Hollywood Reporter hit the accelerator with its gushing, declaring the expected four-day take of $316 million to be “absolutely monumental,” leaving previous late May holiday weekends choking in its dust.
“One of the biggest weekends of all-time!” writes Paul Dergarabedian.
Indeed, BoxOfficeMojo.com gives the previous champ as Dec 25-27, 2009 (led byAvatar), with a distant $259.9 million in total domestic ticket sales. Then again, add in the the $58.3 million from Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, and the comparable four-day total becomes an unsurpassed $318.2 million.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Among the world’s top 200 arenas, the Sovereign Center ranked 160th for concert ticket sales in 2012, beating larger arenas such as the Giant Center in Hershey and the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, according to Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s leading trade publication.
The Sovereign Center also beat itself, moving up 30 places from its 190th ranking in 2011, general manager Zane Collings told the Berks County Convention Center Authority on Thursday.
It appears from sources on the internet that Creed’s highly anticipated “comeback tour” isn’t exactly generating many ticket sales.
The band is performing in Birmingham, AL this Friday night. Tickets are on sale for .75! Yes, you are seeing that correctly… seventy-five CENTS. The ticket distribution charge is $2.50 or more than the actual cost of the ticket!