By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 6/04/07 – 6/10/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 2 Boston Red Sox 2 1 The Police 3 3 New York Yankees 4 10 Jersey Boys 5 6 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers 6 7 Kenny Chesney 7 5 Chicago Cubs 8 9 Michael Bublé 9 n/a CONCACAF Gold Cup: Honduras 10 n/a
Wicked regains the number one ranking this week.
A six game winning streak, an upcoming Subway Series, and Roger Clemens pull the Yankees up from the number ten spot to number four.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup, which debuted on the Top Sports chart last week, moves into the Top Events rankings as well this week. Honduras takes the number ten spot.
The San Antonio Spurs may be the better looking team in the NBA Finals, but they drop out of the rankings this week after appearing at number four last week. The Cleveland Cavaliers move up to number six.
American Idols Live! is this week’s other casualty. The fervor of ticket-buying fans fizzles after just three weeks on the Top Events chart, causing the tour to drop out of the rankings.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 1 New York Yankees 2 5 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers 3 3 Chicago Cubs 4 4 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Honduras 5 6 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs 6 2 Stanley Cup Finals: Anaheim Ducks 7 n/a St. Louis Cardinals 8 7 Atlanta Braves 9 9 Detroit Tigers 10 n/a
The Spurs may be leading the Cavaliers two games to zero in the NBA Finals, but it’s the Cavs that are bringing in the sales. Cleveland remains at the number three spot this week, but San Antonio, who doesn’t play at home again until Game 6 (if necessary), drops from number two to number six.
Anaheim fights their way back onto the chart and reaches number seven this week. Fans eager to see a West Coast hockey team take home the Stanley Cup were rewarded with the Ducks’ victory over the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 4 Monty Python's Spamalot 4 6 Lion King 5 3 Grease 6 9 The Color Purple 7 5 Phantom of the Opera 8 n/a Legally Blonde 9 8 Chicago: The Musical 10 n/a
Spamalot climbs from number six to number four, overtaking Lion King.
Grease moves up three positions, from number nine to number six, with its official opening still ten weeks away.
Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest running musical, rises through the rankings to reappear at number eight this week. There may be renewed interest in the show with Andrew Lloyd Webber planning to team up with David Zippel to create a follow-up to Phantom.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 3 Grease 4 6 Lion King 5 4 Legally Blonde 6 5 Phantom of the Opera 7 10 Monty Python's Spamalot 8 7 The Color Purple 9 8 Beauty & The Beast 10 n/a
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTSEvent This Week Last Week The Police 1 1 Kenny Chesney 2 2 Michael Bublé 3 n/a Jimmy Buffett 4 10 Dave Matthews Band 5 6 John Mayer 6 4 Céline Dion 7 n/a Keith Urban 8 n/a Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 9 5 American Idols Live! 10 3
This week’s Top Concerts chart is full of dramatic leaps.
Michael Bublé soars up the chart, appearing at number three this week. Jimmy Buffett jumps from number ten to number four. Céline Dion reappears at number seven. Keith Urban finds his way into the rankings to take number eight.
Soul2Soul drops four places from number five to number nine and American Idols Live! plummets from number three to number ten.
Tool, Roger Waters, and Beyoncé, numbers seven, eight, and nine last week, fail to make an encore.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWSEvent This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 2 3 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 3 2 Monty Python's Spamalot 4 6 Bette Midler 5 4 Fab Four 6 9 Blue Man Group 7 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: Mystère 8 n/a Elton John: The Red Piano 9 5 Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular 10 n/a
For the first time since the introduction of the Top Vegas chart eighteen weeks ago, Elton John drops out of the top five. This week his Red Piano show appears at number nine.
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