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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.



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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce fuera de casa  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$713,985 (Spain) (23 December 2005)


$82,569,532 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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Did You Know?


When the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies were made, neither Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, who played the parents of 12 children, had ever had a child in real life. Steve Martin first became a father years later in February of 2013 when his wife Anne Stringfield gave birth to his first child. See more »


After Nora's water breaks, there is a cut to the Murtaugh family discussing whether the Bakers are playing a trick to win the race. In the background, you can see the Bakers moving off to the left side of the screen, paddling quickly. When it cuts back to the Bakers, the family is stationary in the middle of the lake, still freaking out about Nora's water breaking. Then they discuss their options, and start paddling to the side of the lake. See more »


Mark Baker: Hello. Nature boy here, remember?
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A family comedy series that really stands out
24 December 2005 | by (arlington, va) – See all my reviews

Cheaper by the Dozen II, like most sequels, wasn't as good as its predecessor but was a safe movie bet, allowing you to fall back into a familiarity of the first and have some more fun with it. It picks up a couple years after the first installment with changes abound as the oldest daughter is now married and pregnant and with everyone growing up, the Bakers plan to vacation one last time at their old summer nesting grounds before sending off newly graduated Lurraine (Hillary Duff) to New York. Ashton Kutcher's out of the picture, while Eugene Levy enters the scene as Steve Martin's rival, providing some decent comic relief. Knowing full-well, they can't focus on all twelve kids, Tom Welling's newfound romance and rebelliousness are underdeveloped, while the unfortunate mistake is made of shifting the focus to Hillary Duff's character. Duff basically plays a caricature of herself (or at least her public image) as a teenage diva, who only worked in the first movie because she was distilled in small doses. There's also a side story with one of the younger siblings having her first crush. Like the first film, this installment relies on Martin's physical comedy for laughs with some very relatable moments along the way and in the end, the family wins out over all other forces.

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