CHART TOPPERS: First Week of June

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


Week of June 1-June 7, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,545,886
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,326,013
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,262,792
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,214,634
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,105,594

God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $928,926
Exit the King (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), $525,960
Waiting for Godot (Studio 54), $520,082
Blithe Spirit (Sam S. Shubert Theatre Theatre), $494,842
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Belasco Theatre), $375,803

Week of May 31-June 6, 2009
(Compiled weekly by

  • Dolly Parton, Elton John, Liza Minnelli and More to Perform on 2009 Tony Awards.
  • PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Gavin Creel.
  • Susan Boyle Loses "Britain's Got Talent" Finale to Dance Troupe Diversity.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • How Broadway Met Its Tony Host, Neil Patrick Harris
  • Broadway Grosses: May 25-31.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: The Tonys Are Coming! The Tonys Are Coming!
  • Kyle Dean Massey Will Be Next to Normal on Broadway.
  • Chicago Will Welcome Langford, Harris, Barrett, Farrell and Wilson This Summer.
  • STAGE TO SCREENS: New Mendes Movie, New Coward Movie and Sherman Bros. Documentary. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    June 13, 2009
    (Results from

  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Hair, The New Broadway Cast Recording
  • Next To Normal, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
    Week of May 29-June 4, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Up": $93,072,435 (weekly gross); $93,072,435 (total gross)
  • "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian": $32,894,800 (weekly gross); $112,691,200 (total gross)
  • "Terminator Salvation": $22,803,062 (weekly gross); $97,319,621 (total gross)
  • "Drag Me to Hell": $21,192,680 (weekly gross); $21,192,680 (total gross)
  • "Star Trek": $17,701,538 (weekly gross); $214,401,695 (total gross)
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