07-9/16/07).
PW, 6 perfs, $872,817.
Last (2nd) wk, 1,042,978.

OTTAWA
The Phantom of the Opera (M) National Arts Center (C$94/US$88.74; 2,086; C$1,184,737/US$1,395,678) (6/19/07-8/12/07).
PW, C$1,182,293/ $1,117,901.
Last (2nd) wk, C$1,129,893/$1,073,023.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($90; 2,650, $1,638,236) (7/25/07-9/9/07).
PW, $1,618,746.
Last (6th) wk, $1,717,995.

PORTLAND, ORE.Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Keller Auditorium ($75; 2,992; $1,348,708) (8/20/07-8/26/07).
PW, $1,111,455.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,051,359.

SAN FRANCISCO
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($87; 2,193; $1,322,108) (8/7/07-12/7/2007).
PW, $1,122,876.
Last (4th) wk, $1,192,073.

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Curran ($99; 1,599; $1,002,688) (12/3/06-OE).
PW, $878,158.
Last (39th) wk, $777,966.

SAN DIEGO
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Civic Theater ($79; 2,885; $1,424,258) (8/28/07-9/2/07)
PW, $923,838 in Tempe, Ariz.
Last (1st) wk, $718,548.

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