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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  22 May 2009 (USA)
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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

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When the lights go off the battle is on.


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

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22 May 2009 (USA)  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,160,496 (UK) (22 May 2009)

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$177,243,721 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

Hank Azaria modeled his voice and the lisp after Boris Karloff from his performance in the original "The Mummy" (1932). Karloff had a small but noticeable lisp. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Larry and Amelia are cornered near the painting American Gothic, Larry grabs the pitchfork from inside the picture, but he is shown using a four-pronged pitchfork. The pitchfork in the actual painting is a three-pronged one. See more »

Quotes

Larry Daley: Great, well, I'll give you the combination after you give him back!
[reaches for the tablet]
Kah Mun Rah: How dare you! If you touch that again I shall kill you right now. Do not touch this.
[makes a line in front of the hourglass with his hand]
Kah Mun Rah: This is a 'No-Touching' zone!
Larry Daley: Good, well, then...
[reaches for it]
Kah Mun Rah: Oh my GOD! I can't believe you reached across like that again! I can't even believe it! Oh, God! I want to kill you right now! If you didn't know this combination, you would be so dead right now, it ...
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits where Sailor Joey Motorola is seen reverse-engineering Larry Daley's cell-phone. He says to his mother (off camera) "I think I'm on to something!" See more »

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References Night at the Museum (2006) See more »

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Bugle Call Rag
Written by Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel, and Jack Pettis
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (as Benny Goodman & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Exceeded my Expectations
22 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this, I was pretty excited. I loved the whole premise of the first one, and having a sequel opened up whole new opportunities. I was excited when I saw all these famous characters from history being mashed together, Al Capone, Napoleon Bonaparte, Amelia Earhart, to name a few.

I walked into the theater not expecting to much, but when I left I was very happy with it. They handled every characters personality beautifully, and the inside jokes were hilarious. I don't want to give much away, but trust me, you'll laugh. It tackles many themes like, a house divided cannot stand, the way to happiness is doing what you love, don't dwell on the past, etc. For a family flick they handle this jumbled cast of characters with complex personalities amazingly. They threw away most of the characters from the first movie to make way for the newer characters, which I didn't like that much, but how many characters can you throw in a story to have it make sense?

This film is an amazing example of a movie made for kids and adults. Kids will enjoy the silly humor, and the monkey. While adults will laugh at the onslaught of in-jokes, and trust me, there's a lot.

All in all, this was a great movie, blew me away. The highlight for me was Hank Azaria, that lisp kills me every time.


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