'Michael Jackson The Immortal,' Kanye West & Jay-Z Top Most Lucrative Concert Tours

Michael Jackson Still Bringing In The Big Bucks

Michael Jackson may have passed away, but that doesn't mean his name -- and music -- aren't bringing in millions at the box office.

"Michael Jackson: The Immortal," Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the late singer brought in an astounding $2,362,502 over the past three months -- more than any other touring concert act.

This comes as good news for Michael Jackson's estate, after hackers stole the entirety of his musical catalog from Sony's computer systems earlier this week.

Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Watch The Throne" tour came in second, earning $1,902,032 at an average ticket price of $112.94 per ticket.

Pollstar, an online trade publication that monitors concert sales and reported the numbers, told The Huffington Post that the figures are updated weekly and are based on approximately three months worth of data, meaning that the data released this week covers sales from late November to today.

"Michael Jackson: The Immortal" wasn't the only Cirque du Soleil show to make it on the chart. Cirque's productions "Dralion" and "Quidam" came in third and fourth on the chart, respectively. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band rounded out the top five with $753,644 in sales.

All told, the three Cirque shows netted an impressive $4.4 million dollars.

Other notable acts in Pollstar's Top 20 include Blake Shelton who debuted on the list at the ninth spot with $367,522 in box office earnings. Miranda Lambert's tour earned $314,295, Lady Antebellum brought in $294,995 and punk band Rise Against rounded out the top fifteen with $148,490.

The entire Pollstar Top 20 Concert Tours list is available below, as reported by the Associated Press:

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.


1. (1) Cirque du Soleil – "Michael Jackson: The Immortal"; $2,362,502; $109.98.

2. (2) Kanye West / Jay-Z; $1,902,032; $112.94.

3. (3) Cirque du Soleil – "Dralion"; $1,148,681; $64.08.

4. (4) Cirque du Soleil – "Quidam"; $912,283; $64.65.

5. (5) Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $753,644; $73.39.

6. (6) Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $618,135; $52.29.

7. (New) Jason Aldean; $592,300; $44.11.

8. (7) Brad Paisley; $586,414; $52.70.

9. (New) Blake Shelton; $367,522; $48.17.

10. (9) Jeff Dunham; $346,408; $46.76.

11. (New) Miranda Lambert; $314,295; $45.15.

12. (11) Lady Antebellum; $294,995; $44.54.

13. (10) Eric Church; $263,628; $34.51.

14. (14) Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles; $189,572; $47.50.

15. (16) Rise Against; $148,490; $34.03.

16. (17) The String Cheese Incident; $147,062; $39.19.

17. (18) "Mythbusters"; $144,212; $53.09.

18. (20) Mannheim Steamroller; $138,470; $56.66.

19. (19) "Winter Jam" / Skillet; $136,638; $11.04.

20. (New) Salute To Vienna; $132,574; $78.87.

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