‘High School’ rallies box office

Road Grosses

NEW YORK The road hit a 4% upgrade in Week 22 (Oct. 22-28), mostly accounted for by the return of numbers from “Mamma Mia!” to the 13-show slate. The total gross for the week was $12,670,768.

After a highly successful final week in Dallas, “The Lion King” played a six-perf week in its smaller Minneapolis venue, cooling its total gross by about $650,000.

“The Color Purple” fell more than $100,000 in San Francisco this week, continuing that show’s downward trend.

“Jersey Boys” in San Diego added a perf and $100,000; and while the Palace Theater is slightly larger than Rochester, N.Y.’s Auditorium Center, the nearly $300,000 jump for “High School Musical” is still pretty impressive.

The week’s biggest unassisted jump (more than $50,000) came from the touring production of “Wicked” in Boston, returning as the slate’s highest-grossing show with $1,563,458.

Birmingham, Ala.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) BJCC Concert Hall ($50; 2,818; $790,220) (10/10/07-10/28/07).
PW, $521,819.
Last (3rd) wk, $538,049.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,592, $1,632,600) (9/12/07-11/11/07).
PW, $1,507,073.
Last (7th) wk, $1,563,458.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,031,019.
Last (123rd) wk, $1,033,670.
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $787,460) (10/1/06-OE).
PW $1,120,920.
Last (4th) wk, $1,119,641.

Columbus, Ohio
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Palace ($62; 2,809, $1,124,625) (10/23/07-10/28/07).
PW, $429,719 in Rochester.
Last (1st) wk, $707,051.

The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,286,760) (9/17/07- 9/23/07).
PW, $1,231,775.
Last (4th) wk, $1,244,160.

Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Hobby Center for the Performing Arts ($72; 2,681; $989,179) (10/22/07-10/28/07).
PW, $406,828 in Tuscon.
Last (1st) wk, $570,664.

Los Angeles
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theatre ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,340,785.
Last (38th) wk, $1,330,738.

Melbourne, Fla.
Mamma Mia! (M) King Center for the Performing Arts ($65; 1,875; $862,080) (10/22/07-10/28/07).
Last (1st) wk, $660,508.

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,044,155) (10/22/07-11/25/07).
PW, $1,628,181 in Dallas.
Last (1st) wk, 6 perf, $961,844.

San Diego
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Civic Auditorium ($76; 2,940; $939,351) (10/15/07-10/21/07).
PW, $939,351.
Last (2nd) wk; $1,092,214.

San Francisco
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-10/14/07).
PW, $844,101.
Last (3rd) wk, $783,042.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Paramount Theater ($75; 2,954; $1,522,988) (10/8/07-10/14/07).
PW, $1,125,321.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,065,729.

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