Andrea Bocelli performs at Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13. 

Verizon Center, Washington, has landed on our Hot Tickets chart twice this week with back-to-back events Dec. 13 and 14. Beginning Dec. 13, the world-renowned Italian classical tenor, Andrea Bocelli, played for a full house of more than 11,600 fans. The Gelb Promotions-promoted event saw ticket prices range from $75 to $375 and grossed $1.85 million in ticket sales alone. The following night, 11,243 music fans packed into the Verizon Center to see headliners 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes at the hot 99.5 Jingle Ball-presented by Capital One. Grossing more than $1.16 million, the iHeartMedia-promoted night had ticket prices ranging from $45 to $200.

On Dec. 2-6, Santa’s biggest elf, Buddy, swept through Atlanta with seven shows of Elf – The Musical at the historic Fox Theatre. With more than 25,500 fans packing into Fox Theatre at the Broadway Across America-promoted event, tickets ranged from $30 to $115. The Atlanta run grossed $1.5 million in ticket sales. Elf – The Musical is currently in Dallas at Music Hall at Fair Park until Dec. 20, before moving to North Charleston (S.C} Coliseum Performing Arts Center, Dec. 22-23.

HOT TICKETS is a weekly summary of the top acts and ticket sales as reported to VT PULSE. Following are the top 20 concerts and events, the top 5 in each seating capacity category, which took place between Nov. 17-Dec. 15.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) The Kingdom: Daddy Yankee vs. Don Omar
Gross Sales: $3,165,545; Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Attendance: 45,752; Ticket Range: $350-$20; Promoter: Rafael Pina; Dates: Dec. 3-6; No. of Shows: 4

2) Andrea Bocelli
Gross Sales: $1,850,820; Venue: Verizon Center, Washington; Attendance: 11,625; Ticket Range: $375-$75; Promoter: Gelb Promotions; Dates: Dec. 13; No. of Shows: 1

3) Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball presented by Capitol One
Gross Sales: $1,162,700; Venue: Verizon Center, Washington; Attendance: 11,243; Ticket Range: $200-$45; Promoter: iHeartMedia; Dates: Dec. 14; No. of Shows: 1

4) Dead & Company
Gross Sales: $953,506; Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta; Attendance: 12,037; Ticket Range: $99-$50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 17; No. of Shows: 1

5) Juan Gabriel
Gross Sales: $938,942; Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas; Attendance: 7,309; Ticket Range: $182.50-$62.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Dec. 3; No. of Shows: 1

1) Sam Smith
Gross Sales: $1,262,583; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 22,660; Ticket Range: $63.21; Promoter: Frontier Touring ; Dates: Dec. 4-5; No. of Shows: 2

2) School Spectacular 2015
Gross Sales: $531,423; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 19,598; Ticket Range: $49.21-$18.09; Promoter: NSW Dept. of Education; Dates: Nov. 27-28; No. of Shows: 4

3) Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Gross Sales: $345,424; Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa.; Attendance: 8,169; Ticket Range: $45-$25; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2, CMoore Live, SLP Concerts; Dates: Nov. 20; No. of Shows: 1

4) The Amity Affliction & A Day To Remember
Gross Sales: $326,802; Venue: Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney; Attendance: 6,121; Ticket Range: $64.69-$43.10; Promoter: Live Nation Australasia; Dates: Dec. 12; No. of Shows: 1

5) Tobymac
Gross Sales: $158,067; Venue: Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Ga.; Attendance: 5,264; Ticket Range: $69.50-$10.47; Promoter: Awakening Events; Dates: Dec. 3; No. of Shows: 1

1) DC101 Presents Elliot in the Morning Holiday Concert
Gross Sales: $342,312; Venue: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va.; Attendance: 6,824;Ticket Range: $55.50-$25; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Dec. 3; No. of Shows: 1

2) Alejandro Fernandez
Gross Sales: $304,593; Venue: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va.; Attendance: 2,617; Ticket Range: $149-$59; Promoter: Cardenas Marketing Network; Dates: Nov. 21; No. of Shows: 1

3) Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Gross Sales: $275,331; Venue: Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, W.Va.; Attendance: 6,333; Ticket Range: $45-$25; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2, CMoore Live; Dates: Nov. 21; No. of Shows: 1

4) Darius Rucker
Gross Sales: $226,420; Venue: Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio; Attendance: 5,694; Ticket Range: $49.75; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 20; No. of Shows: 1

5) Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Gross Sales: $174,257; Venue: Crown Complex, Fayetteville, N.C.; Attendance: 4,285; Ticket Range: $45-$25; Promoter: Frank Productions, NS2, CMoore Live; Dates: Nov. 17; No. of Shows: 1

1) Elf – the Musical
Gross Sales: $1,500,578; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 25,582; Ticket Range: $115-$30; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: Dec. 2-6; No. of Shows: 7

2) Kinky Boots
Gross Sales: $1,180,450; Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami; Attendance: 14,723; Ticket Range: $145-$29; Promoter: Broadway Across America, In-house; Dates: Dec. 8-13; No. of Shows: 8

3) The Sound of Music
Gross Sales: $1,075,039; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center; Attendance: 21,119; Ticket Range: $145-$30; Promoter: PFM/ Nederlander Presentations; Dates: Dec. 1-6; No. of Shows: 8

4) Dirty Dancing The Classic Story On Stage
Gross Sales: $972,713; Venue: Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Neb.; Attendance: 15,353; Ticket Range: $110-$30; Promoter: Omaha Performing Arts Presents; Dates: Nov. 17-22; No. of Shows: 8

5) The Wizard of Oz
Gross Sales: $755,277; Venue: Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Neb.; Attendance: 13,933; Ticket Range: $90-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Dec. 8-13; No. of Shows: 8

The Weekly Hot Tickets chart is compiled by Whitney Clements. To submit reports, e-mail HotTickets@venuestoday.com or fax to (714) 378-0040.