Wicked is still the number one event overall (6.33) according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 21. Paul McCartney made a charge at the top spot jumping to number two (4.30) after recently adding another date to his summer US tour. The Jonas Brothers also fared well in these rankings, as they come in at number three (2.98), ahead of sports teams the New York Yankees (four, 2.67) and Boston Red Sox (five, 2.58). Jersey Boys stays in the overall top ten at number six (2.34) and the Chicago Cubs leap from their number ten spot in the last rankings to number seven (1.77). Beyoncé is number eight (1.72) and Billy Elliot is number nine (1.42). Britney Spears added more dates to her world tour and now she’s at number ten with a 1.38 power score.
In addition to the above concert offerings, Miley Cyrus is a popular ticket; in the Top Concert Events rankings she’s at number five (2.74), behind McCartney and the Jonas Brothers. U2 is behind Miley with a 2.53 power score. Kenny Chesney is still in the concert top ten, at number seven (2.25), ahead of Aerosmith & ZZ Top (eight, 2.21) and rankings newcomer Tool (nine, 2.08). Also new to these rankings: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival featuring Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy & Soulja Boy (ten, 2.04).
Baseball takes the top three spots in the Top Sports Events rankings. Coming in behind the Yankees, Sox, and Cubs are the Pittsburgh Steelers (four, 3.36), who’s home game tickets went on sale last week. Another NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, rank at number nine (1.69), behind more baseball teams: New York Mets (five, 3.04), Atlanta Braves (six, 2.48), Philadelphia Phillies (seven, 2.31), and the Florida Marlins (eight, 1.84). Rounding out the sports top ten is the WWE with a 1.64 power score.
“Wicked” of course sits on top of the theater rankings with a 35.98 power score and trailing behind with an 11.21 power score is “Jersey Boys” and then “Billy Elliot” (7.53). West Side Story is number four with a 5.02 power score. Lion King sells enough tickets for number five (3.98). Mary Poppins is at number six (3.87) and still in the top ten is opera star Andrea Bocelli, at number ten, power score 1.86.
On Broadway, the top shows include “Wicked” (30.95 power score in the Broadway rankings) and South Pacific (five. 4.61). The play God of Carnage is number seven (3.86) and Phantom of the Opera is eight (2.85). Hair makes number nine (2.60) and perennial favorite Mamma Mia! is ten (2.18).
Bette Midler stays number one in the Vegas rankings with a 64.02 power score. Cher is number two with a 15.31 power score. Cirque du Soleil shows stay on top of the rankings, with O making number three (5.58) and The Beatles: Love making number four (3.88). New to the rankings: Ice: Direct From Russia (five, 1.95). David Copperfield sits at number six (1.68), beating out Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (eight, 1.39) and Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular (nine, 1.36). Cirque du Soleil – Mystere is number ten with a 1.23 power score.
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.