Boxoffice Insider: Mid-Year Charts Cometh

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– Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey stands tall at Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo March 25. The songstress has submitted complete reports for the first half of 2018 and performed on four continents during the year.

It’s one of the most wonderful/stressful times of the year over here at Pollstar, as our Boxoffice staff is furiously entering data for the upcoming Mid-Year charts.

Justin Timberlake, Pink and “Springsteen On Broadway” have been regulars atop the Concert Pulse, and may figure high for Mid-Year. Of those three, Timberlake has the highest average gross, at $3.1 million per market. 
Pink has the higher total gross,with $95.6 million in 38 reports. 
“Springsteen On Broadway” stages in the 975-capacity Walter Kerr Theatre, but Bruce has been lighting up the Great White Way with great consistency, reporting a total of 91 shows for 2018 at press time. 
Phil Collins and Kenny Chesney have also recently submitted lots of juicy data. Chesney, who has already grossed nearly $52.3 million in 2018, still has stadiums and amphitheatres booked into August. Collins is playing his first North American tour in 12 years in October, and his Latin American run in February and March earned just under $38 million. 
Lana Del Rey has spent the better part of 2018 trotting the globe, hitting North America, Hawaii, South America, Australia and Europe. All of that action was good for a total gross of nearly $46 million and 603,328 tickets reported. 
The June 30 reporting deadline has passed, and a few more heavy-hitters could show up at the top of the chart such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, U2, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.
Swift’s “Reputation” tour was reporting a jaw-dropping average of $11.4 million per market in North America at press time.