George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample
George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

The Black Eyed Peas take this week's No. 1 ranking with final box office stats from the E.N.D. World Tour that recently wrapped with a 15-city leg in Mexico and South America. The final concert was on Nov. 13 in Lima, Peru at Explanada del Estadio Monumental. Most of the dates on the Latin leg were either in stadiums or at large open-air concert sites like the one in Lima. The band's top grossing concert among the South American dates was at Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil with $4.2 million in sold tickets from a sellout crowd of 56,329. The Nov. 4 event was one of a string of major concerts this year at the 67,000-seat soccer stadium that has also hosted tours by Metallica, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Bon Jovi and, most recently, Sir Paul McCartney on Nov. 21.

Final dates have been reported for Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown World Tour that just wrapped on Oct. 29 in Costa Rica following a string of concerts booked in Central and South America during October. A combined gross total of $8.7 million was reported from eight concerts during the October leg, earning the band this week's second place ranking on the Hot Tours chart. Top box office numbers on the leg came from an Oct. 26 performance in Lima, Peru at Estadio Universidad San Marcos (National University of San Marcos). Ticket sales surpassed $1.7 million at the outdoor concert with an attendance of 36,648. The tour originally kicked off in July 2009 and has played markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia & New Zealand before this final leg through South America.

Metallica has also wrapped its tour with a final three-show run in Melbourne at the 16,820-seat Rod Laver Arena, the last of three Australian venues booked during the final leg of the World Magnetic Tour. Ticket sales totaled more than $5.4 million at the box office for the three sold out performances on Nov. 18, 20-21. The veteran heavy metal band's tour has played all throughout the world since beginning in the fall of 2008.

Rank Artist/Event
Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)
1 THE BLACK EYED PEAS
$22,613,464
Sept. 30-Nov. 13
Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey, Mexico (1/1)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (1/1)
Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/1)
Jockey Club, Recife, Brazil (1/1)
Parque de Exposiçöes, Salvador, Brazil (1/1)
Estacionamento do Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil (1/1)
Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/1)
Mega Space, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/1)
Estacionamento da Fiergs, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, Florianópolis, Brazil (1/1)
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo (1/1)
Estadio GEBA, Buenos Aires (1/1)
Estadio Bicentenario Municipal de La Florida, Santiago (1/1)
Explanada del Estadio Monumental, Lima (1/1)
363,773 (363,773)
2 GREEN DAY
$8,798,417
Oct. 8-29
Estadio Fútbal Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas (1/0)
Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro (1/1)
Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)
Arena Anhembi, São Paulo (1/0)
Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires (1/0)
Estadio Universidad San Marcos, Lima (1/0)
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José, Costa Rica (1/0)
135,248 (174,666)
3 METALLICA
$5,421,440
Nov. 18-21
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (3/3)
45,117 (45,117)
4

ROBIN WILLIAMS
$4,353,760
Nov. 11-16
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney (4/1)
30,016 (30,080)

5 ROGER WATERS
$3,686,412
Nov. 6-16
Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa (1/0)
27,128 (28,148)
6 JUSTIN BIEBER
$3,523,927
Nov. 10-16
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (1/1)
Wolstein Center, Cleveland (1/0)
Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Va. (1/1)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
TD Garden, Boston (1/1)
65,354 (65,539)
7 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
$2,631,551
Nov. 12-13
Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
36,878 (36,878)
8 BRAD PAISLEY
$1,676,884
Nov. 18-20
FedExForum, Memphis (1/0)
Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/0)
30,665 (32,544)
9 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
$1,602,825
Nov. 12-16
Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va. (1/1)
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. (1/1)
Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/0)
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore (1/0)
32,186 (33,231)
10 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR
$1,583,767
Nov. 9-16
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, Calif. (1/0)
HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif. (1/0)
Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas (1/0)
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/0)
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif. (1/0)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/0)
30,168 (38,586)