B.O. rises; ‘Wicked’ 547g

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses took an upward turn as the new season got under way. Grosses for the first week of the season were up by 14.4% to $13,711,214.

New tuner “Wicked” began its pre-Broadway tryout at San Francisco’s Curran with a healthy $547,903 on a potential of $683,501.

“Les Miserables” did north of $1 million in Portland, Ore.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 1 (MAY 26-JUNE 1, 2003)

BOSTON
Tick, Tick … Boom!
(M) Wilbur ($58; 1,183; $510,128) (5/27/03-6/8/03).
PW, $347,292 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $193,624.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Blumenthal PAC ($75; 1,971; $982,374) (5/18/03-6/22/03).
PW, $599,670 (5perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $943,875.

CHICAGO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $1,235,192) (5/18/03-OE).
PW, $1,037,505.
Last (12th) week, $1,065,085.

GREENVILLE, S.C.
The Phantom of the Opera
(M-3rd Co.) Peace Center ($71; 2,131; $962,233) (5/18/03-6/15/03).
PW, $854,233.
Last (2nd) wk, $874,399.

HAMILTON, ONTARIO
Riverdance
(M) Hamilton Place ($60; 2,191; $971,337) (5/27/03-6/1/03).
PW, $830,157 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Last (1st) wk, $714,235.

HARTFORD, CONN.
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
(M) Bushnell Center ($62; 2,704; $1,043,600) (5/27/03-6/01/03).
PW, $215,950 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $782,066.

LOS ANGELES
The Producers
(M) Pantages ($90; 2,703; $1,802,440) (5/2/03-1/4/04).
PW, $1,672,957.
Last (5th) wk,$1,436,305.

MEMPHIS
The Full Monty
(M) Palace ($65; 2,429; $826,210) (5/27/03-6/1/03).
PW, $674,276 in Columbus.
Last (1st) wk, $419,851.

PORTLAND, ORE.
Les Miserables
(M) Keller Auditorium ($61; 2,992; $1,091,611) (5/27/03-6/1/03).
PW, $886,562 in Denver.
Last (1st) wk, $1,008,887.

PHILADELPHIA
Mamma Mia!
(M) Forrest ($78; 1,790; $931,423) (4/27/03-7/20/03).
PW, $821,476.
Last (5th) wk, $753,477.

SAN FRANCISCO
Wicked
(M) Curran ($81; 1,547; $683,501) (5/28/03-6/29/03).
Last (1st) wk, $547,903.

SAN JOSE, CALIF.
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) San Jose PAC ($63; 2,461; $992,665) (5/11/03-6/1/03).
PW, $908,786.
Last (3rd) wk, $963,048.

SEATTLE
42nd Street
(M) 5th Avenue ($60; 2,115; $896,188) (5/18/03-6/1/03).
PW, $535,684.
Last (2nd) wk, $599,818.

TORONTO
Aida
(M) Canon (C$92/$67; 2,273; C$1,409,778/$1,022,488) (5/5/03-5/31/03).
PW, C$1,100,713/$799,564.
Last (4th) wk, C$1,087,064/$795,957.
The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$962,319/$699,038) (3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$962,319/$699,038.
Last (152nd) wk, C$909,584/$666,024.
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$719,845/$522,902) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$719,845/$522,902.
Last (140th) wk, C$710,764/ $833,947.

VANCOUVER
Jesus Christ Superstar
(M) Queen Elizabeth ($70; 2,936; $1,643,600) (5/27/03-6/1/03).
Last (1st) wk, $551,910.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Beauty and the Beast (M) National ($75; 1,659; $900,520) (5/18/03-6/8/03).
PW, $544,717.
Last (2nd) wk, $560,803.

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