The Main Stem continued its perennial winter wilt, as grosses declined 0.7% to a mediocre $14,122,781 across 26 shows during Week 33 (Jan. 10-16), while attendance dropped 2.2% to 210,363.

Gross is slightly above the equivalent week in 2004 ($14.0 million over 27 shows), but below the 2003 figure ($15.1 million over 30 shows). (Note that each of those weeks was Week 34 of the season, not Week 33 — the 53 weeks last season made all of this season’s weeks slightly off from past years).

The boards lost “‘night, Mother,” which closed Jan. 9, but Donald Margulies’ new play “Brooklyn Boy” began at Manhattan Theater Club’s Biltmore Theater, earning $119,248 in five previews.

Plays proved they still tend to prefer nonholiday weeks, as only two of them declined: “Gem of the Ocean” (down $21,307 to $232,617) and “Twelve Angry Men” (down $6,983 to $345,445). All of the other plays improved, especially “The Rivals,” which was up $65,684 to $323,933, and “700 Sundays,” which rose $32,288 to $851,290, its best mark yet.

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Less fortunate were the tuners, especially “The Lion King” (down $79,952 to $1,073,409), “The Phantom of the Opera” (down $57,666 to $659,015) and “Beauty and the Beast” (down $55,865 to $595,698).

The 18 musicals grossed $11,322,435 for 80.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 166,936 at 84.4% of capacity.

The eight plays grossed $2,800,346 for 19.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 43,427 at 78.5% of capacity.

Average ticket prices were $67.83 for musicals, $64.48 for plays and $67.14 for all shows.