TicketNews has released its exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 14 and yet again Wicked comes out on top (5.98). Ticket sales for the NBA Finals game with the Orlando Magic gave that event the number two spot (4.22) and a lead over the New York Yankees (three, 3.20). The Detroit Red Wings may have lost the Stanley Cup, but they sold enough tickets to take number four (2.88) in the overall top ten. Theater favorite Jersey Boys makes number five (2.86). Paul McCartney will play Citi Field next month and ticket sales for that event give him number six (2.71). The Boston Red Sox (seven, 2.37) were able to pull ahead of Billy Elliot (eight, 2.19). The Jonas Brothers stay in the top ten, at number nine (2.12) and the Chicago Cubs break into the top event top ten, at ten, power score 1.85.
Like the Yankees, Sox, and Cubs, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are moving tickets, taking numbers six and seven in the sports ranking. Football season will soon be upon us, and the Dallas Cowboys are already in the sports top ten, at number eight (2.17). The WWE is back in the sports rankings at number nine (2.00) and the Atlanta Braves make number ten (1.61).
Paul McCartney of course has the top concert in the Top Concert Events rankings with a 5.89 power score. Miley Cyrus follows the Jonas Brothers in number three (3.60), ahead of U2 (four, 2.79). Kenny Chesney was at number nine in the last rankings and now he’s at number five (2.76) while Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band slip from number one to number six (2.68). Beyonce is back in the concert top ten at number seven (2.59). American Idols Live falls to number eight (2.50) from the number four spot in the last rankings and Dave Matthews Band falls to number nine (2.42) from number two. Coldplay stays at number ten with a 2.28 power score.
In the theater rankings, “Jersey Boys” (14.66), “Billy Elliot” (11.67) and West Side Story (5.18) follow “Wicked” (31.13). Lion King remains popular and comes in at number five (4.14). Mary Poppins follows in number six (3.56) and Andrea Bocelli is seven (2.98). God of Carnage makes number eight (2.72). South Pacific closes the theater top ten with a 1.96 power score.
The Broadway rankings have “Wicked” on top (26.99). Hair is still popular Broadway fare and is number eight (2.59). Mamma Mia! is still moving tickets on Broadway, enough to give the show the number ten spot and a 2.26 power score.
Bette Midler is still on top of the Vegas rankings. With her 49.85 power score, she has a solid lead over Cher (two, 17.66) and Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 15.99). Jay Leno enters the Vegas rankings for the first time at number four (4.15), beating out the Blue Man Group (five, 3.24) and Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular (six, 2.90). Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (seven, 1.72) edges ahead of David Copperfield (eight, 1.54). Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity is number nine (1.08) and Vegas top ten newcomer The Platters, Coasters & Marvelettes is number ten (0.69).
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.