B.O. leaps; ‘Chi’ at $1 mil

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road celebrated a strong Week 32 during the final frame of the year (Dec. 29-Jan. 4), with B.O. rising by a heady 23% to $15,451,253.

The three companies of “The Producers” all did north of $1 million for the week. “Chicago” in San Diego was among the other shows passing the $1 million mark for the holiday frame.

Estimates for last week:

CHICAGO

Hairspray (M) Oriental ($85; 2,243; $1,325,195) (12/16/03-2/15/04).
PW, $1,077,320.
Last (3rd) week, $1,026,380.

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $1,367,824) (4/23/03-1/18/04).
PW, $1,150,875.
Last (38th) week, $1,209,083.

DETROIT

Les Miserables (M) Fisher ($64; 2,089; $750,238) (12/9/03-1/4/04).
PW, $541,713.
Last (4th) wk, $657,809.

The Producers (M-2nd Co.) Masonic Temple ($75; 3,229; $1,545,497) (12/2/03-1/11/04).
PW, $810,205.
Last (5th) wk, $1,199,065.

HOUSTON

Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) Hobby Center ($65; 2,627; $948,664) (12/16/03-1/4/04).
PW, $553,877.
Last (3rd) wk, $559,840 (7perf).

LOS ANGELES

The Producers (M-1st Co.) Pantages ($95; 2,703; $1,905,280) (5/2/03-1/3/04).
PW, $1,550,013.
Last (36th) wk, $1,428,138.

MEMPHIS

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($80; 2,403; $1,023,421) (11/24/03-1/4/04).
PW, $1,024,389.
Last (6th) wk, $1,023,101.

NEW ORLEANS

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Saenger ($61; 2,830; $938,381) (12/9/03-1/4/04).
PW, $749,786.
Last (4th) wk, $733,047.

PITTSBURGH

The Graduate (P) Heinz Hall ($57; 2,769; $1,027,101) (12/29/03-1/4/04).
PW, $434,913 (7perf) in Cincinnati.
Last (1st) wk, $732,108.

SACRAMENTO

Rob Becker’s “Defending the Caveman” (So) Sacramento Community ($41; 2,400; $986,200)
12/27/03-1/3/04).
Last (1st) wk, $786,290 (10perf).

SAN DIEGO

Chicago (M) San Diego Civic ($70; 2,940; $1,109,640) (12/30/03-1/4/04).
PW, $785,082 in Philadelphia.
Last (1st) wk, $1,026,993.

ST. LOUIS

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Fox ($69; 4,334; $1,359,708) (12/29/03-1/11/04).
PW, $853,543 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Last (1st) wk, $1,009,607.

TORONTO

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$116/$90; 1,986; C$1,303,358/$1,014,534) (3/30/00-1/4/04).
PW, C$1,322,549/ $1,005,137.
Last (181st) wk, C$1,303,358/$1,014,534.

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$73; 1,446; C$844,891/$657,663) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$820,129/$623,298.
Last (157th) wk, C$844,891/$657,663.

The Producers (M) Canon (C$99/$77; 1,831; C$1,155,871/$899,735) (12/11/03-OE).
PW, C$1,124,492/$854,613.
Last (4th) wk, C$1,288,893/$1,003,274.

VANCOUVER

42nd Street (M) Vancouver PAC (C$85/$66; 1,843; C$821,531/$639,324) (12/15/03-1/4/04).
PW, C$595,681/$463,565 (7perf).
Last (3rd) wk, C$671,130/$522,280 (6perf).

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) National ($80; 1,605; $870,709) (11/15/03-2/15/04).
PW, $822,882.
Last (7th) wk, $862,041

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