“Order of the Phoenix” Box Office Totals Continue to Soar

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Aug 07, 2007

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According to the latest box office figures, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix continues to reach new heights both stateside and worldwide. With this weekend’s box office receipts totaling over $9.5 million, the fifth film in the series surpassed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and is now in third place among the entire Harry Potter film series to date, with a total domestic gross of $262 million. Chamber is now in fourth place with $261 million, while Sorcerer’s Stone leads the pack with total a domestic gross of $317 million. Worldwide, Order of the Phoenix has earned a staggering $772 million in only 27 days of theatrical release.





49 Responses to “Order of the Phoenix” Box Office Totals Continue to Soar

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Go ootp!

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Can’t you have a shot from OotP in the news article?

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While I have issues with all the movies….cause we are such good book fans…I love the movies…and have to use “a bit of crowbar seperation there” and judge the movies on there own…this was a good movie, the way the did the newspaper was so cool! It was so much better than the Goblet of fire movie! But I was disappointed that there was no angsty Harry at the end with dumbledore…..but i will have to get over that…won’t I ;)

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I wonder why it’s not doing as good as the other movies? Probably because when people saw the first few and realized how much was cut out they decided the following movies wouldn’t be any better.

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Bravo to Carebie for being able to judge the movie on its own merits. I wish more book fans could do this. I saw the same problem with Lord of the Ring purists rolls eyes. Anyhow, OOTP is what finally got me to read the books and just beat out POA for my fave HP movie. Congrats Daniel, Emma, Rupert and everyone else!

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OotP was way much better than GoF! It sure beat SS as my fave HP movie! I agree that I was a bit disappointed too that the end didn’t had an angry Harry in Dumbledore’s office… But overall it’s a great movie. It has so much it it, for everyone! Well done, David Yates! I hope he will return for Deathly Hallows too. :)

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Considering it being overshadowed by Deathly Hallows, that quite amazing!

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I agree that OotP is a fantastic movie! I believe Dan Radcilffe once said that you have to realize that the books and the films are two completely different things and they should be treated as such. With that in mind, Phoenix certainly deserves the success it is receiving.

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I know a few people who have seen it again, it has so much in it, seems to fly through the story very fast. I cannot wait for the DVD.

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lexicon!Steve described the films as “very expensive fan-fic” to a room of applause. Perhaps we should be in that mindset for OotP especially.

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I liked OotP though felt it long for some reason when the other movies didn’t feel that way and were just as long in reality.

SS made the money it made because it was first and a lot of people went to see it not having a clue about Harry Potter, wanting to know what it was all about and probably came out dissapointed or feeling it was not their cup of tea.

I am surprised though, that OotP beat Chamber. HP must have gained quite a few more followers from the days of SS, (and the movie being good helps a lot too) but it’s certainly not for newcomers.

I fear for HBP. Out of all the seven books it’s the least magic heavy and now feels like nothing but a transition event between OotP and DH. Informative and dramatic but neither funny nor action oriented, some strictly movie fans might feel put off by the change of pace.

Oh well, at least DH returns the pace and ends the series with a bang.

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I’ve seen the movie six times…in one week. I think it’s incredible that it’s still doing strongly in the box office considering Deathly Hallows’ release. It makes me wonder how it would’ve done had the book not been released a little over a week later.

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Really, every single HP movie has been a blockbuster. Some do slightly better than others, but they are all winners, which is an amazing testimony to the quality of the stories, number 1, and-certainly not coincidentally-the extremely strong cast. I think about every great British actor still in the business has been in these movies. To think that Dan Radcliffe, in particular, will have carried the lead in 7 movies, all done in his childhood and teenage years, holding his own from the age of 11 against some of the greatest actors in the English-speaking world, is simply astounding. That young man deserves an OBE when the series is over.

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Well here in my theater in Tampa they have already cut it down to one theater and are only playing it 3 times a day. They still have hairspray playing in three theaters so I see why hairspray out did OOTP this last weekend at the box office. Are all theaters are cutting back on the shows already? The Imax here is showing four times a day though.

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It’s already been pointed out but why should I let that stop me—I think the publication of Deathly Hallows a week after release was a real disservice to the sales numbers for OOTP. I love the books and no matter how good the movies, I will read the books first if they are available and a brand new book and the last book to boot in the series must be read several times so that left little time to breathe let alone a see a movie. I am positive I would have gone to see OOTP more often if Deathly Hallows wasn’t casting its spell on me. OOTP is tied with POA as my favorite movie.

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El Cax

If you are worried about HBP not being action filled and funny enough I don’t think you should worry. There is a David Yates interview on the Ain’t It Cool website. He is comparing his take on it to American Graffiti and says it is going to be “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll”. So, he doesn’t see it as dark.

I just hope he doesn’t lose the dark part in all the Ron/Lavendar/Hermione and Harry/Ginny and Quidditch stuff.

So, if you’re worried about a dark movie don’t, he is going for the wild side.

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WOOP WOOP! I helped! :D

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Let’s get it even higher! Go see it AGAIN! :)

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I agree with those who think having DH go on sale less than 2 weeks after OOTP’s premiere did hurt the box office sales.

I saw OOTP on an IMAX screen. It was fun to watch for the most part. I liked it much better than GOF, but then I hated GOF. I thought the opening scene with Dudley and the Dementors was brilliant, but the fight in the Ministry was a huge disappointment. It didn’t matter that it was in 3-D. That scene in the book was SO EXCITING and SO SCARY to read, but so much of the excitement was left out of the film. I thought it just fell flat on screen.

I always tell myself not to have high expectations for the films, but the feeling is hard to resist. Once again I left the theater wondering why couldn’t they just film the scene the way JKR wrote it???

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I am proud to say that I finally was able to respect the movies for what they are and ignore my purist mindset. OOTP was above par, especially compared to GOF. Even though the movies lack much information and scenes, which I atleast believe to be imperitive anecdotes,they still do a good job of getting the point across. I was dissapointed, however, that OOTP lacked the scene of the the Twin’s swamp. But all in all, OOTP was an improvement. I heard that Jo has signed on to help out quite a bit with the DH movie, anyone else hear related info?

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Anthony, I hadn’t heard that about JKR, but I hope it’s true!

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I hope it is not a rumor. If she helps out a bit extra with any movie I pray that it is for DH. The movie is going to be very intense, and with her insight it would be awesome.

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Its doing well but still has a long ways to go before it passes CoS and GoF worldwide. It is behind CoS by 104 million dollars and nearly 120 million is needed to catch GoF. However it has weeks to go in theaters unless they pull it out early like they did GoF.

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Lady Hawke, it’s not the movie being dark or not funny that worries me, it’s just that when it comes to magic shenanigans HBP falls short from the rest. Lots of kids or teens who haven’t read the books are just following the movies and instead of the usual razzle and dazzle they’ll get flashbacks and information on how to beat Voldemort. The ending is the only truly action filled part of the movie (and the most dramatic). The rest is trying to find out what Draco is doing, Felix Felicis, Quidditch (which is likely to get cut since it’s mostly a Ron side story and the movies are heavily focused on Harry), and trying to figure out who the Halfblood Prince is. Compared to Thestrals and Giants and the battle royale from OotP or to the Triwizard tournament, HBP seems a tad tame. This movie will have to be carried through by it’s drama and suspense and doesn’t sound like an FX heavy romp. I’m all for it, I’m old enough to enjoy it, but I do worry about the numbers it’ll make.

I DO want to see Draco crying though. :) And I actually enjoyed Yates filming style, so I’m going to put some trust in him. And once I was done reading DH, I was so HP charged that felt like watching OotP again, so I think the movie benefited from the book. Maybe not that weekend but the days afterward.

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I LOVED OOTP. It is certainly my favorite HP movie, based on my second favorite HP book (now that DH is out, that is). I had just finished re-reading the book a few days before I saw the film, and although I was slightly disappointed with some scenes being cut or changed, I was overall very happy with the movie. If you don’t separate the film from the book, then of course you will dislike the film. I’ve finally accepted that the films are different from the books, so the changes didn’t bother me very much, not even the Snape’s Worst Memory scene.

Overall, all of the HP films have been very successful, and it’s a big accomplishment for the 5th film in the series to be doing so well. Overall, in my opinion, while the HP films are really good, they’re not cinematic masterpieces like the original Star Wars trilogy (but then, hardly anything after Star Wars has been able to be it). But the film was great, and I hope that it beats Cos, PoA, and GoF worldwide. I have a feeling that DH might become the most succesful HP film, but it’s too early to tell.

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Of all the films that I have seen, this is my second favourite, behind PoA. Every time that I have gone to seen, I feel a little more satisfied and can’t wait until the movie is released, which I believe should be either in October or November. I hope to see it this coming Friday for the fifth time (yes, this is the first HP movie that I have seen multiple times in theatres and yes I did go to the midnight screening of the movie and hope to do it for the next two movies, even if I do have to work the next day).

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Carebie! Way to fit an Eddie Izzard quote into your commentary there! Izzard +Potter fans are the worlds greatest people. Totally agree with your comments. Left my 2nd OOTP viewing with a friend who’s never read the books (I’m working on her!) and had to answer so many questions for her. I still don’t entirely get how people enjoy the films without having read the books. They are great fun in their own right I know. Bit its like thinking all there is the iceberg is the tip!

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when is the ootp dvd coming out?if somebody know something plss tell meee

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With all the millions that the movies are making why haven’t they made the movies into two disks to contain more of the books information? You of the Leaky Cauldron and other sites/groups and fans know that the fans WILL go see it and buy it no matter how long it is or how much it will cost.

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Sorry Beckey, there are not enough dedicated fans alone to make the movies commercially viable without casual audiences too – the movie makers have to rely on those who are casual viewers (about half the movie going viewers of these films apparently). That is why they are made for cinema audience needs and not dedicated HP fan needs. Under half of cinema audiences have read the books, according to surveys. That’s why they change a lot of detail in the movies – so many movie goers just want a good self contained film rather than another specialist dose of a personal hobby! I regret this but we must live with it. I like the books best but I do like all the movies and have no major criticisms of them. I read all the books 15 or more times but still accept that the movies will always be shortened or changed. Too many fans are too picky IMO! :-)

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My primary concern is that they don’t critically alter the outcome or change anything that critically alters the intent the intent or the ability to get where they are going. Also, why put things in or take things out that make the plot difficult to understand?

I really had to problem with Cho giving up the DA under the influence of Veritaserum. It allowed the DA to be caught without changing Cho’s ethics.

I had no problem with Neville being the one to find the RoR or giving Harry the Gillyweed. In the books both of these were attributed to Dobby, but it doesn’t matter because the plot advances normally and gets where it needs to go.

I object when they blast open the RoR which is not supposed to be assessible to anyone who does not know exactly what to ask for. I know they can repair the hole but now that the administration knows they can blast it open how is Neville supposed to keep the DEs out when he is using the RoR as the headquarters of the resistence? That is the kind of thing that bothers me.

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El Caz, Rupert has already stated they’ll be Quidditch with Ron. I’d imagine a couple of scenes will be shot to bring some action into the plot before the climax.

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The article is talking about total domestic box office, and OotP has already surpassed Chamber, even though it’s been out less than a month. Actually, for the 27th day (as of Monday) of the film being released, OotP is AHEAD OF ALL the other HP films. This can be seen at http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?view=daily&id=vs-harrypotter.htm.

There are very few films whose box office numbers I can’t help but take personally. Harry Potter films are in that category. I may find what I call flaws here and there, but I support them like a home sports team. A bit ridiculous, but I don’t care. It’s good to have some things you can still feel that way about. So I say, let’s give this newest and quite worthy HP movie extra longevity. Grab a friend and go see it again!

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And Prisoner of Azkaban continues to be the low-grosser of the series, while Order of the Phoenix should surpass Goblet of Fire to become the 2nd highest grossing in the series.

A lot of PoA fans said that its low box office was due to its summer release date….obviously it wasn’t the case; people just didn’t like the movie. Glad to see a lot of people liked Order of the Phoenix, although I’m still wondering why Leaky hasn’t given us their thoughts on it…

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Thats a lot of money! But were we expecting anything else?! Does anyone have any idea how longer it’ll be showing,my friends away till the 2nd and I don’t want her to miss it :(

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woot woot!

christ, i love that movie.

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What is incredible to me is the non-American market. I do not remember any film that has done so well in other countries. It will be interesting who they pick for film 7 please not the one from film 3. It still is a wonder to me why WB did not use a hit man on him. But he is a nice guy.

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I have to say I loved OOTP. In my opinion the best one by far. David Yates’ filming style finally made a HP movie that felt smooth(people who haven’t read the book won’t realize how much is gone). And it was the first time I wasn’t bugged by Daniel Radcliffs acting. The first time I was able to really focus on the greatness of the movie. Not saying I could do better by the way, just so happy to see him get emotional(happy/sad) and not be forced. YAY! props to Dan for working so hard. I am so excited David Yates is doing the 6th and also hope to see him do the 7th. I think he has brought the HP movies to a new and substantaily higher level. Oh, and I’ve seen it twice and the second time looked at the people who weren’t nessessarily in the foreground and there’re a lot of things going on there. Loved all of Ginny’s expressions everytime Cho was around or mentioned. Fun fun!

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The only reason I don’t want Yates directing the 7th one (although I loved the work he did on the 5th one and I look forward to the 6th one,) is because the 7th one’s heavy in the action scenes and the “magic” and Yates doesn’t seem as gifted at those as some other directors. (The Thestral flight was so short and magic-less…)

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no surprise there. like no one saw that coming.

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Id be more impressed if some of that money was going to the actors/actresses who starred in the movie. In other words, forget about the 20mil Daniel made. Id rather see him take home 20% of the profits lol

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Horax,

I’m one of those fans who loved POA even though Cuaron did take a lot of “liberties” with JKR’s writing. It is still my favorite HP film by far!

I liked much of what Yates did with OOTP, but I would absolutely love to see Cuaron direct DH.

BRING BACK ALFONSO!

Sorry Horax. :)smile

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WOW, it’s only been in theaters for 27 days and already beat out CoS, which far surpassed PoA. I don’t know how people can defend PoA when the numbers say it all. Anyways…Horray for OOtP it was awesome I saw it 3 times!

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WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! OotP is my favorite book, even after reading DH. I’ve seen the movie twice and plan to go back when it’s at the drive-in.

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it was the best out of them all and…it should have made more mony than the others!!!!

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Harry Potter fan wrote: “A lot of PoA fans said that its low box office was due to its summer release date….obviously it wasn’t the case; people just didn’t like the movie.”

I think you’re wrong. I have a friend (now aged 31) who saw the first two films in the theatre, due to the hype. She doesn’t read the books, she’s just a casual moviegoer. Now, after being fairly dissapointed by both of them she didn’t really care for the series at all, and despite the continuing hype she waited for PoA untill it came out on DVD. Since then she (and boyfriend) has seen GoF and OotP in the cinema, and enjoyed both. I really do think that’s what happened. First two, not so popular among those who weren’t 6-10 when they came out. People gave up on the series, decided to wait for PoA on DVD and that film won them back. I haven’t met a single person in real life who didn’t think PoA was by far the best film out of the first three. Also, among my friends, most have seen all the films. Not because they are all HP fans, but because we are fairly young, living in a reasonably large city and generally watch the latest blockbusters. And they all liked PoA best of the first three. I think the PoA bashers on the Internet are just very loud.

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I agree with Elvine. I think that the reason PoA is the lowest-grossing film is because people (not necessarily all HP fans) who saw the first two didn’t like them very much. The first film did so well because it was the first HP film, and it had LOTS of hype surrounding it (same thing with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It was the first SW film in 16 years, and it only did so well because of the hype, because it was a TERRIBLE movie).

After the first film, not as many people wanted to see the second. After CoS, not as many people wanted to see PoA. Obviously, a lot of casual movie goers ended up liking PoA, so GoF grossed higher than CoS and PoA. And since a lot of people probably liked GoF, a lot of people want to see OOTP.

It’s the same with SW, the original trilogy. The first Star Wars film did excellently, because nobody had seen anything like it before. When Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back was released, not as many people were interested in Star Wars. Since the Empire Strike Back became considered the best Star Wars film by many, many people went to see Return of the Jedi. So nowadays, although it is widely regarded as the best Star Wars film, the Empire Strikes back is the lowest-grossing out of the original trilogy. (Sorry for the long post, =) ).

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stela01, OOTP is tentavely scheduled for a December release on DVD and high-defintion. Leaky even had a bit of news from Home Theater Magazine talking about a five-disc box set for the first five movies being released simultaneously on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray in the fourth quarter of 2007. In any case, I expect the WB to release OOTP during one of the first three weeks of December to capitalize on the holiday rush.

And at the rate OOTP is going, it will definitely surpass GOF domestically at the box office (I say $295 million, possibly $300 million)—if it is still making $1 million per day until late August/early September

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Personally I’m one of the Harry Potter fans out there who hasn’t seen the movie and I don’t plan to. GOF was sooo bad with Michael Gambon’s portrayal of Dumbledore that I refuse to see any more of the films. I think OOTP only saving grace was that the Dumbledore’s role was small. As for Half Blood Prince, it’s all about Harry and Dumbledore. Two and a half hours of bad Dumbledore – NO THANKS. Maybe I’ll try Deathly Hollows when it comes out.

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