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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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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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Storyline

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)  »

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The Greatest 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:

$174,073,082, 17 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$433,245,647, 17 June 2018
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Trivia

Two members of the original Broadway cast of the musical "Barnum" worked on Greatest Showman as background actors: Marianne Tatum played the original Jenny Lind, and Leonard Crofoot was the original Tom Thumb. The musical ran at the St. James Theatre from April 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982. Tatum and Crofoot stayed with the production for the entirety of its run. "Barnum" also starred Jim Dale as P.T. Barnum and Glenn Close as Charity Barnum. See more »

Goofs

When Zendaya pulls Zac back to the ground during their musical number Rewrite The Stars, Zac is holding on to the rope but as soon as Zendaya pushes him, she's holding a rope which wasn't visible or anywhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

P.T. Barnum: Hey sweetie, who's that young man over there?
Charity Barnum: Oh that's Phillip Carlyle. A bit of a scandal, they say. His last play was a hit in London.
P.T. Barnum: Play? Pay good money to watch people stand around and talk for two hours and they call *me* a conman.
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Crazy Credits

The rolling credits are displayed over hand-painted artwork summarizing visual highlights in the film from beginning to end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Britain's Got Talent: 2018: The Live Final (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

From Now On
Performed by Hugh Jackman & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
Additional Vocals by Keala Settle, Linny Smith, Teresa Stanley
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Produced by Greg Wells, Justin Paul, Alex Lacamoire
Mixed by Greg Wells
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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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