According to TicketNews’ exclusive weekly events rankings, Wicked was the hottest selling event on the secondary market for the week ending Sunday, June 12. Power scoring a 3.88, the popular Broadway production made it back to the leader position after a five week absence.
Tickets for Miami Heat home games during their NBA Finals series against the Dallas Mavericks came in second (3.38). The Mavericks ultimately won the series 4 games to 2 over this weekend. In at number three was another Broadway blockbuster, The Book of Mormon (2.95), followed by Taylor Swift (four 2.91) and Boston Bruins tickets for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals (five, 2.27).
In at number six was the summer tour of Kid Rock, Sammy Hagar and the Wabos (2.27), followed by Paul McCartney’s (seven, 2.16) just announced July 15 concert at Yankee Stadium. Next came Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance (eight, 2.11), who lead this year’s 10th Anniversary Honda Civic Tour, followed by CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer (nine, 1.81) and U2, currently on the postponed North American leg of their 360o tour (ten, 1.68), making up dates the group missed due to lead singer Bono’s 2010 back injury.
In Top Sports this week, Miami Heat home game tickets for the NBA finals hit number one (12.04), with Mavericks tickets for the series in at five (4.10). Bruins tickets for the Stanley Cup finals finished the week at two (8.11) and the Canucks sold enough home game tickets to take number seven (3.81) in the rankings. CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer came in at three (6.44) with New York Yankees baseball at four (4.63) and arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox in at six (3.84). Tickets to see the national team of Honduras in CONCACAF Gold Cup play came in at eight (3.53), the San Francisco Giants finished the week at number nine (2.09), and the Colorado Rockies came in at ten (1.99).
Best selling musical artists this week included Taylor Swift, who led the Top Concert rankings with a power score of 5.51, the Kid Rock, Sammy Hagar and The Wabos tour (two, 4.30), Paul McCartney (three, 4.09), Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance (four, 4.01) and U2 (five, 3.18). Katy Perry also ranked high, finishing at six (2.89), followed by Celine Dion (seven, 2.35) in a rare appearance in the concert top ten, Glee Live (eight, 1.97), the Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj tour (nine, 1.82) and Sade with John Legend (ten, 1.76).
On Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” took top honors with an impressive power score of 34.30. Next in the rankings was “Wicked” (two, 18.34), followed by War Horse (three, 9.57) and a Cirque Du Soleil production, Zarkana (four, 5.45). Gearing up for its re-opening this week was Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at number five (4.54), with perennial favorite Jersey Boys at six (3.97), Lion King at seven (3.53) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at eight (3.33). The long-running hit Phantom of the Opera finished the week at nine (1.94), and the popular revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes rounded out the list at ten (1.41).
In Top Theater, “Wicked” led the list with a solid power score of 20.99, followed closely behind by “The Book of Mormon” (two, 16.79). At three was Les Miserables (6.06), “Jersey Boys” took four (4.92) and “War Horse” finished the week at five (4.73). Yet another Cirque production made it beyond the Vegas rankings, with Alegria in at six (3.55), followed by Billy Elliot (seven, 2.94), “Lion King” (eight, 2.67), Cirque’s “Zarkana” (nine, 2.67), and West Side Story (ten, 2.60).
Celine Dion is still the reigning queen of the Vegas strip, leading TicketNews’ Top Vegas Events rankings with a monster power score of 82.91. In addition to its Broadway and Theater entries, Cirque Du Soleil has a full five productions in the Vegas top ten this week, starting with O at two (6.44), The Beatles: Love at three (3.36), Ka at five (1.12), Zumanity at eight (0.49) and Mystère at ten (0.36). Other high-ranking acts this week included David Copperfield (four, 2.67), “Lion King” (six, 0.87), Barry Manilow (seven, 0.57) and ventriloquist/comedian Terry Fator (nine, 0.44).
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.