'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!' make sizable jumps

NEW YORK — The road dropped a little more than a percentage point in Week 43 (March 17-23), bringing the total gross to $11,522,912.

Notable increases included two sitdown productions of “Wicked,” each of which rose nearly $200,000, and “Mamma Mia!,” which jumped a whopping $660,000 from its seven-perf week in Fresno, Calif., to its new digs at the spacious Paramount in Seattle.

However, when “Jersey Boys” moved to its seven-perf week in Minneapolis, it made about $800,000 less (earning a still-healthy $913,106 at the Orpheum), so large gains elsewhere on the chart didn’t quite cover the shortfall.

At the top of the chart was the Los Angeles production of “Wicked,” which pulled in a gross of $1,520,937.

BOSTON

Avenue Q (M) Colonial Theater ($85; 1,635; $924,345) (3/12/08-3/17/08).

PW, $751,234 in Rochester.

Last (3rd) wk, $814,069.

CHICAGO

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

PW, $1,058,912.

Last (25th) wk, $1,123,428.

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

PW, $1,011,944.

Last (141st) wk, $1,198,586.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Broward ($75; 2,638, $1,348,068) (3/12-4/6/08).

PW, $1,360,415.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,355,853.

INDIANAPOLIS

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Murat Center ($67; 2,620, $1,129,155) (3/16/08 – 3/23/08).

PW, $562,939 in Louisville, Ky.

Last (1st) wk, $438,943.

LOS ANGELES

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

PW, $1,329,851.

Last (59th) wk, $1,520,937.

MINNEAPOLIS

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($80; 13,863; $1,219,740) (3/17/08-4/20/08).

PW, $1,708,940 in Tampa, Fla.

Last (5th) wk, 7 perf, $913,106.

SAN ANTONIO

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Majestic ($70; 2,468; $812,507) (2/28/08-3/23/08).

PW, $833,814.

Last (4th) wk, $890,958.

SEATTLE

Mamma Mia! (M) Paramount ($75; 2,842; $1,363,436) (3/18/08 – 3/23/08).

PW, $342,537 in Fresno, Calif.

Last (1st) wk, $1,007,307.

TEMPE, ARIZ.

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Gammage Auditorium ($76; 2,797; $1,252,204) (3/12/08-3/17/08)

PW, $980,325.

Last (2nd) wk, $730,547.

TOLEDO, OHIO

The Lion King (M-1st co.) The Stranahan Theater ($75; 2,373; $1,202,612) (3/4/08-3/1708).

PW, $911,990.

Last (5th) wk $875,631.

CLEARWATER, FLA.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Ruth Eckerd Hall ($85; 2,118; $1,157,180) (3/17/08 – 3/23/08).

PW, $830,239 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Last (1st) wk, $653,547.

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