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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Buquet (as Kevin R. McNally)
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Imogen Bain ...
Carlotta's Maid
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Carlotta's Wigmaker
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Carlotta's Seamstress
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Storyline

Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan? Written by Niki

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The world's biggest musical! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,219,310 (United Kingdom), 12 December 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,001,890, 26 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,268,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,380,072
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The theatre fire was an actual fire. Joel Schumacher wanted realism, so they destroyed the theatre for the scene. See more »

Goofs

When Phantom kills Joseph Buquet Meg jumps between the wings and the stage between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Auctioneer: Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you. Lot 665, ladies and gentlemen: a papier-mâché musical box in the shape of a barrel organ.
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Connections

Referenced in Dracula: The Musical (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

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A fantastic experience!
23 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have seen the movie, Phantom of the Opera, five times, a phenomenon never experienced with any other movie in my life. The movie has such depth and rich details, making it is worthy of spending the time and money to see it five times. Please spare me any more negative comments about Gerard Butler's performance! I have seen the play in New York and in a regional theater. Of all performances I have seen, Gerard Butler's portrayal of the Phantom is the finest, most sensitive, and most provocative. His singing is full of emotion, making his character believable and powerful. I would like to see Gerard Butler get some recognition for his performance, because he lifts the character of the Phantom far beyond what it has been in the past. He was perfect for the role, and his acting and singing should be recognized as one of the best performances on the screen this year! Emmy would not have been as great as she was without the performance provided by Gerard Butler. I want to thank Gerard Butler for taking me out of the everyday details of living into a world of "music of the night." Speak out for Gerard Butler's receiving recogniton for his truly inspiring performance as the Phantom!


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