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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

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Storyline

After a lonely summer on Privet Drive, Harry returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher that proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered. Harry also can't help stealing glances with the beautiful Cho Chang. To top it off are dreams that Harry can't explain, and a mystery behind something Voldemort is searching for. With these many things Harry begins one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Written by HPfan

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

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11 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,493,305 (UK) (13 July 2007)

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$292,000,866 (USA) (7 December 2007)
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Had the biggest IMAX opening ever, pulling in $1.9 million. See more »

Goofs

In Ms. Umbridge's potions lesson the camera pans out over the classroom after she has said something and there is the sound of a pencil being dropped on the floor, when students at Hogwarts only use quills. However, this could simply be a dropped wand, as this is the sound we hear when this happens elsewhere in the movie. See more »

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Radio announcer: I don't know about you, it's just too hot today, isn't it? And it's going to get even worse. Temperatures up in the mid 30's Celsius, that's the mid 90's Fahrenheit, tomorrow maybe even hitting 100. So please, remember to cover up and stay cool with the hottest hits on your FM dial.
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The ending credits are presented in the same typeface as Professor Umbridge's numerous educational decrees. See more »

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its OK, but don't expect too much
12 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pretty much what you'd expect, I wanted to like it but found it hard to.

It wasn't a bad film and I'm not sure how people who haven't read it will find it, but there's too much cut from the book.

There were quite a few cuts that I didn't miss at all but there was time and space for a few scenes which would have helped move the story along.

Out go the quidditch and st mungos and the giants and most of grimmuld place and most of the climax in the dept of mysteries. And time is spent focusing on the kid's relationships and such. (Apparently). It seemed to be on Harry 95% of the film.

With SO much character development in the book there was always going to be a problem to condense it, but like the last film it moves so fast it feels like a 2 hour long montage and seems to just hint at whats going on while assuming you've probably read it and can fill in the blanks yourself.

I have read it - and I struggled to get into the movie.

It never quite finds its place and just serves as a visual feast for fans.

Some good gags and a lot of missed opportunities, LOTS, and some big continuity errors.


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