Top Five Best-Selling Shows Online Shock Some, Surprise Others

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The scandalous, shocking but ultimately sweet musical Book of Mormon is the top ticket taker so far this year as of July 7th, with $10.5 million in internet sales based on recent data from one of the largest national exchanges, said Felina Martinez at online discount ticket marketplace While these numbers do not include non-internet-based or other private or venue-driven sales, nor data from all internet ticket exchanges, the top online sellers after the Book Of Mormon are Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney and Wicked, posting ahead of perennial powerhouses like Beyoncé, the New York Yankees, the Eagles and World Cup soccer.

Naughty, bawdy musical The Book of Mormon has sold the most tickets in all sports, concert and theatre categories online and is currently playing in New York, Portland and Detroit.

Entertainment is big business in America. In fact, according to the most recent data published by Forbes, Americans spend almost as much on entertainment as they do on health care: 5.6 percent of their annual income for those hot tickets versus just a bit more at 5.9 percent for that crucial coverage.

But hey, all work and no play right? There's family and friends to spend memorable moments with: rock concerts to hit, big ball games to catch, blasphemous Broadway plays to ponder, movies to be marveled at, restaurants to try. When it comes to memories to be made, the list goes on and on.

The most recent cumulative data, now roughly 11 years old, indicates that in 2004, Americans spent $705.9 billion on entertainment, a figure equivalent to the entire gross national product of Canada -- or Australia, for that matter at the time. These estimates come from Unity Marketing Group, of Stevens, Pa.

"So far in 2014, The Book Of Mormon has sold $10,410,542 in tickets on the exchange, while Luke Bryan comes in at $9,295,042, Katy Perry at $9,001,245, Paul McCartney at $8,365,108 and Wicked at $8,099,563,” said Felina Martinez at online discount ticket marketplace

“That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer fans the most complete and continuously refreshed selection of discount sports, concert and theatre tickets online, with a Worry-Free Guarantee to protect their purchase,” added Martinez.

“To access the full line-up of discount tickets we have available, as well as all of the other seating options at each venue, fans can go to and search for event or performer – then select their tickets.”

Rounding out the top 15 sellers at the exchange are: Lee Brice at $7,794,370, Cole Swindell with $7,728,235, Bruno Mars with $7,348,166, Jason Aldean at $7,265,218, Fleetwood Mac at $7,245,340, Disney On Ice with $7,229,318, Jay-Z with $6,115,031, Florida Georgia Line at $5,842,861, Beyoncé with $5,830,547, and Beyoncé and Jay Z's latest On The Run Tour at $5,824,031 in ticket sales.

It is interesting to note that if these numbers were to be combined, Beyoncé would easily make the top five. Other leaders include FIFA World Cup soccer at 16th with $5,240,187 in ticket sales to date, the Eagles at 18th with $4,883,206 and the New York Yankees currently ranked 23rd with $4,631,639.

According to data, Americans currently spend 33.9 percent of their annual income on housing, 17 percent on transportation and 12.8 percent on food.

Silly, smart-mouthed, scandalous and shocking religious satire The Book of Mormon continues to attract flocks of faithful fans and has remained at the top of trending theatre sales ever since it opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway in March of 2011.

The nine-time Tony Award winning musical is still playing to over 100% capacity at the O’Neill, while two traveling productions continue to tour the U.S. and are currently in Portland, Oregon and Detroit.

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