PG-13 | | Drama, Musical, Romance
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.
Katie Holmes was almost cast as Christine but Joel Shumacher decided that she was too old for the part.
Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you. Lot 665, ladies and gentlemen: a papier-mâché musical box in the shape of a barrel organ.
When the Phantom is on the rooftop after Christine and Raoul leave, you can see the Phantom's footsteps in the snow, but not Christine's and Raoul's.
$1,764,559 (Europe) (10 December 2004)