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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,225,796Details
International Box Office $107,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $158,225,796
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


A deformed man, known only as The Phantom, lives underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with a chorus girl, Christine, and privately tutors her. He terrorizes the rest of the Paris Opera House and is able to scare the lead soprano away, so that Christine gets the opportunity to perform as lead. Things take a turn for the worse when Christine falls in love with Raoul, upon which The Phantom decides to kidnap Christine.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
32% - Rotten
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 22nd, 2004 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
January 21st, 2005 (Expands Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief violent images.
Running Time: 143 minutes
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Source:Based on Musical or Opera
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: The Really Useful Group


   The Phantom
Patrick Wilson    Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
Miranda Richardson    Madame Giry
Minnie Driver    Carlotta
Simon Callow    Andre
Ciaran Hinds    Firmin
Jennifer Ellison    Meg Giry
James Fleet    Lefevre
Victor McGuire    Piangi
Kevin McNally    Buquet
Murray Melvin    Reyer
Imogen Bain    Carlotta's Maid
Miles Western    Carlotta's Wigmaker
Judith Paris    Carlotta's Seamstress
Halcro Johnston    Passirino
Paul Brooke    Auctioneer
Oliver Chopping    Porter
Alison Skilbeck    Nun/Nurse
Lee Sellers    Chauffeur
Ramin Karimloo    Christine's Fathe
Chris Overton    Young Phantom
Jesika Cannon    Young Christine
Annabel Porter    Young Meg
Laura Hounsom    Young Mme. Giry

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Andrew Lloyd Webber
Screenwriter    Joel Schumacher
Producer    Andrew Lloyd Webber
Executive Producer    Keith Cousins
Executive Producer    Julia Blackman
Executive Producer    Jeff Abberley
Executive Producer    Ralph Kamp
Executive Producer    Louise Goodsill
Executive Producer    Paul Hitchcock
Executive Producer    Austin Shaw
Co-Producer    Eli Richbourg
Director of Photography    John Mathieson
Production Designer    Anthony Pratt
Editor    Terry Rawlings
Costume Designer    Alexandra Byrne
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nathan McGuinness
Choreography    Peter Darling
Music Supervisor and Conductor    Simon Lee
Music Co Producer    Nigel Wright
Based Upon the Novel by    Gaston Leroux
Additional Lyrics    Richard Stilgoe
Lyrics    Charles Hart
Composer    Andrew Lloyd Webber
Assistant Director    Tommy Gormley
Unit Production Manager    Dusty Symonds
Production Manager    Lorraine Fennell
Supervising Art Director    John Fenner
Set Decorator    Celia Bobak
Second Unit Photography    Shaun O'Dell
Costume Supervisor    Suzi Turnbull
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Sound Mixer    Tony Dawe
Re-Recording Mixer Engineer    Denis St. Amand
Supervising Sound Editor    Martin Evans
Dialogue Editor    Tim Hands
Music Editor    Michael Parnin
Music Editor    Yann McCullough
Music Editor    Vincent Cirilli
Music Editor    Lee McCutcheon
Music Editor    Aaron Walk
Music Editor    Tim Clark
Makeup and Hair Design    Jenny Shircore
Casting Director    David Grindrod
Stunt Coordinator    Greg Powell

Whole Nation Cherishes Treasure

May 14th, 2005

Just one new film managed to finish in the top five on the rental charts, but it easily took top spot. National Treasure was more than 50% higher than its nearest rival with $10.57 million in DVD rentals and $1.46 million in VHS rentals for $12.03 million total. The film also finished first in DVD sales and second in VHS sales, (behind The Incredibles.) More...

DVD Releases for May 3, 2005

May 2nd, 2005

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International Box Office Busier than Weekend Before

April 17th, 2005

The Pacifier finally debut across Australia after playing in Queensland and Victoria for the past two weeks; the massive expansion allowed the film to climb to first place with $1.125 million on 267 screens. That lifted its total in the market to $3.41 million so far and the film should have strong legs. Add to that its $1.75 million opening in Spain and $590,000 in Belgium and the film managed $4.1 million over the weekend, which doubled its early total to $8.1 million. More...

France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

March 27th, 2005

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

The Aviator Soars Higher than Before

March 6th, 2005

The Aviator beat weekend estimates by a substantial margin leading to a $5.9 million box office on 3000 screens in 34 markets. The multi-Oscar winning movie has hit $86.2 million internationally and will cross $200 million worldwide before too long. The film dropped a spot to fifth place in South Korea with $834,660 for the week and slipped to second in Australia with $798,000. The only market the film opened it was Argentina, where it easily took top spot with $232,000. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

French Film Finishes Fifth

February 20th, 2005

Iznogoud: Calife a la place du calife, a movie based on a Asterix and Obelix spin off of sorts, dominated the French box office taking in $7.1 million, more than double the second place film and more than a third of the top ten total. It is also enough to push it into the Top Five on the international scene, dropping Finding Neverland into sixth place. Unfortunately, like the several films made in the Asterix and Obelix series, this one is unlikely to make much of an impact outside the French speaking markets. More...

Fockers are Fabulous

February 9th, 2005

A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U.K. allowed Meet the Fockers to retain top spot on the international charts. The film opened first in a handful of markets, including a $4.7 million opening in Spain on 356 screens, $377,000 in Denmark, $352,000 in Taiwan and $275,000 in Israel. Its most prolific market continues to be the U.K. where the film brought in $8.5 million during its second weekend there; that's a 42% drop-off, which is a little high for the market, but not as high as expected given its huge start last weekend. That one market represented more than half of its weekend total of $16.3 million on 1700 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $82.9 million. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

February 2nd, 2005

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

January 26th, 2005

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Will 2004 End in a Whimper?

December 31st, 2004

It's the last day of 2004 tonight so you could either call this the last weekend of 2004 or the first weekend of 2005. There needed to be roughly $264 million in box office business since Sunday for 2004 to beat 2003, and while Monday's figures were ok, they've been slipping during the week and will most likely put 2003's $9.158 billion out of reach. As for the predictions this weekend, there should be almost no change in the top five but the overall box office should climb from last weekend. More...

Local Flicks Compete for International Crown

December 29th, 2004

Ocean's Twelve opening in another two markets, (Mexico and Belgium) helped the heist film finish first on the international charts with $22.6 million on 5,183 screens in 46 markets. The film opened well in Belgium where it easily took first place with $1.2 million on just 75 screens. That's up nearly 40% compared to the the original, but down nearly 10% in Euros. In Mexico the film could only manage $1.8 million on 550 screens for a rather limp per screen average. However, in most markets the film is not holding up as well as the studio would have liked. For instance, in Germany the film dropped by more than 50%, in France the decline was 44%. The only exception appears to be Italy where holidays and a serious boost to screen count helped the film climb 33% to $2.9 million over the weekend. More...

Bah Humbug!

December 27th, 2004

Despite records set for biggest Christmas Day box office, the total box office over the weekend was down significantly from last year. This is partially due to Christmas Eve falling on a Friday, but also has to do with the poor selection of films being released. The weekend was up by 27% from last weekend, but down 28% from last year, leaving 2004 just 0.4% up on 2003 with $8.894 billion to $8.854 billion. With a lead of just $40 million going into the final stretch, 2004 will most likely finish slightly ahead of 2003 in terms of total box office, but will finish behind in term of ticket sales. More...

Crowded Christmas Weekend

December 24th, 2004

The busiest weekend of the year starts off with Christmas Eve, one of the slowest holiday nights of year. Because of this, it make predicting the weekend results much more difficult. Also adding to the difficulty, several films only open / go wide on Saturday. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 17 - December 23

December 23rd, 2004

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 Hotel Rwanda - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Early Meeting

December 22nd, 2004

Getting a jump of the Christmas weekend is Meet the Fockers, the sequel to 2000's Meet the Parents opens tonight in more than 3500 theatres, while the musical, Phantom of the Opera opens in just over 600. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Competition Can't Stop the Supers

December 15th, 2004

Several films made their international debuts this weekend, but that didn't stop The Incredibles from taking top spot on the international box office, again. This weekend the film brought in an addition $32.1 million on 6,343 screens in 37 markets to lift its international tally to $152.1 million so far. The films busiest weekend in terms of raw dollars was the $5.7 million it earned in Germany, but with a theatre count of more than 1000, that wasn't as strong as the studio would have liked. The film did break the record for biggest opening for an animated movie with $1.7 million in Brazil. The film also opened first in Switzerland with $1.2 million, Austria with $931,000 and South Africa with $310,000. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 3 - December 9

December 9th, 2004

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2004 Preview: December

December 1st, 2004

December is a huge month at the box office, but also a very unique one. Massive blockbusters are released side by side with smaller films with only Oscar on their minds. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 12 - November 18

November 18th, 2004

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 Electra - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 29 - November 4

November 4th, 2004

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Movie Websites Launches for September 24 - September 30

September 30th, 2004

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 Shark Tale - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/22 5 $1,315,000   622 $2,114   $1,315,000 1
2004/12/23 8 $1,000,000 -24% 622 $1,608   $2,315,000 2
2004/12/24 7 $800,000 -20% 622 $1,286   $3,115,000 3
2004/12/25 14 $710,896 -11% 622 $1,143   $3,825,896 4
2004/12/26 13 $1,001,272 +41% 622 $1,610   $6,323,567 5
2004/12/31 9 $1,500,000   622 $2,412   $12,700,000 10
2005/01/01 10 $1,855,224 +24% 622 $2,983   $14,812,117 11
2005/01/02 9 $1,366,314 -26% 622 $2,197   $16,178,431 12
2005/01/03 10 $608,000 -56% 622 $977   $16,787,000 13
2005/01/04 6 $471,000 -23% 622 $757   $17,258,000 14
2005/01/05 7 $415,000 -12% 622 $667   $17,673,000 15
2005/01/06 6 $455,000 +10% 622 $732   $18,128,000 16
2005/01/07 8 $1,100,000 +142% 622 $1,768   $19,200,000 17
2005/01/08 9 $1,512,497 +37% 622 $2,432   $20,627,332 18
2005/01/09 9 $921,471 -39% 622 $1,481   $21,548,803 19
2005/01/10 6 $308,000 -67% 622 $495   $21,857,000 20
2005/01/11 7 $327,000 +6% 622 $526   $22,184,000 21
2005/01/12 6 $325,000 -1% 622 $523   $22,509,000 22
2005/01/13 6 $377,000 +16% 622 $606   $22,887,000 23
2005/01/14 10 $900,000 +139% 907 $992   $23,800,000 24
2005/01/15 9 $1,497,364 +66% 907 $1,651   $25,380,135 25
2005/01/16 9 $1,175,550 -21% 907 $1,296   $26,555,685 26
2005/01/17 10 $956,348 -19% 907 $1,054   $27,512,033 27
2005/01/18 8 $358,000 -63% 907 $395   $27,870,000 28
2005/01/19 9 $326,000 -9% 907 $359   $28,197,000 29
2005/01/20 9 $366,000 +12% 907 $404   $28,563,000 30
2005/01/21 8 $1,600,000 +337% 1,511 $1,059   $30,200,000 31
2005/01/22 9 $1,820,646 +14% 1,511 $1,205   $31,929,703 32
2005/01/23 8 $1,188,755 -35% 1,511 $787   $33,118,458 33
2005/01/24 8 $426,000 -64% 1,511 $282   $33,544,000 34
2005/01/25 7 $434,000 +2% 1,511 $287   $33,978,000 35
2005/01/26 8 $421,000 -3% 1,511 $279   $34,400,000 36
2005/01/27 7 $486,000 +15% 1,511 $322   $34,885,782 37
2005/01/28 10 $1,200,000 +147% 1,511 $794   $36,100,000 38
2005/01/31 10 $311,000   1,511 $206   $39,230,000 41
2005/02/01 10 $315,000 +1% 1,511 $208   $39,546,000 42
2005/02/02 9 $318,000 +1% 1,511 $210   $39,864,000 43
2005/02/03 9 $331,000 +4% 1,511 $219   $40,195,396 44
2005/02/21 17 $229,128   902 $254   $47,718,438 62

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/24 10 $4,001,890   622 $6,434   $6,323,567 5
2004/12/31 9 $4,762,233 +19% 622 $7,656   $16,178,431 12
2005/01/07 9 $3,420,307 -28% 622 $5,499   $21,548,803 19
2005/01/14 9 $3,669,147 +7% 907 $4,045   $26,555,685 26
2005/01/21 9 $4,555,434 +24% 1,511 $3,015   $33,118,458 33
2005/01/28 11 $4,033,481 -11% 1,511 $2,669   $38,919,263 40
2005/02/04 12 $2,609,040 -35% 1,515 $1,722   $42,804,436 47
2005/02/11 15 $1,887,372 -28% 1,365 $1,383   $45,562,064 54
2005/02/18 18 $1,093,014 -42% 902 $1,212   $47,489,310 61
2005/02/25 20 $665,049 -39% 603 $1,103   $48,693,054 68
2005/03/04 22 $464,468 -30% 411 $1,130   $49,443,427 75
2005/03/11 24 $322,288 -31% 335 $962   $49,963,653 82
2005/03/18 32 $184,447 -43% 223 $827   $50,316,457 89
2005/03/25 36 $96,487 -48% 135 $715   $50,524,639 96
2005/04/01 42 $69,434 -28% 122 $569   $50,664,932 103
2005/04/08 29 $128,372 +85% 307 $418   $50,830,913 110
2005/04/15 36 $94,142 -27% 239 $394   $50,988,470 117
2005/04/22 41 $75,863 -19% 178 $426   $51,116,230 124
2005/04/29 50 $43,712 -42% 126 $347   $51,193,556 131
2005/05/06 58 $18,358 -58% 65 $282   $51,225,796 138

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