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Road Grosses

NEW YORK — No potholes this week — the road stayed even for Week 12 (Aug. 13-19). The 14-show slate grossed a total of $14,515,748, down less than half a percentage point (.46%) from Week 11.

The Chicago shows have largely equalized, with the slight dip in the “Wicked” B.O. snapped up by “High School Musical.” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” left Chicago for Milwaukee, Wis., last week and appears to have taken most of its biz with it.

After closing on a $1.3 million week in Washington, D.C., “The Phantom of the Opera” opened strong in Ottawa with C$989,016($933,738).

“High School Musical” boasted the largest sales jump this week — up $50,196 — but the third company tour of “Wicked,” in Los Angeles, continued to climb, closing Week 12 with $1,685,379.

Estimates for last week:

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Blumenthal PAC ($80; 1,971; $1,073,020) (7/12/07-8/19/07).
PW, $1,068,495.
Last (6th) wk, $1,068,975.

CHICAGO
The Color Purple (M-2nd Co.) Cadillac Theater ($122; 2,344, $1,316,444) (5/1/07-OE).
PW, $684,714.
Last (17th) wk, $690,109.

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) La Salle Bank Theater ($78; 1,948, $900,048) (7/25/07-9/3/07).
PW, $626,292.
Last (4th) wk, $676,488.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,279,004.
Last (113th) wk, $1,237,374.

CLEVELAND
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The State Theater ($75; 2,944; $1,504,800) (8/2/07- 9/9/07).
PW, $1,209,960.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,245,834.

COSTA MESA, CALIF.
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Orange County PAC ($70; 2,933; $1,285,784) (8/7/07-8/19/07)
PW, $778,455.
Last (2nd) wk, $813,198.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,683,092) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,655,690.
Last (28th) wk, $1,685,379.

Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($165; 2,074; $1,380,060) (5/25/07-OE).
PW, $1,343,460.
Last (13th) wk, $1,373,902.

MILWAUKEE, WIS.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (M) Uilein Hall ($72; 2,259, $1,164,579) (8/14/07-8/19/07).
PW, $435,038 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $367,214.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($90; 2,650, $1,589,816) (7/25/07-9/9/07).
PW, $1,553,934.
Last (4th) wk, $1,569,461.

SAN FRANCISCO
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($87; 2,193; $1,322,108) (8/7/07-12/7/2007).
PW, $831,292.
Last (2nd) wk, $996,540.

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Curran ($99; 1,599; $1,002,688) (12/3/06-OE).
PW, $861,569.
Last (38th) wk, $881,271.

KANSAS CITY, MO.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Music Hall ($65; 2,346; $1,088,530) (7/23/07-8/12/07).
PW, $925,410 in St. Paul.
Last (1st) wk, $976,365.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO
Phantom of the Opera (M) National Arts Center (C$94/$88.74; 2,086; C$1,184,737/$1,395,678) (6/19/07-8/12/07).
PW, $1,329,926 in Washington.
Last (1st) wk, C$989,016/$933,738.

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