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.
Michael Gracey said the movie is similar to West Side Story (1961), Mary Poppins (1964), and The Sound of Music (1965).
This is bad.
P.T. Barnum: "Criminal". "Degrading". "A circus". I like "circus".
When the front of Buckingham Palace is shown, the Union Jack is flying above the castle. Until 1997, the only flag to ever fly above Buckingham Palace was the Royal Standard, which is only flown when the sovereign is in residence. Following the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II was under great pressure to break with tradition and fly the Union Jack at half mast, which she did. Since then, the Union Jack only flies above the palace when the Queen is not in residence or at half mast upon the death of a member of the Royal Family.
The opening and closing credits are done in the style of silent movie intertitles.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)