With the NFL’s regular season set to kick off this Thursday evening, football is making its way into TicketNews Top Events rankings, easing out...

With the NFL’s regular season set to kick off this Thursday evening, football is making its way into TicketNews Top Events rankings, easing out musical acts that took over the list for much of the summer.

The Dallas Cowboys had the best finish of any NFL team this week finishing at No. 6. This will be their first full season under head coach Jason Garrett, and the team hopes to turn things around this year from last season’s dismal 6-10 finish. The Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets all finished in the overall top ten of the Events Rankings and were three of the nine teams that landed on the Top Sports Events rankings for the week.

Selena Gomez displayed some star power this week, taking over the top spot in the overall Top Events rankings as well as in this week’s Top Concert rankings. The young singer is finishing up her U.S. tour in September before embarking on an 11-date tour across Canada on October 13.

Theater productions were still prominent in the rankings this week, with Wicked dropping to No. 2 and The Book of Mormon holding on to No. 3. “The Book of Mormon” held on to its first place finish in TicketNews’ Top Broadway rankings this past week, a position it has held for 23 consecutive weeks.

Even though she will not return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace stage until late December, Celine Dion continues to reign supreme on the Las Vegas strip, once again taking No. 1 in TicketNews’ Top Vegas rankings. Dion is currently on a four month break from her Caesars Palace residency to spend the holidays with family. Elton John will temporarily replace Dion at the Colosseum starting on September 28.

Also coming up at the Colosseum, the grand prize winner of this season’s installment of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will perform for three consecutive shows on the Colosseum stage. These shows, scheduled for the end of October, sold well enough this week to make it to the Vegas rankings at No. 9.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 Selena Gomez Tickets 3.77
2 Wicked Tickets 3.65
3 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.69
4 Taylor Swift Tickets 2.42
5 Chris Brown Tickets 1.10
6 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.06
7 Sade & John Legend Tickets 1.06
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.03
9 Green Bay Packers Tickets 0.98
10 New York Jets Tickets 0.91

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 Selena Gomez Tickets 9.88
2 Taylor Swift Tickets 6.35
3 Chris Brown Tickets 2.88
4 Sade & John Legend Tickets 2.77
5 Lil Wayne Tickets 2.14
6 Adele Tickets 2.04
7 Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182 & My Chemical Romance Tickets 1.83
8 Elton John Tickets 1.76
9 Maroon 5 & Train Tickets 1.71
10 Watch The Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West Tickets 1.64

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.49
2 Green Bay Packers Tickets 2.29
3 New York Jets Tickets 2.12
4 New York Yankees Tickets 2.10
5 San Francisco 49ers Tickets 1.95
6 San Diego Chargers Tickets 1.68
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 1.65
8 New England Patriots Tickets 1.64
9 Washington Redskins Tickets 1.62
10 Arizona Cardinals Tickets 1.51
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 20.57
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 15.19
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.81
4 Les Miserables Tickets 5.03
5 War Horse Tickets 4.83
6 Lion King Tickets 3.67
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 2.91
8 Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Tickets 2.30
9 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 2.02
10 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 1.85

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 33.99
2 Wicked Tickets 11.59
3 War Horse Tickets 10.74
4 Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 6.51
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.44
6 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 4.51
7 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 3.89
8 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 2.68
9 Lion King Tickets 2.50
10 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.41

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/4/2011

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 50.49
2 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 18.29
3 David Copperfield Tickets 5.99
4 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 3.79
5 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 3.66
6 Terry Fator Tickets 2.60
7 Le Reve Tickets 2.26
8 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 2.19
9 America’s Got Talent Tickets 1.57
10 Jay Leno Tickets 1.35