Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireis a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling . It is the fourth instalment in theHarry Potterfilm series , written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman . The story follows Harry Potter 's fourth year at Hogwarts as he is chosen by the Goblet of Fire to compete in the Triwizard Tournament, a highly dangerous competition. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger . It is the sequel toHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanand is followed byHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Filming began in early 2004 and the scenes of Hogwarts took place at the Leavesden Film Studios . Five days after its release, the film had grossed over US$102 million at the North American box office, which is the third highest first-weekend tally for aHarry Potterfilm behindHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1andPart 2.Goblet of Fireenjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning over $900 million worldwide, which made it the highest grossing film of 2005 and the eighth highest grossing film of all time at that time. It was the third highest grossing film in the U.S. for 2005, making $290 million. As of August 2011 it is the unadjusted 21st highest-grossing film of all time . The sixth highest grossing film in theHarry Potterseries.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction , and won the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design , making it the onlyHarry Potterfilm to win at the BAFTAs . It was also the first film in the series to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA and a 12A by the BBFC for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.Goblet of Firewas the secondPotterfilm to be released in IMAX . The film is one of the best reviewed instalments within the series, and is noted for the maturity and sophistication of its characters, darker and more complex plotline, writing, and performances of the lead actors.