CHART TOPPERS, Third Week of May

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


Week of May 18-May 24, 2009
(Data provided by The Broadway League)

Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,416,179
West Side Story (Palace Theatre), $1,244,810
Billy Elliot (Imperial Theatre), $1,173,790
The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,118,909
Jersey Boys (August Wilson Theatre), $1,041,387

God of Carnage (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), $854,862
Blithe Spirit (Sam S. Shubert Theatre Theatre), $591,570
Exit the King (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), $486,489
Waiting for Godot (Studio 54), $415,610
Desire Under the Elms (St. James Theatre), $346,570

Week of May 17-May 23, 2009
(Compiled weekly by

  • Ruined and Billy Elliot Win Top Honors at Drama Desk Awards.
  • ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: The Leading Men and Women.
  • "Let's Hear It for the Boy": Crawford to Star in "Footloose" Remake.
  • Broadway Grosses: May 11-17.
  • Will Broadway Productions Be Seen as 3-D Movies?
  • Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies.
  • New Musical Memphis Will Likely Play the Shubert Theatre.
  • Groff, Nottage, Sondheim, Cromer, Pisoni, Korins Among 2009 OBIE Award Winners.
  • DIVA TALK: Chatting with 9 to 5's Stephanie J. Block Plus News of Cook and O'Malley.
  • Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies, Now Due in London and on Broadway in March 2010. BEST-SELLING THEATRE CDs
    May 30, 2009
    (Results from

  • Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Next To Normal, Original Broadway Cast Recording
  • Mamma Mia!, Original Cast Recording
  • Shrek: The Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
    Week of May 15-21, 2009
    (Results from

  • "Angels & Demons": $60,110,626 (weekly gross); $60,110,626 (total gross)
  • "Star Trek": $57,023,182 (weekly gross); $161,634,019 (total gross)
  • "X-Men Origins: Wolverine": $18,962,993 (weekly gross); $155,253,737 (total gross)
  • "Terminator Salvation": $13,372,491 (weekly gross); $13,372,491 (total gross)
  • "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past": $8,936,507 (weekly gross); $42,138,345 (total gross)
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