Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third movie in the Harry Potter series, is the least successful movie of the franchise. Despite being a critical success, the movie failed to make the same box office impact as its predecessors.
Released in 2004, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the only movie in the series not to feature the villainous Lord Voldemort. Instead, the movie focuses on the return of Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban prison. The movie follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they attempt to uncover the truth behind Sirius Black’s escape and the danger he poses to the wizarding world.
The movie was praised for its darker tone and its improved special effects. It was also praised for its faithfulness to the source material, as it was the first movie in the series to be adapted from a single book. Despite this, the movie failed to make the same impact as the first two movies. It earned $796 million at the box office, compared to the first two movies which earned $974 million and $879 million respectively.
The reasons for the movie’s lower box office performance are unclear. It could be due to the lack of Voldemort, or the fact that the movie was released during the summer months, when there is usually less interest in movie releases. It could also be due to the fact that the movie was released four years after the first movie, giving fans less time to build up anticipation for the release.
Whatever the reason, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban remains the least successful movie in the series. Despite this, it is still a beloved movie among fans and is widely considered to be one of the best movies in the series.