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.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets3.09
2Wicked Tickets2.90
3Madonna Tickets2.53
4Bruce Springsteen Tickets1.71
5The Heart & Soul Tour: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Tickets1.59
6Les Miserables Tickets1.52
7New York Knicks Tickets1.38
8Big Time Rush Tickets1.29
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.26
10Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets1.13

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1Madonna Tickets5.91
2Bruce Springsteen Tickets3.99
3The Heart & Soul Tour: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Tickets3.70
4Big Time Rush Tickets3.00
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.94
6Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets2.36
7Zac Brown Band Tickets2.27
8Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets2.08
9Van Halen Tickets1.96
10Coldplay Tickets1.85

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1New York Knicks Tickets3.90
2Miami Heat Tickets2.93
3International Friendly: Argentina Tickets2.44
4Chicago Bulls Tickets2.23
5Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.03
6New York Yankees Tickets1.85
7International Soccer Friendly: Mexico Tickets1.84
8AMA Supercross Tickets1.78
9WWE: Raw Tickets1.60
10Dallas Mavericks Tickets1.40

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets15.45
2Wicked Tickets14.60
3Les Miserables Tickets7.60
4Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets5.65
5The Lion King Tickets5.33
6Jersey Boys Tickets5.31
7Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job Tickets2.79
8Death of a Salesman Tickets2.52
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.11
10War Horse Tickets1.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets35.69
2Wicked Tickets13.65
3Death Of A Salesman Tickets6.83
4Jersey Boys Tickets5.05
5Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets4.32
6Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets3.85
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets3.57
8War Horse Tickets3.19
9Newsies – The Musical Tickets2.13
10The Lion King Tickets2.06

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/18/2012

1Celine Dion Tickets63.35
2Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets16.76
3David Copperfield Tickets6.96
4Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets5.01
5Santana Tickets3.33
6Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.36
7George Wallace Tickets1.02
8Jersey Boys Tickets0.76
9Jay Leno Tickets0.65
10The Rat Pack Is Back Tickets0.47