PG | | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Hugh Jackman and director Michael Gracey met on a commercial shoot. Jackman told Gracey he wanted to make a film with him, and Gracey thought he was joking. Jackman later called him and said he wanted him to direct The Greatest Showman (2017).
P. T. Barnum, at your service.
P.T. Barnum: I am putting together a show, and I need a star.
Tom Thumb: You want people to laugh at me.
P.T. Barnum: Well they're laughing anyway, kid, so you might as well get paid.
During Carlyle and Barnum's "the Other Side", the peanut shells on the bar keep appearing and disappearing.
An old-fashioned 20th Century Fox logo is shown before the modern one. It was from a 4K digital scan of the 1958 film The Long, Hot Summer.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)
$174,073,082 (USA) (17 June 2018)
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