Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour Final Numbers: Over $250 Million Earned

11/08/2017 byBob Allen

The final numbers are in for Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour.

The trek topped $250 million in ticket sales based on the remaining box office tallies (see list, below) reported by AEG Presents, the worldwide promoter of the tour since it launched in March of 2016. The overall attendance during the tour's 16-month run surpassed 2.7 million from a total of 140 performances.

On July 24, Bieber canceled the remaining dates of the tour, just days prior to an August stadium run through North America and a final sweep through four Asian markets in September. The pop star’s final appearance on the trek was ultimately a headlining turn at the British Summer Time Festival in London on July 2.

The final reports from AEG, however, covered 17 performances that stretched from Latin American concerts in April to events in Asia and South Africa during May and, finally, three June headlining dates in Europe. The $50 million in revenue from these final weeks on the road land the trek in the top slot on Billboard’s most recent weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list below).

Among the box office highlights during the Purpose Tour, the highest-grossing venue worldwide was Mexico City’s Foro Sol with $9.4 million from three sellouts in February, earlier this year. The sold ticket count at the Mexican capital city’s sports and concert venue was 155,201 from all three shows combined.

The top North American gross was $4.3 million from a three-night arena stand at Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning on March 20, 2016 - just 11 days after the tour began. Attendance at those three sold out performances during the early days of the tour totaled 41,445.

In the Canadian singer’s home country, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre claimed the top box office counts with $2.9 million from 31,482 sold seats on May 18 and 19, also during the opening leg through North America in 2016.

  HOT TOURS - Aug. 8, 2017
  Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 1-7
   
Rank ACT
  Total Gross
  Show Date Range
  Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
  Total Attendance (Capacity)
   
1 JUSTIN BIEBER
  $50,029,905
  March 29-June 30
  Praça da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro (1/1)
  Allianz Parque, São Paulo (2/2)
  Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru (1/0)
  Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador (1/0)
  Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia (1/0)
  Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (1/0)
  Plaza Figali, Panama City, Panama (1/1)
  Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José (1/0)
  HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv (1/0)
  Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai (1/0)
  DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai (1/0)
  FNB Stadium, Johannesburg (1/0)
  Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town (1/0)
  Stade de Suisse, Bern, Switzerland (1/0)
  RDS Arena, Dublin (1/0)
  Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales (1/0)
  530,368 (590,920)
   
2 TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
  $41,656,595
  April 20-July 27
  Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/1)
  Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Ark. (1/1)
  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (1/1)
  Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/1)
  Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
  FedExForum, Memphis (1/1)
  State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill. (1/1)
  Scottrade Center, St. Louis (1/1)
  Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/1)
  Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (2/2)
  Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. (1/1)
  Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
  Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh (1/1)
  Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (1/1)
  U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati (1/1)
  XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/1)
  Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
  Wrigley Field, Chicago (1/1)
  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (2/2)
  CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
  Air Canada Centre, Toronto (1/1)
  DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (1/1)
  TD Garden, Boston (2/2)
  Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore (1/1)
  Forest Hills Stadium, New York (2/2)
  452,645 (452,645)
   
3 BRUNO MARS
  $36,079,072
  March 31-June 15
  Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France (1/1)
  WiZink Center, Madrid (1/1)
  MEO Arena, Lisbon (1/1)
  Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona (1/1)
  Park&Suites Arena, Montpellier, France (1/1)
  Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany (1/1)
  Echo Arena, Liverpool, England (1/1)
  Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England (2/2)
  Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England (1/1)
  3Arena, Dublin (2/2)
  First Direct Arena, Leeds, England (1/1)
  Sheffield (England) Arena (1/1)
  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (2/2)
  Olympiahalle, Munich (1/1)
  Royal Arena, Copenhagen (1/1)
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