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Aliens in the Attic (2009)

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

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

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They Came from Upstairs  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,008,423 (USA) (2 August 2009)

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$25,200,412 (USA) (22 November 2009)
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Trivia

Malese Jow and Carter Jenkins previously worked together on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Ricky is shown eating the key to the basement after locking the door. Later however, the kids open the door normally. 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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Features The Legend of Zorro (2005) See more »

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Hannah and Sparks
Written and Performed by Brady Cohan
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Entertaining family movie, don't be swayed by the negative comments and rating
14 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't be mislead by the overall rating, we found this movie very entertaining when in needed of some light entertainment for the evening!

Yes the story is run of the mill seen before stuff but it was well put together and flowed well enough, it certainly took me back to my childhood and the weekly trip to the video shop with my dad to rent a family film for the night, and can only imagine it would be great for kids (unfortunately ours is not old enough yet to appreciate anything other than tellytubies).

I definitely put it up with all the good old 80's classics like goonies, back to the future etc, as a no brains good old adventure... can also recommend spiderwick chronicles as a similar fantasy adventure film!


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