CHART TOPPERS, Second Week of August

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Weekly spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.

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TOP-GROSSING BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS
Week of August 10-August 16, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)


MUSICALS
Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,645,488
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,479,613
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,419,673
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,259,691
The Little Mermaid (Lunt–Fontanne Theatre), $1,210,097

PLAYS
Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theatre), $414,237
The 39 Steps (Helen Hayes Theatre), $254,406


MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
Week of August 9-August 15, 2009
(Compiled weekly by Playbill.com)

  • Production on New Spider-Man Musical Temporarily Halted.
  • Ragtime's Broadway Return Goes on Sale Aug. 15.
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • Crawford Will Be Shrek This Fall on Broadway; Tix on Sale Through May 2010.
  • Broadway Grosses: Aug. 3-9.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Visiting Grease and London.
  • Jonathan Groff: Demi-God.
  • PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Lucy The Slut.
  • Despite Speculation, Spider-Man Producers Insist Show Will Arrive on Broadway as Scheduled.
  • Dacal is Alice in Wildhorn's Wonderland; Mason, Llana, Snelson to Go Down Rabbit Hole.
    BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    August 22, 2009
    (Results from billboard.biz)


  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
  • Hair, The New Broadway Cast Recording
  • Rock of Ages, Original Broadway Cast Recording
    TOP-GROSSING FILMS
    Week of August 7-August 13, 2009
    (Results from boxofficemojo.cm)


  • "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra": $76,253,188 (weekly gross); $76,253,188 (total gross)
  • "Julie & Julia": $31,284,468 (weekly gross); $31,284,468 (total gross)
  • "G–Force": $15,828,492 (weekly gross); $92,140,974 (total gross)
  • "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince": $13,817,669 (weekly gross); $278,737,953 (total gross)
  • "Funny People": $12,348,545 (weekly gross); $44,899,865 (total gross)
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