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.
Rewrite the Stars is similar to the song Rewrite this Story from the tv show Smash. It was also written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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.
Early in the film, P.T. and Charity have just arrived in New York City, and we see an image of the Flatiron Building, under construction. Construction of the Flatiron Building began in 1901, ten years after Barnum's death. It was completed a year later, in 1902.
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)
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