By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 8/06/07 – 8/12/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Hannah Montana 2 n/a Mayweather vs. Hatton 3 n/a Jersey Boys 4 3 New York Yankees 5 6 Stevie Wonder 6 n/a Dallas Cowboys 7 7 Boston Red Sox 8 4 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 n/a Chicago Cubs 10 5
The magic of Disney puts Hannah Montana on the Top Events chart at number two, beating out the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox, Jersey Boys, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Mayweather vs. Hatton is already climbing through the rankings as Mayweather vs. De La Hoya did earlier this year. The fight debuts in the number three spot.
Major League Baseball takes a hit. The Red Sox drop four spots while the Cubs lose five. Only the Yankees appear unscathed. In fact, they gain one position to take number five.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Mayweather vs. Hatton 1 n/a New York Yankees 2 4 Dallas Cowboys 3 5 Boston Red Sox 4 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 n/a Chicago Cubs 6 3 Denver Broncos 7 6 Seattle Seahawks 8 1 San Diego Chargers 9 n/a Philadelphia Eagles 10 n/a
The NFL suffers a knockout. After just two weeks at the top of the chart, pro football relinquishes the number one spot to the Mayweather vs. Hatton bout.
The Boston Red Sox lose the number two spot to the New York Yankees. Ticket sales for the Yanks are picking up with New York fighting to earn a spot in the playoffs.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 So You Think You Can Dance? 3 n/a Grease 4 4 Lion King 5 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 6 5 Monty Python's Spamalot 7 6 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 8 n/a Legally Blonde 9 n/a Hairspray 10 n/a
People just can’t get enough reality TV. With the show winding down to a finale, the live tour of So You Think You Can Dance? debuts at number three.
Mary Poppins, which had been in the Top Ten since last year, drops out of the rankings this week. LOVE takes its place at number eight.
TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Grease 3 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 4 4 Lion King 5 5 Legally Blonde 6 9 Hairspray 7 10 Mary Poppins 8 7 Monty Python's Spamalot 9 6 Mamma Mia! 10 n/a
Legally Blonde and Hairspray both jump three spots, putting them at six and seven, respectively.
After its improvement last week, Spamalot suffers another round of sagging sales. The musical drops from number six to number nine.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 n/a Stevie Wonder 2 n/a Céline Dion 3 4 Justin Timberlake 4 3 Dave Matthews Band 5 1 Jennifer Lopez 6 n/a Kenny Chesney 7 7 Projekt Revolution Tour 8 8 Toby Keith 9 6 Rascal Flatts 10 n/a
Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana, displaces Dave Matthews Band as the number one concert event.
Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Lopez are also new to the chart this week. Stevie Wonder debuts at number two as he prepares for his first concert tour in over a decade. JLo debuts at number six as she prepares for her first concert tour, period.
TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 2 2 Cirque Du Soleil: "O" 3 3 Elton John: The Red Piano 4 4 David Copperfield 5 5 Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ 6 6 Fab Four 7 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: Zumanity 8 n/a V - The Ultimate Variety Show 9 n/a Jubilee! 10 n/a
Cirque Du Soleil picks up another spot in the rankings with Zumanity reaching number eight this week.
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