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Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours List as 20/20 Trek Nears End

Justin Timberlake performs in Melbourne, Australia.
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Justin Timberlake sings live at the opening show of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at Etihad Stadium on September 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  

Justin Timberlake scores the top slot on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on ticket sales reported from his 20/20 Experience tour’s final sweep through North America.

The pop star kicked off the tour's last leg on Nov. 20 in Portland, Ore., the first stop on a six-week jaunt that is set to wrap on Jan. 2. This report includes revenue from the first 10 cities on the final trek, beginning with the Portland concert and ending with the Dec. 10 show in Toronto. The 10 sold out performances drew more than 135,000 fans, racking up more than $16 million at the box office.

This final run is Timberlake's third swing through U.S. and Canadian markets since the ongoing tour first began on Nov. 6, 2013. With a steady slate of concerts booked during every month since the tour's launch, overall ticket sales currently total $219.8 million from 1.9 million sold seats at 121 performances.

The 20/20 Experience tour's last 2014 performance will come on Dec. 20 in Atlanta, and the finale will be a two-show engagement at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on the first two nights of 2015. 

Classical music artist Andrea Bocelli earns the No. 2 ranking on the weekly tally of top-grossing tours with $10.5 million in sales from concerts at five U.S. arenas during December. The Italian tenor's North American run capped a year of touring that included performances in nine European markets and a six-city trek through Australia and New Zealand.

The first of the American concerts was on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas with a sellout crowd of 12,816 in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden. This week's Hot Tours tally includes four more performances at arenas in Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Detroit. The sold ticket count totals 63,113 from the first five shows of the December jaunt. Bocelli's final concert of the year is on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

 HOT TOURS - Dec. 17, 2014
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Dec. 10-16
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 Nov. 20-Dec. 10
 Moda Center, Portland (1/1)
 Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/1)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 Honda Center, Anaheim (1/1)
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston (1/1)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1)
 United Center, Chicago (1/1)
 Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
 135,030 (135,030)
 Dec. 6-14
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/0)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/1)
 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (1/0)
 63,113 (65,391)
 Dec. 4-13
 INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. (1/0)
 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. (1/1)
 Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (1/0)
 Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala. (1/0)
 75,054 (77,354)
 Nov. 18
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 14,817 (14,817)
 Dec. 1-2
 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1/0)
 Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
 11,392 (11,800)
 Dec. 5-12
 Riviera Theatre, Chicago (6/6)
 15,000 (15,000)
 Dec. 5
 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1/1)
 7,643 (7,643)
 Nov. 28
 Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. (1/0)
 2,667 (5,738)
 Dec. 14
 Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/0)
 5,650 (6,951)
 Dec. 11
 The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (1/1)
 4,230 (4,230)