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.
At one point, when the circus is struggling, Barnum's girls suggest him to get something "sensational" 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.
You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people!
The movie apparently covers several years from P. T. Barnum's beginnings to his final success. Yet, his two daughters never seem to actually age.
The modern 20th Century Fox logo along with the logos for TSG Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment are shown in sepia tone.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)
$173,913,007 (USA) (17 May 2018)
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