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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

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Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They are home but they are not alone. See more »


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Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language | See all certifications »

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

They Came from Upstairs  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,323,575 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$25,200,412 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to Aliens in the Attic (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Nana kicks Ricky through the basement door it is clear that it has been smashed up although just minutes later when the rest of the kids go down to the basement they open the door which is clearly intact. See more »

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Lee Pearson: [after the aliens turned off the gravity] What the...
Jake Pearson: What's happening?
Art Pearson: Why are we floating?
Lee Pearson: They turned off the gravity, like in Halo!
Art Pearson: This isn't Xbox, Lee. It's real! - Like Wii!
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Written by Kate Akhurst and Vince Pizzinga
Performed by Ashley Tisdale
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Good movie
2 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a mom with four children. My one-year-old didn't go with us, but my five-year-old, ten-year-old, and twelve-year-old went with me to see this movie. I must say it was refreshing to see a children's movie that was actually suitable for children to watch. We thought certain scenes were very cute and funny, there was no foul language, and my children enjoyed this film. It is sad that so many other movies get attention when this one is entertaining and clean. I would recommend it and think it is better than a lot of other summer films we have seen. On a scale of one to ten, I would probably give it a seven. That is an honest evaluation based on action, entertainment, humor, and story line. Overall, not a bad movie at all.


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