‘Legally Blonde,’ ‘Wicked’ big earners

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road saw an 18.1% dip in Week 28 (Dec. 1-7), bringing the total gross for the 13-show slate to $10,704,656.

In a week when most shows saw downturns, “Legally Blonde” had some good news: the production nearly doubled it’s previous week’s gross with $1,063,838 from its first eight perfs in Philly.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” did not report from Sioux City, Iowa, this week.

The Minneapolis production of “Wicked” brought in the week’s highest gross with $1,477,117.

BALTIMORE

A Chorus Line (M-3rd Co.) New Hippodrome ($62; 2,219; $798,876) (12/2/08-12/14/08). 

PW, C$860,491/$685,704 in Toronto.

Last (1st) wk, $443,878.

CHICAGO

Dirty Dancing (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($93; 2,312; $1,364,180) (9/28/08-10/05/08). 

PW, $1,130,694.

Last (11th) wk, $980,349.

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Bank of America Theater ($105; 1,848; $1,243,600) (10/06/07-OE). 

PW, $946,975.

Last (62nd) wk, $790,892.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).

PW, $1,345,203.

Last (181st) wk, $1,011,663.

INDIANAPOLIS

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) The Murat Center ($77; 2,554; $1,167,619) (11/19/08 – 12/28/08). 

PW, $1,103,366.

Last (3rd) wk, $963,229.

LOS ANGELES

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).

PW, $1,530,618.

Last (96th) wk, $1,193,593.

MINNEAPOLIS

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($80; 2,528, $1,391,844) (11/5-11/30/08).

PW, $1,503,023.

Last (5th) wk, $1,477,117.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Shubert Theater ($72; 1,667; $800,296) (12/2/08 – 12/8/08). 

PW, C$976,557/$778,194 in Kitchener, Ontario.

Last (1st) wk, $590,546.

ORLANDO, FLA.

Avenue Q (M) Bob Carr Performing Arts Center ($65.50; 2,370; $1,096,988) (12/2/08-12/7/08). 

PW, $565,028.

Last (1st) wk, $717,692.

PHILADELPHIA

Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) Kimmel Center ($80; 2,719, $1,475,418) (12/2/08-12/7/08).

PW, $541,311 in Schenectady, N.Y.

Last (1st) wk, $1,063,838.

SAN DIEGO

The Color Purple (M) Civic Theater ($122.50; 2,885; $1,714,155) (12/2/08-12/7/08). 

PW $659,954 in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Last (1st) wk, $834,932.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Orpheum ($68; 2,129; $951,863) (11/24/08-1/4/08). 

PW, $896,012.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,103,037.

TORONTO

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Toronto Center for the Performing Arts ($200; 7,766; $715,235/C$747,420) (8/18/08-11/2/08). 

PW, C$864,494/$691,871.

Last (16th) wk, C$801,127/$636,927.

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