‘Boys,’ ‘Wicked’ break house records

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road dropped a little less than 1% this week, down $108,968 to $11,683,140 in Week 42 (March10-16).

“Jersey Boys” and “Wicked” both broke house records this week, with the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., production of “Wicked” bringing in $1,360,415, and “Jersey Boys” landing the top spot on the charts with $1,708,940, in Tampa, Fla., breaking its own record yet again.

The only thing pulling the total gross this week seems to be venue reshuffling, as shows such as “Mamma Mia!” finish their runs in lucrative venues and start new in a different city (The Abba tuner moved to Fresno and made about $330,000 less this week).

BOSTON
Avenue Q (M) Colonial Theater ($85; 1,635; $924,345) (3/12/08-3/17/08).
PW, $576,217 in Rochester.
Last (2nd) wk, $751,234.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).
PW, $1,048,966.
Last (24th) wk, $1,058,912.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $954,858.
Last (140th) wk, $1,011,944.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Broward ($75; 2,638, $1,348,068) (3/12-4/6/08).
PW, $1,677,340 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $1,360,415.

FRESNO, CALIF.
Mamma Mia! (M) William Saroyan ($63; 2,351; $861,925) (3/12/08 – 3/17/08).
PW, $671,344 in Omaha.
Last (1st) wk, $342,537.

LOS ANGELES
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($76; 2,797; $1,252,204) (3/12/08-3/17/08)
PW, $1,034,582 in Los Angeles.
Last (1st) wk, $980,325.

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,310,199.
Last (58th) wk, $1,329,851.

LOUISVILLE, KY.
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Whitney Hall ($68; 2,479, $953,964) (3/12/08 – 3/17/08).
PW, $376,208 in Cincinnati.
Last (1st) wk, $562,939.

SAN ANTONIO
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Majestic ($70; 2,468; $812,507) (2/28/08-3/23/08).
PW, $767,970.
Last (3rd) wk, $833,814.

TAMPA, FLA.
Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) TBPAC ($97; 2,586; $1,703,239) (2/11/08 – 3/17/08).
PW, $1,705,414.
Last (5th) wk, $1,708,940.

TOLEDO, OHIO
The Lion King (M-1st co.) Stranahan Theater ($67; 2,373; $1,202,612) (3/4/08-3/1708).
PW, $909,975.
Last (4th) wk $911,990.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Kravis Center ($80; 2,115; $1,176,609) (3/12/08 – 3/17/08).
PW, $759,035 in Miami.
Last (1st) wk, $830,239.

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