Sir Paul McCartney earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart as sellout crowds at shows in Charlotte and Philadelphia produced $7.1 million in box office grosses. Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte hosted the rock legend's Up and Coming Tour on July 28 with $2.2 million in ticket sales and 15,477 fans in the house which is the top-grossing event reported this year for the venue, and the second highest on record, based on box office stats reported to Billboard. Only The Rolling Stones, with the first concert ever held at the arena, grossed more from a single concert at the arena ($2.4 million) on Oct. 21, 2005
Also included among this week's McCartney totals are two sold out performances at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The $4.8 million in tickets is the highest gross reported this week for the tour. Attendance at the arena was 31,825 for both nights (Aug. 14-15).
Marc Anthony ranks on Hot Tours with box office totals reported from six U.S. arenas, including his 12th performance as a headliner at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The sold out performance on Sept. 10, with 14,215 in attendance, grossed $1.5 million, his second-highest gross total for a single performance at the venue. Only last year's Valentine's Day concert earned more for one show ($1.6 million). He did have a $3 million gross at The Garden in Oct. 2007 co-headlining with his wife, Jennifer Lopez, but that was the combined total for two performances.