Thanks to powerful word-of-mouth and a hit soundtrack, the film boasts one of the best holds of any movie since Titanic.
To use her own words, 20th Century Fox film chairman-CEO Stacey Snider felt “gut punched” when The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as circus impresario P.T. Barnum, limped to an $8.8 million opening during the Dec. 22-24 weekend after getting ravaged by many top critics.
Now, the pic is on its way to becoming one of the top-grossing musicals of all time in North America after making a stunning box-office recovery. Thanks to the movie's success and its hit soundtrack, there are talks to adapt The Greatest Showman for Broadway, says Snider.
No other details are forthcoming about a possible stage version, including whether Jackman would be involved. However, the Australian actor — who stars opposite Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya in the film — is no stranger to Broadway, having won a Tony Award in 2004 for The Boy From Oz. (He also has hosted the Tonys four times.)