TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 7, showing that the long-running hit musical Wicked was once again the top-selling event. In at No. 1 for six consecutive weeks, the long-running production came in with a power score of 3.24 on last week’s sales.
In at a strong No. 2 was Taylor Swift (2.77), followed by The Book of Mormon at No. 3 (2.68). The first sports entry in the rankings this week were AL East leading Boston Red Sox (1.51), with the popular Watch The Throne Tour of Jay-Z and Kanye West in at five (1.44) and Lil Wayne at six (1.43). The ongoing popularity of soccer this summer showed as FC Barcelona, just off last week’s stunning 4-1 loss to Mexican professional club Chivas de Guadalajara, came in at seven (1.37) in this week’s rankings.
The Sade with John Legend tour is still moving tickets on the secondary market, coming in this week at No. 8 (1.37). Next at No. 9 was the 10th Anniversary Honda Civic Tour headlined by Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance (1.28), with Katy Perry taking the last spot at No. 10 (1.25).
The BoSox led this week’s Top Sports rankings, power scoring a 4.25. In at two was FC Barcelona (3.86), followed by the AL East’s second place New York Yankees (three, 2.45).
Fans relieved over the end of the NFL lockout put a number of teams up on the board as they look forward to the start of preseason this week. In at No. 4 were the Philadelphia Eagles (2.34), followed by the Dallas Cowboys (five, 2.32), the San Francisco 49ers (six, 2.29) and the San Diego Chargers (seven, 1.92). Manny Pacquiao’s November 12 bout with Juan Manuel Márquez at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena made it to No. 8 (1.82), followed NL West leaders the San Francisco Giants (nine, 1.66) and the Green Bay Packers (ten, 1.65).
For the sixth week in a row, Taylor Swift dominated the week’s Top Concert rankings, power scoring an impressive 6.26. In at No. 2 was the “Watch the Throne” tour (3.26), with Lil Wayne in at three (3.23), Sade and John Legend at four (3.09), and the Honda Civic Tour at five (2.90). Next at No. 6 was Katy Perry (2.83), followed by Maroon 5 and Train at seven (2.31), the 70’s supergroup tour of Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger at eight (2.17), tween favorite Selena Gomez at nine (1.95), and Adele at ten (1.92).
Power scoring a 30.62, “The Book of Mormon” took top honors in this week’s Broadway rankings once again, totaling 19 consecutive weeks at the top. “Wicked” took No. 2 (14.94), followed by Cirque Du Soleil’s Zarkana (three, 11.41), the Tony award-winning play War Horse (four, 8.17), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (five, 5.68) and Jersey Boys (six, 5.07). In at No. 7 was Daniel Radcliffe’s star turn in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (4.32), with Lion King at eight (3.07), Phantom of the Opera at nine (2.23) and Mamma Mia staying strong at ten (1.22).
“Wicked” held its reign over the Top Theater category this week, taking the top spot now for the past seven weeks, this week power scoring a 17.34. Joining “Wicked” in the theater rankings was “The Book of Mormon” (two, 14.96), the So You Think You Can Dance? tour (three, 6.35), “Jersey Boys” (four, 5.67), and “Zarkana” (five, 5.58). Starting the last half of the list was “War Horse” at six (4.04), followed by Billy Elliot at seven (3.72) and Les Miserables at eight (3.35). Another Cirque Du Soleil production, Alegria, hit at nine (2.98), and “Lion King” took No. 10 (2.97).
The Top Vegas rankings had Celine Dion once again beating all rivals in secondary sales, power scoring an amazing 68.84. In at No. 2 was the first of four Cirque Du Soleil productions, O (13.04), followed by David Copperfield (three, 6.64) and two more Cirque productions, The Beatles: Love (four, 4.25) and Ka (five, 1.79). The Blue Man Group hit at six (1.21), with the week’s final Cirque entry, Zumanity, in at seven (1.19). Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular finished the week at eight (0.86), followed by underwater production Le Rêve at nine (0.62) and Jay Leno at ten (0.51).
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.