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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 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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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 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:

$113,973,270, 22 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$232,119,095, 22 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, when the circus is struggling, Barnum's girls suggest him to get something fantastic, like "a unicorn or a mermaid". In reality, Barnum famously bought and exhibited the "Fiji Mermaid", a monkey carcass sewn to the body of a fish. See more »

Goofs

At one point during the song "The Other Side", Phillip Carlyle jumps down from the bar, onto a barstool, and then onto the tile floor. You can briefly see a raised square underneath the barstool, covered in the same tile as the floor. This is obviously a platform that the barstool is attached to so that it is stable enough for Carlyle to jump onto without it tipping over. See more »

Quotes

P.T. Barnum: [singing] Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for/Been searching in the dark, your sweat drops to the floor/And buried in your bones there's an ache that's killing you/Taking your breath, stealing your mind/And all that was real is left behind...
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Crazy Credits

An old-fashioned 20th Century Fox logo is shown before the modern one. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Me
Written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek
Performed by Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Cast
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As Soon As It Was Over, I Wanted to See It Again
1 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

I love the circus. I love quality cinema. Not since Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) has a motion picture so successfully combined these two elements. I wouldn't be surprised if it won the same awards as Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). Michael Gracey skillfully brought together the best music, choreography, cast, cinematography, visual effects, costumes, and set decoration I have seen in recent years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into nothing short of a masterpiece.


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