A pair of old jeans owned by actor Hugh Jackman have been sold at a fundraising auction for $22,476, more than double the amount paid for Nicole Kidman's denim duds.

Jackman's jeans — decorated by a local artist and signed by the "X-Men" star — were among 17 pairs auctioned late Thursday at a "Jeans for Genes" fundraising event for the Childrens Medical Research Institute in Sydney.

The Australian-born actor's pants were the hit of the evening, outselling Kidman's, which went for $8,200 and model Megan Gale's, for $7,500.