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Night at the Museum (2006)

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

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In New York, unemployed and divorced Larry Daley is a complete loser. His son Nick is very disappointed with his father who is going to be evicted. Larry accepts the job of night watchman in the Museum of Natural History and takes the place of three old security guards that have just retired in order to raise some money and pay his bills. On his first shift, Larry soon realizes that everything at the museum is not as it seems as the statues begin to come to life after the sun sets. The Museum transforms into complete chaos with the inexperienced Larry in charge as he learns that an old Egyptian stone that came to the Museum in 1950 brings these statues to life until dawn. When Larry brings his son to spend a night with him, the three old guards break into the Museum to try to steal the magical stone. Larry organizes all the historic characters to help him stop the criminals and save the museum. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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22 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night at the Museum: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,212,651 (USA) (22 December 2006)

Gross:

$250,863,268 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

Dr. McPhee says, "Nothing funny about Little Bighorn." In the sequel, one of the characters is General Custer who was the American leader in the Battle of Little Bighorn. See more »

Goofs

The Hall of African Mammals includes both Dexter the Capuchin monkey (from South America) which is a mammal but not African, a snake which is a reptile, and an ostrich (bird) which is African but not a mammal. See more »

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[first lines]
Taxi Driver: [as Larry walks into the street] Hey, watch it!
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During the film's end credit sequence, two scenes featuring the characters played by Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, and Bill Cobbs appear on the side. See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Very Funny
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw it with a big group of friends (all in their early 20's) on opening night, and we all thought it was hilarious. It wasn't until a few days later that I heard reviews for it that were less than favorable. I thought the movie was funny and light-hearted. Yeah, some parts may not have seemed to make sense, but come on. It's a movie about exhibits in a museum coming to life - I don't think the creators were aiming for realism. I thought Ben Stiller did a great job, as did other supporting actors, especially the security guards. Everyone in the theater clapped when it was over, so they must have liked it too. I would definitely recommend it.


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