Chicago tops neutral week

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road stayed almost completely level in Week 23 (Oct. 29-Nov. 4), rising only $13,789 — about a tenth of a percentage point.

Chicago is once again the place to be: “The Phantom of the Opera,” “High School Musical” and “Wicked” all populated the Windy City in Week 23, with newcomer “Phantom” rising despite a move to a smaller venue, and “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked” holding steady with more than a million each.

The Honolulu production of “The Lion King” started to slide this week, losing more than $150,000, but Texans seem to like their foul-mouthed puppets: “Avenue Q” saw a $75,000 jump in Houston.

The highest-grossing show continues to be “Wicked” in Boston, this week with $1,594,446.

Estimates for last week:

BOISE, IDAHO
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Morrison Center ($68; 2,010; $755,190) (10/29/07-1/4/07).
PW, $1,065,729 in Seattle.
Last (1st) wk (6 perf), $496,604.

BOSTON
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Citi Performing Arts Center ($68; 3,503, $1,428,486) (10/31/07-11/4/07).
PW, $707,051 in Columbus.
Last (1st) wk, $835,303.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,592, $1,632,600) (9/12/07-11/11/07).
PW, $1,563,458.
Last (8th) wk, $1,594,446.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $787,460) (10/1/06-OE).
PW $1,119,641.
Last (5th) wk, $1,092,314.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Cadillac Palace Theater ($123; 2,298; $960,993) (10/31/07-11/06/07).
PW, $538,049 in Birmingham.
Last (1st) wk, $699,621.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,033,670.
Last (124th) wk, $1,018,156.

HONOLULU
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,286,760) (9/17/07- 9/23/07).
PW, $1,244,160.
Last (5th) wk, $1,070,110.

HOUSTON
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Hobby Center for the Performing Arts ($72; 2,681; $989,179) (10/22/07-10/28/07).
PW, $570,664.
Last (2nd) wk, $645,954.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,330,738.
Last (39th) wk, $1,312,129.

MINNEAPOLIS
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,044,155) (10/22/07-11/25/07).
PW, $961,844.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,226,632.

RALEIGH, N.C.
Mamma Mia! (M) Memorial Auditorium ($75; 2,257; $1,153,540) (10/28/07-11/4/07).
PW, $660,508 in Melbourne.
Last (1st) wk, $656,482.

SAN DIEGO
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Civic Auditorium ($76; 2,940; $939,351) (10/15/07-10/21/07).
PW, $1,092,214.
Last (3rd) wk; $1,280,608.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-10/14/07)
PW, $783,042.
Last (4th) wk, $756,798.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading