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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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,493,305 (UK) (13 July 2007)


$292,000,866 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Emma Watson was seriously thinking whether or not to keep acting in the film franchise after this installment, but decided to stay after considering that it would be uncomfortable to watch the films being made with someone else as Hermione. See more »


When Harry and Mr. Weasley are entering the phone box which leads to the Ministry of Magic, at the end of the street several pedestrians are already crossing the road, while the traffic lights for the street are green in the beginning, and switch to red later. See more »


[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The ending credits are presented in the same typeface as Professor Umbridge's numerous educational decrees. See more »


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Hedwig's Theme
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User Reviews

Slow Down!
12 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love the Harry Potter books, and I've always liked the movies. That's why I was very excited to go see the latest installment of the series. However the movie did not at all live up to my expectations; to me it felt rushed and choppy. I realize that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was a very long book, but so was The Goblet of Fire and I enjoyed it's movie adaptation a lot. In this movie seemed as though the director merely had a check list of scenes that he needed to but in the movie put no thought into connecting them. The speed and choppiness of the movie took away from the characters. It was just events and there was hardly any character development at all. Which was a shame because the young cast continues to get better, and there were some amazing acting veterans (Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter etc.) In my opinion if the director had slowed everything down, only a little, he could've added a lot more (character development, humor, fluidity) However, despite by prier comments, the movie was not terrible. It did have it's good moments, but I think it could have been done a lot better.

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