Beyonce Dominates Down Under With ‘The Mrs Carter Show’ / Breaks Box-Office Records

Published: Tuesday 12th Nov 2013 by Sam

Trailblazing Beyonce continues to live up to her billing.

Last week saw the budding legend tour wrap the Australasian leg of her ‘Mrs Carter Show World Tour’; a leg Billboard report was not only one of the trek’s most ambitious, but one of its most successful.

Details after the jump…

In a press release blasted out today, the jaunt’s promoter Live Nation further cemented the fact that the critically acclaimed show packs quite the consumer punch.

For, having played 14 shows across all five of Australia’s biggest cities (as well as in neighboring New Zealand) , the tour becomes Beyonce’s most profitable in the region. And that’s not just hyperbole; the gigs shifted almost 220,000 tickets and grossed more than $40 million (AUD).

What’s more, the married mother of one also set a handful of attendance records in the process. The quad of dates at Auckland’s Vector Arena attracted 44,596 ticket-buyers — becoming a new benchmark for the venue.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the penultimate night of the tour at the Perth Arena over weekend generated a paid attendance of 14,758, a new record for the year-old venue, shattering the mark set recently by Pink.

Speaking on the 32-year-old’s unprecedented success in the region, Michael Coppel, President and CEO of Live Nation Australasia, said:

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with Beyoncé since the first Destiny’s Child tour in 2000, but this tour has been an absolute standout in terms of the showcasing her unparalleled talent, energy and joy for performing in one of the most spectacular productions ever to visit this country.”

The Aussie figures will add a significant boost to the tour’s overall box office gross, which already stood at well over $100 million (US) before heading to Aus.

All hail King B!



Jarred as we may be by the wait for new Bey material, there’s something to be said for an artist to be able to tour and generate such profit — without the scaffolding of a new album campaign. Put simply, Beyonce is touring (and winning) on the basis of her name alone. How many of today’s “top artists” can boast of that ability?

More power to her.

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  1. gilbert November 12, 2013

    QUEEN <3

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  2. Rach November 12, 2013

    Shes coming for that 180-200 mill gross. Slay. Not bad for someone that haters call ‘local’ huh?

  3. Rihanna stan November 12, 2013

    When will Rihanna, Mariah, Ciara and Britney?

    • NT November 12, 2013

      Britney total gross of the circus tour was 131.8 million i’m not sure when she’ll do that again.

    • KeyNavy November 12, 2013

      Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour already gross +100 million

      • King B Agent (Blue Ivy Brother) November 12, 2013

        The Diamonds world tour did not.

  4. Hadley November 12, 2013

    This chick can go on Tour and slay simply being BEYONCE no new era or nothing. Cant hate on that.

  5. beyonce dedicated fan November 12, 2013

    Beyonce is local, she is irrelevant, she cannot sing, she have no impact, she need all the hype, she likes attention. BUT she does all of this without a new record or album, without posing naked for the camera, without twitter rants. She has dedicated her early career perfecting her craft so now ppl,fan or not knows that they are in for a good show. That is why they buy the tickets at whatever price.

    I am still mad that they did not capitalize on Europe ticket demand. If beyonce does a second leg in Europe? Box office mashup!!

  6. Hadley November 12, 2013

    But can I just say congrats Beyoncé on this everyone knows she would slay and also congrats to Rihanna on her first Tour to gross over 100 mill. Proud of both of them.

  7. Pop Professor November 12, 2013

    Damn! You might hate her, but there is no denying her star power when it comes to touring. I mean the aussie’s love Pink and for her to destroy her record like that speaks volumes. If Beyonce stops playing and give us a masterpiece of an album she will have my respect, hell she already does!

  8. NT November 12, 2013

    this is great for her , it’s a great tour i enjoyed seeing her at the Barclay center earlier this year.

  9. Rudolph November 12, 2013

    Rihanna will NEVER!!!

    • KeyNavy November 12, 2013

      Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour already gross +100 million b****

  10. BEYHIVE November 12, 2013




  11. beysus knowlrist November 12, 2013

    lmfaoooo rihanna is a flop

    • Marley November 12, 2013

      Theres no need for that. Her Tours not flopping and I’m not even a fan.

  12. Marley November 12, 2013

    Congrats to her, it was 18 shows but still hot damn. and I believe she’ll be one of those artists who will always be able to Tour regardless because she has the acclaim as a performer.

  13. BeyIsKing November 12, 2013

    Need I say more. This woman is amazing. Say what you want but fact is BeyIsKing!!!

  14. NICKI STAN November 12, 2013

    When will R****?

    • beyonce dedicated fan November 12, 2013

      shutup!! i hate the b****, but she CAN only if she spend some time in the dance studio and vocal coach instead of instragm and melissa the hippo. all she does is rip her fans off their money

  15. jay scorpio November 12, 2013


    • Rach November 12, 2013

      Neither are Beyonces. Rihanna is estimated to do around 130 mill she has around 20 dates left. Doesn’t always have to be competition anyway.

    • mya November 12, 2013

      Doesn’t matter what her final numbers will be they won’t see Beyonce’s

  16. Omari November 12, 2013

    Yass b****. She’s such a force.

  17. GAGARULES November 12, 2013


    • Rach November 12, 2013

      You don’t profit even half as much from album sales as you do Touring. How much is ticket in comparison to album anyway.

    • beyonce dedicated fan November 12, 2013

      how much does an artist get off one album? less that 25%. Less than 5 cents off a single. Why should an artist worry about singles and album sales when majority of the money doesn’t go in their pockets? check madonna last tour numbers and albums numbers.

    • Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ November 12, 2013

      Come’on now. EVERYBODY knows that

      Tours > Album Sales .

      The real money comes from tours and not album sales. Plus, if Bey gives me another quality level album like “4”, album sales will remain irrelevant to me.

  18. Rach November 12, 2013

    Trolls stop coming for Rihanna, I’m a hardcore Bey stan but Rihanna Tour aint flopping. Beyoncé will probably gross more in the end but Rihanna doing her f****** thing as well. Embrace them both.

  19. Career Ender November 12, 2013

    Then Queen Bey puts RIP ontop of Lovebird’d grave

  20. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 12, 2013

    Those Aussie’s have been dupes big time by the Beyonce mafia.

    Rihanna and Pink gave their fans new music, new routines, gave 100%, thanked their fans, meet and greeted their fans and interacted with them.

    Beyonce showed up, gave a recycled show with Jennifer Lopez’s dance again tour set and left.

    Fraud runs in that woman’s veins. She’s disgusting.

    • XXX November 12, 2013

      Aw you’re mad. Looks like the reviews disagree with you. They only felt duped by Rihannas show.

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 12, 2013

        You mean the reviews she paid for?

      • XXX November 12, 2013

        Death. Receipts for her paying?

      • beyonce dedicated fan November 12, 2013

        hahahaha, congrats to pink, but australians went in on rihanna in their reviews, even the fans.
        she gave new music on a CD, at the concert the same cd was playing with no energy, no dance, no stage presence.

    • Rach November 12, 2013

      LOL! *Looks for complaints from Aussies* Nah you’re just pressed.

    • mya November 12, 2013

      Beyonce ALWAYS interacts with her fans, that’s why she has a B-Stage and 2 pits by the main stage LOL! Always Beyonce has made headlines around the world for doing so. Just made headlines for singing to a 13 year old blind girl and gave her the mic to sing along. Also made headlines around the world for FaceTiming with a Fan at her show. And she always have meet and greets with different charity groups of kids/teenagers around the world lol. You FAILED! lol

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 12, 2013

        She sang to the blind girl when the cameras were rolling. Beyonce is fake and never interacts with her fans.

      • BeyIsKing November 12, 2013

        @MYA don’t justify Bey, haters will always hate but deep down they know the truth. No need to argue

      • mya November 12, 2013

        First, Beyonce meet the girl b4 the show, she was backstage with Beyonce LOL! 2nd I think cameras are at ever show since fans have CAMERA PHONES lmao! Give it up you failed. Beyonce made over 40 million from AUS and BROKE RECORDS with NO NEW MUSIC lmao! Fans Loved it and she will sell out AGAIN when she goes back, stay mad, Lmao!

    • BeyIsKing November 12, 2013

      Lol we all know how Rih’s tour did in Australia, you are just pressed.

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 12, 2013

        Bitchbird is pressed and it’s so obvious

    • Yolo November 12, 2013

      Have you been to Beyonces Tour? No so have several. Beyoncé did all those things. And unlike shallow Navy stans, people go to see Beyoncé the performer her presence, experience her amazing performing ability regardless of new music. They don’t need to be ddistracted from weak performing with new music.

  21. XXX November 12, 2013

    Look at the my local, washed up has been fav slaying the world. Logic? I cant seem to find you anywhere.

  22. Quin’003 November 12, 2013

    Amen to that

  23. beyonce dedicated fan November 12, 2013

    Come on Beyonce bring on asia and europe again!!!

  24. mya November 12, 2013

    All this huge success from this tour with NO NEW MUSIC. That’s crazy! Give it up for Beyonce! *claps* She’ll be like Madonna and Tina Tuner, still having successful tours when she gets up in age. *claps*

  25. gilbert November 12, 2013


  26. BEY > RIH November 12, 2013


    • Tresa November 12, 2013

      You proud of that, huh, You got it confuse, Beyonce is the one laughing her ass off, I see why she did’nt release an album, when she got fans like you……..

  27. Molly November 12, 2013

    Good for Bleachyonce you stans are truly the biggest fools out there paying to see recycled ass shows.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 12, 2013

      Awww,you mad? Cierror wishes she could book a urinal a t Burger King

      • Molly November 12, 2013

        Ciara obviously can book stages sweetie just worry about Nicki and her deflating ass and career 🙂

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 12, 2013

        Cierror can book stages? You’re talking about the parking lot at Walmart,right?

    • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 12, 2013

      What stages? My cousin’s Elementary School auditorium?

  28. Yolo November 12, 2013

    She truly is amazing. Biggest black Touring act for over a decade now.

  29. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 12, 2013


  30. UniversalChic November 12, 2013

    This just proves that regardless to what people want to believe Beyonce is a huge artist and sells regardless to what her billboard chart positions look like. Selling power is not just about how many singles you can push (and that’s not shade I’m just being real) it’s about how loved and respected you are by the masses. People can love a song but not be fond the artist so they support the song but the rest of the artist project fails in comparison hence why we have a bunch one hit wonders or people who can sell the hell out of a single but their album sales are always very mediocre. She is going to gross 200 million+ off of pure talent and respect and that is nothing short of amazing. She is only 32 and able tour off of her name already! Get it B.

  31. h2o November 12, 2013

    With upcoming Asian, 2nd European, 2nd Latin American legs, she’s grossing between $200-250 million worldwide. I don’t see anyone from the pop girls doing it tbh … P!nk and Faylor will do less than/barely past $200 million, Rihanna below $150M, …

    Unless Madonna goes on tour in 2014, I don’t see any female beating Beyonce’s tour numbers.

    • jay scorpio November 12, 2013



      • Yolo November 12, 2013

        Basic? You sound MAD. Whats basic about having the highest grossing Tours by a black artist right now and shes not even had 20 years in the game? Tour numbers. The fact she is grossing over 40 mill from 18 dates says it all.
        Rihanna is doing way more stadiums than her also.

        Let me put it into context

        Beyoncé over 40 mill from 18 dates
        Katy Perry 59.5 mill from 125 dates

        You wanna talk about DATES and basicness?

      • UniversalChic November 12, 2013

        The fact that you have to use Madonna a pop legend queen and touring force to try and downgrade Beyonces achievement because you can’t name anybody that ISN’T a legend from her OWN generation to do it with shows how far from basic she is. Madonna has been in this industry for decades now. She has proven herself and has solidified herself in history and in the music world as a performing/artist legend and that is why she is able to be the tour force she is and charge the prices she does (her tickets are NOT cheap). You can have a thousand dates and not SELL OUT a single one of them. It’s not about how many dates you have it’s about the reception and to have all these people buying her tickets each and every single date with no new material out at 32 YEARS old and based off of an album that didn’t even do commercially well shows her power. You tried to down her and only brought out why this accomplishment is even more amazing lmao

  32. Slayty Perry (Birthday) November 12, 2013

    This is great for Iggy Azalea who was her opening act. Congrats to Iggy!

    • Certified wig SNATCHA November 12, 2013

      And Iggy is still an irrelevant flop! Bravo!

      • Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ November 12, 2013

        And ALWAYS will be. Bey is sweet to offer charity to such a no-talent.

        But there’s always modeling.

    • Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ November 12, 2013

      I see you have a thing for “the basics.”

      At least you’re consistent.

  33. Lolz November 12, 2013

    Wow well done babe.

  34. Certified wig SNATCHA November 12, 2013

    When will your mediocre faves?

  35. rih rox((U mad Bro?))(( stanning for H20’s previous rant)) November 12, 2013

    This looks like beyOLDce’s final goodbye greatest recycled world tour. Recycled was to make her dumb fans pay for what they have done to 4lop…she tricked them by making it seem like it was a new era with new music to support such tour.

    beYAWNce will be just a touring act serving recycled at Vegas. Her pushed back album will 5lop that’s why she’s scared release.

    I may be repeating myself…can’t help it when the person I’m talking about is RECYCLING…. Well done RECYCLEyonce.

    • Drew November 12, 2013

      Yas meltdown honey!

    • ABC November 12, 2013

      U mad bro?? You guys get more desperate with the excuses by the day. When I hear of an uproar from fans saying they were disapointed becuase she performed no new music, I might take heed. Until then, remain seething at the fact people go becuase she has an amazing reputation as a performer.

  36. Drew November 12, 2013

    Winning. Touring is a true reflection of your pulling power and she can pull simply through star power. Its the ultimate tester. And Austrailias not even her strongest market. Can imagine if she released another album of fresh music she will slay once again. You cant deny her power.

  37. Drew November 12, 2013

    Congrats on the EMA for best live act also. What kind of global slayage?

  38. Tyler November 12, 2013

    Ur stupid af if u honestly think Beyonce’s 5th album is going to be a flop after the Super Bowl, Inauguration, and SOLD OUT WORLD TOUR. Use ur damn logic and stop acting like a damn R****** SMH.

    • Slayty Perry (Birthday) November 12, 2013

      Madonna’s tour was 2x as successful with an even better and iconic Superbowl performance and MDNA still flopped.

      • ABC November 12, 2013

        Madonna is passed music relevancy now shes a legend icon queen of pop you name it, her fans will pay for her Tours and revel in her classics but the kids who buy albums aint checking for her albums anymore. You can talk about Beyonces 4 being a flop but it was still the bestselling r&b album that year and sold despite leaks and no WW Tour. Shes still relevant as much as people hate to admit.

  39. ABC November 12, 2013

    I dont think anyone is surprised.

  40. Bey Fan November 12, 2013

    thats my girl

  41. mulah November 12, 2013

    hahahahahah…lovebird my darling. few days back it was the award and now this. your blood pressure must be so high honey, again congrats to the 100 mil tour your fave has i always say,please take care of that heart of yours because we need people like you on this blog… congrats to Beyonce again on this mile stone.

  42. Kingbey November 12, 2013

    Yassss bey

  43. KING B November 12, 2013

    ANd remember THE KING hasn’t done Africa and Asia yet nor did the QUEEN finish with US yet!

    PS stop copying the HIVES/BEY to call your fav KING after us! It won’t work just saying

  44. rih rox((U mad Bro?))(( stanning for H20’s previous rant)) November 12, 2013

    Hhhhm… I find this suspicious. Beyonce probably wanted to uppstage pink or Rihanna when billboard talked about her tour, so telling irrelevant MSN outlets to talk about how much she made from the tour….why don’t we wait till reliable sources report it. Beyonce tells people to talk about her…looks like she pays people to talk about her much like they do for her pushed back album.

    something else…. when she supposedly jumped from that tower in new Zealand….the face looked odd and different, the nose was different but never mind about the nose it’s all in the teeth. Your teeth do not change… that person had snaggle tooth and different teeth to beyce…she just posed for the before and after and the lookalike did the rest.

    If you want to see the pics visit daily mail.

    Beyonce is a faker…much like how she faked the national anthem and acting overly dramatic.

    • Yeah I Said It November 12, 2013

      Haha you’re from Austrailia arent you? LOL that explaons why you are irked.

    • Yeah I Said It November 12, 2013

      OMGGGG i just read the comment in full you sound so stupid LOOOL! Lookalike? Hahahaha! Beyonce makes even that haters delusional!

    • Micks November 12, 2013

      Check the official LIVE NATION Austrailia Twitter fool. I guess she got the lookalike to swap voice boxes and scream and like her aswell? Get out more. You people sound pathetic like really!

      • Micks November 12, 2013

        And to add she was singing to backing tracking which is why her vains were popping out her neck (that doesnt happen by magic) and she took out her earpiece because of playback from it duh.

  45. MC!!! November 12, 2013

    well of course beyonce has more tour dates than rihanna so she is going to gross more idiots the fact the rihanna did over 100 million with 90 dates speaks alot hell she might add on more dates because she has to do Barbados next year #shrugs

    • Yeah I Said It November 12, 2013

      Beyonce grosses way more on average dates do not matter because Rihanna is doing more stadiums which = bigger capacity and more tickets which is why she has less dates. But keep the excuses coming…

  46. Yeah I Said It November 12, 2013

    Congratulations shes always been a huge touring force. So glad I got to see her DC. Amazing and so beautiful in the flesh!

    I love reading some of these hater comment the theories they come up with to doscredit her are so delusional!!!! Keep them pressed Beyonslay!

  47. Yeah I Said It November 12, 2013

    And for pressed Rihanna stans using dates as an excuses… Arent you the same ones boasting about Rihanna selling her stadiums? Now you want to dismiss that Beyonce is more success with more arenas which is obviously why there are more dates. Beyonce hasnt even done as many LEGS as Rihanna yet! Why the hell would she have the same amount of dates? Common sense people. 1 stadium date = Multiple arena dates.

  48. Micks November 12, 2013

    Great accomplishment. Nothing short of an icon.

  49. yup! November 12, 2013

    but rihanna only 25 and younger than her so…..

  50. Yolo November 13, 2013

    Rihanna 25 but she also has 7 albums of music and hits to sell a tour. When Beyonce was 25 she had one album. Whats your excuse next navy?

  51. Maya November 13, 2013

    Here come the navy with rihanna is 25. First off 25 is not that young and she has released as many albums and done as many features as people who has been in the industry for 20 plus years. Also, almost half of rihanna’s records sales and most of her Grammys and other awards come from all those big features she does with all those huge selling rappers. So don’t act like rihanna is selling records on her own. Anyway, bragging about stadium status, but where is the stadium sales.

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