CHART TOPPERS, First Week of August

CHART TOPPERS, First Week of August Weekly spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.

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TOP-GROSSING BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS
Week of August 3-August 9, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)


MUSICALS
Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,649,459
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,493,502
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,449,415
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,315,310
The Little Mermaid (Lunt–Fontanne Theatre), $1,186,154

PLAYS
Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre), $408,749
The 39 Steps (Helen Hayes Theatre), $278,687


MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
Week of August 2-August 8, 2009
(Compiled weekly by Playbill.com)

  • Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's Finian's Rainbow Revival.
  • Douglas Hodge to Make Broadway Debut in La Cage Revival.
  • Gallagher, Faber, Caplan, Esper, Vincent and More Will Bring American Idiot to Life.
  • Greene Replaces Green in Broadway's West Side Story.
  • Boll, Louis, Macdonald and Morris Will Join Leavel and Dossett in Broadway's Mamma Mia!
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • Federer to Return to Broadway's Wicked; Mackey to Join Cast.
  • The Piven Monologues to Be Presented at Joe's Pub in September.
  • Hugh Jackman to Star in P.T. Barnum Film Musical.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Between Texas and England.
    BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    August 15, 2009
    (Results from billboard.biz)


  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • 9 To 5: The Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
  • Hair, The New Broadway Cast Recording
    TOP-GROSSING FILMS
    Week of July 31-August 6, 2009
    (Results from boxofficemojo.cm)


  • "Funny People": $32,551,320 (weekly gross); $32,551,320 (total gross)
  • "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince": $27,157,424 (weekly gross); $264,920,284 (total gross)
  • "G–Force": $26,909,059 (weekly gross); $76,312,482 (total gross)
  • "The Ugly Truth": $20,606,724 (weekly gross); $62,088,132 (total gross)
  • "Aliens in the Attic": $12,292,893 (weekly gross); $12,292,893 (total gross)