Road shows stay even

Road grosses

NEW YORK The road stayed even in Week 28 (Dec. 3-9), with a downgrade of less than 1% to $13,867,966.

The annual correction has evened out in Chicago, with “Wicked” stabilizing at about $1 million and “Jersey Boys” and “The Phantom of the Opera” both experiencing slight upswings.

The most notable change on the charts was the yo-yo-ing of “The Color Purple” in San Francisco, which jumped more than $200,000 this week — the latest in a series of uncharacteristically large ups and downs.

Biz is up more than $5 million over last year’s numbers for the same frame, with more shows on the road and more playing weeks in the year.

The highest-grossing show on the chart was “Wicked” in Hartford, Conn., with $1,387,917.

Estimates for last week:

BOSTON

Mamma Mia! (M) Colonial Theater ($83; 1,635; $965,677) (11/27/07-12/9/07).
PW, $724,745.
Last (2nd) wk, $727,644.

CHICAGO

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).
PW $1,148,610.
Last (10th) wk, $1,152,903.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Cadillac Palace Theater ($123; 2,298; $960,993) (10/31/07-1/06/08).
PW, $708,962.Last (5th) wk, $746,434.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,023,064.
Last (129th) wk, $1,006,510.

DETROIT

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) (M) Detroit Opera House ($80; 2,669; $1,440,931) (9/25/07-11/25/07).
PW, $964,238.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,242,563.

EAST LANSING, MICH.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Wharton Center Great Hall ($73; 2,420; $1,226,544) (12/3/07-12/9/07).
PW, $920,508 in Toledo.
Last (1st) wk, $936,027.

HARTFORD, CONN.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Bushnell ($81; 2,710, $1,413,416) (11/14/07-12/10/07).
PW, $1,327,973.
Last (4th) wk, $1,387,917.

HONOLULU

The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,315,380) (9/15/07- 12/9/07).
PW, $1,228,965.
Last (9th) wk, $1,321,370.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Robinson Center ($52; 2,583, $800,810) (12/5/2007 – 12/9/07).
PW, $744,613 in Appleton, Wis.
Last (1st) wk, $330,779.

LOS ANGELES

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,201,820.
Last (44th) wk, $1,229,448.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-OE)
PW, $836,904.
Last (9th) wk, $1,045,525.

Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Curran Theater ($99; 9,968; $828,737) (11/20/07-1/6/08)
PW, $819,733.
Last (3rd) wk, $781,010.

SEATTLE

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Fifth Avenue ($85; 2,113; $1,248,257) (12/03/07-1/13/07).
PW, $1,430,315, in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Last (1st) wk; $1,140,160.

WASHINGTON

Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) National ($85; 1,659; $1,056,680) (11/27/07-12/2/07).
PW, $758,355
Last (2nd) wk, $819,676.

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