Bon Jovi, AC/DC Are Top-Grossing Concert Tours of 2010

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New Jersey ended up on top in 2010 -- not only on reality television but also on the concert charts.

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Garden State band Bon Jovi was the top grossing touring act worldwide in 2010, pulling in more than $200 million with 80 shows, according to a gauge released Wednesday.

They came in comfortably ahead of Aussie rock legends AC/DC, who earned $177 million over half as many dates, Pollstar said.

U2 was third, followed by Lady Gaga, the only female on the list.

In a surprise finish, trippy kids production "Walking with Dinosaurs" ended at no. 7, taking in $104 million worldwide with a whopping 485 shows.

The technologically heavy stage show toured the US, Canada and Europe over the past year, and is currently in Australia and New Zealand to begin an Asian leg.

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The top 10, with their yearly gross, is as follows:

Bon Jovi - $201 million
AC/DC - $177 million
U2 - $161 million
Lady Gaga - $134 million
Metallica - $110 million
Michael Buble - $104 million
"Walking with Dinosaurs" - $104 million
Paul McCartney - $93 million
The Eagles - $92 million
Roger Waters - $90 million

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