Beyonce Passes $100 Million in Ticket Sales
iam.beyonce.com/Frank Micelotta

Beyoncé earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $44.9 million in box office grosses from her fall tour through cities in Latin America and Australia, taking the Mrs. Carter Show world tour past the $100 million mark in box office sales since launching in April. The overall gross from the ongoing tour is $104.3 million from more than 883,000 sold tickets at 59 performances, based on box office stats reported to Billboard. Kicking off on April 15 in Serbia, the tour played 23 venues in Europe and 24 in North America through the end of August before beginning tour legs in Latin America and Australia in early September.

The revenue reported this week comes from 19 concerts during the fall trek of the pop star’s world tour. Kicking off a five-city swing through Brazil on Sept. 8, Beyoncé performed in stadiums to begin her South American jaunt. The São Paulo market produced the best attendance among the Brazilian stadiums with more than 37,000 tickets purchased at Estádio do Morumbi. In October and November, the tour traveled Down Under to play six arenas in Australia and New Zealand, wrapping on Nov. 9 in Perth. The top-grosser was a run of four shows at Sydney’s Allphones Arena with $9.4 million (US$) in box office revenue. The four-night stand (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) was the arena’s highest-grossing concert engagement this year, topping box office revenue from multiple performances by P!nk, Bruce Springsteen and One Direction, among others.

Keeping it in the family, husband Jay Z joins Beyoncé on the Hot Tours recap, taking the No. 6 ranking from ticket sales at two venues on the European leg of his Magna Carta world tour that kicked off in early October. This week’s tally includes $6.8 million in revenue from arena dates in London and Zürich. In London he played four nights at the O2 Arena (Oct. 10-12, 14) with the number of sold tickets just under 57,000. Zürich’s Hallenstadion drew more than 10,000 fans to see the Grammy-winning rapper during his trek through 12 European cities that wrapped at the end of October.

Rihanna takes the second slot on this week’s Hot Tours tally with sales reported from the final nine weeks of her Diamonds world tour that ended on Nov. 15. The fall tour covered cities on four continents beginning in Asia with two sellouts at the CotaiArena. Located in the Chinese territory of Macau, the 15,000-seat arena logged an attendance total of 24,872 from performances on Sept. 13 and 14. Concerts in six cities in Australia and New Zealand followed including a three-show stint in Auckland with more than 33,000 tickets sold for sellouts on Oct. 6-8.

Sold out stadium shows in South Africa drew over 67,000 fans to Johannesburg on Oct. 13 and 40,000 to Cape Town three days later. Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv were next on the schedule before the Diamonds tour returned to the Western Hemisphere for shows in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

 

Weekly .com Boxscores - Nov. 20, 2013

 

Rank

ACT

Total Gross

Show Dates

Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)

Total Attendance (Capacity)

 

1 BEYONCÉ

$44,931,233 

Sept. 8-Nov. 9

Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil (1/0)

Estádio do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)

Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)

Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil (1/0)

Estadio Fútbol Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas (1/0)

Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (1/0)

Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/1)

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (4/4)

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (2/0)

Allphones Arena, Sydney (4/4)

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (2/2)

322,003 (371,499)

 

2 RIHANNA

$37,897,987 

Sept. 13-Nov. 12

CotaiArena, Cotai, Macau (2/2)

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila (1/0)

Perth Arena, Perth, Australia (1/1)

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia (1/1)

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (1/1)

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/2)

Allphones Arena, Sydney (2/2)

Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand (3/3)

FNB Stadium, Johannesburg (1/1)

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town (1/1)

du Arena, Abu Dhabi (1/0)

Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv (1/1)

Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (1/0)

Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1/1)

Pepsi Center, Denver (1/1)

American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1)

394,736 (400,426)

 

3 BLACK SABBATH

$16,360,090 

Aug. 14-Oct. 15

Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)

Estacionamento da Fiergs, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)

Campo de Marte, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)

Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)

Estádio do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)

158,938 (171,934)

 

4 EAGLES

$13,820,857 

July 11-Nov. 6

Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (1/1)

BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)

Bell Centre, Montreal (1/1)

102,200 (102,200)

 

5 ONE DIRECTION

$8,802,629 

July 9-Oct. 26

Air Canada Centre, Toronto (2/2)

Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)

Allphones Arena, Sydney (6/0)

123,272 (123,890)

 

6 JAY Z

$6,829,830 

Oct. 10-20

O2 Arena, London (4/0)

Hallenstadion, Zürich (1/0)

67,235 (79,952)

 

7 P!NK

$5,833,307 

Nov. 6-12

Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)

Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (1/1)

Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/1)

Sprint Center, Kansas City (1/1)

70,329 (70,329)

 

8 JUSTIN BIEBER

$5,726,930 

Nov. 2-3

Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil (1/0)

Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)

54,520 (66,573)

 

9 DRAKE

$4,851,668 

Oct. 24-Nov. 7

Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)

Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)

Philips Arena, Atlanta (1/1)

56,525 (56,525)

 

10 PEARL JAM

$4,427,041 

Oct. 15-29

DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. (2/1)

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/2)

John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (1/0)

65,685 (70,135)