CHART TOPPERS, Fourth Week of October

News   CHART TOPPERS, Fourth Week of October Weekly spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.

* TOP-GROSSING BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS
Week of October 26-November 1, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)


MUSICALS
Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,489,548
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,357,268
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,136,368
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,112,351
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theatre), 922,676


PLAYS
A Steady Rain (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre), $1,187,455
God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $991,204
Hamlet (Broadhurst Theatre), $751,526
Wishful Drinking (Studio 54), $330,654
Superior Donuts (Music Box Theatre), $278,966


MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
Week of October 25-October 31, 2009
(Compiled weekly by Playbill.com)


  • Promises, Promises to Return to Broadway With Hayes and Chenoweth Starring.
  • Cavenaugh to Exit Broadway's West Side Story in December.
  • "Little Miss Sunshine" Will Be Helen Keller in Miracle Worker; Pill Will Be Title Character.
  • Provisional Closing Notice Posted for The Neil Simon Plays.
  • Broadway Grosses: Oct. 19-25.
  • Gasteyer, Knight, Kudisch, Diamantopoulos and Newton Will Be Girl Crazy at Encores!
  • Schreiber and Johansson to Star in Bway Revival of View From the Bridge.
  • Goodman Lighting Designer Michael Philippi Dies Suddenly; First Preview of High Holidays Canceled.
  • Little Miss Sunshine to Feature Bierko, Scott, Latessa, Winther and Moran at Sundance.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
    BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    November 7, 2009
    (Results from billboard.biz)


  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
  • The Lion King, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Spring Awakening, Original Broadway Cast Recording
    TOP-GROSSING FILMS
    Week of October 23–October 29, 2009
    (Results from boxofficemojo.cm)


  • "Paranormal Activity": $27,763,527 (weekly gross); $68,240,045 (total gross)
  • "Saw VI": $17,263,955 (weekly gross); $17,263,955 (total gross)
  • "Where the Wild Things Are": $17,179,387 (weekly gross); $56,718,962 (total gross)
  • "Law Abiding Citizen": $16,476,835 (weekly gross); $44,081,650 (total gross)
  • "Couples Retreat": $13,449,555 (weekly gross); $80,565,755 (total gross)