EW Staff
June 29, 2001 AT 04:00 AM EDT

U2 BEST IN SHOW

One band made an album called Boy. The other would just as soon you not call them “boys.” We’re speaking of U2 and ‘N Sync, who topped Amusement Business’ weekly ranking of the highest-grossing gigs. U2 pulled in $5.6 million with a sold-out four-night stand in a Boston arena, while ‘N Sync managed $3.3 million from two stadium concerts in Hershey, Pa. While the attendance for these two runs was nearly the same, the more adult-oriented U2’s steeper ticket prices accounted for much of the drastic disparity in grosses between the former PopMart purveyors and the current PopOdyssey pips.

CONCERTS

NO. OF SHOWS TOTAL GROSS

1 4 U2, PJ HARVEY Boston $5,620,260 2 2 ‘N SYNC, BBMAK Hershey, Pa. $3,252,128 3 3 FESTIVAL PRESIDENTE DE MUSICA LATINA Santo Domingo, D.R. $2,045,000 4 2 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, MACY GRAY Las Vegas $1,879,004 5 1 U2, PJ HARVEY Buffalo $1,422,510 6 1 U2, PJ HARVEY Hartford $1,244,825 7 1 U2, PJ HARVEY Albany, N.Y. $1,215,470 8 1 BACKSTREET BOYS Panama City, Panama $1,007,981 9 1 JIMMY BUFFETT Chula Vista, Calif. $764,852 10 1 EDGEFEST 2001: FUEL, THE CULT, WEEZER… Dallas $609,599 11 1 ERIC CLAPTON University Park, Pa. $607,679 12 1 TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Dallas $428,340 13 2 STYX, BAD COMPANY, BILLY SQUIER Universal City, Calif. $387,853 14 1 STING, JILL SCOTT Rochester, N.Y. $354,952 15 1 BROOKS & DUNN, TOBY KEITH Chula Vista, Calif. $307,319

(C)2001 BPI COMMUNICATIONS INC./SOUNDSCAN INC. USED WITH PERMISSION FROM AMUSEMENT BUSINESS, JUNE 12, 2001.

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