Madonna’s hot ticket sales seem to be cooling off a bit, opening the door for the top two Broadway productions to take over TicketNews’...

Madonna’s hot ticket sales seem to be cooling off a bit, opening the door for the top two Broadway productions to take over TicketNews’ excusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, March 18.

Holding court at No. 1 for the past five weeks, the performer was ousted this week by “The Book of Mormon”, which finished at No. 1, and “Wicked”, which came in at No. 2.

“Wicked” recently saw a bump in its gross earnings, up 3.9% from $1.5 million to $1.6 million in the first week of March, while “The Book of Mormon” remains steady at around $1.5 million week after week, consistently filling capacity at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

Still respectable sales for Madonna’s “2012 World Tour” took her to No. 3 in the week’s rankings. The music icon launches the North American leg of her tour on August 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, and she wraps it up on November 19 and 20 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL.

Just behind Madonna at No. 4 was Bruce Springsteen, who has seen a downturn in sales since tickets for his “Wrecking Ball Tour” with the E Street Band went on sale in late January. The band’s first tour without saxophonist Clarence Clemons kicked off this week at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork 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 Event Power Scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category, and not across categories.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 3.09
2 Wicked Tickets 2.90
3 Madonna Tickets 2.53
4 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 1.71
5 The Heart & Soul Tour: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Tickets 1.59
6 Les Miserables Tickets 1.52
7 New York Knicks Tickets 1.38
8 Big Time Rush Tickets 1.29
9 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 1.26
10 Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets 1.13

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 Madonna Tickets 5.91
2 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 3.99
3 The Heart & Soul Tour: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Tickets 3.70
4 Big Time Rush Tickets 3.00
5 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.94
6 Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets 2.36
7 Zac Brown Band Tickets 2.27
8 Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets 2.08
9 Van Halen Tickets 1.96
10 Coldplay Tickets 1.85

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Knicks Tickets 3.90
2 Miami Heat Tickets 2.93
3 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 2.44
4 Chicago Bulls Tickets 2.23
5 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.03
6 New York Yankees Tickets 1.85
7 International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets 1.84
8 AMA Supercross Tickets 1.78
9 WWE: Raw Tickets 1.60
10 Dallas Mavericks Tickets 1.40
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 15.45
2 Wicked Tickets 14.60
3 Les Miserables Tickets 7.60
4 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 5.65
5 The Lion King Tickets 5.33
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.31
7 Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets 2.79
8 Death of a Salesman Tickets 2.52
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.11
10 War Horse Tickets 1.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 35.69
2 Wicked Tickets 13.65
3 Death Of A Salesman Tickets 6.83
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.05
5 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 4.32
6 Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets 3.85
7 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 3.57
8 War Horse Tickets 3.19
9 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 2.13
10 The Lion King Tickets 2.06

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 63.35
2 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 16.76
3 David Copperfield Tickets 6.96
4 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 5.01
5 Santana Tickets 3.33
6 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 1.36
7 George Wallace Tickets 1.02
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 0.76
9 Jay Leno Tickets 0.65
10 The Rat Pack Is Back Tickets 0.47