HOT TICKETS: NOV. 15, 2018

'Hamilton' gets the job done in Charlotte; Springsteen finishing strong

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: November 13, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of ''Hamilton" take a curtain call at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. The show is continuing to rack up big numbers as it tours the country. (Bruce Glikas)

The juggernaut that is “Hamilton” is still the No. 1 moneymaker on Broadway, and now its touring version is breaking records across the country. The hip-hop musical took three spots on our Hot Tickets chart for venues with capacities of 5,000 or less this week: Eight performances at the Belk Theater in Charlotte, N.C., grabbed the top honors with gross sales of $2,635,153, attendance of 16,568 and a ticket range of $10-$599. The promoter was Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Bruce Springteen's “Springsteen on Broadway,” now in the final few weeks of its run, is giving "Hamilton" fierce competition for audience dollars. Five shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre grossed $2,424,880, with attendance of 4,740 and a ticket range of $79-$850.

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top events and ticket sales as reported to VN Pulse via Pollstar. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each capacity category, that took place Oct. 16–Nov. 13.

More Than 15,000 Capacity

10,001-15,000 Capacity

5,001-10,000
Capacity

5,000 or Less
Capacity

1) Drake
Gross Sales:
$5,663,779; Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.; Attendance: 49,858; Ticket Range: $56.67-$190; Promoter: In-House; Dates: Oct. 26-29; No. of Shows: 3

2) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $5,021,395; Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta; Attendance: 50,906; Ticket Range: $39.50-$125; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Nov. 10; No. of Shows: 1

3) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,528,560; Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas; Attendance: 46,249; Ticket Range: $39.50-$125; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 27; No. of Shows: 1

4) Ed Sheeran
Gross Sales: $4,197,412; Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa; Attendance: 51,120; Ticket Range: $39.50-$109.50; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Nov. 7; No. of Shows: 1

5) Taylor Swift
Gross Sales: $4,153,679; Venue: Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia; Attendance: 50,900; Ticket Range: $68.57-$108.26; Promoter: Messina Touring Group / AEG Presents; Dates: Oct. 19; No. of Shows: 1

1) System of a Down
Gross Sales: $810,763; Venue: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego; Attendance: 10,414; Ticket Range: $43.50-$103.50; Promoter: In-House; Dates: Oct. 17; No. of Shows: 1

2) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $770,288; Venue: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Attendance: 9,603; Ticket Range: $39-$125; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 19; No. of Shows: 1

3) Josh Groban
Gross Sales: $635,216; Venue: Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 5,509; Ticket Range: $55.50-$205.50; Promoter: In-House; Dates: Oct. 18; No. of Shows: 1

4) Thomas Rhett
Gross Sales: $589,035; Venue: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore.; Attendance: 9,221; Ticket Range: $31.75-$76.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 18; No. of Shows: 1

5) Thomas Rhett
Gross Sales: $524,833; Venue: Ford Idaho Center Arena, Nampa, Idaho; Attendance: 7,907; Ticket Range: $31.75-$76.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 19; No. of Shows: 1

1) Backstreet Boys
Gross Sales: $1,246,029; Venue: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas; Attendance: 9,427; Ticket Range: $36-$294; Promoter: Caesars Entertainment, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 3

2) Sticky Fingers
Gross Sales: $453,102; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia; Attendance: 10,593; Ticket Range: $49.56; Promoter: Niche Productions; Dates: Nov. 1-2; No. of Shows: 2

3) Keith Urban
Gross Sales: $411,830; Venue: Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio; Attendance: 5,420; Ticket Range: $59.50-$89.50; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 24; No. of Shows: 1

4) Kygo
Gross Sales: $357,518; Venue: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Australia; Attendance: 5,492; Ticket Range: $73.51; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 19; No. of Shows: 1

5) Lauren Daigle
Gross Sales: $337,737; Venue: Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas; Attendance: 6,005; Ticket Range: $48-$79; Promoter: KSBJ Special Events; Dates: Oct. 27; No. of Shows: 1

1) “Hamilton”
Gross Sales: $2,635,153; Venue: Belk Theater, Charlotte; Attendance: 16,568; Ticket Range: $10-$599; Promoter: In-House, Blumenthal Performing Arts; Dates: Oct. 23-28; No. of Shows: 8

2) “Hamilton”
Gross Sales: $2,555,071; Venue: Belk Theater, Charlotte; Attendance: 16,568; Ticket Range: $10-$599; Promoter: In-House, Blumenthal Performing Arts; Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 4; No. of Shows: 8

3) “Springsteen On Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen
Gross Sales: $2,424,880; Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City; Attendance: 4,740; Ticket Range: $79-$850; Promoter: Thrill Hill Productions; Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 3; No. of Shows: 5

4) “Hamilton”
Gross Sales: $2,405,655; Venue: Belk Theater, Charlotte; Attendance: 16,568; Ticket Range: $10-$599; Promoter: In-house Promotion, Blumenthal Performing Arts; Dates: Oct. 16-21; No. of Shows: 8

5) “The Phantom of the Opera”
Gross Sales: $1,234,076; Venue: Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Attendance: 16,432; Ticket Range: $40.25-$100.25; Promoter: In-house Promotion; Dates: Oct. 16-21; No. of Shows: 8

The weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Pollstar. For more information, email Teamboxoffice@pollstar.com or click here to submit your Box Office data now.

 

  • by Brad Weissberg
  • Published: November 13, 2018