November 27, 2007 10:00 ET

"Taking Chances" Pays Off With Top Ticket Sales for Céline Dion

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 11/19/07 - 11/25/07.

               OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Céline Dion                           1           1
Radio City Christmas Spectacular      2           2
Hannah Montana                        3           3
Wicked                                4           4
Jersey Boys                           5           5
Bon Jovi                              6           6
Trans-Siberian Orchestra              7           8
Dallas Cowboys                        8           7
Dancing with the Stars                9          10
Boston Celtics                       10          n/a

With her five-year Las Vegas residency drawing to a close, Céline Dion is welcomed back to the recording industry arena with a second week at number one. Whether the songstress is drawing in new fans attracted to the edgier sound of her recent album or she has retained the loyalty of her former fan base, her "Taking Chances" tour appears to be a good gamble.

                TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Dallas Cowboys                        1           1
Boston Celtics                        2           2
New York Knicks                       3           4
New England Patriots                  4          n/a
New York Giants                       5           7
SEC Championship                      6          n/a
Green Bay Packers                     7           3
New York Rangers                      8           6
Chicago Bears                         9          n/a
Big 12 Championship Game             10          n/a

As the weather turns colder, sports are heating up in the Northeast. That region claims half the rankings with the Boston Celtics at two, New York Knicks at three, New England Patriots at four, New York Giants at five, and New York Rangers at eight.

               TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Radio City Christmas Spectacular      1           1
Wicked                                2           2
Jersey Boys                           3           3
Young Frankenstein                    4           4
Lion King                             5           5
Andrea Bocelli                        6           6
Mary Poppins                          7          10
Nutcracker                            8           7
Phantom of the Opera                  9           9
How the Grinch Stole Christmas       10          n/a

Although it was counted among the many darkened Broadway productions for most of the week, family show "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" reopened in time for the holiday weekend. Just those few days made all the difference as "Grinch" earns a spot in the Top Theatre rankings.


Event                             This Week   Last Week

Radio City Christmas Spectacular      1           1
Wicked                                2           2
Young Frankenstein                    3           3
Mary Poppins                          4           6
How the Grinch Stole Christmas        5           8
Jersey Boys                           6           4
Lion King                             7           5
Nutcracker                            8          10
Barbara Cook                          9          n/a
Roméo et Juliette                    10          n/a

New York City Theatre sees another week of anemic ticket sales due to the stagehands' strike. "Mary Poppins," which in recent weeks fought to appear in the Top Tens, is one of the few Broadway productions not shuttered for the last two weeks, resulting in a boost to position four. Musical theatre legend Barbara Cook and Shakespeare-based opera "Roméo et Juliette" also fill the void.

                TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Céline Dion                           1           1
Hannah Montana                        2           2
Bon Jovi                              3           3
Trans-Siberian Orchestra              4           4
Van Halen                             5           7
Bruce Springsteen                     6           6
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood          7           5
Matchbox Twenty                       8           9
Spice Girls                           9          n/a
R. Kelly                             10          n/a

Miley Cyrus, better known as Hannah Montana, celebrated her fifteenth birthday Friday, still making her younger than the careers of many of the artists she tops in the rankings.

              TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Céline Dion: A New Day . . .          1           1
Cirque Du Soleil:
 The Beatles: LOVE                    2           3
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                 3           2
Bette Midler                          4           6
Blue Man Group                        5           4
Fab Four                              6          n/a
V - The Ultimate Variety Show         7           7
Monty Python's Spamalot               8           5
David Copperfield                     9          n/a
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ                 10          n/a is a comprehensive industry and consumer source for news and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews is a one-stop source for industry news, market analysis, event announcements, cancellations, and information. TicketNews is updated daily with original articles and an aggregation of third party sources. TicketNews information is based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary market exchange. For more information, visit

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