|Hugh Jackman in Toronto - June 2011|
Congratulations to Hugh Jackman, who set a new Broadway Box Office Record with his Hugh Jackman: Live in Concert in its final week after a successful ten-week run in New York City. In July 2011, Torontonians were treated to a brief run at the Princess of Wales Theatre, presented by Mirvish Productions. On Broadway, Jackman's Show brought in $2.057 million in its final week and a cumulative total of $14.6 million. The previous one-week Broadway Record of $1.175 million was set by The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.
Let's not forget also Jackman's Real Steel which also brought in a whopping $277 million worldwide in 2011 for DreamWorks too. Clearly, both Theatre and Moviegoers alike can't get enough, which is a rare feat for an Actor.
Jackman soon will begin production on Tom Hooper's (The King's Speech) Film Adaptation of Les Miserables alongside Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)