Despite dip, Week 13 rather strong

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road rolled downhill about 3% in Week 13 (Aug. 20-26). The 13-show slate grossed a total of $14,093,918.

It’s a good week considering the permanent departure of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” from the slate and the six-perf schedule for “The Lion King” in Memphis. Altogether, the shows averaged more than $1 million each, with jumps in gross sales in almost every city.

The three shows in Chicago all fell significantly this week, but while the production of “Wicked” took a beating there, its sister show in Philadelphia broke house records with a $1.6 million dollar week, almost toppling the other show that has held the top spot for so long — also “Wicked,” this time in Los Angeles.

The week’s highest-grossing show was the third company tour of “Wicked,” which closed Week 13 with $1,631,171.

Estimates for last week:

Chicago
The Color Purple (M-2nd Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($122; 2,344, $1,316,444) (5/1/07-OE).
PW, $690,109.
Last (18th) wk, $609,438.
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) La Salle Bank Theater ($78; 1,948, $900,048) (7/25/07-9/3/07).
PW, $676,488.
Last (5th) wk, $640,151.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,237,374.
Last (114th) wk, $1,050,453.

Cleveland
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The State Theater ($75; 2,944; $1,504,800) (8/2/07- 9/9/07).
PW, $1,245,834.
Last (4th) wk, $1,132,597.

Los Angeles
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,683,092) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,685,379.
Last (29th) wk, $1,631,171.
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($165; 2,074; $1,380,060) (5/25/07-OE).
PW, $1,373,902.
Last (14th) wk, $1,384,317.

Memphis, Tenn.
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) The Orpheum Theater ($85; 2,398; $932,677) (8/23/07-9/16/07).
PW, $1,068,975 in Charlotte.
Last (1st) wk, 6 perfs, $872,817.

Ottawa, Ontario
The Phantom of the Opera (M) National Arts Center (C$94/$88.74; 2,086; C$1,184,737/$1,395,678) (6/19/07-8/12/07).
PW, C$989,016/$933,738.
Last (2nd) wk, C$1,182,293/$1,117,901.

Philadelphia
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($90; 2,650, $1,638,236) (7/25/07-9/9/07).
PW, $1,569,461.
Last (5th) wk, $1,618,746.

Portland, Ore.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Keller Auditorium ($75; 2,992; $1,348,708) (8/20/07-8/26/07).
PW, $976,365 in Kansas City.
Last (1st) wk, $1,111,455.

San Francisco
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Orpheum ($87; 2,193; $1,322,108) (8/7/07-12/7/2007).
PW, $996,540.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,122,876.
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Curran ($99; 1,599; $1,002,688) (12/3/06-OE).
PW, $881,271.
Last (38th) wk, $878,158.

Tempe, Ariz.
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Gammage Auditorium ($77; 2,822; $1,274,596) (8/22/07-8/27/07)
PW, $813,198 in Costa Mesa.
Last (1st) wk, $923,838.

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