TicketNews has released its exclusive Top Events rankings for the week ending August 2, and while Wicked is still the top selling event overall with a 5.80 power score, the New York Yankees moved to the number two spot and gained a 2.20 power score. The Jersey Boys moved to number three (2.14) from their previously held number eight position, and the Boston Red Sox went from number seven to four (1.84). The Jonas Brothers sit at number five (1.83), just ahead of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (six, 1.82). So You Think You Can Dance? is number seven (1.80) and U2 is eight (1.77). Paul McCartney was number two in the last rankings and now he slips to number nine (1.72). AC/DC breaks into the overall top ten again with a 1.54 power score.
The Top Concert Events rankings show the above bands in the lead, with Dave Matthews Band (six, 2.64) and America’s Most Wanted Festival: Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy & Soulja Boy (seven, 2.44) following. Kenny Chesney (eight, 2.22) and Phish (nine, 2.18) reappear in the concert top ten. American Idols Live makes number ten (1.98).
In the sports rankings, the Yankees (5.91) and Red Sox (4.95) are one and two and the Dallas Cowboys are three (3.55). Manny Pacquiao is number four (2.94), followed by FC Barcelona (five, 2.81) and the Chicago Cubs (six, 2.76). Numbers seven through nine belong to teams and events back in the rankings after a seasonal hiatus: the NBA All-Star Game (seven, 2.49), Texas Longhorns (eight, 2.48), and Kansas City Chiefs (nine, 2.39). Closing out the sports top ten is the WWE (1.88).
“Wicked” of course continues to reign over the theater rankings with a 34.63 power score. Trailing behind are Phantom of the Opera (six, 3.30), Fiddler on the Roof (seven, 2.74), and West Side Story (eight, 2.32). Mamma Mia! (2.32) and Little Mermaid are back in the theater rankings at numbers nine and ten.
Behind “Wicked” (32.88) and “Jersey Boys” (14.58) in the Broadway rankings are Billy Elliot (three, 13.14) and Lion King (four, 7.06). A Steady Rain makes number eight (2.50) and South Pacific is number nine (2.34). Opera star Andrea Bocelli is back in the rankings at number ten (1.93).
Bette Midler is still number one in the Vegas rankings with a 68.14 power score. Cher follows with a 23.43 power score. Several Cirque du Soleil shows make the Vegas top ten: Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 1.89); Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (four, 1.37); Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (seven, 1.16); Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (eight, 0.65); and Cirque du Soleil – Mystere (ten, 0.30). Sandwiched in between are Jay Leno (five, 1.25), Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular (six, 1.18), and Chippendales (nine, 0.45).
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.