Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour (Photo Courtesy OSA)

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil continues to dominate the Venues Today Hot Tickets report. The acrobatic phenomenon is at the top of our chart in the 15,001+ capacity category for the third week in a row. Other than a brief stop at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, the $1.7-million-grossing two-date run at KeyArena in Seattle was the first time the show forayed into the U.S. The Immortal World Tour will now stay in the United States, with stops at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Staples Center in L.A., Honda Center in Anaheim, Toyota Center in Houston and American Airlines Arena in Miami, before hopping back up to Canada to the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City March 24.

Marc Anthony is wrapping up a successful tour in support of his most recent album Iconos, released in 2010. Over 13,000 fans came to the one show he played at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, that grossed over $1 million. Tickets were $55-$125.  His last performance will be at Mahaffey Theater At The Progress Energy Center in Saint Petersburg, Fla. Nov. 19. Ricky Martin also performed at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico; however, tickets for his show started at $10. The Nov. 12 event grossed $600,282.

It was a good week for comedians. English personality and comedian Alan Carr brought 14,220 people to Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, U.K. The Oct. 29-30 shows grossed $670,271. Fellow funny-man Katt Williams performed one show at Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., with tickets starting at $41.50. A Prairie Home Companion, a live comedic radio show promoted by NPR, broadcast from The Colorado Springs World Arena Oct. 29. The next live braodcast performance is from the Skoglund Center Auditorium at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

Musicals were well-represented in the 5,000 capacity or less category this week. ABBA-spectacular Mamma Mia! ended a seven-show run at Fox Theatre in Atlanta Nov. 6. The production grossed $781,805 and now the North American tour plays at National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, until Nov. 20. West Side Story played eight shows at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in East Lansing, Mich, with tickets ranging from $30-$70. Rock of Ages brought nearly 15,000 people to Durham (N.C.) Performing Arts Center Oct. 25-30. The show offered tickets starting at just $11, contributing to its $673,077 gross.

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 Oct. 26-Nov. 16.

15,001 or More Seats

10,001-15,000 Seats

5,001-10,000 Seats

5,000 or Less Seats

1) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil
Gross Sales: $1,704,425; Venue: KeyArena, Seattle; Attendance: 14,531; Ticket Range: $250-$50; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Nov. 9-10; No. of Shows: 2

2) Marc Anthony
Gross Sales: $1,086,743; Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Attendance: 13,102; Ticket Range: $125-$55; Promoter: Angelo Medina; Dates: Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 1

3) Foo Fighters
Gross Sales: $670,726; Venue: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta; Attendance: 12,124; Ticket Range: $58.22-$38.64; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 28; No. of Shows: 1

4) Ricky Martin
Gross Sales: $600,282; Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Attendance: 12,379; Ticket Range: $95-$10; Promoter: Tony Mojena Ent.; Dates: Nov. 12; No. of Shows: 1

5) Selena Gomez
Gross Sales: $570,494; Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal; Attendance: 12,654; Ticket Range: $88.06-$24.10; Promoter: evenko, Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 30; No. of Shows: 1

1) Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil
Gross Sales: $715,381; Venue: Spokane (Wash.) Arena; Attendance: 6,358; Ticket Range: $250-$50; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Nov. 12; No. of Shows: 1

2) Alan Carr
Gross Sales: $670,271; Venue: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K.; Attendance: 14,220; Ticket Range: $47.31-$33.12; Promoter: Off the Kerb Promotions; Dates: Oct. 29-30; No. of Shows: 2

3) Cliff Richard
Gross Sales: $528,217; Venue: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K.; Attendance: 4,844; Ticket Range: 110.39-$94.61; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Oct. 28; No. of Shows: 1

4) Furthur
Gross Sales: $510,914; Venue: Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Hall; Attendance: 9,518; Ticket Range: $59.50-$39.50; Promoter: Live Nation; Dates: Nov. 12; No. of Shows: 1

5) Arctic Monkeys
Gross Sales: $495,410; Venue: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, U.K.; Attendance: 10,642; Ticket Range: $46.55; Promoter: SJM Concerts; Dates: Nov. 5; No. of Shows: 1

1) Cirque du Soleil “Quidam”
Gross Sales: $855,276; Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia; Attendance: 11,720; Ticket Range: $100-$36; Promoter: Cirque du Soleil; Dates: Nov. 10-13; No. of Shows: 7

2) Katt Williams
Gross Sales: $197,819; Venue: Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Va.; Attendance: 4,158; Ticket Range: $47.50-$41.50; Promoter: North American Ent. Group; Dates: Nov. 10; No. of Shows: 1

3) Prairie Home Companion
Gross Sales: $188,149; Venue: The Colorado Springs World Arena; Attendance: 4,372; Ticket Range: $47-$32; Promoter: National Public Radio; Dates: Oct. 29; No. of Shows: 1

4) Celtic Thunder
Gross Sales: $103,692; Venue: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Attendance: 2,503; Ticket Range: $85-$15; Promoter: Nederlander; Dates: Oct. 26; No. of Shows: 1

5) Las Vegas Wranglers vs. Stockton Thunder
Gross Sales: $77,973; Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Attendance: 3,020; Ticket Range: $38-$6; Promoter: Las Vegas Wranglers; Dates: Nov. 12-13; No. of Shows: 2

1) Mamma Mia!
Gross Sales: $781,805; Venue: Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Attendance: 14,878; Ticket Range: $70-$30; Promoter: Broadway Across America; Dates: Nov. 2-6; No. of Shows: 7

2) West Side Story
Gross Sales: $704,809; Venue: Wharton Center for Perf. Arts, East Lansing, Mich.; Attendance: 12,999; Ticket Range: $70-$30; Promoter: In-house; Dates: Nov. 8-13; No. of Shows: 8

3) Rock of Ages
Gross Sales: $673,077; Venue: Durham (N.C.) Perf. Arts Center; Attendance: 14,995; Ticket Range: $66-$11; Promoter: PFM, Nederlander; Dates: Oct. 25-30; No. of Shows: 8

4) Santana
Gross Sales: $593,196; Venue: The Joint, Las Vegas; Attendance: 5,463; Ticket Range: $195-$55; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West; Dates: Nov. 11-13; No. of Shows: 3

5) Barry Manilow
Gross Sales: $330,656; Venue: Paris Theatre, Las Vegas; Attendance: 2,713; Ticket Range: $299-$65; Promoter: AEG Live, Concerts West; Dates: Nov. 11-13; No. of Shows: 3

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