Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $261,987,880Details
International Box Office $616,991,754
Worldwide Box Office $878,979,634
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 15th, 2002 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 11th, 2003 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language
Franchise: Harry Potter
Keywords: Boarding School
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

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Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

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Cast

Daniel Radcliffe    Harry Potter
Rupert Grint    Ron Weasley
Emma Watson    Hermione Granger
Kenneth Branagh    Gilderoy Lockhart
John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick
Robbie Coltrane    Rubeus Hagrid
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon Dursley
Richard Harris    Albus Dumbledore
Jason Isaacs    Lucius Malfoy
Alan Rickman    Professor Snape
Warwick Davis    Professor Filius Flitwick
Fiona Shaw    Aunt Petunia Dursley
Maggie Smith    Professor McGonagall
Julie Walters    Mrs. Weasley
Shirley Henderson    Moaning Myrtle
Julian Glover    Aragog
Miriam Margolyes    Professor Sprout
Mark Williams    Arthur Weasley
Toby Jones    Dobby the House Elf
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
David Bradley    Argus Filch
Gemma Jones    Madam Poppy Pomfrey
Christian Coulson    Tom Marvolol Riddle
Chris Rankin    Percy Weasley
Alfred Burke    Headmaster Armando Dippet
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Hugh Mitchell    Colin Creevey
Sally Mortemore    Madam Irma Pince
Gemma Padley    Penelope Clearwater
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Potter
Robert Hardy    Cornelius Fudge
Harry Melling    Dudley Dursley
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnigan

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Chris Columbus
Producer    David Heyman
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer    David Barron
Executive Producer    Chris Columbus
Executive Producer    Paula DuPre Pesman
Executive Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Co-Producer    Tanya Seghatchian
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Story Creator    J.K. Rowling
Cinematographer    Roger Pratt
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Editor    Peter Honess
Composer    John Williams

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/11/15 1 $29,631,453   3,682 $8,048   $29,631,453 1
2002/11/16 1 $34,213,803 +15% 3,682 $9,292   $63,845,256 2
2002/11/17 1 $24,512,232 -28% 3,682 $6,657   $88,357,488 3
2002/11/18 1 $5,321,000 -78% 3,682 $1,445   $93,679,000 4
2002/11/19 1 $4,742,000 -11% 3,682 $1,288   $98,421,000 5
2002/11/20 1 $4,032,000 -15% 3,682 $1,095   $102,454,000 6
2002/11/21 1 $3,678,000 -9% 3,682 $999   $106,132,000 7
2002/11/22 2 $11,007,255 +199% 3,682 $2,989   $117,138,823 8
2002/11/23 2 $18,706,328 +70% 3,682 $5,080   $135,845,151 9
2002/11/24 1 $12,513,680 -33% 3,682 $3,399   $148,358,831 10
2002/11/25 2 $2,561,000 -80% 3,682 $696   $150,920,000 11
2002/11/26 2 $3,488,000 +36% 3,682 $947   $154,408,000 12
2002/11/27 2 $6,413,919 +84% 3,682 $1,742   $160,822,000 13
2002/11/28 2 $7,219,516 +13% 3,682 $1,961   $168,041,516 14
2002/11/29 1 $13,378,160 +85% 3,682 $3,633   $181,419,676 15
2002/11/30 2 $12,026,632 -10% 3,682 $3,266   $193,446,308 16
2002/12/01 1 $6,712,704 -44% 3,682 $1,823   $200,159,012 17
2002/12/02 2 $1,048,000 -84% 3,682 $285   $201,207,000 18
2002/12/03 2 $953,000 -9% 3,682 $259   $202,160,000 19
2002/12/04 2 $837,000 -12% 3,682 $227   $202,997,000 20
2002/12/05 2 $887,000 +6% 3,682 $241   $203,885,000 21
2002/12/06 3 $2,715,000 +206% 3,387 $802   $206,600,000 22
2002/12/07 3 $4,638,000 +71% 3,387 $1,369   $211,238,000 23
2002/12/08 2 $2,854,000 -38% 3,387 $843   $213,970,962 24
2002/12/09 3 $562,000 -80% 3,387 $166   $214,533,000 25
2002/12/10 3 $628,000 +12% 3,387 $185   $215,161,000 26
2002/12/11 3 $579,000 -8% 3,387 $171   $215,741,000 27
2002/12/12 3 $554,000 -4% 3,387 $164   $216,295,000 28
2002/12/13 7 $1,428,200 +158% 3,025 $472   $217,723,188 29
2002/12/14 6 $2,887,477 +102% 3,025 $955   $220,610,665 30
2002/12/15 5 $2,008,710 -30% 3,025 $664   $222,619,375 31
2002/12/16 7 $447,000 -78% 3,025 $148   $223,066,000 32
2002/12/17 5 $507,000 +13% 3,025 $168   $223,574,000 33
2002/12/18 7 $433,154 -15% 3,025 $143   $224,006,940 34
2002/12/19 7 $443,000 +2% 3,025 $146   $224,450,000 35
2002/12/20 10 $903,000 +104% 2,750 $328   $225,353,000 36
2002/12/21 10 $1,525,000 +69% 2,750 $555   $226,878,000 37
2002/12/22 7 $1,658,096 +9% 2,750 $603   $228,821,682 38
2002/12/23 7 $1,336,393 -19% 2,750 $486   $230,158,075 39
2002/12/24 7 $842,424 -37% 2,750 $306   $231,000,499 40
2002/12/25 9 $950,278 +13% 2,505 $379   $231,950,777 41
2002/12/26 7 $1,882,489 +98% 2,505 $751   $233,833,266 42
2002/12/27 8 $2,100,000 +12% 2,505 $838   $236,000,000 43
2002/12/28 8 $2,232,262 +6% 2,505 $891   $238,246,913 44
2002/12/29 8 $2,060,620 -8% 2,505 $823   $240,307,533 45
2002/12/30 7 $1,822,000 -12% 2,505 $727   $242,130,000 46
2002/12/31 7 $1,725,000 -5% 2,505 $689   $243,855,000 47
2003/01/01 7 $2,129,000 +23% 2,505 $850   $245,996,000 48
2003/01/02 7 $1,448,000 -32% 2,505 $578   $247,445,000 49
2003/01/03 10 $1,409,500 -3% 2,015 $700   $248,854,500 50
2003/01/04 10 $1,850,000 +31% 2,015 $918   $250,720,000 51
2003/01/05 8 $1,377,945 -26% 2,015 $684   $252,097,945 52
2003/01/06 10 $292,000 -79% 2,015 $145   $252,390,000 53
2003/01/11 13 $1,102,256   1,550 $711   $254,593,196 58
2003/01/12 11 $856,105 -22% 1,550 $552   $255,449,301 59

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/11/15 1 $88,357,488   3,682 $23,997   $88,357,488 3
2002/11/22 2 $42,227,263 -52% 3,682 $11,469   $148,358,831 10
2002/11/29 1 $32,117,496 -24% 3,682 $8,723   $200,159,012 17
2002/12/06 3 $10,086,264 -69% 3,387 $2,978   $213,970,962 24
2002/12/13 6 $6,324,387 -37% 3,025 $2,091   $222,619,375 31
2002/12/20 9 $4,371,410 -31% 2,750 $1,590   $228,821,682 38
2002/12/27 8 $6,474,267 +48% 2,505 $2,585   $240,307,533 45
2003/01/03 10 $4,653,389 -28% 2,015 $2,309   $252,097,945 52
2003/01/10 15 $2,408,476 -48% 1,550 $1,554   $255,449,301 59
2003/01/17 18 $1,412,259 -41% 1,077 $1,311   $257,897,677 66
2003/01/24 21 $778,462 -45% 783 $994   $258,898,102 73
2003/01/31 27 $507,218 -35% 502 $1,010   $259,626,842 80
2003/02/07 31 $303,147 -40% 352 $861   $260,023,267 87
2003/02/14 27 $328,216 +8% 441 $744   $260,492,052 94
2003/02/21 28 $258,785 -21% 388 $667   $260,839,888 101
2003/02/28 30 $222,115 -14% 388 $572   $261,123,736 108
2003/03/07 34 $180,026 -19% 360 $500   $261,370,976 115
2003/03/14 44 $121,361 -33% 205 $592   $261,588,213 122
2003/03/21 48 $86,725 -29% 151 $574   $261,724,299 129
2003/03/28 48 $74,176 -14% 95 $781   $261,835,892 136
2003/04/04 54 $61,772 -17% 80 $772   $261,924,727 143
2003/04/11 74 $21,865 -65% 72 $304   $261,970,615 150
2003/04/25 120 $2,742   7 $392   $261,987,880 164

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/12/200621110,289 110,289$1,098,666$1,098,666153
3/19/20063053,357-52% 163,646$654,413$1,753,079154
11/26/200621420,160 803,522$0$4,666,757190
7/29/20074170,485 1,640,617$1,617,903$13,342,419225
8/5/20074275,261+61% 1,915,878$2,612,227$15,954,645226
8/12/200710163,346-41% 2,079,224$2,040,192$17,994,837227
8/19/20072442,594-74% 2,121,818$531,999$18,526,836228
4/17/20112727,151 2,584,920$264,660$24,169,995419
7/17/20112923,371 2,617,041$215,378$24,490,312432
7/31/20112224,450 2,646,467$238,884$24,778,195434
11/13/20111758,924 2,728,361$411,879$25,446,422449

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/20111126,604 26,604$269,499$269,499419
7/17/20111911,378 50,979$128,008$543,723432
7/31/2011624,915 77,907$275,557$841,543434
11/13/20111223,712 109,017$734,828$1,805,627449

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