Most expensive magic show
Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage
28000000 US dollar(s)
United States (Las Vegas)

Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA starring Siegfried Fishbacher and Roy Horn (both Germany) cost over $28 million (then £16 million) to stage when it opened on 1 February 1990. The show, which featured dozens of wild animals (including an elephant), a giant mechanical dragon which breathed fire and a cast of 60, closed after its 5,750th performance on 3 October 2003 after co- star, Roy Horn, was seriously injured by a white tiger called Montacore.

Produced by Kenneth Feld & Co and directed by John Caird and John Napier, the duo performed six shows a week for 45 weeks a year, generating $44.6 million (then £26.7 million) in direct ticket sales annually for the Mirage. It can cost $3,000 to $5,000 (£1,796 - £3,119) a year to feed a single tiger