Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Steve Kloves
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint (more)
Producer: David Heyman
Composer: Patrick Doyle (John Williams, Main Theme)
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Release Date: November 18, 2005
Running Time: 2 hrs. 33 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Budget: $150 million
Filming: 4 May 2004 – 18 March 2005
Widest Release: 3858 theatres
In Release: 140 days
Ranking Worldwide 2005: 1
Ranking Worldwide All Time: 14
Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing mysterious visions.
Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will attend his fourth year of magical education. Shortly after his reunion with his best friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), Harry is introduced to yet another Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher: the grizzled Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson), a former dark wizard catcher who agreed to take on the infamous "DADA" professorship as a personal favor to Headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon).
Of course, Harry's wishes for an uneventful school year are almost immediately shattered when he is unexpectedly chosen, along with fellow student Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson), as Hogwarts' representative in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, which awards whoever completes three magical tasks the most skillfully with a thousand-galleon purse and the admiration of the international wizard community.
As difficult as it is to deal with his schoolwork, friendships, and the tournament at the same time (not to mention his feelings toward the ever unfathomable Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Harry doesn't realize that the most feared wizard in the world, Lord Voldemort, is anticipating the tournament, as well.
Total Lifetime Grosses:
USA: $290,013,036 (32.4%) + Foreign: $605,908,000 (67.6%)
= Worldwide: $895,921,036