Boston Celtics ticket sales topped the charts for the week of June 2 – June 8, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. As the...

Boston Celtics ticket sales topped the charts for the week of June 2 – June 8, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. As the Celtics topped the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, they also rose three positions in the top events rankings to achieve a first place finish with a power score of 6.56. This is the first time in several months that a sports event has topped the Overall Top Events chart.

In second place this week with a power score of 4.64 was Madonna, who was last week’s chart topper. Wicked fell another position to third place this week, and finished with a power score of 4.12. In fourth place were the Lakers, who fell out of their third place finish from last week and earned a 3.05 power score. The New York Yankees climbed a position from last week to a fifth place finish this week with a score of 2.67. Up three positions to sixth place were the Boston Red Sox, who earned a power score of 2.08. Other top events this week included Jersey Boys in seventh place with a power score of 2.04 and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team in eighth place with a score of 1.99.

The Boston Celtics were the Top Sports Event this week, and topped the chart with a power score of 12.04. Following closely behind were the Los Angeles Lakers, who fell from first place to finish with a 8.61 power score. The Lakers and Celtics will face off again in Los Angeles for Game 3 on Tuesday, June 10. The Yankees maintained their third place position this week with a power score of 7.30, and the Red Sox stayed in fourth place with a 5.56 power score.

“Wicked” remained the Top Theater event this week with a power score of 34.56, followed by “Jersey Boys” in second with a score of 17.07, and South Pacific in third with a 8.70 power score. The same three events topped the Top Broadway Events chart this week with power scores of 35.76, 16.84, and 15.32, respectively. Other popular theater events this week included Lion King in fourth place with a score of 8.58, Phantom of the Opera in fifth with a 2.95 power score, and A Chorus Line in sixth with a power score of 2.06. Other top Broadway events included “Lion King” in fourth place with an 8.28 power score, Little Mermaid in fifth with a 2.46, and “Phantom” in sixth with a score of 2.34.

Madonna remained the Top Concert Event this week with a power score of 9.79. The Dave Matthews Band rose from eighth place to second place this week with a 3.25 power score, and The Eagles soared from seventh to third with a score of 3.06. The Jonas Brothers remained in fourth place with a score of 2.83, and Tina Turner fell from fifth to third place with a 2.74 power score.

In Las Vegas news, Bette Midler‘s show continues to produce strong ticket sales, as the Divine Miss M topped the Las Vegas Events chart with a score of 39.18. Cher‘s 24.44 power score secured her a second place finish again this week, and Elton John remained in third place with a power score of 15.44. Cirque du Soleil – “O” finished in fourth with a score of 6.38, and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: LOVE fell a position to fifth place with a score of 4.17.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given event’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Boston Celtics Tickets6.56
2Madonna Tickets4.64
3Wicked Tickets4.12
4Los Angeles Lakers Tickets3.05
5New York Yankees Tickets2.67
6Boston Red Sox Tickets2.08
7Jersey Boys Tickets2.04
8U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team Tickets1.99
9Chicago Cubs Tickets1.83
10Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.54

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Madonna Tickets9.79
2Dave Matthews Band Tickets3.25
3The Eagles Tickets3.06
4Jonas Brothers Tickets2.83
5Tina Turner Tickets2.74
6Coldplay Tickets2.46
7American Idols Live! Tickets2.46
8Jimmy Buffett Tickets2.19
9Neil Diamond Tickets2.14
10New Kids on the Block Tickets1.91

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Boston Celtics Tickets12.04
2Los Angeles Lakers Tickets8.61
3New York Yankees Tickets7.30
4Boston Red Sox Tickets5.56
5Chicago Cubs Tickets5.18
6U.S Men’s National Soccer Team Tickets2.86
7Pittsburgh Penguins Team Tickets1.92
8Mexico National Soccer Team Tickets1.82
9Belmont Stakes Tickets1.62
10Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.62

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Wicked Tickets34.56
2Jersey Boys Tickets17.07
3South Pacific Tickets8.70
4Lion King Tickets8.58
5Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.95
6A Chorus Line Tickets2.06
7Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets1.47
8Mamma Mia! Tickets1.40
9Little Mermaid Tickets1.40
10Hairspray Tickets1.38

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Wicked Tickets35.76
2Jersey Boys Tickets16.84
3South Pacific Tickets15.32
4Lion King Tickets8.28
5Little Mermaid Tickets2.46
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.34
7Young Frankenstein Tickets2.30
8Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.78
9Mary Poppins Tickets1.44
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.37

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 06/08/2008

1Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets39.18
2Cher Tickets24.44
3Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets15.44
4Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets6.38
5Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets4.17
6Blue Man Group Tickets2.17
7Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.04
8Barry Manilow Tickets1.43
9Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.14
10Rita Rudner Tickets0.77

Last Updated on June 9, 2008 by By Sarah Pyzynski