According to Pollstar, they have published a list of the top 200 best selling gross tours of 2011.

Our friends at Blabbermouth have broken it down and saved us alot of time by showing us the top ranking hard rock/metal bands.

When I look at this list some bands are really surprising in the fact of just how much these bands have grossed. Take journey for example they played 58 cities and grossed 37.4 million dollars and came in 15th overall. that is incredible giving all the pop rock rock acts and other music in North America.

Check out the entire list right here and see if your favorite band made the top grossing acts of 2011.+

Your number 1 grossing band in North America was U2, hey at least it wasn't a pop group.

15. JOURNEY

Gross (millions): 37.4
Average Tickets: 12,065
Cities/Shows: 58/58

41. MÖTLEY CRÜE

Gross (millions): 21.1
Average Tickets: 7,397
Cities/Shows: 51/51

47. DEF LEPPARD/HEART

Gross (millions): 19.2
Average Tickets: 8,364
Cities/Shows: 45/45

51. RUSH

Gross (millions): 18.3
Average Tickets: 9,757
Cities/Shows: 25/26

64. LINKIN PARK

Gross (millions): 14.0
Average Tickets: 9,807
Cities/Shows: 24/24

68. PEARL JAM

Gross (millions): 12.3
Average Tickets: 18,578
Cities/Shows: 10/11

73. GUNS N' ROSES

Gross (millions): 11.2
Average Tickets: 6,446
Cities/Shows: 33/35

75. AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Gross (millions): 10.9
Average Tickets: 5,803
Cities/Shows: 53/53

91. RAMMSTEIN

Gross (millions): 9.0
Average Tickets: 12,175
Cities/Shows: 12/13

94. Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

Gross (millions): 8.6
Average Tickets: 8,977
Cities/Shows: 30/30

95. OZZY OSBOURNE

Gross (millions): 8.5
Average Tickets: 7,479
Cities/Shows: 22/22

96. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Gross (millions): 8.5
Average Tickets: 9,578
Cities/Shows: 25/25

97. JUDAS PRIEST

Gross (millions): 8.4
Average Tickets: 4,334
Cities/Shows: 38/38

101. Music As A Weapon

Gross (millions): 7.9
Average Tickets: 4,669

126. SOUNDGARDEN

Gross (millions): 6.1
Average Tickets: 5,167

132. KISS

Gross (millions): 5.8
Average Tickets: 2,704

155. AEROSMITH

Gross (millions): 4.7
Average Tickets: 24,995

166. A PERFECT CIRCLE

Gross (millions): 4.4
Average Tickets: 3,967

175. IRON MAIDEN

Gross (millions): 4.2
Average Tickets: 15,941

180. SYSTEM OF A DOWN

Gross (millions): 4.1
Average Tickets: 7,604

198. DEFTONES

Gross (millions): 3.4
Average Tickets: 2,371