CHART TOPPERS, Final Week of May

Special Features   CHART TOPPERS, Final Week of May
Weekly spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.


Week of May 25-May 31, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,552,347
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,305,829
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,253,482
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,210,149
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,109,155

God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $911,320
Waiting for Godot (Studio 54), $500,273
Exit the King (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), $497,725
Blithe Spirit (Sam S. Shubert Theatre Theatre), $481,117
Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre), $334,607

Week of May 24-May 30, 2009
(Compiled weekly by

  • Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig to Team for Broadway Play.
  • Funk, Trimm, Hoty, Doyle Will Put on a Happy Face in Broadway's Birdie Revival.
  • Susan Boyle Belts Out "Memory" and Wins Place in "Britain's Got Talent" Grand Finale.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Guys and Dolls.
  • Casts of Billy Elliot, Guys and Dolls, Hair, Next to Normal, Shrek and More to Perform on Tonys
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • Broadway Grosses: May 18-24.
  • PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Karen Olivo.
  • Casting Complete for Shakespeare in the Park's Twelfth Night.
  • Grisetti, Robbins, Boutsikaris and Fontana Will Join Metcalf in "Neil Simon Plays". BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    June 6, 2009
    (Results from

  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Next To Normal, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Shrek: The Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
    Week of May 22-28, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian": $79,796,400 (weekly gross); $79,796,400 (total gross)
  • "Terminator Salvation": $61,144,068 (weekly gross); $74,516,559 (total gross)
  • "Star Trek": $35,066,138 (weekly gross); $196,700,157 (total gross)
  • "Angels & Demons": $33,449,473 (weekly gross); $93,560,099 (total gross)
  • "Dance Flick": $14,341,271 (weekly gross); $14,341,271 (total gross)
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