The top selling event for the week ending May 30 is the Chicago Blackhawks home games during the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. The event has a 6.77 power score, which puts it ahead of Wicked (6.05) and Paul McCartney (2.73).
Home games for the Philadelphia Flyers, the Blackhawks opponent in the Stanley Cup Finals, make the overall top ten at number four (2.70). The New York Yankees (five, 2.59) outsold Lady Gaga (six, 2.34) and Justin Bieber (seven, 1.97). Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters comes in at number eight (1.96). Closing out the Top Combined Events are American Idol Live (1.86) and James Taylor & Carole King (1.72).
Paul McCartney leads the Top Concert Events rankings with a 5.70 power score, followed by Lady Gaga (4.90). The shows that made the overall top ten, also made the concert top ten, with the addition of Dave Matthews Band (seven, 3.48), Glee Live (eight, 2.84), and Brooks & Dunn (2.58). The Jonas Brothers & Demi Lovato are number ten (2.28).
The sports rankings show the NHL Stanley Cup Finals games on top, with the NBA Finals also faring well in these rankings. Phoenix Suns home games during the NBA Western Conference Finals is number seven (2.70), followed by Boston Celtics home games during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the NBA Finals at numbers eight and nine, respectively. Not to be outdone, Los Angeles Lakers home games for the Western Conference Finals came in at number ten (2.11). Baseball’s Boston Red Sox (four, 4.88), Chicago Cubs (five, 3.21), and Minnesota Twins (six, 3.04) remained popular tickets this week.
“Wicked” (40.16), Lion King (9.79), and Jersey Boys (three, 8.69) lead off the Top Theater Events. The Addams Family makes the theater top ten at number six (3.26). Also making the top ten are classics Phantom of the Opera (seven, 2.96) and Mamma Mia! (eight, 1.88). American Idiot is number nine (1.66) and Mary Poppins is number ten (1.39).
“Wicked” also tops the Broadway rankings with a 31.21 power score. Other top selling Broadway shows include Fences (four, 8.56) and Billy Elliot (six, 5.15). A Little Night Music is number nine, power score 2.29.
Cher still has the lead in the Vegas rankings. Her 70.74 power score gives her a huge lead over Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (two, 9.58) and Blue Man Group (three, 4.47). Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (four, 3.18) edges ahead of David Copperfield (five, 2.78) and Criss Angel: Believe (six, 2.36). Le Rêve is number seven (1.43) and Jubilee! is number eight (1.02). Rounding out the Vegas top ten is Fab Four Live (0.80) and Jay Leno (ten 0.73).
TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork ExchangeTM, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events’ power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event’s Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Seller Power Scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category, and not across categories.
Last Updated on June 2, 2010 by By Petrina Crockford