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Road continues to slide

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road continued to drop, this week a little less than $2 million in Week 34 (Jan. 14-20): The 13-show slate is down 11% to $15,286,905.

The week was marked by less geographical movement than last: More mobile tuners stayed put, such as “Wicked” in Cincinnatti, which is continuing to maintain a gross of more than $1.4 million.

Moving out of the profitable Fox Theater left “High School Musical” down $460,000, while “Jersey Boys” played just six perfs in its new Houston venue and dropped $290,000, accounting for part of the decline.

In fact, the only shows to make any gains at all were “Monty Python’s Spamalot” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” along with “The Lion King” in Pittsburgh, which returned to an eight-perf week.

The highest-grossing show on the charts was the Cheetah tour of “The Lion King” in Mexico City, with 25,952,361 pesos ($2,396,700).

BOSTON

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Opera House ($88; 2,524; $1,540,560) (1/14/08-1/21/08).

PW, $1,127,526 in Schenectady.

Last (1st) wk, $1,149,110.

CHICAGO

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).

PW $1,112,415.

Last (16th) wk, $1,110,119.

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

PW, $1,023,401.

Last (135th) wk, $1,012,901.

CINCINNATI

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Aronoff ($82.50; 2,268, $1,418,229) (1/9-2/03/08).

PW, $1,445,179.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,417,608.

HOUSTON

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Hobby Center ($75; 2,669; $1,098,395) (1/14/08-1/21/08).

PW, $1,309,544.

Last (1st) wk; $1,022,362.

LOUISVILLE, KY.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Kentucky Center ($50; 2,457; $804,318) (1/8/08-1/27/08).

PW, $749,394.

Last (2nd) wk, $941,217.

LOS ANGELES

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($150; 2,058; $1,411,000) (12/18/07-12/30/07)

PW, $926,324.

Last (4th) wk, $883,539.

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

PW, $1,529,032.

Last (50th) wk, $1,481,577.

HAMILTON, ONTARIO

Mamma Mia! (M) Hamilton Place Theater ($90/C$89; 2,103; $1,270,307/C$1,309,306) (1/15/08-1/20/08).

PW, $1,448,902/C$1,463,391.

Last (1st) wk, $1,222,157/C$1,259,678.

MEMPHIS, TENN.

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($60; 2,424, $889,752) (1/14/08 – 1/21/08).

PW, $1,300,941 in St. Louis.

Last (1st) wk, $835,459.

MEXICO CITY

The Lion King (M) Auditorio Nacional ($137; 6,257; $3,049,887/M$32,743,080) (12/31/07-1/6/08).

PW, $2,624,398/M$28,417,960.

Last (3rd) wk, $2,396,700/M$25,952,361.

MINNEAPOLIS

Avenue Q (M) State Theater ($63; 2,089; $903,017) (12/31/07-1/21/08).

PW, $543,321.

Last (3rd) wk, $538,770.

PITTSBURGH

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) (M) Benedum ($75; 2,793; $1,339,484) (1/10/08-2/17/08).

PW, $927,267.

Last (1st) wk, $1,275,386.

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