The AfterElton.com Ranking Roundup: “High School Musical 3” hits a high note, “ATWT” dips, and more!

When it comes to gay entertainment, you know what you like. But what do other people like? Welcome to the AfterElton.com Ranking Roundup, a new regular feature where we roundup rankings from various sources as to what’s currently hottest in gay movies, TV, and books. (Special thanks to our various sources, which we’ll be rotating every week.)

 

Top Eight Gay Male Television Shows

(total viewers)

1 Dancing with the Stars: Monday (17.76 million, down 1.3 million from last week)

2 Dancing with the Stars (14.82 million, down 700,00)

3 Survivor: Gabon (12.8 million, down 500,000)

4 Brothers & Sisters (10.11 million, down 190,000)

5 Ugly Betty (8.7 million, up 200,000)

6 America’s Next Top Model (3.2 million, down 700,00)

7 As the World Turns (2,555,000 million, down 85,000)

8 The Janice Dickerson Modeling Agency (season finale, season average 342,000)

 

With the World Series beginning late last week, it’s not a surprise that several shows including Dancing with the Stars and Brothers & Sisters each took a small hit this week. 

 

Check out movies and books after the jump!

 

Top Grossing Gay-Related Movies

(weekend U.S. box office revenue) 

1 High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($42 million, debut) 

2 Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist ($2 million, $29.5 total)

3 Sex Drive ($1.8 million, $6.8 total)

4 Religulous ($.98, $10.6 million total)

5 Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom ($160,000, debut)

6 Tropic Thunder ($160,000, $110 million total)

7 Mamma Mia ($120,000, $143.5 million total)

As expected, tweens (and not a few gay guys) flooded the theaters for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, giving it the biggest opening ever for a musical and a live-action G-rated movie. Jumping the Broom, the new Noah’s Arc movie, debuted very strong in limited release with a $32,000-per-screen gross. 

 

 

Top Eight Bestselling Books

(at A Different Light Books in Los Angeles)

1 When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

2 Vampire Transgression by Michael Schiefelbein

3 Outside the Badge by Mitchell Grobeson

4 The Big Penis Book by Dian Hanson

5 Every Frat Boy Wants It by Todd Gregory

6 The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina

7 Relative Stranger by Stewart Lewis

8 Blue Boys: 10 Years of Blue Magazine

9 Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne

10 My First Five Husbands…and the Ones Who Got Away by Rue McClanahan

Even in the fall, Kensington continues to own the “beach read” market with attractively-covered (and provocatively-titled) books such as Every Frat Boy Wants It. Absolute Brightness is a young adult novel by the founder of the Trevor Project.