Wicked (6.30) may have the top spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending July 12, but the Jonas Brothers made a big leap in the rankings, from their previously held number five spot to number two (4.12). The Boston Red Sox (3.10) and New York Yankees (2.54) follow in numbers three and four. Paul McCartney was number two (2.49) in the last rankings but he’s since slipped to number five. Theater’s Jersey Boys stay at number six (2.27). U2 makes number seven (1.69) and the Chicago Cubs stays at number eight (1.63). American Idols Live breaks back into the overall top ten at number nine (1.59). Broadway’s Billy Elliot is number ten, power score 1.52.
The Red Sox (9.23), Yankees (8.30), and Cubs (4.64) take the top three spots in the sports rankings, with the UFC 100 following in number four (3.79). The WWE is number five (2.62) and Philadelphia’s Phillies number six (2.32). Football season is upcoming and two popular teams are already making the sports top ten: the Dallas Cowboys (seven, 2.27) and the Minnesota Vikings (eight, 1.76). Chelsea FC takes number nine (1.72), pulling ahead of DC United (ten, 1.52).
The concert rankings have the Jonas Brothers on top (8.54). Other top selling concert tickets: Dave Matthews Band (five, 2.70) and Elton John & Billy Joel (six, 2.66). Nickelback; Hinder; Papa Roach & Saving Abel make number seven (2.40); Aerosmith & ZZ Top are eight (2.22); Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler are number nine (2.16). Coldplay closes out the concert top ten with a 2.13 power score.
Wicked’s 35.20 power score make it number one in the Top Theater Event rankings. Jersey Boys (12.86) and Billy Elliot (8.56) follow. Phantom of the Opera is still going strong and selling tickets, enough to give that show the number four spot (5.49). Mary Poppins continues to prove itself popular theater fare, ranking at number seven (3.67). Fiddler on the Roof makes number eight (2.47) and South Pacific number nine (2.23). At number ten is Mamma Mia! with a 2.00 power score.
The top Broadway events include West Side Story (four, 7.20) and Lion King (five, 5.73). The play God of Carnage is number seven (2.56). Hair is still in the Broadway top ten, at number eight with a 2.48 power score.
Bette Midler dominates the Vegas rankings with a 51.62 power score. Trailing behind is Cher, power score 25.03. Jay Leno was number six but now he’s number three (4.30). At numbers four and five sit two Cirque du Soleil shows: KÀ (4.02) and O (3.60). George Wallace enters the Vegas top ten at number seven (1.44). At numbers eight and nine: Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (1.40) and Cirque du Soleil – Mystere (1.30). Le Reve is number ten (1.00).
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.
Last Updated on July 14, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford