No one could have predicted the success of The Greatest Showman, which many say is due to lackluster critic reviews, made a disappointing $8.8 million at the box office on opening weekend. However, the film is now well on its way to becoming one of the highest grossing musicals of all time in North America, earning almost $150 million domestically and $259 million globally.
With this success and a popular soundtrack, there is talk that there could be a stage version of the film. The film's star, Hugh Jackman, is certainly no stranger to the Broadway, and while there is no word on whether or not he would be involved, it seems like it would be a slam dunk.
The film was a hit was the 25 and older crowd, in particular women, who made up 65 percent of the ticket sales. "It's a great shot in the arm. We originally hoped to top out at $110 million in North America. Then, based on the opening, it looked like we wouldn't come close to that", said 20th Century Fox film chairman-CEO Stacey Snider.
Producer Peter Chernin said, "The lesson is that certain audiences are underserved, particularly in a world where Disney is delivering all these monster tentpoles. The other lesson: There are certain things the critics, and by extension Rotten Tomatoes, are constitutionally out of touch with."
Jackman starred along Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya, none of which are known to be involved with the possible stage version.