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

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,764,559 (Europe) (10 December 2004)

Gross:

$51,268,815 (USA)
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Trivia

At the "Don Juan" opera play, background people is dancing "sevillanas", a typical Spanish dance from Seville, the city where the events of "Don Juan Tenorio" (play written in 1844 by José Zorrilla) take place. See more »

Goofs

When Christine lights a candle for her father in the chapel after "Think of Me", she lights her match from another candle. However, when the shot switches to over her shoulder, the candle she lit is the only one burning. 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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Soundtracks

The Music of the Night
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe
Performed by Gerard Butler
Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nigel Wright, Joel Schumacher, Simon Lee, and Guy de Villiers
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Musical Blockbuster!
13 December 2004 | by (Brighton, UK) – See all my reviews

A great musical spectacular of a scale not seen since the fantastic Chicago a year ago.

If you only know the main Phantom theme tune, you will quickly learn to love the other beautiful tunes throughout this film.

I had never seen the stage show, nor knew the story before seeing this film, so everything that happened was a surprise including the wonderful ending.

Take a tissue or two with you as it's sad...I won't say any more about that.

The ONLY thing that slightly annoyed me during the film was that the solo musical numbers were not perfectly in sync to the person singing it and it spoilt the illusion that the person was actually singing it and not just miming.

Nevertheless, one of the best films of the entire year, and I've seen a lot of films! An easy 8/10 vote for me.


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