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B.O. up; ‘Lion’ moves

Road grosses

Road grosses rocketed upward during Week 7 (July 8-14), as several shows on layoff returned to the roster.

“The Lion King” national tour moved from Denver to Houston’s Jones Hall and grossed a regal $1,290,859.

“Mamma Mia!,” back in S.F., grossed north of $1 mil at the Orpheum.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 7 (JULY 8-14, 2002)

ATLANTA
West Side Story
(M) The Fox ($50; 4,514; 1,253,731)(7/9/02-7/14/02).
Last, (1st) wk, $783,297.

CHARLOTTE
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Blumenthal Center ($63; 2,029; $885,437)(7/7/02-7/14/02).
PW, in Memphis $751,683.
Last (1st) wk, $698,960.

CHICAGO
Movin’Out
(M) Shubert ($75; 1,934; $842,703)(6/25/02-9/1/-02).
PW, $436,781.
Last (3rd) wk, $735,925

DALLAS
Blast
(M) Music Hall ($56; 3,420; $903,284)(7/1/02-7/14/02).
PW, $596,141
Last (2nd) wk, $684,772

HOUSTON
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Jones Hall ($75; 2,735; $1,428,460)(4/17/02-7/14/02).
Last (1st) wk, $1,290,859.

LOS ANGELES
The Lion King
(M) Pantages ($125VIP package; 18,090; $1,165,500)
10/19/00-12/31/02).
PW, 1,018,255.
Last (94th) wk, $1,038,826
South Pacific (M) Wilshire
($67;1,866; $861,520) (7/8/02-7/21/02).
PW, in Seattle $749,039.
Last (1st) wk, $298,281
Tale of the Allergist Wife (P) Ahmanson ($45; 1,608; $521,000)(6/17/02-7/14/02).
PW, $414,879 (7 perfs).
Last (4th) wk, $447,291

MILWAUKEE
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Marcus Center ($62; 2,240; $893,431)(7/1/02-7/14/02).
PW, $819,407.
Last (2nd) wk, $890,351

PITTSBURGH
Guys and Dolls
(M) Benedum ($44;2,819;$725,740)(7/7/02-7/14/02).
LW (1st) wk, $481,676.

PORTLAND
Phantom of the Opera
(M) Keller Auditorium ($67; 2,981; $1,303,314)(7/3/02-7/28/02).
PW, $926,894.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,141,983.

SAN FRANCISCO
Mamma Mia
(M) Orpheum ($75; 2,192; $1,045,784)(6/18/02-9/15/02).
PW, $1,024,969
Last (4th) wk, $1,016,652

TORONTO
The Lion King
(M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,352,382/$895,142)(3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$1,242,300 ($821,492)
Last (117th) wk, C$1,305,846 ($848,987)
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$807,986/$534,806)(5/10/00- OE).
PW, C$853,385 ($564,296).
Last (108th) wk, C$858,441 ($558,097).

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Aida
(M) Kennedy Center ($79; 2,207; $1,230,425)(7/7/02-7/014/02).
PW, $705,521 in Philadelphia.
Last (5th) wk, $893,925

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