Biz up; Cincy ‘Lion’ roars

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses climbed slightly during Week 48 (April 21-27), rising by 4.7% to $12,644,745.

The 17 shows reporting included hot numbers from stellar trio ‘The Lion King” in Cincinatti, “Mamma Mia!” in Houston and “The Producers” in San Francisco, all with grosses north of $1 million.

Estimates for last week:

BOSTON
Mamma Mia
(M) Colonial($85; 1,594; $959,758)(3/10/03-4/27/03).
PW, $902,781.
Last (14th) wk, $923,024.

CHARLOTTE
Jesus Christ Superstar
(M) Ovens Auditorium ($58; 2,457; $853,748) (4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $1,371,553 in Boston.
Last (1st) wk, $669,769.

CHICAGO
Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $888,762)(3/24/03-1/18/04).
Last (5th) wk, $724,065.

CINCINNATI
Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Civic Center ($58; 4,453; $1,235,835)(3/24/03-5/17/03).
PW, $1,198,515.
Last (6th) wk, $1,192,446.

COLUMBUS
Aida
(M) Ohio ($55; 2,791;$1,092,985)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $311,247 in Akron.
Last (1st) wk, $645,789.

ELMIRA, NY
Riverdance
(M) Clemens Center ($59; 1,608;$658,824)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $859,173 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st)wk, $617,686.

FT. LAUDERDALE
Contact
(M) Broward Center ($57;1,083,$1,083,511)(4/14/03-4/27/03).
PW, $401,641.
Last (2nd), $635,840.

HOUSTON
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) Hobby Center ($76; 2,620; $1,087,090) (4/14/03-4/27/03).
PW, $1,020,186.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,067,285.

LOUISVILLE
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Kentucky Center for the Arts ($70; 2,478;$1,051,300)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $286,513 in Roanoke.
Last (1st) wk, $588,657.

NASHVILLE
42nd Street
(M) Tennessee Performing Arts Center ($63; 2,425; $907,315)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $562,263 in Naples.
Last (1st) wk, $574,288.

RALEIGH
Phantom of the Opera
(M- 3rd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($72; 2,280; $981,641)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $543,163 in Buffalo.
Last (4th) wk, $826,515.

ROCHESTER
Blast
(M) Auditorium($55; 2,501;$954,160)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $626,949 in Dayton.
Last (1st) wk, $432,031.

SACRAMENTO
Les Miserables
(M) Sacramento ($65; 2,380; $950,779)(4/21/03-4/27/03).
PW, $1,127,999.
Last (1st) wk, $845,240.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Producers
(M) Orpheum ($78; 2,203; $1,186,619)(3/3/03-4/27/03).
PW, $1,185,293.
Last (8th) wk, $1,165,526.

ST. LOUIS
The Full Monty
(M) Fox ($62; 14,400; $1,488,209) (4/14/03-4/27/02).
PW, $646,561.
Last (2nd)wk, $730,167.

TORONTO
The Lion King
(M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,194,465/$810,759)(3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$831,426 ($466,220.)
Last (149th) wk, $788,887 ($547,247.)
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$812,648/$551,595)(5/10/00- OE).
PW, C$ $677,256 ($572,350.)
Last (138th) wk, $690,750 ($479,170.)

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