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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  18 November 2005 (USA)
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Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.



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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,933,901 (UK) (18 November 2005)


$289,994,397 (USA) (31 March 2006)

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Did You Know?


When Harry is entering the maze, Mad Eye signals him that he should turn to his left. There is a wide belief that if one keeps turning left in a maze, he shall find his way out. See more »


Before the cannon fires for the third task, Amos Diggory can be seen hugging Cedric. He then says "my boy" even though his mouth is seen not moving. See more »


[first lines]
Frank Bryce: Bloody kids!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, it says that "No Dragons Were Harmed in the Making of this Movie." See more »


Referenced in He Who Must Not Be Named (2006) See more »


Potter Waltz
Written by Patrick Doyle
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
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Shortest 2.5 hour movie
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mike Newell is forgiven for cutting out so much detail from the book, and JK Rowling is forgiven for writing wonderfully rich books. However, fans of the book cannot help but feel like riding a roller coaster that is so fast there is no time to enjoy the ride. I predict the huge void between book and movie will spur remakes in about 10 to 20 years. Even if the movies must be 5 hours long, Harry Potter fans are willing to sit through them. This movie doesn't get a 10 because it leaves me feeling like something is missing, but it does deserve a 9 for being the best possible portrayal of the book given a 2.5 hour limitation. All said and done, this is the shortest 2.5 hour movie I have ever watched.

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