Jackman Breaks Theatre Records In New York In Final Week

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January 2, 2012 | 6:00pm EST

Movie star Hugh Jackman ended 2011 on a high note by breaking theatre records in New York.
The Real Steel star’s one-man show, Back on Broadway, at the Broadhurst Theatre closed on Sunday after having earned over $2 million (GBP1.25 million) in its final week – the highest weekly gross recorded by the Shubert Organisation, which owns the Broadhurst and 16 other Big Apple theatres.

Jackman earned an estimated $14.6 million (GBP9.1 million) from his 10-week run and raised over $1.7 million (GBP1.06 million) for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS charity.

The actor is now preparing for his upcoming role in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables movie adaptation, which will start shooting in March.