Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $290,013,036Details
International Box Office $606,898,042
Worldwide Box Office $896,911,078
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $539,627,134 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,058,425 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $545,685,559
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2005 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 7th, 2006 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.
Franchise: Harry Potter
Keywords: Visual Effects, Boarding School, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 4th, 2012

This week is again loaded with TV on DVD releases, including several in the top best sellers according to Amazon.com. The best TV on DVD release in terms of comedy is 2 Broke Girls: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, while Person of Interest: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray is the best TV on DVD release as far as the dramas are concerned. Both are contenders for Pick of the Week, but neither quite gets there. The Five-Year Engagement on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes a little close, but in the end I went with Headhunters on DVD or Blu-ray. Just keep an eye on the price of the Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Finding the Source of the Problem

It was a slow week on the home market, especially on Blu-ray, where it was a rare week suffering from year-over-year declines. But more on that in a bit. The number one selling Blu-ray was Source Code with 189,000 units. It was a little disappointing on DVD and its opening week Blu-ray ratio was just under 33%, acceptable, but not great. It was visual enough that upgrading to High Definition wasn't a bad choice, but second-tier enough that I would understand if a lot of people just didn't want to bother with the extra price. More...

Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 off to a record-breaking start, the biggest-earning franchise at the worldwide box office is nearing its end. A few records are still to fall (notably, it will overtake Star Wars in a day or two to become the biggest domestic franchise), but we thought now would be good time to look back at how Harry Potter has shaped the movie industry, and the financial records it has broken along the way. For each film, we look at both the box office receipts and domestic spending on DVD, Blu-ray and video rentals. Warning: some readers may find the large numbers presented disturbing. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 19th, 2010

There's a bit of a lull in activity on the home market this week, at least in terms of big sellers. The best selling release is Predators and while I recommend picking up the Blu-ray, the movie barely made $50 million at the box office, so I have realistic expectations regarding its sales potential. Meanwhile, the Pick of the Week is a classic from 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Blu-ray. More...

DVD Charts - Number One for 23

There was a close race on the DVD Sales Chart this week, with The Number 23 topping Zodiac 387,000 units to 352,000 units sold. Premonition fell to third place with 190,000 units sold and 791,000 in total. The Hills Have Eyes 2 placed third with 134,000 units sold for the week and 536,000 in total. Rounding out the top five was Shooter with 109,000 units sold for the week and 1.90 million after a month of release. More...

Kong Crowned King of the Home Market

King Kong was the best of this week's batch as it easily took top spot on the rental charts with $10.31 million in DVD rentals. This is higher than expected as I had assumed the vast majority of people who were interested in seeing it would buy it, but instead the buyers lead the renters by only a 2 - 1 margin. More...

Chicken Little Derails Competition

Despite a weak DVD, Derailed topped the rental charts with $8.39 million during its first week of release. Last week's winner, A History of Violence, fell 28% to $6.42 million and now has $15.42 million during its home market run. A pair of family films, Chicken Little and Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story, came in third and fourth with $5.68 million and $5.45 million respectively. Rounding our the top five was Walk the Line, which added $5.10 million to its four-week total of $34.19 million. More...

Good Night for Violence

A History of Violence took top spot on the rental charts with $8.91 million in combined rentals during its first week of release. In that one week the film earned more than a quarter of what the film took in during its entire theatrically run and should have no trouble surpassing that total before long. More...

Vendetta Victorious, But at What Cost?

Another poor weekend at the box office saw the overall gross drop to $106 million, which is 3.6% lower than last weekend and 8.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 has now brought in $1.8 billion, which is about 2% lower than 2005's pace. If this keeps up 2006 will be the second year in a row of declining box office revenue and the fourth year in a row of declining ticket sales. It's not quite time to push the panic button yet, but it is certainly worrying. More...

Still Lining Up for a Night with Johnny Cash

Despite the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Walk the Line remained in first place on the rental charts with $10.03 million over the week and $21.81 million in total. More...

Walking Away With the Win

In a week that saw four new releases in the top ten, Walk the Line won the weekly race with $11.78 in DVD rentals. (Like many releases, it was either not released on VHS or the studio is not tracking VHS rentals.) More...

DVD Releases for March 7, 2006

While there are quite a few DVDs coming out tomorrow, only one matters. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 2-Disc Special Edition hits the home market tomorrow and not only should it quickly become the best seller of the year so far, it is the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Trio of New Openings Push Casanova Higher on International Charts

Casanova opened in several major markets more than doubling its screen count, and that helped it climb to sixth place over the weekend. Its best market was Italy where the film came in third place with $1.05 million on 243 screens over the weekend and $1.14 million in total while it also managed a third place finish during a very close race in Spain with $919,000 on 250 screens. Its other major market debut was the U.K., but there it had to settle for fifth with $959,000 on 351 screens. Overall the film made $5.17 million on 1699 screens in 18 markets for an international total of just $11.68 million so far. More...

Fun Time on the International Charts

Fun with Dick and Jane added an handful of new markets this week and that allowed the film to remain in sixth place with $6.00 million on 2645 screens in 49 markets for a running tally of $63.30 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.54 million on 316 screens and in the Netherlands with $475,000 on 75 screens over the weekend and $520,000 in total. It took first place in Argentina as well with $136,000 on 48. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place during its debut in Denmark with $319,000 on 45 screens over the weekend and $335,000 in total. Holdovers include the U.K. where the film was down 56% to $699,000 over the weekend and $10.44 million in total and Italy with a 55% decline to $594,000 over the weekend and $4.83 million in total. More...

Still Having Fun on the International Charts

Fun with Dick and Jane fell to sixth place with $6.45 million on 2487 screens in 43 markets for an running international total of $53.27 million so far, which is less than half of what it earned domestically. The film opened in Singapore with $450,000 from 30 screens and managed to repeat in first place in Italy with $1.33 million on 314 screens over the weekend and a $3.96 million total after two weeks. Meanwhile in the U.K. the film fell from first to third, but it still earned $1.59 million on 374 screens for a three-week total of $9.34 million. More...

International Details: Jet Li has Nothing to Fear

Jey Li's latest Hong Kong production, Fearless, (a.k.a. Huo Yuan Jia) started its international run in sixth place with $7.35 million on 596 screens in 6 markets. The film finished first in four Asian markets including China with $1.39 million, Taiwan with $630,000, Singapore with $605,000 and Malaysia with $590,000. Paradoxically, the film's best market was its home market of Hong Kong, where it had to settle for a close second place with $2.03 million on just 48 screens over the full week. So far there is still no North American release date, but with this start, that should change soon. More...

Mountain of Oscar Nominations

Brokeback Mountain again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards. More...

Turmoil on International Charts

Late updates have changed some of the results on in International Top Five this week as My Boss, My Student crushed the competition in South Korea with $7.59 million on 450 screens over the weekend and $9.31 million in total. This meant that despite Brokeback Mountain earning a better than initially reported $7.39 million, it was pushed out of the top five and into sixth place. More...

More Milestones for Narnia

Without any big time competition, Narnia was again able to lead the international box office. Over the weekend the film made $22.65 million on 7034 screens in 47 markets breaking the $300 milestone in the international scene with $321.41 million. Also, it became the first film to make $100 million during 2006. Its best numbers of the weekend came from the U.K. where the film added $2.43 million on 467 screens for a 6-week total of $71.42 million. More...

2005 was a Record Breaking Year for IMAX

While the overall domestic box office dropped by an estimated 6% this year, IMAX had a record breaking year for total ticket sales (although exact figures were not released). Much of this success was due to DMR releasing of blockbuster Hollywood films like Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. More...

Narnia Remains King of the International Box Office

Narnia again led the international box office, this time taking in $30 million on 7,528 screens in 36 markets for a total of $277 million as it broke $500 million worldwide. That puts the film in sixth place for the year on the international charts and its $525 million worldwide total is fourth for the year. There were not much in the way of new openings this weekend but it did finish first in both Poland with $1.5 million and in Argentina with $1 million. The film's best market over the weekend was again France with $5.9 million for a $28.1 million overall. On the other hand, the film's best market overall is still the U.K. where the film has earned an amazing $67.81 million overall, including $3.78 million on 489 screens this weekend. More...

Moviegoers Hospitable to Hostel

Nearly every film on Friday's column was able to meet or beat expectations this weekend, and that really helped ease the post-holiday transition. Granted, on a week-to-week basis the box office was down 14.2% to $128 million, but that was still 7.7% higher than the same weekend last year. Last year the box office got off to a great start, so this is either are really good sign for 2006, or symptoms of a significant change in behavior that could make the January dumping grounds a thing of the past. Either way, it's good news. More...

Narnia Starts the New Year off on Top

Narnia extended its lead on the international scene this weekend with $41.5 million on 6,584 screens in 31 markets for a total of $225.5 million. (Total included an estimated $12 million on Monday.) The film opened in second place in South Korea with $3.94 million on 262 screens over the weekend and $5.22 million overall. Meanwhile, in Taiwan the film earned $1.3 million on 60 and $1 million on 95 in Thailand. Its best market overall was France where the film earned $8.4 million during its second weekend of release while in the U.K. the film was up 5% for the weekend with $5.13 million on 526 screens for a total of $58.86 million. More...

International Weekend: Narnia Knocks off King Kong

It was a close race, but Narnia was able to climb to the top of the international box office this weekend with $35.2 million on 3,908 screens in 25 markets. It nearly doubled its market count, including a number one, $8.7 million debut on 908 screens in France, and it also opened first in Russia with $2.72 million on 303. The film had to settle for third place in Italy, but earned a strong $2.6 million on 456 screens. It also climbed back into first place in the U.K. with $4.92 million over the weekend and $42.73 million overall, but that was more due to King Kong's complete collapse than Narnia's staying power as the film was down 42%. Including Monday, the film has made $138 million internationally and $303 million worldwide; that is likely enough to cover the film's production budget and it should pay for its P&A budget as well before long. More...

Box Office Scrooged

Christmas wishes went unanswered this year as almost every film missed expectations, some by large margins. This led to a 14.4% drop-off from last weekend, but more importantly, a 18.0% drop-off from last year. Granted, the fact that Christmas fell on a Saturday helps explain some of that, but not all. Year-to-date, 2005 is still down 6% from last year and with less than one week left, that's roughly where it will end up. More...

Kong a Little More Kingly Overseas

King Kong was a bit of a disappointment domestically, it performed better on the international scene, earning $63.4 million from Friday to Sunday, which is almost as much as the film made in five days here. Since Wednesday, the film has earned $82.87 million on 7,215 screens in 56 markets, finishing first in 53 of them. Its best market was the U.K. where it made $10.63 million on 481 screens over the weekend and $12.31 million since Wednesday. In France it made $7.3 million on 721 screens, and $6.38 million on 739 screens in Germany. On the other hand, the film wasn't a big hit in Italy, taking in just $2.33 million on 467 screens, which was only good enough for third place. Granted, there were three wide releases this week, including two Italian films. It also missed finishing first in Japan with $2.6 million at 709 screens, finishing second to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire's third weekend of release and suffered the same fate in the Czech Republic with $170,000 on 26 screens. On the other hand, the film opened in Thailand with $1.6 million on 345 screens for an unbelievable 92% share in that market. Overall the film has made $149 million worldwide, which is barely more than half of what Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith made in the same timeframe. Granted, I don't think anyone was expecting the film to have a Sith-like run, but it does put $600 million worldwide in serious jeopardy. More...

Will it be a Holly Jolly Christmas?

Over the next five days a total of eight movies will either open wide or expand wide. With that much competition, there is literally zero chance that all the films will succeed. In fact, chances are none will be able to unseat King Kong as the box office champ. Further complicating the prediction process, there are three groups of releases with two movies opening wide tonight, three more on Friday and three on Sunday. This column will deal with all of them. More...

Kong\'s King

It was a good news/bad news weekend. Bad news, King Kong didn't meet original expectations. Good news, the weekend box office was still up 4.5% from last weekend, and more impressively and more importantly, it was up 20.2% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2005 is still down by 5% at the box office, and there's just no time to recover. However, the deficit is not nearly as bad as it looked earlier in the year. More...

Kong has Titanic-Like Start

What should have been a weekend the movie industry would celebrate is now one filled with dread and foreboding. Saying King Kong didn't get off to the start the studio was hoping for could be the understatement of the year, but even so, a lot of analysts are cautiously optimistic that the film can rebound. Right now it's just a case of wait and see, but by the time Thursday's numbers are in, we should be in a much better position to know what the future holds. More...

Narnia has Heavenly Start, but Potter Pulls off Another Victory

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire took a bit of a tumble at the international box office this weekend, but that is understandable since it only had one new opening and the competition was much steeper this weekend. Overall the film added $53.13 million on nearly 11,000 screens in 58 markets for a running tally of $415 million internationally and $659 million worldwide. Both of those figures represent the second best for the year, and the film is now in 17th place internationally and 23rd worldwide all-time. In the film's only opening, it did break industry records, earning $837,000 on 37 screens in Israel, including previews. Other big takes include $11 million on 950 screens during its second weekend in France for a $32.9 million total in the market. It dropped just 13% during its sophomore stint in South Korea, which is a nearly unheard of drop-off; the film made $4.5 million on 486 screens over the weekend and $12.9 million overall. The U.K. is still the film's best market with just shy of $70 million so far, including $3.5m on 1,050 screens this weekend. More...

Narnia Helps Revive Box Office

As expected, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was easily able to win the weekend race but it was able to do so in such a fashion that it lifted the entire box office. Week-to-week the overall box office saw a mind-blowing 42.2% increase, while more importantly, it was up 15.2% from the same weekend last year. That helped cut the year-to-date deficit to 5%, which is still a significant drop-off, but not the disaster that it was earlier in the year. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Can Narnia Lord Over the Box Office?

The 2005 box office enters its final sprint to the finish line with two potential monster hits opening within 5 days of each other, the first tonight. Looking at the pure mathematics of it, there's almost no chance of 2005 catching up to 2004, or even 2003 or 2002. However, if Narnia and Kong both out perform, they can help cut the gap to something respectable. More...

Another Week, Another Milestone for Potter

For the third week in a row, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire expanded on the international scene, and that allowed its overall box office to remain nearly flat with $92.6 million on more than 11,600 screens in 57 markets. Its total has now reached $330.6 million, putting it fourth for the year, just behind Madagascar, and just outside the top thirty all-time, while its worldwide total of $560 million is third for the year and 30th all-time. More...

Potter Plummets but Remains on Top

The post holiday weekend was particularly brutal this year with the overall box office in free-fall. Receipts were down 47.6% from last weekend and it was also down compared to last year, although by a mere 0.5%. Year-to-date, 2005 is still behind by 6% and we're quickly running out of chances to catch up. More...

Abbreviated Predictions

I learned a lot this week. For instance, I learned that when you removed the power supply from your computer, you should write down where each connection goes so you know how to put it back. To make a long story short, I'm writing this on my parents' computer and I'm picking up mine from the repair shop at 6:00 p.m. (I'm such an idiot.) In the meantime, here are the abbreviated predictions for the top five this week... More...

Aeon Redux

The first weekend of December is usually not a very strong; too many people are trying to get their gift shopping done and are way too busy to check out a movie. (I, on the other hand, have been finished for weeks now.) Without much in the way of competition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will likely win the weekend race for the third time in the film's run. More...

Harry Grows as Goblet Goes Global

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire added nearly two dozen more markets this weekend, including several major ones, and that allowed its international haul to grow to $96.8 million on 9,488 screens in 42 markets for a two-week total of $208.9 million. New openings this weekend included a record-setting debut in both Italy, with $9.9 million on 869 screens, and in Belgium, with $2.8 million on 177. The film had the second-best opening in several markets, including Spain at $8 million on 527 screens, Brazil with $3.9 million on 550, the Netherlands with $2.7 million on 252, and Greece with $1.5 million on 84. While it didn't set records, it also had very impressive debuts in both Japan, where it made $14.2 million on 856 screens, and in Argentina, with $1.1 million on 156. It should be noted that in Japan the film was on par with other entries in the franchise, and that should lead to a $100 million box office in that market. Speaking of $100 million markets, the film is on track to reach that milestone in the U.K. after dropping just 38% during its second weekend there, adding $15.9 million on 536 screens for running tally of $51.3 million. Holdovers were less kind in Mexico, where it was down 47% to $3.7 million for the weekend and $13.7 million in total, and in Germany, where it fell 53% to $10.3 million on 1,248 screens for a $34.9 million running total. So far the film has nearly $410 million worldwide, which puts it just shy of the Top 50 All-Time, but with several more markets coming this week (including a trio of major ones in France, Australia and South Korea), the film should have no trouble making it there by this time next week. More...

Record Breaker for IMAX

As reported yesterday, The Polar Express: IMAX Experience saw a triumphant return to IMAX screens across the nation. Today we learn that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also scored, earning $1.85 million on 66 IMAX screens, for a running total of $6.9 million in that format. Those two results, and the numerous other long-running films, helped IMAX have their best week and weekend ever. More...

Syriana Strikes it Rich

Syriana made an unbelievable start over the Thanksgiving weekend, earning just shy of $375,000 in 5 theatres for a per theatre average of $74,900 — easily the best over the weekend. Last week's winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was pushed into second place with an average of $14,185 in 3858 theatres, which would have been an impressive opening for most blockbusters. More...

Potter Gobbles up Thanksgiving Box Office

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues to prop up an otherwise sagging box office. It was the only film to top $20 million over the long weekend, the first time that just a single movie has topped that figure over Thanksgiving weekend since 1997. This led to a decrease of 8.4% compared to last weekend, but the three-day weekend was still 1.7% more than last year. The five-day result was even better, with 2005 up 2.9% over 2004. Year-to-date, 2005 is still 6% behind, but with a few more potential monster hits on their way, it could close the gap. More...

New Releases Score a Hat Trick on the Home Market

New releases finished one, two, three on the rental charts this week with Madagascar leading the way. The film earned $7.94 million in combined rentals, which was ahead of the second place film by just over half a million dollars. More...

Potter Piles on the Pounds (and Euros and Yuan and Krone...)

In a result that surprised no one, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire topped the international charts with a fantastic $85.5 million on 4,268 screens in just 16 markets, which was more than the rest of the top 30 combined. This isn't quite as big an opening as Prisoner of Azkaban's $87.2 million, but that film opened in more markets and on more screens, giving Goblet of Fire a significant advantage when it comes to long-term potential. The film was first in every one of its markets, and even set records in many of them, including the U.K., where it earned $25.6 million on 535 screens for the best 3-day weekend ever. In Germany, it made $21.68 million on 1,243 screens, breaking the record for biggest 4-day weekend, while in Denmark its opening was $2.85 million on 97 screens for the best 3-day weekend. It just missed setting records in Taiwan, where it earned $3.5 million on 184 screens, the second biggest opening there behind just Kung Fu Hustle, and it had the third best opening in Mexico with $6.8 million on 654 screens. Other key markets included China, at $3.4 million on 349 screens, Austria, with $2.5 million on 173, Norway, with $2.38 million on 109, Sweden, also with $2.38 million on 168, and Thailand, with $2 million on 218. Next week Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will open in several more major markets including Japan, Italy, and Spain, while it should have million dollar openings in Brazil, Argentina, and others. More...

Plump Prospects for the Turkey Day Long Weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend is as busy as ever. With five films opening wide (and another expanding wide) and with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a dead cert to finish first again, many of the films will have a difficult time attracting moviegoers. More...

Potter Tops the Per Theatre Charts

The overall box office champ, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was also the leader of the Per Theatre Charts with an amazing $26,525 in 3,858 theatres. There were only two other films in the $10,000 club and they were Classe Tous Risques at $11,945 and Breakfast on Pluto at $11,093; the latter result is even more impressive since it was a Wednesday release. More...

Triwizard Trifecta

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire won the overall box office race, the per theatre charts, and also topped the IMAX charts. More...

Goblet Fires up Moviegoers

It was a great weekend at the box office, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire topped almost all expectations. Even with holdovers falling a little faster than expected, there were massive gains at the box office. Week-to-week the overall box office was up an astounding 42.9%, but more importantly it was up 19.2% from the same weekend last year, cutting the year-to-date deficit to 6%. More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Goblet of Fire Opens with $39.5 million on Friday

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire had an opening day almost exactly in line with predictions, grossing $39.5 million according to The Numbers' estimate. That's the best single day for any movie in the franchise, and will be the seventh-biggest day in history if the estimate holds.

Predicting the weekend as a whole based on a single day's takings is always fraught with uncertainty. Our current projection for the weekend stands at $96.7 million, based on a comparison with Prisoner of Azkaban, but the final figure could be $5 million higher or lower. More...

Casting a Spell on Audiences

For the first time since Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith opened, there is a monster hit awaiting moviegoers at the box office. And while it is very unlikely that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will have a better opening, it should still reinvigorate the box office and pull 2005 out of this slump. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 11 - November 17

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, however, it was a slow week for updates and I've decided not to award any site with the Weekly Website Award. More...

Theater Counts: Harry Flies into 3,858 Theaters

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will open in 3,858 theaters according to studio reports released Thursday. That's a record for the franchise (beating Prisoner of Azkaban's 3,855), and the equal-seventh widest release of all time.

The big question for the weekend, however, is whether Goblet of Fire can break the franchise opening weekend record of $93,687,367, held by Prisoner of Azkaban. Like the first two movies in the franchise, this will be a pre-Thanksgiving opening, which makes record setting a challenge. Adding to its task is a PG-13 rating from the MPAA - more restrictive than the PG rating received by previous movies. On the plus side, generally excellent reviews might broaden its audience, and, as Revenge of the Sith showed earlier in the year, event movies can still generate huge business.

We'll be tracking the movie's progress throughout the weekend. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Aeon Flux - Official Site
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2005 Preview: November

Wow, that sucked.

October was a terrible month at the box office and all the gains made in September were erased. November promises to be better than October, but the real question is whether it will be better than November of last year. On the plus side, last November was pretty bad, with most films missing expectations. On the down side, there is only one guaranteed hit this month, and only a couple of others that should also perform well with both the critics and the moviegoers. If you have predictions of your own to make, feel free to head over to our forum and share them with our readers.

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During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Jarhead - Official Site. More...

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During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Prime - Official Site. More...

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During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Serenity - Official Site. More...

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During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Official Site. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/18 1 $40,118,363   3,858 $10,399   $40,118,363 1
2005/11/19 1 $36,719,135 -8% 3,858 $9,518   $76,837,498 2
2005/11/20 1 $25,848,463 -30% 3,858 $6,700   $102,685,961 3
2005/11/21 1 $8,055,221 -69% 3,858 $2,088   $110,741,182 4
2005/11/22 1 $9,002,342 +12% 3,858 $2,333   $119,743,524 5
2005/11/23 1 $14,130,383 +57% 3,858 $3,663   $133,873,907 6
2005/11/24 1 $12,409,162 -12% 3,858 $3,216   $146,283,069 7
2005/11/25 1 $22,771,302 +84% 3,858 $5,902   $169,054,371 8
2005/11/26 1 $20,204,338 -11% 3,858 $5,237   $189,258,709 9
2005/11/27 1 $11,751,498 -42% 3,858 $3,046   $201,010,207 10
2005/11/28 1 $2,441,373 -79% 3,858 $633   $203,451,580 11
2005/11/29 1 $2,145,227 -12% 3,858 $556   $205,596,807 12
2005/11/30 1 $1,947,313 -9% 3,858 $505   $207,544,120 13
2005/12/01 1 $1,844,460 -5% 3,858 $478   $209,388,580 14
2005/12/02 1 $5,371,092 +191% 3,858 $1,392   $214,759,672 15
2005/12/03 1 $8,886,217 +65% 3,858 $2,303   $223,645,889 16
2005/12/04 1 $5,620,827 -37% 3,858 $1,457   $229,266,716 17
2005/12/05 1 $1,139,298 -80% 3,858 $295   $230,406,014 18
2005/12/06 1 $1,154,199 +1% 3,858 $299   $231,560,213 19
2005/12/07 1 $1,122,444 -3% 3,858 $291   $232,682,657 20
2005/12/08 1 $1,121,205 n/c 3,858 $291   $233,803,862 21
2005/12/09 3 $2,701,519 +141% 3,728 $725   $236,505,381 22
2005/12/10 3 $4,576,586 +69% 3,728 $1,228   $241,081,967 23
2005/12/11 2 $2,987,338 -35% 3,728 $801   $244,069,305 24
2005/12/12 3 $694,451 -77% 3,728 $186   $244,763,756 25
2005/12/13 3 $705,380 +2% 3,728 $189   $245,469,136 26
2005/12/14 4 $595,298 -16% 3,728 $160   $246,064,434 27
2005/12/15 4 $585,000 -2% 3,728 $157   $246,645,807 28
2005/12/16 5 $1,497,212 +156% 3,185 $470   $248,143,019 29
2005/12/17 4 $2,518,360 +68% 3,185 $791   $250,661,379 30
2005/12/18 4 $1,936,880 -23% 3,185 $608   $252,598,259 31
2005/12/19 4 $884,221 -54% 3,185 $278   $253,482,480 32
2005/12/20 4 $1,003,321 +13% 3,185 $315   $254,485,801 33
2005/12/21 6 $1,007,197 n/c 3,185 $316   $255,492,998 34
2005/12/22 6 $1,222,415 +21% 3,185 $384   $256,715,413 35
2005/12/23 8 $1,500,000 +23% 2,521 $595   $258,200,000 36
2005/12/24 8 $1,000,000 -33% 2,521 $397   $259,200,000 37
2005/12/25 11 $1,400,000 +40% 2,521 $555   $260,600,000 38
2005/12/26 8 $2,580,000 +84% 2,521 $1,023   $263,139,532 39
2005/12/27 8 $2,205,359 -15% 2,521 $875   $265,344,891 40
2005/12/28 8 $2,062,373 -6% 2,521 $818   $267,407,264 41
2005/12/29 8 $2,040,451 -1% 2,521 $809   $269,447,715 42
2005/12/30 9 $2,066,034 +1% 2,316 $892   $271,513,749 43
2005/12/31 8 $1,767,431 -14% 2,316 $763   $273,281,180 44
2006/01/01 10 $1,851,452 +5% 2,316 $799   $275,132,632 45
2006/01/02 8 $1,950,525 +5% 2,316 $842   $277,083,157 46
2006/01/03 10 $641,312 -67% 2,316 $277   $277,724,469 47
2006/01/16 14 $489,020   1,003 $488   $284,361,860 60
2006/02/20 21 $143,280   441 $325   $288,060,759 95

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/18 1 $102,685,961   3,858 $26,616   $102,685,961 3
2005/11/25 1 $54,727,138 -47% 3,858 $14,185   $201,010,207 10
2005/12/02 1 $19,878,136 -64% 3,858 $5,152   $229,266,716 17
2005/12/09 3 $10,265,443 -48% 3,728 $2,754   $244,069,305 24
2005/12/16 4 $5,952,452 -42% 3,185 $1,869   $252,598,259 31
2005/12/23 9 $3,920,000 -34% 2,521 $1,555   $260,635,000 38
2005/12/30 9 $5,684,917 +45% 2,316 $2,455   $275,132,632 45
2006/01/06 14 $2,858,384 -50% 1,555 $1,838   $281,516,498 52
2006/01/13 19 $1,644,463 -42% 1,003 $1,640   $283,872,840 59
2006/01/20 22 $888,425 -46% 560 $1,586   $285,538,219 66
2006/01/27 25 $538,126 -39% 340 $1,583   $286,301,035 73
2006/02/03 30 $387,173 -28% 245 $1,580   $286,822,905 80
2006/02/10 33 $261,271 -33% 160 $1,633   $287,180,682 87
2006/02/17 22 $652,132 +150% 441 $1,479   $287,917,479 94
2006/02/24 24 $515,104 -21% 422 $1,221   $288,733,970 101
2006/03/03 32 $318,051 -38% 331 $961   $289,188,779 108
2006/03/10 36 $201,059 -37% 231 $870   $289,472,171 115
2006/03/17 37 $164,136 -18% 191 $859   $289,710,552 122
2006/03/24 40 $100,362 -39% 140 $717   $289,851,364 129
2006/03/31 37 $86,184 -14% 89 $968   $289,994,397 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/12/200616,272,691 6,272,691$122,923,416$122,923,4161
3/19/200611,480,511-76% 7,753,202$29,475,049$152,398,4662
3/26/20063526,750-64% 8,279,952$10,600,001$162,998,4673
4/2/20065298,401-43% 8,578,353$5,781,430$168,779,8974
4/9/20067253,713-15% 8,832,066$4,863,424$173,643,3215
4/16/20068249,544-2% 9,081,610$4,818,969$178,462,2906
4/23/20068106,675-57% 9,188,285$2,061,398$180,523,6897
4/30/20061776,675-28% 9,264,960$1,467,322$181,991,0108
5/7/20062162,045-19% 9,327,005$1,184,011$183,175,0219
5/14/20062665,220+5% 9,392,225$1,241,711$184,416,73210
5/21/20062749,433-24% 9,441,658$948,659$185,365,39111
6/4/20063024,684 9,509,159$470,687$186,636,39213
11/26/200610616,368 10,391,591$13,553,932$205,441,21038
7/15/20072234,118 10,620,332$707,672$210,338,61571
7/29/20072632,740 10,676,102$630,546$211,458,46873
7/19/20091946,795 10,929,829$384,056$215,640,622176
4/17/20112925,278 10,969,143$214,610$215,975,994267
7/10/20112915,628 10,985,733$158,238$216,144,604279
7/17/20113022,812+46% 11,008,545$196,480$216,341,084280
7/31/20112919,763 11,028,821$175,320$216,520,880282
11/13/20112249,388 11,079,689$582,285$217,118,148297

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/20111226,232 26,232$296,945$296,945267
7/10/20111810,769 95,041$333,743$2,429,406279
7/17/20111412,744+18% 107,785$394,932$2,824,338280
7/31/2011824,182 137,555$749,414$3,746,927282
11/13/20111618,522 176,600$573,998$4,956,927297

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Cast

Daniel Radcliffe    Harry Potter
Rupert Grint    Ron Weasley
Emma Watson    Hermione Granger
Robbie Coltrane    Rubeus Hagrid
Ralph Fiennes    Lord Voldemort
Michael Gambon    Professor Albus Dumbledore
Brendan Gleeson    Mad-Eye Moody
Jason Isaacs    Lucius Malfoy
Gary Oldman    Sirius Black
Miranda Richardson    Rita Skeeter
Alan Rickman    Professor Severus Snape
Maggie Smith    Professor Minerva McGonagall
Timothy Spall    Peter Pettigrew
Frances de la Tour    Madame Maxine
Pedja Bjelac    Igor Karkaroff
David Bradley    Argus Filch
Warwick Davis    Professor Filius Flitwick
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
Robert Hardy    Cornelius Fudge
Shirley Henderson    Moaning Myrtle
Roger Lloyd Pack    Barty Crouch
Mark Williams    Mr. Arthur Weasley
Stanislav Ianevski    Viktor Krum
Clémence Poésy    Fleur Delacour
Robert Pattinson    Cedric Diggory
David Tennant    Barty Crouch, Jr.
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
Katie Leung    Cho Chang
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Afshan Azad    Padma Patil
Shefali Chowdhury    Parvati Patil
Jeff Rawle    Amos Diggory
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Potter
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
William Melling    Nigel
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnigan

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Mike Newell
Executive Producer    David Barron
Executive Producer    Tanya Seghatchian
Producer    David Heyman
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Story Creator    J.K. Rowling
Cinematographer    Roger Pratt
Editor    Mick Audsley
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Composer    Patrick Doyle