Biggest Las Vegas Residencies & Acts (top 50 highest/lowest)

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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:27 pm

On the subject of Donny & Marie, I have the following stats courtesy of Pollstar's EOY North American charts (I can find no Billboard boxscore or Pollstar data for 2013 or before):

2014 - 49,418 tickets | 94 shows | $8.3m
2015 - 54,472 tickets | 95 shows | $6.7m
2016 - 52,083 tickets | 88 shows | $7.5m
2017 - 53,494 tickets | 93 shows | $8.1m

= 209,467 tickets | 370 shows | $30.6m

The residency started in September 2008, originally for 6 weeks, and it's always played at the same venue (though that venue was modernised, revamped and renamed in 2013). According to this article, they'd played nearly 1,200 shows by November 2015. If that figure is true and their ticket sales are similar to 2014-2017, they are a certified $100m+ Vegas act.

Contractually, Donny & Marie each are reportedly paid a base salary of $1.6 million per year + 40% of the ticket sales once the value of those ticket sales have topped $250,000 (now, I'm not sure what that $250,000 relates to - it could be a weekly figure, i.e. if the pair do ticket sales of $300k in one of their weeks, they get a bonus of 40% of $50k).
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Postby StephenN17 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:39 am

Wayne, you seem to be very knowledgeable about Vegas, do you know what Cher's contract was for her last Vegas show and her new one in terms of what percentage she gets or pay?
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