The script has been autographed by the director and bound in leather. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Cancer Research U.K. Bidding began Feb. 9 and will end Feb. 19 at 2 PM GMT.
"The Phantom of the Opera," based on the award-winning musical of the same name, opened on Dec. 22, 2004 on 622 U.S. screens and then broadened its run to 907 screens on Jan. 14. The film, starring Gerard Butler in the title role, Emmy Rossum as Christine and Patrick Wilson as Raoul, made its world premiere in London Dec. 6, 2004. "The Phantom of the Opera" was nominated for three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy. Rossum was also nominated for her performance as aspiring opera diva Christine Daae, and "Learn to Be Lonely," the one new song penned for the film, was nominated in the Best Original Song category. The film also received three Academy Award nominations, including those for Art Direction, Cinematography and Best Song ("Learn to Be Lonely"). The film won no awards.
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