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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

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A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

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Storyline

When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,502,663 (United Kingdom), 12 February 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,661,634, 12 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,761,720, 27 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,497,209, 15 April 2012
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, Annabeth is a blonde and has grey eyes. But in the movies, she is a brunette with blue eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Percy, Annabeth and Grover come to Luke to ask for help he is playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with a Playstation 3 controller while on screen Xbox 360 buttons are seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Poseidon: Zeus.
Zeus: Poseidon.
Zeus: It's been many years.
Zeus: What do you see?
Poseidon: Thunder clouds.
Zeus: But no lightning. Stolen.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is a scene showing Gabe Ugliano's fate on discovering Medusa's severed head. See more »

Connections

References Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

I'LL PRETEND
Written and Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Courtesy of New West Records
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I wouldn't see it again if you paid me
14 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is probably the worst,if not the worst, movie for following its original plot. I mean I've seen some movies that take the cake but this movie was by far the worst. I'm not trying to be rude its an OK movie but if you read the books its horrible. I know plenty of people who read the books and were all excited to see the movie only to walk out annoyed by how much they changed. They changed everything in it from Annabeth's hair color to the villains and even most of the story line. It was like someone read the back cover of the book and made a movie off of that. The book is an amazing read and Rick Riordan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors what with his wacky sense of humor he likes to put in his books, which sadly didn't make it to the movie either.


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