Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 British-American fantasy film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling, the fourth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, and the sequel to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). It was directed by Mike Newell, 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.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman and Jason Isaacs all reprise their character roles from the previous films. They are joined by Robert Patterson, David Tennant and Ralph Fiennes who makes his debut as Lord Voltemort here.
Filming began in early 2004. The Hogwarts scenes were shot at the Leavesden Film Studios. The movie was released in theatres in the USA and the UK November 18, 2005. 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 a Harry Potter film behind the last two films. Goblet of Fire enjoyed an immensely successful run at the box office, earning just under $900 million worldwide, which made it the highest-grossing film of 2005 and the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time at that time. As of December 2015, it is the 37th highest-grossing film worldwide and the sixth-highest-grossing film in the Harry Potter series.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design. Goblet of Fire was the second film in the series to be released in IMAX. The film is one of the best reviewed instalments within the series, being praised for the higher level of maturity and sophistication of its characters, plotline, writing, and performances of the lead actors.
A sequel, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was released in 2007.