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Hugh Jackman puts on the greatest show at CinemaCon

Hugh Jackman puts on the greatest show at CinemaCon

Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum musical “The Greatest Showman” was the star of 20th Century Fox’s slate Thursday, helping make the studio’s presentation the greatest show at CinemaCon this week.

Also part of the Fox lineup: a sexy spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Ridley Scott’s latest “Alien” flick and a new “Planet of the Apes” movie featuring stunningly lifelike monkeys.

But it was “The Greatest Showman” — which doesn’t hit theaters until December — that got the biggest push at the annual gathering of theater owners. Whereas other studios tend to highlight their blockbuster movies at CinemaCon, Fox often opts to put a spotlight on its Oscar hopefuls. In years past, Ang...

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