Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the second installment in the book and movie series which was released on November 15, 2002.
Well received at the box office, the film would go on to make $879 million worldwide.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets opened almost a year to the day of the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with eager audiences watching the plot move ahead as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) was found during summer break back at his dreadful digs at the Dursley's.
With plans to return to Hogwarts for the new school year, Harry is suddenly visited by Dobby, a house-elf, who advises him against returning to the school where much danger awaits.
Ignoring Dobby's advice, Harry returns to Hogwarts to meet up with his friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint).
Soon, strange happenings begin to occur. Harry begins to hear strange voices inside the walls, and Muggle-born students are soon turning up petrified under a dark spell.
A dire warning is also found written on a wall, in blood, reading "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware".
the house elf.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets fun facts:
• Besides reintroducing the main characters, the second installment established the existence of house elves (Dobby, voiced by actor Toby Jones) who exist only to faithfully serve their masters, but who possess magical powers all their own.
• The pompous Professor Gilderoy Lockhart (played by Kenneth Branagh) also introduced a vain, amoral character into the plot that contrasts with the purely good-and-evil aspects of the characters found in the wizarding world thus far.
• With filming begun only days after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first three weeks of shooting for Chamber of Secrets consisted mostly of special effects, primarily for the flying car scene (an old Ford Anglia) that transports Harry and Ron to Hogwarts after they miss the train.
• During filming, the famous cloisters of England's Gloucester Cathedral were used for the first time as the setting for Hogwart's.
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