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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $261,987,880Details
International Box Office $616,991,754Details
Worldwide Box Office $878,979,634
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 15th, 2002 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Special Engagement) (Russia (CIS))
Video Release: April 11th, 2003 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language
Running Time: 161 minutes
Franchise: Harry Potter
Comparisons: vs. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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Keywords: Boarding School
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 605 $2,742 Apr 25, 2003 164
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 503 $21,865 Apr 11, 2003 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 389 $61,772 Apr 4, 2003 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 423 $74,176 Mar 28, 2003 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 492 $86,725 Mar 21, 2003 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 494 $121,361 Mar 14, 2003 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 443 $180,026 Mar 7, 2003 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 450 $222,115 Feb 28, 2003 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 482 $258,785 Feb 21, 2003 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 451 $328,216 Feb 14, 2003 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 575 $303,147 Feb 7, 2003 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 410 $507,218 Jan 31, 2003 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 367 $778,462 Jan 24, 2003 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 289 $1,412,259 Jan 17, 2003 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 220 $2,408,476 Jan 10, 2003 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $4,653,389 Jan 3, 2003 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 81 $250,720,000 Jan 3, 2003 51
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 89 $6,474,267 Dec 27, 2002 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 359 $4,371,410 Dec 20, 2002 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 324 $6,324,387 Dec 13, 2002 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 254 $10,086,264 Dec 6, 2002 24
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 351 $10,086,264 Dec 6, 2002 24
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 450 $6,712,704 Dec 1, 2002 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $32,117,496 Nov 29, 2002 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 69 $200,159,012 Nov 29, 2002 17
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 159 $7,219,516 Nov 28, 2002 14
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 193 $6,413,919 Nov 27, 2002 13
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 79 $150,920,000 Nov 22, 2002 11
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 67 $42,227,263 Nov 22, 2002 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 81 $102,454,000 Nov 15, 2002 6
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 354 $5,321,000 Nov 18, 2002 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 57 $24,512,232 Nov 17, 2002 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 56 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 61 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Widest Opening Weekend 202 3,682 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 18 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 49 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 136 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 62 $63,845,256 Nov 15, 2002 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 77 $29,631,453 Nov 15, 2002 1

Cast

   Harry Potter
   Ron Weasley
   Hermione Granger
   Gilderoy Lockhart
John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick
Robbie Coltrane    Rubeus Hagrid
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon Dursley
Richard Harris    Albus Dumbledore
Jason Isaacs    Lucius Malfoy
Warwick Davis    Professor Filius Flitwick
Alan Rickman    Professor Snape
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
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnigan
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Harry Melling    Dudley Dursley
Robert Hardy    Cornelius Fudge
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Potter
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Gemma Padley    Penelope Clearwater
Sally Mortemore    Madam Irma Pince
Hugh Mitchell    Colin Creevey
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Alfred Burke    Headmaster Armando Dippet

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Story Creator    J.K. Rowling
Producer    David Heyman
Executive Producer    Chris Columbus
Executive Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer    David Barron
Cinematographer    Roger Pratt
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Editor    Peter Honess
Music Adapted By    William Ross
Composer    John Williams
Co-Producer    Tanya Seghatchian
Associate Producer    Paula Dupre Pesmen
Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Second Unit Director    Peter MacDonald
Unit Production Manager    Bernard Bellew
Production Manager    David Carrigan
Supervising Art Director    Neil Lamont
Art Director    John King
Art Director    Lucinda Thomson
Art Director    Steven Lawrence
Art Director    Peter Francis
Art Director    Andrew Ackland-Snow
Art Director    Mark Bartholomew
Set Decorator    Stephenie McMillan
Second Unit Camera    Mike Brewster
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jim Mitchell
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nick Davis
Visual Effects Supervisor    Bill George
Special Effects Supervisor    John Richardson
Costume Designer    Lindy Hemming
Associate Costume Designer    Michael O'Connor
Costume Supervisor    David Crossman
Production Sound Mixer    John Midgley
Re-recording Mixer    Ray Merrin
Re-recording Mixer    Graham Daniel
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Re-recording Mixer    Daniel Adam Day
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Sound Effects Editor    Martin Cantwell
Sound Effects Editor    Andy Kennedy
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Dialogue Editor    Colin Ritchie
Music Editor    Jim Harrison
Makeup Designer    Amanda Knight
Hairstylist Designer    Eithne Fennell
Creature and Makeup Effects    Nick Dudman
Casting Director    Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Stunt Coordinator    Greg Powell
First Assistant Director: Second Unit    Jamie Christopher
Third Assistant Director    Will Dodds

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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 53 $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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/11/15 1 $106,131,568   3,682 $28,824   $106,131,568 7
2002/11/22 2 $61,909,948 -42% 3,682 $16,814   $168,041,516 14
2002/11/29 2 $35,843,182 -42% 3,682 $9,735   $203,884,698 21
2002/12/06 3 $12,410,290 -65% 3,387 $3,664   $216,294,988 28
2002/12/13 6 $8,155,284 -34% 3,025 $2,696   $224,450,272 35
2002/12/20 7 $9,382,994 +15% 2,750 $3,412   $233,833,266 42
2002/12/27 8 $13,611,290 +45% 2,505 $5,434   $247,444,556 49
2003/01/03 10 $5,596,269 -59% 2,015 $2,777   $253,040,825 56
2003/01/10 15 $3,444,593 -38% 1,550 $2,222   $256,485,418 63
2003/01/17 19 $1,634,222 -53% 1,077 $1,517   $258,119,640 70
2003/01/24 21 $999,984 -39% 783 $1,277   $259,119,624 77
2003/01/31 27 $600,496 -40% 502 $1,196   $259,720,120 84
2003/02/07 31 $443,716 -26% 352 $1,261   $260,163,836 91
2003/02/14 27 $417,267 -6% 441 $946   $260,581,103 98
2003/02/21 30 $320,518 -23% 388 $826   $260,901,621 105
2003/02/28 33 $289,329 -10% 388 $746   $261,190,950 112
2003/03/07 32 $275,902 -5% 360 $766   $261,466,852 119
2003/03/14 42 $170,722 -38% 205 $833   $261,637,574 126
2003/03/21 49 $124,142 -27% 151 $822   $261,761,716 133
2003/03/28 50 $101,239 -18% 95 $1,066   $261,862,955 140
2003/04/04 54 $85,795 -15% 80 $1,072   $261,948,750 147
2003/04/11 68 $36,388 -58% 72 $505   $261,985,138 154
2003/04/25 134 $2,742   7 $392   $261,987,880 168

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Russia (CIS) 10/21/2016 $15,658 36 36 36 $15,658 10/26/2016
 
Rest of World $616,976,096
 
International Total$616,991,754 10/26/2016

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
4/17/20111126,314 26,314$266,565$266,565419
7/17/20111910,743 50,038$120,856$533,447432
7/31/2011623,783 75,819$263,041$818,585434
11/13/20111222,781 105,943$705,990$1,752,130449

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