Biz up; ‘Riverdance’ 991g

Road grosses

NEW YORK — “The Graduate” and “Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman” returned to the road last week, boosting overall road grosses 12% to $15,849,699 during Week 47 (April 12-18).

Detroit’s “The Lion King” ($1,375,313) and Atlanta’s “The Producers” ($1,309,654) were the top earners, while “Riverdance” pulled in an uncharacteristically high $991,441 in St. Louis.

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 47: APRIL 12-18, 2004

APPLETON, WIS.

Movin’ Out (M) Fox Cities PAC ($70; 2,072; $964,983) (4/12/04-4/18/04).
PW, $959,615 in Boston.
Last (1st) wk, $837,523.

ATLANTA

The Producers (M-1st Co.) Fox ($64; 4,390; $1,892,368) (4/4/04-4/18/04).
PW, $1,176,340.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,309,654.

BALTIMORE

Les Miserables (M) Hippodrome ($57; 2,264; $927,945) (4/13/04-4/25/04).
PW, $593,536 in New Haven, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $816,917.

CHICAGO

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Cadillac Palace ($61; 2,186; $1,021,569) (3/2/04-5/2/04).
PW, $965,424.
Last (7th) wk, $930,162.

CLEVELAND

Jesus Christ Superstar (M) Palace ($58; 2,666; $1,009,204) (4/13/04-4/18/04).
PW, $1,022,691 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $709,969.

DETROIT

Chicago (M) Fisher ($65; 2,089; $933,298) (4/13/04-4/25/04).
PW, $485,047 in New Orleans (3perf) and Fort Myers, Fla. (5perf).
Last (1st) wk, $555,860.

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Masonic Temple ($75; 3,156; $1,452,611) (4/2/04-5/30/04).
PW, $1,374,254.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,375,313.

LOS ANGELES

The Royal Family (P) Ahmanson ($65; 1,600; $727,435) (3/27/04-5/16/04).
PW, $330,439.
Last (4th) wk, $375,015.

MEMPHIS

The Producers (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($75; 2,429; $2,085,880) (4/13/04-4/25/04).
PW, $514,555 in Louisville, KY.
Last (1st) wk, $678,475.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

The Graduate (P) Providence PAC ($52; 3,090; $995,824) (4/12/04-4/18/04).
PW, $481,728 in Milwaukee.
Last (1st) wk, $518,676.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($125; 2,125; $1,180,568) (1/29/04-OE).
PW, $1,097,325.
Last (12th) wk, $1,093,676.

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Golden Gate ($81; 2,283; $1,097,464) (2/15/04-4/18/04).
PW, $624,053.
Last (8th) wk, $703,141.

SAN JOSE, CALIF.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) San Jose PAC ($70; 2,540; $1,168,464) (4/13/04-5/2/04).
PW, $763,417 in Portland, Ore.
Last (1st) wk, $513,378.

SEATTLE

Rob Becker’s ‘Defending the Caveman’ (So) Moore ($43; 1,423; $225,844) (4/15/04-5/2/04).
PW, $217,808 (5perf) in Rosemont, Ill.
Last (1st) wk, $153,960 (5perf).

ST. LOUIS

Riverdance (M) Fox ($62; 4,100; $1,224,010) (4/13/04-4/18/04).
PW, $428,054 (5perf) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Last (1st) wk, $991,441.

TEMPE, ARIZ.

Hairspray (M) Gammage Auditorium ($75; 2,805; $1,293,142) (4/12/04-4/25/04).
PW, $1,039,715 in Denver.
Last (1st) week, $1,048,325.

TORONTO

Hairspray (M) Princess of Wales (C$94/$69; 1,986; C$954,400/$702,248) (4/8/04-9/26/04).
PW, C$440,376/$329,710 (4perf).
Last (2nd) wk, C$858,000/$631,316.

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$69; 1,446; C$750,000/$551,850) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$653,000/$488,901.
Last (173rd) wk, C$675,000/$496,665.

The Producers (M) Canon (C$99/$73; 1,831; C$1,155,871/$850,490) (12/11/03-OE).
PW, C$1,020,000/$763,674.
Last (19th) wk, C$1,052,000/$774,062.

TUCSON, ARIZ.

Urinetown (M) Centennial Hall ($52; 2,526; $846,528) (4/13/04-4/18/04).
PW, $433,901 in Houston.
Last (1st) week, $365,976.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Kravis Center ($80; 2,115; $1,027,496) (4/13/04-4/18/04).
PW, $764,940 in Birmingham, Ala.
Last (1st) wk, $970,195.

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