Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:Trivia

The film was released on June 4th, 2004 in the United States and Canada.

Wizard (Ian Brown) reading A Brief History of Time in the film.Musician Ian Brown makes a cameo appearance as a wizard in The Leaky Cauldron reading A Brief History of Time.
The score was composed and conducted by John Williams and released on CD on May 25, 2004.
The costumes were changed slightly for this instalment, specifically the house ties and scarves have a different pattern than in thefirst two films.
The set of Honeydukes seen in this film is a redress of the set of Flourish and Blotts seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which, in turn, was a redress of the set of Ollivander's from the first film. This means the same set was used in all three films, but it was used as a different location in each.
The film broke several opening records around the world upon its release, including the top grossing film in UK film history, and made approximately 20mill British Pounds its first 3 days, totaling 90.3 mill British pounds in ten days. As of September 28, 2005, the film had grossed $US 785m worldwide.
In the Netherlands the film was given a special rating of 9.
The Office of Film and Literature Classification (Australia) initially rated the film M for "horror elements" (The equivalent to the MPAA's PG-13 classification), but the rating was lowered to PG on appeal to "some fantasy scenes may frighten young children".
David Thewlis, who plays Professor Lupin, was an original choice to play Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
J. K. Rowling said she "got goosebumps" from seeing this film because it contained things that inadvertently foreshadowed information to be revealed in coming books. This comment has created speculation among fans as to what these things might be.
The dementors were inspired by nightmares J.K. Rowling had as a teenager.
The Runic symbols on the sign that Sirius Black holds in the wanted posters spell "PR," so the whole thing says "PR390" or "Prisoner 390."
Director Alfonso Cuaron originally wanted to move away from CGI toward puppetry, and worked with master puppeteer Basil Twist, particularly on the depiction of the Dementors.

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