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Road shows hit post-turkey bump

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road hit its annual week-after-Thanksgiving bump to the tune of about $1.2 million in Week 27 (Nov. 26-Dec. 2), slipping 8% to $13,891,230.

“High School Musical” moved to a new venue and “The Lion King” played a short week, accounting for a part of the decline, but post-Turkey Day blues took a toll on a few shows, notably “Wicked,” which slipped about $300,000 in Chicago and L.A. to a little over $1 million.

In fact, all three shows in Chicago posted significant declines, with “Jersey Boys” dropping nearly $100,000 and “The Phantom of the Opera” falling about $180,000.

Mostly, it’s just that time of the year, but biz is up overall, with the 14 reporting shows posting a healthy $3.5 million-plus more than last year’s figures for the same frame.

The highest-grossing show on the chart was “Jersey Boys” in Costa Mesa, Calif., with $1,430,315.

Estimates for last week:


APPLETON, WIS.
High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Fox Cities PAC ($63; 1,998, $859,438) (11/26/07-12/2/07).
PW, $1,101,657 in Providence.
Last (1st) wk, $744,613.

BOSTON
Mamma Mia! (M) Colonial Theater ($83; 1,635; $965,677) (11/27/07-12/2/07).
PW, $581,205 in Dayton.
Last (1st) wk, $724,745.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).
PW $1,244,001.
Last (9th) wk, $1,148,610.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Cadillac Palace Theater ($123; 2,298; $960,993) (10/31/07-11/06/07).
PW, $889,007.
Last (4th) wk, $708,962.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,323,106.
Last (128th) wk, $1,023,064.

COSTA MESA, CALIF.
Jersey Boys
(M-2nd Co.) OCPAC ($80; 3,034; $1,448,700) (11/12/07-11/18/07).
PW, $1,436,060.
Last (3rd) wk; $1,430,315.

DETROIT
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) (M) Detroit Opera House ($80; 2,669; $1,138,540) (9/25/07-11/25/07).
PW, $1,371,894 in Minneapolis.
Last (1st) wk, 6 perf; $964,238.

HARTFORD, CONN.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Bushnell ($81; 2,710, $1,413,416) (11/14/07-12/10/07).
PW, $1,388,163.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,327,973.

HONOLULU
The Lion King (M-1st Nat.) The Blaisdell Concert Hall ($85; 1,946; $1,315,380) (9/15/07- 12/9/07).
PW, $1,228,965.
Last (9th) wk, $1,281,390.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked
(M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,532,170.
Last (43rd) wk, $1,201,820.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($207; 2,197; $1,321,097) (10/9/07-OE)
PW, $727,394.
Last (8th) wk, $836,904.

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Curran Theater ($94; 9,968; $828,737) (11/20/07-1/6/08)
PW, $763,910
Last (2nd) wk, $819,733.

TOLEDO, OHIO
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Stranahan ($67; 2,337; $1,112,673) (11/26/07-12/2/07).
PW, $661,379 in Columbus.
Last (1st) wk, $920,508.

WASHINGTON
Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) National ($85; 1,659; $1,056,680) (11/27/07-12/2/07).
PW, $863,827 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $758,355.

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