Elephants with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme beat the heat at Staples Center, Los Angeles, with some frozen treats.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME, undoubtedly the most modern circus produced by Feld Entertainment, was a huge success in Los Angeles at Staples Center. Twelve shows grossed just over $1 million in ticket sales alone during the July 9-14 run. With ticket prices ranging from $15 to $110, more than 56,000 fans were able to catch the show. The Circus XTREME show is a mix of the contemporary elements, like BMX stunts, with the classic Bengal tigers and Asian elephants. This is, most likely, the last tour that will feature elephants in the show, as Feld is set to retire their elephants to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in 2018. Fans can catch The Greatest Show on Earth in Anaheim, Calif., next from July 24-Aug. 2 at Honda Center.

Rush played to a sold-out crowd at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, on June 25. With ticket prices ranging from $46 to $151, the Live Nation-promoted event grossed more than $1.3 million with 13,000 fans in attendance. Rush is on their #R40LIVE 40th Anniversary Tour, which began May 8 at BOK Center, Tulsa. The band has made its way across North America and will play on July 23 at SAP Center, San Jose, Calif., next. With only five shows remaining on the tour, Rush is gearing up to end in Los Angeles Aug. 1 at The Forum.

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 June 23-July 21.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Fewer Seats

1) Kenny Chesney

Gross Sales: $5,952,700; Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia; Attendance: 55,131; Ticket Range: $225-$110; Promoter: The Messina Group / AEG; Dates: July 11; No. of Shows: 1

2) Rush

Gross Sales: $1,340,006; Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Attendance: 13,476; Ticket Range: $151-$46; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: June 25; No. of Shows: 1

3) Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme

Gross Sales: $1,117,440; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 56,472; Ticket Range: $110-$15; Promoter: Feld Entertainment; Dates: July 9-14; No. of Shows: 12

4) BET Experience: Nicki Minaj
Gross Sales: $1,088,089; Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles; Attendance: 11,998; Ticket Range: $159-$39; Promoter: BET, LA Arena Company; Dates: June 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Linkin Park
Gross Sales: $821,030; Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City; Attendance: 17,698; Ticket Range: $117.88-$27.08; Promoter: Zignia Live; Dates: June 23; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Quidam
Gross Sales: $2,856,566; Venue: Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel; Attendance: 49,463; Ticket Range: $83.20-$49.56; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: July 2-16; No. of Shows: 16

2) Cirque du Soleil
Gross Sales: $920,283; Venue: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore; Attendance: 14,685; Ticket Range: $95-$35; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: July 8-12; No. of Shows: 7

3) Roxette
Gross Sales: $418,830; Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany; Attendance: 6,205; Ticket Range: $71.84-$58.58; Promoter: Karsten Jahnke; Dates: June 25; No. of Shows: 1

4) Harlem Globetrotters
Gross Sales: $404,050; Venue: Perth (Australia) Arena; Attendance: 13,785; Ticket Range: $98.38-$19.07; Promoter: On The Road Events; Dates: June 27; No. of Shows: 2

5) Bone Thugs
Gross Sales: $233,314; Venue: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Attendance: 3,946; Ticket Range: $85; Promoter: Talk Later; Dates: July 2; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Gross Sales: $1,738,750; Venue: Agganis Arena, Boston; Attendance: 25,349; Ticket Range: $95-$35; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: July 15-19; No. of Shows: 8

2) Aerosmith
Gross Sales: $908,485; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 4,987; Ticket Range: $350-$75; Promoter: In-house, First Row Promotions; Dates: June 30; No. of Shows: 1

3) Neil Diamond
Gross Sales: $724,740; Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.; Attendance: 9,115; Ticket Range: $85-$65; Promoter: Concerts West, Bonafede & Apregan; Dates: July 5-12; No. of Shows: 1

4) Mana
Gross Sales: $591,432; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 4,982; Ticket Range: $148-$58; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: July 9; No. of Shows: 1

5) Life in Color: Big Bang
Gross Sales: $545,009; Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas; Attendance: 10,124; Ticket Range: $80-$40; Promoter: SFX, LIC-Operation, LLC; Dates: July 4; No. of Shows: 1

1) Jeff Dunham
Gross Sales: $1,648,126; Venue: Planet Hollywood Showroom, Las Vegas; Attendance: 21,472; Ticket Range: $85; Promoter: AEG Live, Tate Entertainment; Dates: June 10-July 12; No. of Shows: 20

2) Kenny Chesney
Gross Sales: $1,183,500; Venue: The Joint, Las Vegas; Attendance: 8,219; Ticket Range: $155-$90; Promoter: The Messina Group / AEG; Dates: July 3-4; No. of Shows: 1

3) Dirty Dancing
Gross Sales: $1,065,951; Venue: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas; Attendance: 14,259; Ticket Range: $135-$25; Promoter: In-house; Dates: July 14-19; No. of Shows: 8

4) Cinderella
Gross Sales: $1,011,712; Venue: Des Moines (Iowa) Performing Arts; Attendance: 17,774; Ticket Range: $96.50-$31.50; Promoter: In-house; Dates: July 14-19; No. of Shows: 8

5) The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson
Gross Sales: $313,578; Venue: The Joint, Las Vegas; Attendance: 4,136; Ticket Range: $200-$59.50; Promoter: AEG Live; Dates: July 10; No. of Shows: 1

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