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Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Named 10th Highest-Grossing Of All Time

Critics may have slammed the star but she's still got the pulling power

It seems all the self-fondling, boob exposure and x-rated dance moves have paid off for Madonna because the pop icon's recent MDNA tour has been named the 10th highest-grossing of all time.

The 54-year-old 'Girl Gone Wild' hitmaker kicked off her mammoth 88-date jaunt in May 2012 in Israel before performing across Europe and North and South America to a staggering 2.2 million fans before closing the tour in Argentina last month.

Madonna has two entries in Billboard's highest-grossing tour list (WENN)

While Madonna was criticised for her explicit performance, Madonna was still raking in the dollars, with 'MDNA' earning the star more than £190 million ($305 million), placing it at number 10 on Billboard Boxscore's list of the biggest tours in history.

But that's not Madonna's only achievement, the singer also has another entry in the list with her 2009 'Sticky & Sweet' tour placing third with takings of £255 million ($408 million).

Other rockers to make the list twice in the last three years include The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Grateful Dead.

Arthur Fogel, head of 'MDNA' promoter at Live Nation's Global Touring Division, told Billboard: “The overwhelming global success of the Mdna tour proves yet again that Madonna is the greatest female touring artist. As this tour takes its place as one of the most successful in history, I can't help but enjoy the fact that it is the millions of fans who determine that.”

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