Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsis a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling . It is the second instalment in theHarry Potterfilm series , written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman . The story follows Harry Potter 's second year at Hogwarts as the Heir of Salazar Slytherin opens the Chamber of Secrets , unleashing a deadly monster that petrifies the school's pupils. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger . It is the sequel toHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneand is followed byHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
It was released on 15 November 2002 in the UK and North America. The film was very well received at the box office, making $879 million USD worldwide and is the 24th highest-grossing film of all time .The seventh highest grossing film in theHarry Potterseries. It was nominated for three BAFTA Film Awards in 2003.