Wicked is back on top of TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending July 27. With a 4.87 power score, the musical takes the number one spot from Paul McCartney (4.74). In third is the Concacaf Gold Cup Final (4.70), followed by the New York Yankees (2.69). So You Think You Can Dance? is five overall (2.47). The Jonas Brothers were number three in the last rankings but now they slip to number six (2.37). The Boston Red Sox still make the overall top ten, this time at number seven (2.29). They beat out the Jersey Boys (eight, 2.15) and U2 (nine, 1.53). Billy Elliot has a 1.34 power score, good enough for number ten.
The Concacaf Final, Yankees, and Red Sox take the top three spots in the Top Sports Events rankings, followed by the Chicago Cubs (four, 2.77) and the Minnesota Vikings (five, 2.77). Manny Pacquiao is back in the sports rankings at number six (2.40). He edges ahead of the Chelsea FC (seven, 2.27). The Dallas Cowboys (2.22) beat the Denver Broncos (2.15) for number eight. Number ten belongs to the WWE (2.11).
Paul McCartney has the lead in the concert rankings. Behind him is the Dave Matthews Band (four, 2.76). Rockers AC/DC are back in the concert top ten (five, 2.28). Moving up from number ten to number six are Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (2.23). Miley Cyrus is selling tickets (seven, 2.40) and American Idols Live is still a popular show (eight, 2.22). Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are number nine (2.16) and Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel are ten (2.13).
The Top Theater Events rankings show Wicked on top with a 28.75 power score followed by So You Think You Can Dance? (14.92). Other top selling shows include Lion King (five, 4.37), Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco (seven, 2.49), and Fiddler On The Roof (eight, 2.42).
The Broadway top ten includes ” Lion King” (four, 7.80), West Side Story (five, 4.56), South Pacific (six, 3.83), and Little Mermaid (seven, 2.45). Closing out the Broadway top ten are Phantom of the Opera (eight, 2.16), A Steady Rain (nine, 1.91), and God of Carnage (ten, 1.87).
Bette Midler stays on top of the Vegas rankings with a 42.04 power score and Cher follows with a 40.84 power score. In number three is Cirque du Soleil – O (5.77), followed by Jay Leno (3.04) and two other Cirque du Soleil shows: Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (five, 1.68) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (six, 0.89). Tony N Tina’s Wedding is seven (0.84) and Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity is eight (0.82). In nine and ten are Barry Manilow (0.81) and Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular (0.75).
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.