Hugh Jackman Delivers Over $20 Million in Europe On the 'Greatest' Tour

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Hugh Jackman performs at "The Nearness Of You Concert" in Honor of Michael Brecker at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Jan. 28, 2019 in New York City. 

Hot Tours staples like Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, and Florence + The Machine impact the recap dated June 22, 2019. But arriving at No. 1 is Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman, with the first leg of The Man. The Music. The Show. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Jackman grossed $23.4 million and sold 289,586 tickets from 26 shows in Europe.

The tour launched May 7 at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, where he earned $2.7 million across three shows. Jackman continued the trek through May and into June, where he posted sell-out finals at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome (May 17; $783,000; 10,825 tickets), Zurich’s Hallenstadion (May 19; $609,000; 6,313 tickets), and the AccorHotels Arena in Paris (May 22; $834,000; 10,566 tickets), among others. The leg finished on a high note with a six-show run at London’s O2 Arena from June 2-7. There, Jackman grossed $7.4 million from 93,566 tickets sold.

Jackman’s only previous Boxscore reports were two engagements in his native Australia, a three-show run at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and a two-night stint at the Perth Arena, both in December 2015. Those two engagements grossed $2.3 million and $2.1 million, respectively.

Much of the show is inspired by Jackman’s starring performance in The Greatest Showman. The film opened in theaters on Dec. 22, 2017 with an $8.8 million opening weekend, as its original soundtrack debuted at No. 71 on the Billboard 200 chart. Ultimately, the film grossed $260 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo and received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Further, the soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 for two weeks and has remained in the top 40 ever since, hitting its 79th week on the chart dated June 22, 2019 (along the way, it picked up a Grammy award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media -- which garnered Jackman himself his first Grammy Award, as he was the primary performer on the set).

The Man. The Music. The Show combines The Greatest Showman hits with material from Les Misérables (Jackman earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his performance in the musical's 2012 film adaptation) and other standards from pop and Broadway. Following the opening European leg, the tour hit North America on June 18 and will tour throughout the Summer, before an extensive 20-show run in Australia and New Zealand, and a closing second leg in North America.

An untested touring act in the states, Jackman could be headed toward a $75 million finish with 56 dates left to report.

See below for the full Hot Tours tally, featuring Bob Seger, Juice WRLD, and Cher.

 HOT TOURS - JUNE 22, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported June 11 - 17
  
 ACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
RANK 
1Hugh Jackman
 $23,380,644
 May 7 - June 7
 SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland (0/3)
 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium  (1/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (0/1)
 Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany (0/1)
 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1/1)
 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)
 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany (0/1)
 AccorHotels Arena, Paris (1/1)
 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England (0/3)
 Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, England (3/3)
 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (3/3)
 O2 Arena, London (6/6)
 289,586 (297,745)
  
2Ariana Grande
 $14,670,957
 May 2 - 25
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (1/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 The Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (1/1)
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/1)
 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Ariz. (1/1)
 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas (1/1)
 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1/1)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, La. (1/1)
 123,345 (123,345)
  
3Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
 $10,122,812
 May 2 - 30
 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, Texas (0/1)
 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C. (1/1)
 Daily's Place, Jacksonville, Fla. (0/1)
 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 Vetereans United Home Loans Amphithrater, Virginia Beach, Va. (0/1)
 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (0/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (0/1)
 98,951 (123,433)
  
4B2K
 $9,939,334
 March 17 - May 26
 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. (0/1)
 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (0/1)
 FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. (0/1)
 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. (0/1)
 PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (0/1)
 Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 UMBC Event Center, Baltimore, Md. (1/1)
 Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land, Texas (1/2)
 CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, La. (0/1)
 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas (1/1)
 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, La. (0/1)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio (0/1)
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (0/1)
 Gila River Arena, Glendale, Ariz. (0/1)
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/1)
 116,219 (153,339)
  
5Juice WRLD
 $3,901,604
 April 30 - June 1
 Bill Graham Civic Auditoriuim, San Francisco, Calif. (1/1)
 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif. (1/1)
 The Joint Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas (1/1)
 Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, Ariz. (0/1)
 Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, La. (0/1)
 Virginia Credit Union Live!, Richmond, Va. (0/1)
 Skyline Stage at The Mann, Philadelphia (1/1)
 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (2/2)
 Agganis Arena, Boston (0/1)
 Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto (0/1)
 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pa (1/1)
 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago (1/1)
 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/1)
 The Armory, Minneapolis, Minn. (1/1)
 84,279 (89,197)
  
6Mumford & Sons
 $3,682,886
 May 1 - 15
 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (0/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (0/1)
 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany (0/1)
 Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany (0/1)
 56,702 (60,050)
  
7Florence + The Machine
 $2,614,712
 May 12 - 20
 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif. (0/2)
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (0/1)
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (0/2)
 35,000 (38,063)
  
8George Ezra
 $2,519,532
 May 5 - 22
 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (0/1)
 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin (0/1)
 TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany (0/1)
 Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany (0/1)
 Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany (0/1)
 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (0/1)
 55,098 (62,212)
  
9Cher
 $2,339,316
 May 2
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn (1/1)
 14,329 (14,329)
  
10Twenty One Pilots
 $2,167,519
 May 3 - 4
 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City (2/2)
 39,093 (39,093)

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