While Wicked (5.98) may be the top selling event in the Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 3, sports teams make a strong showing in the overall top ten: the NBA Western Conference Semifinals featuring the Denver Nuggets is number two with a 2.33 power score; the New York Yankees are number four (1.93), followed by the Boston Red Sox (five, 1.90) and the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals featuring the Boston Bruins (eight, 1.54). Sandwiched in between are Aerosmith & ZZ Top (three, 2.23), Jersey Boys (six, 1.8), Kenny Chesney (seven, 1.85), Dave Matthews Band (nine, 1.51), and the Jonas Brothers (ten, 1.49).
The top ten sports events show the Chicago Cubs are selling tickets, as that team sits at number four (3.91) in those rankings. NBA Eastern Conference tickets sold enough to put the First Round playoffs with the Boston Celtics at number five (3.58) and the Conference Semifinals featuring the Boston Celtics at number six (3.13). Manny Pacquiao follows at number seven (3.11). The NBA Western Conference Semifinals with the Houston Rockets is number eight (2.61) and the NHL Hockey Conference Semifinals featuring the Washington Capitals is number nine (2.55). The Kentucky Derby stays at number ten.
In the concert event rankings, Aerosmith & ZZ Top are of course number one with a 4.25 power score. U2 slips noticeably in these rankings, to number five (2.83) from number one, while Elton John & Billy Joel move up to number six (2.42) from their previously held number nine position. Beyoncé falls to number seven (2.39) from number three, while Fleetwood Mac is back in the concert top ten at number eight (2.21). Hard rockers AC/DC continue to sell tickets and sit at number nine (2.09) in a tie with The Dead, who also have a 2.09 power score.
The top five theater events are as follows: “Wicked” (37.46), “Jersey Boys” (11.90), West Side Story (4.53), Billy Elliot (4.37), and South Pacific (4.35). Opera sensation Andrea Bocelli is still moving theater tickets, enough to give him the number six spot (3.94). Lion King is number seven (3.90) and Mary Poppins is number eight (3.57). Rounding out the theater top ten: Phantom of the Opera (nine, 2.42) and Mamma Mia! (ten, 1.57).
Numbers one through five in the Broadway top ten matches the top five in the theater rankings; Lion King and Mamma Mia! follow. Only on Broadway (for the time being): Cirque du Soleil – Kooza (eight, 2.36) and Hair (nine, 2.27).
With a 55.41 power score, Cher holds on to number one in the Vegas rankings while Bette Midler trails in number two with a 31.33 power score. Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular makes the leap from number ten to number three (1.93). Donny & Marie Osmond are number four (1.80). Cirque du Soleil shows have a monopoly in the Vegas top ten, with various shows occupying numbers five through nine: KÀ (1.67), Mystere (1.30), The Beatles: Love (0.98), O (0.91), and Criss Angel: Believe (0.83). The Blue Man Group is back in the Vegas rankings at number ten, power score 0.78.
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.