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Hannah Montana Rules the Rankings
By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 8/20/07 - 8/26/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 1 Van Halen 2 2 Wicked 3 3 Dallas Cowboys 4 10 Jersey Boys 5 6 New York Yankees 6 4 Céline Dion 7 n/a Boston Red Sox 8 7 Green Bay Packers 9 n/a Denver Broncos 10 n/a
Hannah Montana takes number one for the second straight week as she sells out arenas like a well-established rock legend.
With two weeks to go before the start of the NFL regular season, pro football is heating up. The Dallas Cowboys jump from number ten to number four this week, and the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos join the chart.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Dallas Cowboys 1 4 New York Yankees 2 1 Boston Red Sox 3 3 Green Bay Packers 4 6 Denver Broncos 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs 6 n/a Texas Longhorns 7 8 Chicago Bears 8 n/a New York Giants 9 10 Chicago Cubs 10 5
Despite an upcoming Yankees / Red Sox series, football claims the number one spot. The Dallas Cowboys top the sports rankings, one of six NFL teams dominating the chart.
After an impressive start, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. gets knocked out of the rankings.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 6 So You Think You Can Dance? 4 3 Lion King 5 5 Grease 6 4 Cirque Du Soleil: 7 n/a The Beatles: LOVE Monty Python's Spamalot 8 7 The Color Purple 9 10 Blue Man Group 10 n/a
Grease dips in the rankings this week but suffers relatively little damage after an onslaught of negative reviews.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 4 Lion King 4 5 Grease 5 3 The Color Purple 6 n/a Monty Python's Spamalot 7 8 Mamma Mia! 8 9 Mary Poppins 9 7 Young Frankenstein 10 10
The Color Purple rebounds, appearing at number six. American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, currently starring as Celie, recently announced she is extending her run into January 2008.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 1 Van Halen 2 2 Céline Dion 3 5 Stevie Wonder 4 3 Jimmy Buffett 5 n/a Dave Matthews Band 6 4 Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony 7 7 Justin Timberlake 8 6 Kenny Chesney 9 8 Rascal Flatts 10 10
Sales from his tour date additions puts Jimmy Buffett back on the Top Concerts chart at number five.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: 2 2 The Beatles: LOVE Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 3 3 Barry Manilow: Music and Passion 4 4 Elton John: The Red Piano 5 5 Blue Man Group 6 n/a Bette Midler 7 7 Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular 8 n/a Le Rêve 9 9 David Copperfield 10 8
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