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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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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

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 103 $261,987,880
All Time International Box Office 44 $616,991,754
All Time Worldwide Box Office 56 $878,979,634
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 20 $261,987,880
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 10 $616,991,754
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 12 $878,979,634

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 329 $6,922,206 Jan 3, 2003 52
Fastest to $250m 96 $250,720,000 Jan 3, 2003 51
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 97 $6,474,267 Dec 27, 2002 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 215 $6,474,267 Dec 27, 2002 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 246 $9,995,555 Dec 27, 2002 45
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 34 $32,117,496 Nov 29, 2002 17
Fastest to $200m 82 $200,159,012 Nov 29, 2002 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 26 $32,117,496 Nov 29, 2002 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 24 $49,585,876 Nov 29, 2002 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 26 $45,750,931 Nov 29, 2002 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $70,634,398 Nov 29, 2002 17
Fastest to $150m 100 $150,920,000 Nov 22, 2002 11
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 80 $42,227,263 Nov 22, 2002 10
Fastest to $100m 99 $102,454,000 Nov 15, 2002 6
Biggest Domestic Sunday 72 $24,512,232 Nov 17, 2002 3
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 13 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 71 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 30 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 26 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 20 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 14 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top PG Weekend Domestic 14 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest Domestic Sequel Weekend 54 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 17 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 79 $88,357,488 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top 2002 Theater Average 29 $23,997 Nov 15, 2002 3
Top Adventure Day Domestic 74 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 60 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Day Domestic 44 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Top Fantasy Day Domestic 28 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Top PG Day Domestic 27 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Top Warner Bros. Day Domestic 34 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Biggest Domestic November Day 21 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 64 $34,213,803 Nov 16, 2002 2
Fastest to $50m 78 $63,845,256 Nov 15, 2002 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 94 $29,631,453 Nov 15, 2002 1

Leading Cast

   Harry Potter
   Ron Weasley
   Hermione Granger
   Gilderoy Lockhart

Supporting Cast

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

Cameos

John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/11/15 1 $88,357,488   3,682 $23,997   $88,357,488 1
2002/11/22 2 $42,227,263 -52% 3,682 $11,469   $148,358,831 2
2002/11/29 1 $32,117,496 -24% 3,682 $8,723   $200,159,012 3
2002/12/06 3 $10,086,264 -69% 3,387 $2,978   $213,970,962 4
2002/12/13 6 $6,324,387 -37% 3,025 $2,091   $222,619,375 5
2002/12/20 9 $4,371,410 -31% 2,750 $1,590   $228,821,682 6
2002/12/27 8 $6,474,267 +48% 2,505 $2,585   $240,307,533 7
2003/01/03 10 $4,653,389 -28% 2,015 $2,309   $252,097,945 8
2003/01/10 15 $2,408,476 -48% 1,550 $1,554   $255,449,301 9
2003/01/17 18 $1,412,259 -41% 1,077 $1,311   $257,897,677 10
2003/01/24 21 $778,462 -45% 783 $994   $258,898,102 11
2003/01/31 27 $507,218 -35% 502 $1,010   $259,626,842 12
2003/02/07 31 $303,147 -40% 352 $861   $260,023,267 13
2003/02/14 27 $328,216 +8% 441 $744   $260,492,052 14
2003/02/21 28 $258,785 -21% 388 $667   $260,839,888 15
2003/02/28 30 $222,115 -14% 388 $572   $261,123,736 16
2003/03/07 34 $180,026 -19% 360 $500   $261,370,976 17
2003/03/14 44 $121,361 -33% 205 $592   $261,588,213 18
2003/03/21 48 $86,725 -29% 151 $574   $261,724,299 19
2003/03/28 48 $74,176 -14% 95 $781   $261,835,892 20
2003/04/04 53 $61,772 -17% 80 $772   $261,924,727 21
2003/04/11 74 $21,865 -65% 72 $304   $261,970,615 22
2003/04/25 120 $2,742   7 $392   $261,987,880 24

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 GrossWeek
2002/11/15 1 $106,131,568   3,682 $28,824   $106,131,568 1
2002/11/22 2 $61,909,948 -42% 3,682 $16,814   $168,041,516 2
2002/11/29 2 $35,843,182 -42% 3,682 $9,735   $203,884,698 3
2002/12/06 3 $12,410,290 -65% 3,387 $3,664   $216,294,988 4
2002/12/13 6 $8,155,284 -34% 3,025 $2,696   $224,450,272 5
2002/12/20 7 $9,382,994 +15% 2,750 $3,412   $233,833,266 6
2002/12/27 8 $13,611,290 +45% 2,505 $5,434   $247,444,556 7
2003/01/03 10 $5,596,269 -59% 2,015 $2,777   $253,040,825 8
2003/01/10 15 $3,444,593 -38% 1,550 $2,222   $256,485,418 9
2003/01/17 19 $1,634,222 -53% 1,077 $1,517   $258,119,640 10
2003/01/24 21 $999,984 -39% 783 $1,277   $259,119,624 11
2003/01/31 27 $600,496 -40% 502 $1,196   $259,720,120 12
2003/02/07 31 $443,716 -26% 352 $1,261   $260,163,836 13
2003/02/14 27 $417,267 -6% 441 $946   $260,581,103 14
2003/02/21 30 $320,518 -23% 388 $826   $260,901,621 15
2003/02/28 33 $289,329 -10% 388 $746   $261,190,950 16
2003/03/07 32 $275,902 -5% 360 $766   $261,466,852 17
2003/03/14 42 $170,722 -38% 205 $833   $261,637,574 18
2003/03/21 49 $124,142 -27% 151 $822   $261,761,716 19
2003/03/28 50 $101,239 -18% 95 $1,066   $261,862,955 20
2003/04/04 54 $85,795 -15% 80 $1,072   $261,948,750 21
2003/04/11 68 $36,388 -58% 72 $505   $261,985,138 22
2003/04/25 134 $2,742   7 $392   $261,987,880 24

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

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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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