Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Film) Released
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy adventure film, based on J. K. Rowling's novel of the same name.
The film was the fourth installment in the Harry Potter film series, allthough 1492 Pictures decided to leave the series. The film was directed by Mike Newell and produced by David Heyman. Script was penned by Steve Kloves. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Potter, Weasley and Granger in title role. Set in Potter's life at his fourth year in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a highly awaited competition, Triwizard Tournament was held between three schools of witchcraft and wizardry in Hogwarts. Three students were selected respectively from each school, but mystery occurred when the Goblet of Fire chooses Harry Potter as the fourth student competing and the second student from Hogwarts.
Filming began in early 2004 and the scenes of Hogwarts took place at the Leavesden Film Studios. Five days after its release, the film had grossed over US$102 million at the North American box office, the highest first-weekend tally for a Harry Potter film, and enjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning over $895 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of 2005 and the 8th-highest grossing film of all time. It was the third highest grossing film in the U.S. for 2005 making $290 million. It is currently the unadjusted 12th highest-grossing film of all time. It is currently the third-highest grossing Harry Potter film, behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, but lost to Memoirs of a Geisha. However, the film won BAFTA Award for Best Production Design making it the only Potter film to win a BAFTA award. This was also the first Harry Potter film to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA and a 12a in the UK or its international equivalents (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images), the preceding films and the upcoming Half-Blood Prince film adaptation having been rated PG or its international equivalents. This was the second Potter film to be released in IMAX theaters.
As in Prisoner of Azkaban, most of the classes shown in the book were removed, with only the single lesson where Alastor Moody demonstrates the Unforgivable Curses making the final cut. However, in the lesson, he states that only Harry has survived the killing curse, but he does not state that this is because the curse is unblockable (it is unclear whether it is still intended to be). After Harry's duel with Voldemort in the novel, in which Voldemort shot the killing curse at Harry at the same time Harry shot the disarming spell at Voldemort, it is stated that their wands connected because a feather from Dumbledore's phoenix powers them both. This is never stated in the film, and it appears that they connected merely because Harry and Voldemort shot a spell at each other at the same time. The same happened in Order of the Phoenix; in the novel, it isn't mentioned, but the moviemakers decided to do "priori incantatem" between Dumbledore and Voldemort's wands in the duel at the Ministry. Goblet of Fire is also the only film adaptation to date not to begin in Privet Drive; after the opening sequence, Harry awakens at the Burrow on the morning of the Quidditch World Cup. The arrival of Mr. Weasley in Privet Drive was also cut. This makes Goblet of Fire the first and, to date, only film in the series in which the Dursleys do not appear. Other scenes are shortened and amalgamated to include only the most essential plot details; the three Death Eater trials Harry witnesses in the Pensieve are merged into one short sequence, and all of Sirius Black's lines are condensed into a single fireside conversation. It is also not revealed that Neville's parents are insane.