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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

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When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by FilmFanUK

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The Factory Opens July 2005. See more »


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Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,126,226 (Italy) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$206,456,431 (USA) (2 December 2005)
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Trivia

Violet's scene where she blows up into a blueberry was shot by digitally creating the inflated body, then adding in a live action shot of the actress on a tilting machine. See more »

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In the "flag room", many of the flags appear to be mirrored or upside-down, but that's because they are flying in the opposite direction of the staff than we are used to. See more »

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Narrator: This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster, or stronger, or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected; in fact, they barely had enough to eat. Charlie Bucket was the luckiest boy in the entire world. He just didn't know it yet.
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Mike Teavee
Music by Danny Elfman
Lyrics by Roald Dahl
Vocals Performed by Danny Elfman
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Brilliant!
11 July 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Antwerp at a sponsored movie event on the 4th of July.... I was a bit reluctant to go and watch this movie but I'm glad I did! Johnny Depp is a great Willy Wonka! I never thought that there would be a version that could match or even beat the original, but this one certainly has exceeded my expectations.... The film is hilarious, speaking as an adult, I wonder how the youth responds to this, but I rate this movie 8 out of 10 stars!

For those of you expecting a copy of the original with new actors, you'll be surprised how original this version is, go and bring your entire family with you! I'm sorry for the fact that this comment looks a bit like a commercial, but I'm really enthusiastic about this flick!


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