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NEW YORK — The Rialto may be suffering post-holiday blues, but the road is still going strong in Week 32 (Dec. 31-Jan. 6), up just under 5% to $17,193,048.

The frame benefited most from the return of two shows that took Christmas vacations: “Avenue Q” and the Cheetah tour of “The Lion King” (last seen in Honolulu). The latter broke the $2 million mark in Mexico City, where it played a mere seven perfs last week.

New house records last week went to stalwarts “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked” in Seattle and St. Louis, respectively.

Most shows dipped a little, but few had long falls (“Jersey Boys” in Chicago dropped the most — about $200,000 — but it’s still well over $1 million). Only three posted higher numbers this week: the two record-breakers and “Mamma Mia!,” which continues to please Ottowa auds.

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The highest-grossing show on the charts was “Wicked” at the Fox in St. Louis, with $2,307,263.

Chicago

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE).

PW, $1,355,420.

Last (14th) wk, $1,157,003.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Cadillac Palace Theater ($123; 2,298; $960,993) (10/31/07-1/06/08).

PW, $1,142,769.

Last (9th) wk, $1,115,708.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).

PW, $1,418,363.

Last (133rd) wk, $1,272,354.

Detroit

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Detroit Opera House ($80; 2,669; $1,440,931) (11/26/07-12/30/07).

PW, $1,446,395.

Last (6th) wk, $1,371,008.

Los Angeles

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Ahmanson Theater ($150; 2,058; $1,355,000) (12/18/07-3/9/08).

PW, $1,132,427.

Last (2nd) wk, $972,247.

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703; $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).

PW, $1,949,969.

Last (48th) wk, $1,789,556.

Mexico City

The Lion King (M) Auditorio Nacional ($137; 6,257; $2,372,134/M$2,372,134) (12/31/07-1/6/08). 7 perf

Last (1st) wk, M$25,466,840/$2,032,751.

Minneapolis

Avenue Q (M) State Theater ($63; 2,089; $903,017) (12/31/07-1/6/08).

Last (1st) wk, $597,835.

Ottawa

Mamma Mia! (M) National Arts Center (C$89/$90; 2,238; C$1,438,960/ $1,463,101) (12/26/07-1/6/08).

PW, C$1,352,232/$1,374,917.

Last (3rd) wk, C$1,409,370/$1,406,415.

Seattle

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Fifth Avenue ($85; 2,113; $1,248,257) (12/03/07-1/13/07).

PW, $1,308,710.

Last (5th) wk, $1,312,763.

St. Louis

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Fox ($75; 4,074; $2,029,018) (12/12/07-1/06/08).

PW, $2,291,608.

Last (4th) wk, $2,307,263.

Tucson

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) Music Hall ($56; 2,217; $863,312) (1/2/08-1/6/08).

PW, $746,869 in San Diego.

Last (1st) wk, $732,353.

Washington

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) National Theater ($90; 1,659; $1,089,800) (12/10/07-1/6/08).

PW, $1,172,905.

Last (5th) wk, $1,125,792.