The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Gracey
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byJenny Bicks
Starring
Music by
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08) (RMS Queen Mary 2)
  • December 20, 2017 (2017-12-20) (United States)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$84 million[2]
Box office$435 million[3]

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical biographical drama movie directed by Michael Gracey. It stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The movie is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives the star attractions.

It was released in the United States on December 20, 2017, by 20th Century Fox, seven months after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed, and made over $434 million worldwide.

The Greatest Showman had mixed reviews from critics.[4][5][6]

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the movie was nominated for two awards. For the song "This Is Me", the movie won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards[7] and won the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Grammy Awards.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Greatest Showman". AMC Theatres. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. Lang, Brent (December 5, 2017). "Hugh Jackman on The Greatest Showman, Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond". Variety. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. "The Greatest Showman (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. Giles, Jeff (December 21, 2017). "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is Certified Fresh". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  5. McCreesh, Louise (December 20, 2017). "The Greatest Showman review round-up: A "crowd-pleaser" with a "sinister" side". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  6. Nourrie, Doug (December 25, 2017). "This Rotten Week: Predicting All The Money In The World Reviews". CinemaBlend. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  7. Rubin, Rebecca (December 11, 2017). "Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  8. Grammy.com, 7 December 2018