Beyonce Tour Hits $100 Million in Ticket Sales
Beyoncé earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $44.9 million in box office grosses from her fall tour through cities in Latin America and Australia, taking the Mrs. Carter Show world tour past the $100 million mark in box office sales since launching in April.
The overall gross from the ongoing tour is $104.3 million from more than 883,000 sold tickets at 59 performances, based on box office stats reported to Billboard. Kicking off on April 15 in Serbia, the tour played 23 venues in Europe and 24 in North America through the end of August before beginning tour legs in Latin America and Australia in early September.
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The revenue reported this week comes from 19 concerts during the fall trek of the pop star’s world tour. Kicking off a five-city swing through Brazil on Sept. 8, Beyoncé performed in stadiums to begin her South American jaunt. The São Paulo market produced the best attendance among the Brazilian stadiums with more than 37,000 tickets purchased at Estádio do Morumbi. In October and November, the tour traveled Down Under to play six arenas in Australia and New Zealand, wrapping on Nov. 9 in Perth. The top-grosser was a run of four shows at Sydney’s Allphones Arena with $9.4 million (US$) in box office revenue. The four-night stand (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) was the arena’s highest-grossing concert engagement this year, topping box office revenue from multiple performances by P!nk, Bruce Springsteen and One Direction, among others.
Keeping it in the family, husband Jay Z joins Beyoncé on the Hot Tours recap, taking the No. 6 ranking from ticket sales at two venues on the European leg of his Magna Carta world tour that kicked off in early October. This week’s tally includes $6.8 million in revenue from arena dates in London and Zürich. In London he played four nights at the O2 Arena (Oct. 10-12, 14) with the number of sold tickets just under 57,000. Zürich’s Hallenstadion drew more than 10,000 fans to see the Grammy-winning rapper during his trek through 12 European cities that wrapped at the end of October.
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Rihanna takes the second slot on this week’s Hot Tours tally with sales reported from the final nine weeks of her Diamonds world tour that ended on Nov. 15. The fall tour covered cities on four continents beginning in Asia with two sellouts at the CotaiArena. Located in the Chinese territory of Macau, the 15,000-seat arena logged an attendance total of 24,872 from performances on Sept. 13 and 14. Concerts in six cities in Australia and New Zealand followed including a three-show stint in Auckland with more than 33,000 tickets sold for sellouts on Oct. 6-8.
Sold out stadium shows in South Africa drew over 67,000 fans to Johannesburg on Oct. 13 and 40,000 to Cape Town three days later. Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv were next on the schedule before the Diamonds tour returned to the Western Hemisphere for shows in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.