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The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... P.T. Barnum
... Charity Barnum
... Phillip Carlyle
... Anne Wheeler
... Jenny Lind
... Caroline Barnum
... Helen Barnum
... Lettie Lutz
... Tom Thumb
... W.D. Wheeler
... Mr. O'Malley
... Young Barnum
... Young Charity
Daniel Everidge ... Lord of Leeds
Radu Spinghel ... O'Clancy
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Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Impossible Comes True


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Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl | See all certifications »

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20 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran showman  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$84,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,805,843, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$173,965,566, 24 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$432,055,047, 20 May 2018
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Trivia

Both Hugh Jackman and Zendaya have played characters in films adapted from Marvel comics. Jackman played Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise and Zendaya played Michelle in Spiderman: Homecoming (2017). See more »

Goofs

During "Rewrite the Stars" the trapeze ropes and weights defy the laws of physics. Anne can pull a rope, have it freely coil up beside her then be able to lift her effortlessly. See more »

Quotes

P.T. Barnum: Where is that singing coming from?
[Barnum spots Lettie behind a curtain. She stops singing]
P.T. Barnum: Ma'am, you are...
[he pulls the curtain back, revealing Lettie's bearded face. Barnum pauses]
Lettie Lutz: You need to leave, sir.
P.T. Barnum: You are beautiful. You are unique.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits are done in the style of silent movie intertitles. See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10 'Didone Abbandonata': II. Allegro Commodo
Written by Giuseppe Tartini
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
27 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

It has been SO long since a movie/musical made me feel so...HAPPY! This movie is absolutely FANTASTIC! Everything from the incredible, toe-tapping, music to the heartfelt, dream-filled, story-line! I was so immersed in the movie that at some point I totally forgot I was sitting in a packed theater on Christmas Night! I'll even admit that I broke the cardinal rule and actually turned on my cell phone to download the the ENTIRE soundtrack while still in the theater...and I was only two songs in!! I will also admit that I am a 42yr old who left that theater feeling like a little kid again, wishing that I can twirl my way to the car without being looked at as crazy! LOL!! I've already seen it twice in as many days, and I plan on seeing it TONS more until I can own it for myself! It is DEFINITELY a movie that you have to experience in a theater though, so PLEASE ignore the snub-nosed critics and go see this magical film! You won't regret it!


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