Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(Warner Bros., 2002)
An even better work than the initial episode, again well-directed by Chris Columbus, and opening up more of Harry Potter's world to view. Also notable for being one of the last screen appearances of legendary actor Richard Harris, who only took the role initially because his 11-year old granddaughter told him if he turned it down she would never speak to him. He died of Hodgkin's complications two weeks before the film opened. Which it did with a gusto, setting opening records, and again returning over eight times the $100M production costs.