Despite ‘Momma Mia!,’ slate fares well

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road’s 14.4% decrease in week 21 (Oct. 15-21) was mostly artificial. The 12-show slate didn’t benefit from the reporting from “Mamma Mia!” this week, but the numbers from that show should be back on track for week 22.

The rest of the slate saw a few expected lapses as shows moved to smaller venues — “Avenue Q” notably left LA for Tucson — but no inexplicable leaps or plummets. The slate is up $2 million over last year, and the number of roadside millionaires is high.

Ending the weeks-long reign of the touring production of “Wicked,” which dipped about $100,000 in Boston, the highest grossing show on the slate was the Dallas production of “The Lion King,” which climbed about $150,000 to $1,628,181.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
Phantom of the Opera (M) BJCC Concert Hall ($50; 2,818; $790,220) (10/10/07-10/28/07).
PW, $557,890 in Syracuse.
Last (2nd) wk, $521,819.

BOSTON, MASS.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,592, $1,632,600) (9/12/07-11/11/07).
PW, $1,614,147.
Last (6th) wk, $1,507,073.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,007,941.
Last (122nd) wk, $1,031,019.

Jersey Boys
(M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $787,460) (10/1/06-OE).
PW, $795,453.
Last (3rd) wk, 9 perf, $1,120,920.

DALLAS
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Music Hall at Fair Park ($80; 3,360; $1,523,568) (8/23/07-9/16/07).
PW, $1,478,871.
Last (5th) wk, $1,628,181.

HONOLULU, HAWAII
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,286,760) (9/17/07- 9/23/07).
PW, $1,286,760.
Last (4th) wk, $1,231,775.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,324,509.
Last (37th) wk, $1,340,785.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Auditorium Center ($56; 2,464, $1,006,576) (10/15/07-10/21/07).
PW, $713,462 in Hartford, Conn.
Last (2nd) wk, $429,719.

TUCSON, ARIZ.
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Tuscon Music Hall ($56; 2,217; $829,184) (10/16/07-10/21/07).
PW, $966,169.
Last (1st) wk, $406,828.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Civic Auditorium ($76; 2,940; $939,351) (10/15/07-10/21/07).
PW, $1,282,045 in Tempe, Ariz.
Last (1st) wk; $939,351.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-10/14/07).
PW, $903,871.
Last (2nd) wk, $844,101.

SEATTLE, WASH.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Paramount ($75; 2,954; $1,522,988) (10/8/07-10/14/07).
PW, $1,016,561.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,125,321.

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