SOURCE: TicketNews.com

December 18, 2007 10:00 ET

End of an Era: Céline Dion Leaving Las Vegas

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 12/10/07 - 12/16/07.


OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                          This Week      Last Week

Wicked                             1              1
Hannah Montana                     2              5
Jersey Boys                        3              3
Radio City Christmas Spectacular   4              4
Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood     5             n/a
George Strait                      6              9
Bruce Springsteen                  7              7
Bon Jovi                           8             n/a
Van Halen                          9              8
BCS Championship Game             10              2

College football takes a backseat to concerts this week. The BCS Championship Game drops from number two to number ten while Bon Jovi and Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood make big moves up the chart.

TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                          This Week      Last Week

BCS Championship Game              1              1
Boston Celtics                     2              6
New York Knicks                    3             n/a
New York Rangers                   4             n/a
Boston Red Sox                     5             n/a
Daytona 500                        6             n/a
Minnesota Vikings                  7             n/a
Los Angeles Lakers                 8             n/a
New York Giants                    9             n/a
Philadelphia Flyers               10             n/a

There is a huge turnover of sport events as the Bowl games all but completely disappear from the rankings. The BCS Championship at number one remains as the sole representative of college football.

TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                          This Week      Last Week

Wicked                             1              1
Jersey Boys                        2              2
Radio City Christmas Spectacular   3              3
Lion King                          4              5
Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk           5              4
Disney on Ice:
 High School Musical               6             n/a
Blue Man Group                     7              6
Monty Python's Spamalot            8              7
Young Frankenstein                 9              9
Nutcracker                        10              8

If the parents of tweens couldn't get their hands on Hannah Montana tickets for holiday gifts this season, they might have bought seats to "High School Musical on Ice." The production, based on a popular Disney movie, debuts at number six on the Top Theatre chart.

TOP 10 NEW YORK CITY THEATRE EVENTS

Event                          This Week      Last Week

Wicked                             1              2
Radio City Christmas Spectacular   2              1
Jersey Boys                        3              4
Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk           4              3
Lion King                          5              5
Young Frankenstein                 6              6
The Little Mermaid                 7              7
Mary Poppins                       8              8
Grease                             9             n/a
Monty Python's Spamalot           10             10

Holiday show sales appear to be tapering this week with Christmas just around the corner. "Wicked" regains the number one spot, bumping "Radio City" to number two. "Wintuk" slips one ranking as well, moving to number four, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" disappears from the chart altogether.

TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                          This Week      Last Week
Hannah Montana                     1              1
Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood     2             10
George Strait                      3              5
Bruce Springsteen                  4              3
Bon Jovi                           5              7
Van Halen                          6              4
Céline Dion                        7              2
Trans-Siberian Orchestra           8              6
Michael Bublé                      9             n/a
Chris Brown & Bow Wow             10             n/a

Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood double-team the concerts competition, moving eight positions up to number two this week.

TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                          This Week      Last Week
Céline Dion: A New Day...          1              1
Bette Midler                       2              2
Cirque du Soleil: "O"              3              4
Elton John: The Red Piano          4             n/a
Cirque du Soleil:
 The Beatles: LOVE                 5              3
Phantom: The Las Vegas
 Spectacular                       6             n/a
Cirque du Soleil: Mystère          7             n/a
Monty Python's Spamalot            8              9
Blue Man Group                     9              5
Cirque du Soleil: KÀ              10              7

With the end of her five-year residency in Vegas, it's indeed "A New Day" for Céline Dion. She finishes her reign as the top-selling Las Vegas event with a forty-fifth straight week at number one.

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