Sales take a ‘Wicked’ dip

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Bad news for the road: Not only did the nearly $2 million drop suck 14% out of the total grosses, a big chunk of the Week 41 (March 3-9) drop may be permanent, owing to the closure of the lucrative Cheetah Tour of the Lion King.

It wasn’t much of a week for any show except “Jersey Boys,” which broke the house record in Tampa, Fla., with the top-grossing $1,705,414, and “Wicked,” which did the same in Cleveland.

“High School Musical” lost three perfs and about $550,000 to snow in Cincinnati, but “Mamma Mia!” saw a nifty $200,000-plus uptick in its newer, larger Omaha venue.

CINCINNATI
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Aranoff ($77; 2,623, $1,019,500) (3/2/08-3/11/08).
PW, $924,216 in Baltimore.
Last (1st) wk, 5 perf, $376,208.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).
PW $1,021,196.
Last (23rd) wk, $1,048,966.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $974,282.
Last (139th) wk, $954,858.

CLEVELAND
Wicked (M-1st Co.) State ($84.50; 3,052, $1,666,128) (2/6-3/09/08).
PW, $1,641,002.
Last (5th) wk, $1,677,340.

MIAMI
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Adrienne Arsht Center ($76; 2,454; $1,278,560) (3/3/08 – 3/11/08).
PW, $818,668 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $759,035.

OMAHA
Mamma Mia! (M) Orpheum ($65.50; 2,546; $1,060,162) (3/3/08 – 3/11/08).
PW, $445,785 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Last (1st) wk, $671,344.

LOS ANGELES
The Color Purple
(M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($150; 2,058; $1,411,000) (12/18/07-OE)
PW, $941,155.
Last (10th) wk, $1,034,582.

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,434,077.
Last (57th) wk, $1,310,199.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
Avenue Q (M) Auditorium Theater ($55; 2,464; $953,440) (3/4/08-3/9/08).
PW, $595,527 in Milwaukee.
Last (1st) wk, $576,217.

SAN ANTONIO
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Majestic ($70; 2,468; $812,507) (2/28/08-3/23/08).
PW, $742,475.
Last (2nd) wk, $767,970.

TAMPA, FLA.
Jersey Boys
(M-1st Co.) TBPAC ($97; 2,586; $1,703,239) (2/11/08 – 2/17/08).
PW, $1,670,815.
Last (4th) wk, $1,705,414.

TOLEDO, OHIO
The Lion King (M-1st co.) The Stranahan Theater ($67; 2,373; $1,202,612) (3/4/08-3/11/08).
PW, $753,986.
Last (3rd) wk $909,975.

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