Madonna’s MDNA Tour Final Boxscores: Sold out and over $305 million total gross
January 24, 2013 News

Madonna’s MDNA Tour Final Boxscores: Sold out and over $305 million total gross

The final numbers are in, and Madonna’s 2012 “MDNA” tour has retained her box office form, clocking in at $305,158,363 gross with 2,212,345 in attendance over 88 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour began in Israel last May 31 and finished in Argentina on Dec. 22, hitting Europe, Asia and North America in between.

The “MDNA” final box office tally is enough to rank “MDNA” No. 10 all-time in tours as reported to Boxscore, sandwiched between the Rolling Stones’ “Licks” tour of 2002-2003 ($311 million) and the Stones’ “Bridges To Babylon” tour of 1997-98 ($274 million).

This is Madonna’s second time in the Boxscore Top 10; the “Sticky & Sweet” tour of 2008-09 was third all-time at $408 million, the highest ever for a solo artist. Her 2006 “Confessions” tour came in at $194 million. All of these tours, including “MDNA,” were produced by Live Nation’s Global Touring division, headed by LNGT chairman Arthur Fogel, who offhandedly predicted to Billboard back in April that MDNA would end up a Boxscore Top 10 tour.

As it stood and as it stands, “MDNA” was the highest-grossing tour for 2012 according to Boxscore, making it Madonna’s third time closing a year at the top of the box office heap, the others being 2009 and 2004. Madonna joined the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Bon Jovi as the only acts to be Billboard’s highest-grossing tour twice in a three-year span, and “MDNA” gives Fogel and Live Nation their sixth top tour over the past 10 years.

“MDNA” highlights were many, with the run through South America being notably successful. The five highest Boxscores on the tour were:

- Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Medellin, Colombia, Nov. 28-29 ($14.7 million gross, 90,018 attendance)
- Yankee Stadium in New York Sept. 6 and 8($12.6 million, 79,775)
- Foro Sol in Mexico City Nov. 24-25 ($11.6 million,84,382)
- Estadio Rive Plate in Buenos Aires ($10.8 million, 89,226)
- Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paulo Dec. 4-5 ($8.4 million, 85,255)

In North America, “MDNA” did best — not counting Yankee Stadium — at:

- Plains of Abraham in Quebec Sept. 1 ($8 million, 70,569)
- Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sept. 12-13 ($7.5 million, 32,557)
- The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Oct. 13-14 ($7.2 million, 24,991)
- The Staples Center in Los Angeles Oct. 10-11 ($6.2 million, 29,015).

“MDNA” is the second tour under a 10-year multi-rights deal between Madonna and Live Nation, signed in 2007. “MDNA” is Madonna’s fifth tour with Fogel’s team, a run that marks the Material Girl’s ascent into the elite ranks of touring artists and inarguably makes her the top touring female artist of all time.

Here is a full overview of the MDNA Tour Boxscores…

May 31, 2012
Tel Aviv, Israel – Ramat Gan Stadium
$4,339,876
33,457 / 33,457 (SOLD OUT)

June 3-4, 2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – du Arena
$8,053,500
45,722 / 45,722 (SOLD OUT)

June 7, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey – Turk Telekom Arena
$6,219,598
47,789 / 47,789 (SOLD OUT)

June 12, 2012
Rome, Italy – Stadio Olimpico
$2,835,542
36,658 / 36,658 (SOLD OUT)

June 14, 2012
Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro
$5,624,570
53,244 / 53,244 (SOLD OUT)

June 16, 2012
Florence, Italy – Stadio Artemio Franchi
$4,252,680
42,434 / 42,434 (SOLD OUT)

June 20-21, 2012
Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
$3,893,274
33,178 / 33,178 (SOLD OUT)

June 24, 2012
Coimbra, Portugal – Estadio Cidade de Coimbra
$3,156,022
33,597 / 33,597 (SOLD OUT)

June 28-30, 2012
Berlin, Germany – O2 World
$3,679,378
25,481 / 25,481 (SOLD OUT)

July 2, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken Stadion
$2,980,465
29,416 / 29,416 (SOLD OUT)

July 4, 2012
Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadion
$4,510,807
36,472 / 36,472 (SOLD OUT)

July 7-8, 2012
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
$3,777,245
29,172 / 29,172 (SOLD OUT)

July 10, 2012
Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
$1,775,841
14,489 / 14,489 (SOLD OUT)

July 12, 2012
Brussels, Belgium – Stade Roi Baudouin
$3,676,447
36,778 / 36,778 (SOLD OUT)

July 14, 2012
Paris, France – Stade De France
$7,195,799
62,195 / 62,195 (SOLD OUT)

July 17, 2012
London, U.K. – Hyde Park
$6,714,027
54,140 / 54,140 (SOLD OUT)

July 19, 2012
Birmingham, U.K. – National Indoor Arena
$1,998,196
11,684 / 11,684 (SOLD OUT)

July 21, 2012
Edinburgh, U.K. – Murrayfield Stadium
$4,974,731
52,160 / 52,160 (SOLD OUT)

July 24, 2012
Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium
$3,175,497
33,953 / 33,953 (SOLD OUT)

July 26, 2012
Paris, France – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
$346,653
2,576 / 2,576 (SOLD OUT)

July 29, 2012
Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadion
$1,953,791
33,250 / 33,250 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 1, 2012
Warsaw, Poland – Stadion Narodowy
$2,933,410
38,699 / 38,699 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 4, 2012
Kiev, Ukraine – NSC Olimpiyskiy
$4,893,317
31,022 / 31,022 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 7, 2012
Moscow, Russia – Olimpiyskiy
$4,074,400
19,842 / 19,842 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 9, 2012
St. Petersburg, Russia – SKK Arena
$2,683,569
19,079 / 19,079 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 12, 2012
Helsinki, Finland – Olympiastadion
$5,589,900
42,760 / 42,760 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 15, 2012
Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
$3,017,871
18,631 / 18,631 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 18, 2012
Zurich, Switzerland – Stadion Letzigrund
$4,989,192
37,792 / 37,792 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 21, 2012
Nice, France – Stade Charles-Ehrmann
$2,386,311
29,670 / 29,670 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 28, 2012
Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center
$2,651,855
15,741 / 15,741 (SOLD OUT)

Aug. 30, 2012
Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
$3,457,482
16,918 / 16,918 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 1, 2012
Quebec City, Quebec – Plains of Abraham
$8,098,292
70,569 / 70,569 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 4, 2012
Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
$2,450,720
13,995 / 13,995 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 6-8, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. – Yankee Stadium
$12,599,540
79,775 / 79,775 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 10, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
$2,371,994
14,422 / 14,422 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 12-13, 2012
Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
$7,458,188
32,557 / 32,557 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 15, 2012
Atlantic City, N.J. – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
$2,891,340
12,207 / 12,207 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 19-20, 2012
Chicago, Ill. – United Center
$5,102,880
28,143 / 28,143 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 23-24, 2012
Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
$4,860,428
27,944 / 27,944 (SOLD OUT)

Sept. 29-30, 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
$4,758,994
28,500 / 28,500 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 2-3, 2012
Seattle, Wash. – KeyArena
$3,723,405
23,651 / 23,651 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 6-7, 2012
San Jose, Calif. – HP Pavilion
$4,791,285
25,907 / 25,907 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 10-11, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. – Staples Center
$6,162,835
29,015 / 29,015 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 13-14, 2012
Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden
$7,188,879
24,991 / 24,991 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 16, 2012
Phoenix, Ariz. – U.S. Airways Center
$2,389,060
13,239 / 13,239 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 18, 2012
Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center
$2,135,835
13,280 / 13,280 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 21, 2012
Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
$2,329,690
14,360 / 14,360 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 24-25, 2012
Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
$4,390,355
24,797 / 24,797 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 27, 2012
New Orleans, La. – New Orleans Arena
$2,261,515
14,498 / 14,498 (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 30, 2012
Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center
$2,366,220
14,108 / 14,108 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 1, 2012
St. Louis, Mo. – Scottrade Center
$2,449,110
16,022 / 16,022 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 3-4, 2012
St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center
$4,229,005
26,084 / 26,084 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 6, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pa. – CONSOL Energy Center
$2,358,670
14,120 / 14,120 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 8, 2012
Detroit, Mich. – Joe Louis Arena
$1,833,154
13,716 / 13,716 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 10, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena
$2,546,780
16,487 / 16,487 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 12-13, 2012
New York, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden
$4,846,665
24,790 / 24,790 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 15, 2012
Charlotte, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Arena
$2,208,180
13,817 / 13,817 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 17, 2012
Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
$2,379,792
13,504 / 13,504 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 19-20, 2012
Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
$5,241,125
27,976 / 27,976 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 24-25, 2012
Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
$11,586,745
84,382 / 84,382 (SOLD OUT)

Nov. 28-29, 2012
Medellin, Colombia – Estadio Atanasio Girardot
$14,741,104
90,018 / 90,018 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 2, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Parque dos Atletas
$4,332,428
34,709 / 34,709 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 4-5, 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Estadio do Morumbi
$8,430,677
85,255 / 85,255 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 9, 2012
Porto Alegre, Brazil – Estadio Olimpico Monumental
$7,578,191
42,524 / 42,524 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 13-15, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio River Plate
$10,820,041
89,226 / 89,226 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 19, 2012
Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional
$3,867,601
47,625 / 47,625 (SOLD OUT)

Dec. 22, 2012
Cordoba, Argentina – Estadio Chateau Carreras
$5,566,393
48,133 / 48,133 (SOLD OUT)

Source: Billboard