Van Halen Gets a Jump on the Competition
August 22, 2007 TicketScoop
By Stacey Willets
TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 8/13/07 – 8/19/07.
OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 2 Van Halen 2 n/a Wicked 3 1 New York Yankees 4 5 Mayweather vs. Hatton 5 3 Jersey Boys 6 4 Boston Red Sox 7 8 So You Think You Can Dance? 8 n/a Stevie Wonder 9 6 Dallas Cowboys 10 7
For the first time in ten weeks, triumph does not go to the Wicked. Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana takes the top of the chart.
Van Halen makes a strong start in the rankings, debuting at number two.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week New York Yankees 1 2 Mayweather vs. Hatton 2 1 Boston Red Sox 3 4 Dallas Cowboys 4 3 Chicago Cubs 5 6 Green Bay Packers 6 n/a Denver Broncos 7 7 Texas Longhorns 8 n/a Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 New York Giants 10 n/a
With a chance at the playoffs in sight, the hopeful fervor of Yankees fans propels the Bronx Bombers to the top of the Sports chart.
College football makes it debut in the rankings in the form of the Texas Longhorns. The team takes number eight this week.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 So You Think You Can Dance? 3 3 Grease 4 4 Lion King 5 5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 6 6 Monty Python's Spamalot 7 7 Hairspray 8 10 Mary Poppins 9 n/a The Color Purple 10 n/a
Mary Poppins returns to the chart after a brief holiday. The Color Purple reappears this week as well, bumping Legally Blonde and LOVE out of the rankings.
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 Hairspray 6 7 Mary Poppins 7 8 Monty Python's Spamalot 8 9 Mamma Mia! 9 10 Young Frankenstein 10 n/a
Grease, which officially opened this weekend, maintains the number three spot despite less than enthusiastic reviews.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event This Week Last Week Hannah Montana 1 1 Van Halen 2 n/a Stevie Wonder 3 2 Dave Matthews Band 4 5 Céline Dion 5 3 Justin Timberlake 6 4 Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony 7 6 Kenny Chesney 8 7 Projekt Revolution Tour 9 8 Rascal Flatts 10 10
Van Halen jumps right into the number two spot on the Top Concerts chart. Even with David Lee Roth returning to the group, the band is no match for Hannah Montana. The teen sensation does not waver from the number one ranking.
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 Barry Manilow: Music and Passion 4 n/a Elton John: The Red Piano 5 4 Mamma Mia! 6 n/a Bette Midler 7 n/a David Copperfield 8 5 Le Rêve 9 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ 10 6
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Last Updated on August 22, 2007 by TicketScoop