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B.O. falls as ‘Chi’ takes week off

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses dropped in Week 49 (May 1-7) as the 10-show slate fell 13.46% to total $9,524,486.

“Chicago” went on hiatus for the week. Also contributing to the decline, “Movin’ Out” in Akron, Ohio, and “Hairspray” in St. Louis dropped significantly, $357,186 and $270,734 respectively, from the week prior. However, the Boston run of “Wicked” again beat its own house record, set last week. The Chi tour dropped slightly from the week before, but still was above the million mark at $1,173,970.

Estimates for last week:

AKRON, OHIO
Movin’ Out (M) E.J. Thomas Hall ($62; 2,863; $1,160,980) (5/2/06-5/7/06).
PW, $844,342 in Hershey, Pa.
Last (1st) wk, $487,156.

BOSTON
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($87; 2,596; $1,593,835) (4/12/06-5/14/06).
PW, $1,567,782.
Last (4th) wk, $1,576,511.

CHICAGO
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Cadil-lac Palace ($82; 2,284; $1,217,744) (4/18/06-6/4/06).
PW, $1,021,975.
Last (3rd) wk, $980,968.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,174,840.
Last (46th) wk, $1,173,970.

DENVER
Les Miserables (M-1st Co.) Buell ($82; 2,830; $1,165,248) (5/1/06-5/7/06).
PW, $922,087 in Cincinnati.
Last (1st) wk, $1,068,575.

MIAMI
Mamma Mia! (M) Jackie Gleason ($65; 2,583; $1,088,935) (5/2/06-5/7/06).
PW, $751,353 in Fort Meyers, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $748,494.

HARTFORD, CONN.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Bushnell ($80; 2,658; $1,322,130) (4/20/06-6/4/06).
PW, $1,208,215.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,211,985.

KALAMAZOO, MICH.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Miller Aud. ($59; 3,433; $966,051) (4/19/06-5/14/06).
PW, $622,267.
Last (3rd) wk, $662,824.

ST. LOUIS, MO.
Hairspray (M) Fox ($70; 4,100; $1,841,560) (5/2/06-5/7/06).
PW, $682,589 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $411,855.

SAN ANTONIO
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Majestic ($74; 2,402; $1,251,552) (4/13/06-5/21/06).
PW, $1,193,157.
Last (4th) wk, $1,202,148.

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