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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 13 August 2004 (USA)
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During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.



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When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species . Written by Soumitra

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,291,056, 15 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Paul W.S. Anderson rewarded hardcore Alien and Predator fans by scattering references to the individual franchises within his film. For instance, the opening shot of the movie appears to be a silhouette of the Alien Queen from Aliens (1986), before being completely revealed as a Weyland Satellite. See more »


During the first battle, when the Alien falls to the ground after the Predator kicks it through a pillar, a wire can be seen holding its tail up. See more »


[first lines]
Technician: Hey. Hey, hey, come here, take a look at this.
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Sheepdom at its finest
15 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Another great movie spoiled by bad initial critique. And most people jumping on the bandwagon. They moved production of this movie out of Hollywood and lots of people virtually lost jobs to some east European studios where they shot most of the scenes. Lots of anger was present in Hollywood about this, no surprise that initial reviews were strictly negative. This movie is superb in nearly all aspects I watched it more times then all the prequels combined. I like the lead actress and Henriksen as Bishop Weyland, some crew man are actually more interesting then the crew in some Alien prequels, and of course the CGI is finally watchable and say state of the art, not some lame blinking LEDs all over.

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