CHART TOPPERS: Third Week of March 2009

Special Features   CHART TOPPERS: Third Week of March 2009
Spotlight on the most-read, most-seen and most-listened-to works.

Week of March 16-22
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

  • Wicked, $1,444,495
  • Billy Elliot, $1,188,954
  • The Lion King, $1,128,139
  • Jersey Boys, $1,032,100
  • West Side Story, $1,004,497 MOST-READ PLAYBILL.COM STORIES
    Week of March 15-21, 2009
    (Compiled weekly by

  • Natasha Richardson, Tony-Winning Actress, Dies Following Skiing Accident.
  • Natasha Richardson Critically Injured During Ski Accident.
  • DIVA TALK: Catching Up with South Pacific,'s Laura Osnes Plus News of Espinosa and McDonald.
  • Ron Silver, Intense Tony Winner for Speed-the-Plow, Dies at 62.
  • PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: West Side Story—Leveling the Rumble Ground.
  • Broadway Grosses: March 9–15.
  • Mitchell Will Choreograph Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies; May Play Toronto Before Broadway.
  • ON THE RECORD: Jerome Kern's "The Cabaret Girl" and Sutton Foster's "Wish."
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • PHOTO CALL: Remembering Tony Winner Natasha Richardson. BEST-SELLING CAST RECORDINGS
    March 28, 2009
    (Results from

  • Wicked
  • Jersey Boys
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The Lion King
  • Spring Awakening TOP-GROSSING FILMS
    Week of March 13-19, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Race to Witch Mountain," $31,710,552 (weekly gross); $31,710,552 (total gross)
  • "Watchmen," $23,405,080 (weekly gross); $91,339,772 (total gross)
  • "The Last House on the Left (2009)," $18,126,260 (weekly gross); $18,126,260 (total gross)
  • "Taken," $8,855,305 (weekly gross); $129,038,708 (total gross)
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," $6,901,765 (weekly gross); $134,501,808 (total gross)
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