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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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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Did You Know?
Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum), Keala Settle (Bearded Woman) and Will Swenson (Barnum's Father) were all in Les Miserables. Jackman played Jean Val Jean in the 2012 Les Miserables movie. Settle and Swenson were both in the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Miserables, portraying Madame Thenardier and Javert, respectively. See more
Barnum's marriage is endangered when a press photographer snaps the instant that he & Jenny Lind kiss; but this was before the development of fast film, when people had to pose for a while because anything which moved became a ghostly shadow. [Update: while pictures were taken of the event, the newspaper stories show a drawing instead of a photograph which is correct for the time period. It was the story that endangered the marriage and not a photograph.] See more
They come to see you... *Your* crazy ideas, *your* new acts. The unusual...
Well then how about you show them a smile? That'd be unusual.
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