‘Boy,’ ‘Fiddler’ buoy B’way B.O.

Revs up 1.33% over previous week

Broadway box office last week continued its slow climb out of the Fourth of July subcellar.

Twenty-eight shows brought in $15,442,047, up $203,327 or 1.33% over the previous week, which hosted two more productions (“Jumpers” and “A Raisin in the Sun”). The $15.44 million is a record for the time frame. Paid attendance came to 233,403 last week, in line with mid-July numbers of the recent past.

Most shows saw their receipts increase, though a few were limited to mini bumps.

Under the top 10, B.O. spurts of less than $20,000 went to “After the Fall” ($274,111), “Caroline, or Change” ($371,705), “Frozen” ($141,193), “The Frogs” ($457,753), “Golda’s Balcony” ($122,773), “Mind Games” ($16,224), “The Phantom of the Opera” ($635,540) and “Avenue Q” ($480,749), which had the least room to grow. Setting itself a nonholiday record, the tuner performed only $40 under the gross potential.

Biggest increases of the week came from “The Boy From Oz” ($1,021,931) and “Fiddler on the Roof” ($580,061), which saw respective gains of $145,165 and $140,055. “Boy” went back to an eight-perf sked, having put in only seven the previous session, and scored a house record at the Imperial in the process. Alfred Molina returned to “Fiddler” after doing a “Spider-Man 2” press tour the week before. Still, the “Fiddler” bounce was not good enough to put the revival back in the top 10. It filled the No. 13 slot.

Up $46,769, “Bombay Dreams” ($584,745) also didn’t get enough bounce to make the chart, sliding to No. 12.

In its eighth year, “Chicago” ($553,742) gave those two 2004 productions a real fight as receipts rose $50,398, putting it at No. 14.

Back from sick leave, Richard Dreyfuss returned to “Sly Fox” ($338,500), which rose $84,002.

Elsewhere under the top 10, there were mid-five-figure jumps for “I Am My Own Wife” ($230,620), ‘Little Shop of Horrors” ($347,261), “Rent” ($371,331) and “Wonderful Town” ($433,954).

Only two shows experienced a decrease in receipts last week. “The Lion King” ($1,60,396) fell $2,028. Putting in a reduced seven perfs, “Sight Unseen” ($215,683) dropped $53,277.

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