Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Directed byAlfonso Cuarón
Screenplay bySteve Kloves
Based onHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J. K. Rowling
Produced by
CinematographyMichael Seresin
Edited bySteven Weisberg
Music byJohn Williams
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • 23 May 2004 (2004-05-23) (Radio City Music Hall)
  • 31 May 2004 (2004-05-31) (United Kingdom)
  • 4 June 2004 (2004-06-04) (United States)
Running time
142 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$130 million
Box office$796.2 million

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It is based on J. K. Rowling's 1999 novel of the same name. It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and the third part in the Harry Potter movie series. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

It was the first appearance of Michael Gambon as Professor Albus Dumbledore, because of Richard Harris' death in 2002.

The movie was released on 31 May 2004 in the United Kingdom, and on 4 June 2004 in North America, as the first Harry Potter movie using IMAX Technology and released into IMAX theatres.

It was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Original Music Score and Best Visual Effects at the 77th Academy Awards in 2004.

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