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 for cheers and respectability 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
20 December 2017 (USA)
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Also Known As:
El gran showman
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,805,843,
24 December 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $98,931,455, 15 January 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $198,955,153, 15 January 2018
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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Keala Settle and Will Swenson have both appeared in the Broadway musical Waitress. See more
Around 2/3rds of the movie in we see Barnam leaving with Lind to start her US tour. The film shows a horse drawn carriage waiting outside the door, with Lind already seated inside, it collects Barnam, and then leaves down a gravel drive from the house leaving tracks as it goes down the drive.
However there is only one set of tracks that is being created as the carriage leaves, there should have been at least one more set as the carriage came to the house to collect Barnam, as well as other marks from use, such as foot/horse prints. See more
P. T. Barnum, at your service.
[shakes Tom's hand, then gets down on his knee to his height
I am putting together a show, and I need a star.
You want people to laugh at me.
Well they're laughing anyway, kid, so you might as well get paid.
The opening and closing credits are done in the style of silent movie intertitles. See more
Rewrite the Stars
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and Benj Pasek
Performed by Zac Efron
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