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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  22 December 2004 (USA)
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A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

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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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Her voice became his passion. Her love became his obsession. Her refusal became his rage..... See more »


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

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA)  »

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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 (UK) (10 December 2004)

Gross:

$51,225,796 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Trivia

Because the chandelier scene is at the end of the film, as opposed to ending the first act as it does in the play, one of the lines in the song "Masquerade" had to be altered so that instead of referring to a "new chandelier" they talk of "friends that are here". See more »

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During the chandelier scene, the crowd is running and you can see the knee pads on the women when their dresses come up. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Mirror (Angel of Music-Reprise)
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe
Performed by Patrick Wilson, Emmy Rossum, and 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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