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Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased 13.45% to $10,539,715 during Week 7 (July 11-17), despite “On the Record” going on layoff for the week.

Both companies of “The Lion King” and “Wicked” saw returns of $1 million-plus. The two musicals continued their Chicago runs, with “Wicked” raking in $1,160,413 and “The Lion King” $1,068,849 in the Windy City.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 7: JULY 11-17, 2005
APPLETON, WIS.
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Fox Cities PAC ($64; 2,052; $ 917,888) (7/17/05-OE).
PW, $338,850 in Milwaukee.
Last (1st) wk, $368, 472.

ATLANTA
Peter Pan
(M) Fox ($59; 4,518; $1,780,136) (7/11/05-7/17/05
PW, $337,946 in St. Paul.
Last (1st) wk, $815,709.

BALTIMORE
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Hippodrome ($76; 2,152; $1,147,211) (6/2/04-9/4/05).
PW, $1,116,561.
Last (7th) wk, $1,117,600.

CHICAGO
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Cadillac Palace ($125; 2,311; $1,219,338) (6/10/05-9/4/05).
PW, $1,028,789.
Last (6th) wk, $1,068,849.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,225,102) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,200,744
Last (4th) wk, $1,160,413.

DALLAS
Movin’ Out
(M) Musical Hall at Fair Park ($69; 3,420; $1,139,696) (7/17/05-7/24/05).
PW, $886,047 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
(1st) wk, $703,068.

HOUSTON
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Hobby Center ($68; 2,627; $1,011,745) (7/5/05-7/31/05).
PW, $ 789,320 in Houston.
Last (2nd) wk, $900,219.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Pantages ($86; 2,703; $1,703,700) (6/13/05-7/31/05).
PW, $1,708,141.
Last (5th) wk, $1,698,048.

MONTREAL
Mamma Mia!
(M) Place des Arts (C$99/$81; 2,847; C$1,422,181/$1,165,050) (7/12/05-7/17/05).
PW, $580,365 in Detroit.
(1st) wk, C$1,145,826/$938,660.

SAN FRANCISCO
Les Miserables
(M) Curran ($157; 1,589; $900,166) (6/8/05-8/14/05).
PW, $651,943.
Last (6th) wk, $775,145.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Hairspray
(M) Kennedy Center/ Opera House ($88; 2,159; $1,337,664) (7/13/05-8/21/05)
PW , $ 507,581 in Charlotte, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $993,532.

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