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Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Tour Earned $232 Million in Ticket Sales

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.  

The final box office counts are in for Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour that wrapped with a two-show engagement at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas to kick off the new year. Overall ticket sales from the tour totaled $231.7 million at the end of the 14-month trek that was attended by 1.9 million fans at 128 performances. Sales from the final six venues on the tour were just reported, earning the pop star the No. 1 ranking in the weekly Hot Tours tally (see list, below).

The tour's reach was worldwide with performances set in five continents during the run that began on Nov. 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Concerts were staged in 54 venues in the U.S. and Canada during three legs. In Europe, the tour stopped in 16 countries during treks in April and May of 2014, as well as June and August. Shows in two Middle Eastern cities, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, were included in the mix along with a six-city jaunt through Australia and New Zealand. Timberlake also made a handful of festival appearances during the summer, performing on the main stage at festivals in Portugal, Morocco and the U.K.

The final two-show stint in Las Vegas on Jan. 1 and 2 marked his fourth appearance at the MGM Grand Garden during the tour. He played a total of six concerts at the arena beginning with a two-night stand at the end of November 2013 during the first North American leg.  He returned twice in 2014, performing for a packed house on Aug. 8 and again on Nov. 28. The two-show finale at the beginning of 2015 capped his stint at the MGM Grand Garden, the most-played venue during the tour.

He also performed six shows in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, but in three different venues.  Staples Center, the Forum in Inglewood and Anaheim's Honda Center each hosted the tour for two nights. Fans in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey market had five opportunities to see the pop star. He performed twice at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and also at Madison Square Garden, along with one show at the Izod Center at East Rutherford, N.J. Five cities hosted the tour for three performances: London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and Auckland, New Zealand.

With the 20/20 Experience tour, Timberlake ended 2014 as the highest-grossing solo touring artist of the year, yet he ranked No. 2 on Billboard's list of the top 25 tours. One Direction nabbed the No. 1 slot in the year-end rankings with $290 million in ticket sales from the boy band's massive Where We Are stadium tour.

 HOT TOURS - Jan. 14, 2015
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 7-13
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
 $11,911,192
 Dec. 13-Jan. 2
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (2/2)
 86,507 (86,507)
  
2CAFÉ TACVBA
 $3,228,055
 Nov. 11-Dec. 13
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (7/0)
 Domo de la Feria, Léon, Mexico (1/0)
 Palacio del Arte, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico (1/0)
 Auditorio del Complejo Cultural, Puebla, Mexico (1/0)
 Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)
 81,899 (85,233)
  
3DAVID GARRETT
 $1,840,104
 Nov. 18-22
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)
 Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/0)
 Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)
 30,492 (31,946)
  
4BILLY JOEL
 $1,739,342
 Dec. 31
 Amway Center, Orlando (1/1)
 15,752 (15,752)
  
5ERIC CHURCH
 $1,662,748
 Jan. 8-10
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/0)
 BancorpSouth Center, Tupelo, Miss. (1/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 38,139 (40,833)
  
6TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
 $1,438,783
 Dec. 14-Jan. 3
 Amway Center, Orlando (2/0)
 Santander Arena, Reading, Pa. (2/2)
 27,657 (33,148)
  
7ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
 $1,030,480
 Dec. 11-13
 Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/0)
 18,460 (28,755)
  
8UDO JÜRGENS
 $855,739
 Nov. 29
 O2 World, Hamburg (1/0)
 11,650 (12,132)
  
9GABRIEL IGLESIAS
 $838,221
 Dec. 27-28
 NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles (2/2)
 13,764 (13,764)
  
10TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA
 $813,675
 Dec. 30-31
 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (2/2)
 4,200 (4,200)