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The Greatest Showman (2017)

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In 32 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

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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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 Nick Riganas

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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:

$101,377,346, 17 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,464,996, 17 January 2018
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Trivia

The young version of Hugh Jackman's character, P.T. Barnum, in The Greatest Showman is caught stealing a loaf of bread to feed himself. Hugh Jackman's character in Les Misérables, Jean Valjean, was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's children. See more »

Goofs

At the last bar scene when all the circus crew are dancing, you can see in the back how P.T grabs his hat and starts running for the door to reunite with his wife but then it cuts back to the same scene close up. See more »

Quotes

Lettie Lutz: You don't get it, Barnum, it's not about the money. Our own mothers were ashamed of us, they hid us our whole lives.
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Crazy Credits

A quote from PT Barnum is shown on screen prior to the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million Dreams (Reprise)
Written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek
Performed by Austyn Johnson and Cameron Seely
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Simply Astounding
24 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I didn't really read much about the movie before I went...just expecting something entertaining.

What I saw was pure genius...so well done...and in my top 10 movies I have ever seen. The performances and talents displayed were excellent and the music and dancing seemed to never let up...but it did at the right times so the story could be told.

Hugh Jackman and Zack Efron were amazing...the showmanship fantastic...the movie grabbed me immediately and never let go. I can already tell that this is one of the very few movies that I could watch repeatedly for the journey it takes me on, and for movie musicals...that this movie deserves to be considered an instant classic.


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